University Libraries

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to a Discovery Event with Judith Green on Thursday 16 July, 2015, at 1:00pm in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.

Scrapbook_Ballad_sellerThis talk will focus on John Vandenbergh Quick (1792-1858), William Michael Roberts Quick (1839-1927) and Raymond John Vandenbergh (1889-1966) who worked in London as printers, engravers and book illustrators. J.V. Quick is famous for his satirical broadsides and ballads, chapbooks, peep shows and pop-up books. He set up a printing booth in the Thames Tunnel. W.M.R. Quick engraved for Illustrated London News, Nonesuch Press and Samuel Beeton’s magazines. He engraved the first pictures of Sherlock Holmes in “Study in Scarlet”. Raymond John Vandenbergh trained as an engraver and etcher but is bestknown for his animal paintings and illustrations for Boy’s Own Annual and similar publications.

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Bookings by Tuesday 14 July to:

Telephone: 8313 4064
Open to the public
Free admission

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KBSemesterBreak 6-26Jul15

Mid Year Break has arrived and our opening hours change this weekend. From the 4th – 26th of July we will be open as follows:

Monday – Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday 1pm – 5pm.

Happy Holidays to all!



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The Digital Loeb Classical Library presents a fully searchable virtual library of Greek and Latin literature, including Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers, mathematicians; and early Church Fathers – with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies to more than 520 volumes of classical material.

The trial is active between July 1 and August 31 2015, and can be accessed here

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If you experience any problems filling in/submitting the survey form or accessing the Loeb Classical Library, fill in the Electronic Resources Access Problems form and we will investigate and get back to you as soon as possible.

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Edward Elgar Publishing offers four non-overlapping ebook subject collections – Business and Management, Economics, Law, and Social and Political Science. Each collection includes reference works, scholarly monographs, Research Handbooks and companions.
The trial, which is active between 23rd June and 19th August 2015, provides access to just over 300 titles in the 2011 collections, and can be accessed […]

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A significant collection of ancient human DNA has been published through a new world-first open access data repository, as a result of a collaboration between the University Libraries and the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD).
The Online Ancient Genome Repository (OAGR) captures a significant collection of DNA data from ancient human skeletons and microbes found […]

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Are you interested in the future of our University Libraries? The University is planning now for the evolution of our library services over the next 20 years. Come along to one of a series of workshops held at North Terrace campus during June and July and be a part of this important planning work. All […]

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Virtual Reality (VR) is a collection of technologies which provide a sense of immersion in a completely digital space. This effect is achieved via a headset which presents stereoscopic images to the user giving depth to the image. This is supported by additional technologies that track the user’s head and body movements and allow the […]

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British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries spans more than 400 years of personal writings, bringing together the voices of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The database lets researchers view history in the context of women’s thoughts—their struggles, achievements, passions, pursuits, and desires. Extending back to the 1500s, the collection shows the various […]

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The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an event with Susan Magarey of Thursday 18 June, 2015 at 6:00 for 6:30pm in the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.
Drawing on chapters in her book, Dangerous ideas: Women’s Liberation, Women’s Studies, Around the World, Susan Magarey will talk […]

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Library skills drop in:  improve your research, improve your marks!
During  these last few vital weeks of semester, Research Librarians will be available in the Writing Centre (Hub level 3):
Tuesday 11am – 3pm
Wednesday 11am – 3pm
Thursday 11am – 1pm

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