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Information resources cost-benefit survey

Members of academic staff and higher degree students by research are invited to participate in a cost-benefit study aimed at assessing the value for the academic community of information resources made available to them by the University of Adelaide.
To participate in this study please undertake the study survey.
You may also win a $100 book voucher […]

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"Ding! You have a message from the Library …"

From Monday, 31st August, we will be sending out notices to students* via SMS text messages.
This means that, if you have registered a mobile phone number with Student Services, you should receive an SMS message from the Library for:

books that are almost due;
books that you requested that are now available;
books that you have […]

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Staying afloat with RSS – library session

There’s so much information available on the internet – it can be impossible to keep up. RSS is a tool that can be very helpful in managing all this information. In this hands-on session we’ll teach you about RSS, how to sign up, how to use it and how to get the most from this […]

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Databases: getting started – library session

Databases are an essential tool for finding journal articles. Everyone needs to be familiar with how to use them. If you find the thought of having to use a database worrying, come along to this hands-on session (feel free to bring an assignment or topic to research) and learn some basic database skills using Academic […]

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Event: David Malouf: A Body of Work – The Making of it

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library
The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to a free author event with David Malouf on Thursday 27 August 2009 at 6.00 for 6.30pm.
Venue: Union Hall, University of Adelaide
David Malouf’s new novel ‘Ransom’ engages with enduring questions posed by the ancient Greeks, in particular with […]

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So you think you can Google? – library session

OK sure you can Google, but if you’re sick of getting pages of useless hits, come along and learn how to search Smarter, Better, Faster. By the end, you’ll be able to quickly find what you need using Google by understanding how it actually works, what its limitations are and learn some impressive tricks.
Last chance […]

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Library tours every Friday @ 12

Still not sure how to print or photocopy in the Library? Have no idea what the difference is between Main, Reference and Reserve collection books? No need to panic, the Library runs 30 min. tours every Friday @12:00. Bookings are not required, meet just inside the Barr Smith Library entrance. We will show you the […]

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Looking Through the Web – library session

Looking Through the Web: Evaluating Web Sources, Monday 10th August, 1.10-1.50pm, Training Room 1
Finding information on the internet isn’t difficult. Working out what is high quality information can be difficult. This session will give you the skills to decide what’s good and what’s not. By the end, you’ll be able to search Smarter, Better, Faster. […]

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