Health and medical students, we are coming to YOU! Our friendly Ask Library staff will be on site and ready to help at the AHMS building on North Terrace.

From Monday 23 July until Friday 3 August, come and see us at the red desk between 11am and 2pm on weekdays. We can help you find resources for your assignments, or answer any other library-related questions!


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In co-operation with the University of Adelaide Library, Springer Nature will be hosting an Author Symposium on book and journal publishing this August. Come along to this informative session and find out more about the role of publishing in today’s academic environment, how to decide which publications are right for your research, and what new developments, such as open access and e-books, actually mean for researchers and academics.

Springer Editors, Nick Melchior and Ilaria Walker, will present on the following topics:

  • An introduction to Springer, Nick Melchior
  • Australia in a global scientific context, Ilaria Walker
  • Journal publishing with Springer, Nick Melchior
  • Academic book publishing with Springer – how it works, Ilaria Walker
  • Practical book publishing examples, Ilaria Walker

Morning tea will also be provided from 9:40 am onwards.

When: Wednesday 8th August, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library Level 3

Register now!

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Rare Books & Special Collections are joining forces with University Archives to extend the opening hours of our offices on Level 1 of the Barr Smith Library!

Starting on Monday 23 July, the freshly refurbished Level 1 will re-open to the community, and you will now be able to drop in between 9am – 5pm on weekdays. 

We look forward to being able to provide this extended service to our staff and students, and facilitate wider access to material from both Rare Books & Special Collections, and University Archives.

Have questions? Contact us for more information about these exciting changes!


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The University Library will officially open the doors to the highly anticipated new Barr Smith Library level 1 on Monday July 23. The new level 1 is home to the relocated Music Collection and two new curated collections, and features a range of bright modern study spaces.
The new level 1 is the first significant refurbishment […]

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If you’ve ordered a Course Reader from the Online Shop they are now available to collect at Ask Library on Level 3 of the Hub. Starting today, Monday 16 July, until Friday 27 July.
Please remember to bring your receipt with you (either printed or on your phone)!
From Monday 30 July they will then be sent […]

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Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century is a compilation of rare and unique archival collections covering a wide range of fringe political movements. It has been sourced from distinguished libraries and archives across the world but also premiers some previously hidden treasure troves.
With an extensive scope of content focused on political extremism and […]

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Basilica Online is a fully-searchable online edition of the 17 volumes of the Basilica text and its scholia, as edited between 1945 and 1988 by H.J. Scheltema, D. Holwerda, and N. van der Wal. The Basilica is the single-most important source for Byzantine law throughout the period of the Byzantine empire, and is a major source for Byzantine studies more […]

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Energy Online is a series of books published by De Gruyter that offer a comprehensive coverage of Energy topics relating to science, architecture, economics, and politics. This Online Reference includes more than 1,500 entries and updates annually with more than 200 entries supplying state-of-the-art research results.
Content is classified into categories for easy searchability: Conventional Energy, Economics and […]

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Trial access is now available for the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941–1996. This database contains an archive of 20th Century news from around the world, global views on United States foreign and domestic policy after World War II, and also covers the Cold War, China, the Middle East, Latin America, the Soviet Union, and […]

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The Nineteenth-Century America Drama database holds more than 4700 plays published in the United States during the 1800s and includes a wide variety of works such as historical plays, melodramas, political satires, minstrel shows, comic operas, musical extravaganzas, parlor entertainments, adaptations of novels, and many others.
This unique and authoritative collection of America’s most popular entertainment form […]

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