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The Library in Your Office Newsletter October 2005 Digital Theses @ ACU Finding book reviews Since 2000 all research theses completed at Australian Many of the Library’s databases and other eresources Catholic University have been deposited in the provide access to book reviews. Try the following full Melbourne campus library. In accordance with the text resources: University’s regulations this includes a bound and an electronic copy. The paper copy is currently considered Humanities and social sciences the archival copy and is held in closed access storage A+ Education – Australian information from Informit from which it can not be borrowed. Theses completed ABI/Inform – business database from Ebsco prior to 2000 were usually forwarded to the appropriate Academic Search Premier – multidisciplinary database campus library and are available on the open shelves from Ebsco APAFT – Australian information from Informit there, but are not for loan. Austlit – Australian literature database Econlit – Ebsco database specialising in economics In keeping with its policy of making as many of its Expanded Academic – multidisciplinary database resources available electronically to improve and extend Factiva – reviews in newspaper from around the world access, the Library is now making the electronic copy of Global Books in Print – books in print, out of print and theses received since 2000 available over the internet. forthcoming title, many with short reviews IIMPFT – specialises in music In order to do this the Library has joined the Australian Professional Development Collection – Ebsco database Digital Theses Program, http://adt.caul.edu.au. This specialising in education initiative of the Council of Australian University Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection – Ebsco Librarians is a national collaborative endeavour to Sociological Collection – Ebsco establish a distributed database of digital versions of Religion and Philosophy Collection - Ebsco theses produced by postgraduate research students at Australian universities. Science and technology Academic Search Premier – multidisciplinary database ACU theses in secure PDF format are being mounted on from Ebsco the ACU dlibrary server where they are available ACM – specialising in computing worldwide via the web. Bibliographic details are Computer Source – Ebsco automatically gathered for inclusion in the ADT Expanded Academic – multidisciplinary database database, which can be searched either in its entirety or Factiva – reviews in newspaper from around the world by institution. Anyone who is interested can then either Global Books in Print – books in print, out of print and read a thesis online or download and print it. forthcoming title, many with short reviews The following resources provide citations only. Use The list of electronically available ACU theses can be SFX or contact your campus library to locate the full browsed on the Library website at article(s): http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/digitaltheses/public. All theses will appear in the Library catalogue, which will also Humanities and social sciences display a link to the electronic copy. Arts and Humanities Citation Index – from Web of Science A small team of librarians at St Patrick’s is currently ATLA – religion and theology database from Ebsco working on assembling, cataloguing, indexing and Catholic Periodical and Literature Index – religion and mounting the electronic theses. Some theses for which theology database from Ebsco an electronic copy is not available will need to be Current Contents Connect – multidisciplinary database scanned and these will be sent to an outside contractor. ERIC – Ovid database specialising in education Once the theses from 2000 onward have been Philosopher’s Index – specialising in philosophy processed, the aim is to then obtain an electronic copy PsycINFO – Ovid database specialising in psychology of pre-2000 theses where available and where not to Social Sciences Citation Index – from Web of Science have them scanned for inclusion in the ADT database. Science and technology The Library is delighted to be able to provide access to Current Contents Connect – multidisciplinary database and promote Australian Catholic University research to Science Citation Index – from Web of Science the Australian and international communities. Stuart Whelan, Manager, Victorian Libraries When searching full text and citation databases for book reviews, limit your search by choosing book review (or review) as the document type or add book review to your search term(s). ejournals Like their print counterparts, many ejournals contain book reviews. You can browse a list of the Library’s ejournal titles by going to the Library web page – http://inet.acu.edu.au/library and clicking on ejournals under Finding Information. Click on the title of a journal to view the tables of contents of available issues. You can browse the book review sections of appropriate journals. Alternatively, you may access ejournal collections via the Databases page – http://inet.acu.edu.au/library then click on Databases and choose: Enter as many details as you remember in the Citation Blackwell Synergy – full text collection of journals in the Linker form (pictured above). Click on Go and Citation humanities, social sciences, science and technology Linker will attempt to locate and, if possible, link you to Cambridge Journals Online – full text collection of the article in one of ACU National’s eresources. For journals in the humanities and social sciences, science more information about Citation Linker contact your and technology campus library. JSTOR – fulltext archive of journals from the humanities, social sciences, science and technology Oxford Journals - full text collection of journals in the humanities, social sciences, science and technology 2004 Annual Report now available Peeters Online Journals – full text of three journals in The Library’s 2004 Annual Report is now available from religion and philosophy the Library web page. You can view the report by going Science Direct – full text from a selection of journals to http://inet.acu.edu.au/library and selecting About Us from the sciences and social sciences then 2004 Annual Report. Accessing the ejournals via collections allows you to search the collections, rather than browse, for a neXt Library Technician’s conference particular book review. Limit your search to book reviews held in Sydney by choosing book review as the document type or During September 6-9, 2005 the National Library adding book review to your search term(s). Technicians neXt conference was held at Darling Harbour. Janette Telford, from MacKillop Campus Book review web sites library, was on the committee and her main role was in There are a number of web sites providing access to the organising of the volunteers, organising the visits by book reviews. Try these: TAFE students to the trade exhibition and the first timer’s dinner. ACU National had delegates from Banyo, ACQWeb’s Directory of Book Reviews on the Web – St Patrick, Aquinas, Mount Saint Mary and MacKillop http://acqweb.library.Vanderbilt.edu/bookrev.html campuses and for many of them it was their first time Books in Depth – http://www.booksindepth.com/ attending a conference. On the Tuesday of the BookSpot.com – http://www.bookspot.com/reviews conference 20 delegates visited the MacKillop Campus H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences library on a tour and were very impressed with the (1993- present) – http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/ changes to the library. The papers will be placed on the New York Times Book Reviews – web at http://conferences.alia.org.au/libtec2005/ http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/reviw/index.htm Reviews of Biblical Literature – Kim Gosling from Aquinas campus presented a paper http://www.bookreviews.org titled, Nursing my ambition to be a Library Technician. Yahoo arts & Humanities Book Reviews - This paper covered topics such as transferable work http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Reviews/ skills, lifelong learning as well as the value of networking and volunteer work, whilst following a personal journey along Kim’s career path. A summary of Kim’s paper is Got the citation but can’t find the article? available in the October issue of InCite, the newsletter of Have you ever been frustrated trying to find an article the Library Association of Australia, which is available in when you’ve remembered some details about it but your campus library. The paper will also be available at forgotten others? Citation Linker can help you locate an the web address above. Janette Telford (North Sydney) & Kim Gosling (Ballarat) article when you don’t have the full citation details or you have all the details but can’t remember which database If you have any feedback or suggestions for TLIYO you found the article in. Simply go to the Library web Newsletter, please email email@example.com page – http://inet.acu.edu.au/library and click on the Back copies of the newsletter are available at Databases link. From the databases page, click on http://inet.acu.edu.au/library/tliyo Citation Linker then Go to Citation Linker.
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