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Library Christmas/New Year hours

Tuesday 6 December 2016

The Library would like to advise that our Mt Helen, Gippsland and SMB campus libraries will close at 2pm on Friday 23rd December, 2016 and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January, 2017. The Horsham Campus library will close at 5pm on Wednesday 21st December, 2016 and re-open on Monday 9th January, 2017. ...

Library Skills Classes under review

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Survey closes soon! The Library has recently reviewed our first year generic Library Skills Classes, held in the library or online, and attended on a voluntary basis.  These classes have had low participation rates. We believe the Library can be more effective in reaching students by having a presence in core first year subjects, whether face-to-face, online or through ...

FedUni Library catalogue outage on Tuesday 29 November

Sunday 27 November 2016

The FedUni Library catalogue will be unavailable on Tuesday 29 November from 7am - 9am due to system upgrade and maintenance. Access to QuickSearch

FedUni Library gains access to all of 'Nature'

Wednesday 23 November 2016

FedUni Library has recently purchased the electronic backfile of the journal Nature. With this purchase, students and staff at Federation University Australia can now access the journal from Volume 1, No. 1, to the most current issue: that means access to over 7,000 issues and 400,000 articles, ranging from 1869 to today.

Shape the Library website - have your say!

Wednesday 12 October 2016

The Library is currently undergoing a website restructure project. As a part of this, we are looking to include the views of our users to help shape the new website. If you would like to have your thoughts help direct us, please go to federation.edu.au/shapethelibrary to register your interest.

FedUni students based at Ararat and Stawell requesting Library items

Thursday 29 September 2016

We would like to let FedUni students based at Ararat or Stawell know that we are making some minor changes in our Library system. If you want to request a Library item you should now choose the Eligible Postal Delivery option from the drop-down list of Pickup locations in the Library

Past exam papers

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Did you know you could access over 200 past exam papers by going to the Library's website http://federation.edu.au/library and clicking on the "past exams" link under Library quick links? ...

Looking for somewhere to study after hours at the Gippsland Campus?

Wednesday 14 September 2016

After hours access to the group study space in the Gippsland Library All students now have access to the group study space, upstairs in the Gippsland Campus Library, after hours. After the library closes, you will now be able to use your student card to enter the space through the door on Level 2 of the Knuckle. Please note that this provides access to the g...

Want the advantage this semester? Save time and angst!

Wednesday 3 August 2016

The library is now offering online Researching and Referencing Skills classes for all students.  FedUni students, anywhere, and with an internet connection, can join the virtual classroom to learn about:

FedUni Library - Retirement and Appointment, Associate Librarian Client Services

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Retirement – Kerry Wilson After over 20 years working in various positions within FedUni Library and the former University of Ballarat Library, Kerry Wilson will be retiring Friday 15 July 2016. Kerry’s contribution to FedUni Library and the many staff and students of the University that she has had contact with over this time, has been enormous. Most ...

Interested in research data/open data?

Wednesday 29 June 2016

An opportunity is available for researchers with an interest in open research data to become a member of a small working group, the ANDS-FedUni engagement group. Current members represent the Library, Research Services, ANDS (Australian National Data Service) and CeRDI. The group meets 3 times per year. The researcher representative/s would participate through discussions around issues includin...

Access to RefWorks ceases on June 30. Have you moved to EndNote yet?

Monday 20 June 2016

A reminder that FedUni is changing from RefWorks to EndNote as our citation and reference management program. RefWorks will remain available only until 30 June 2016. You must transfer your current RefWorks references to EndNote if you wish to keep them.

Kanopy comes to FedUni Library

Wednesday 1 June 2016

A new video streaming resource has been added to your library collections. You now have access to 1000 video titles in the field of Australian studies through a patron-driven service called Kanopy which can be found through our databases page at: https://federation.kanopystreaming.com/

Thelma Rungkat (1929 - 2016)

Saturday 28 May 2016

A number of current and former faculty and professional staff will remember Thelma Rungkat, Head of Department (Librarianship) at the University's predecessor institutions, Ballarat CAE and Ballarat University College.

Have you moved to EndNote yet?

Thursday 26 May 2016

A reminder that FedUni is changing from RefWorks to EndNote as our citation and reference management program. RefWorks will remain available only until the end of June 2016. You must transfer your current RefWorks references to EndNote if you wish to keep them.

Got a question for the Library?

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Your Library has made some changes this year that we hope will make it easier for you to ask us a question or get the information and assistance you need. Roving Librarians: You may have noticed at Mt Helen, SMB, Gippsland and Horsham libraries that our staff are now providing a mobile point-of-need service during the busy parts of the day. This means student...

New Library Liaison Service

Wednesday 18 May 2016

The Library has introduced some new services in 2016. One of  these is our Research, Learning & Liaison service provided by a team of skilled librarians assigned to dedicated Faculties. Our intention is for these librarians to work closely with staff and researchers in the Faculties to build depth of knowledge about the learning, teaching and research needs of the Faculti...

Have you moved to Endnote yet?

Wednesday 18 May 2016

A reminder that FedUni is changing from RefWorks to EndNote as our citation and reference management program. RefWorks will remain available only until June 2016. You must transfer your current RefWorks references to EndNote if you wish to keep them.

Research opportunity - CAUL/ASA Fellowships 2016

Sunday 15 May 2016

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) are pleased to announce that applications are now open for 2016 CAUL and ASA Fellowships.

FedUni Library catalogue outage on Friday 13 May

Thursday 12 May 2016

The FedUni Library catalogue will be unavailable on Friday 13 May from 5pm - 7pm due to system maintenance. Access to QuickSearch is not affected. Apologies for an...

Requesting Library resources

Monday 7 March 2016

It’s the beginning of the academic year and minds may be turning to Library resources.  A reminder that all requests for purchase of material for the Library collections can be made via the online order form, email direct to acquisitions@federation.edu...

eReadings reminder

Wednesday 17 February 2016

A start of semester reminder that under our current educational copyright agreements, academic and teaching staff are not permitted to scan book chapters or journal articles and upload them to Moodle.

EndNote demonstrations at Mt Helen Library

Thursday 4 February 2016

RefWorks is being phased out by 30th June 2016. FedUni's new referencing software is EndNote. The Mt. Helen Library would like to invite academics and researchers who are new users to EndNote to drop in for a 30 minute demonstration on the use and features of EndNote Desktop. The sessions are: Monday 8th February at 3.30pm in H102 ...

eReadings (formerly eReserve) update

Thursday 28 January 2016

A start of the year reminder that under our current educational copyright agreements, academic and teaching staff are not permitted to scan book chapters or journal articles and upload them to Moodle.

SMB Library extended Friday opening

Thursday 21 January 2016

The SMB library will be open for an extended period of time on Friday afternoons. Instead of closing at 1pm it will close at 4.45pm on a Friday afternoon until Friday 1st April 2016.

RefWorks changing to EndNote

Monday 18 January 2016

In January 2016, the management software used for references/citations will change from RefWorks to EndNote. It is recommended that students and staff engaged in research, depending on their needs, use EndNote desktop and/or EndNote Online. Undergraduate students are advised to use EndNote Online which performs similarly to RefWorks. RefWorks will remain available for t...

EFTPOS now available at Mt Helen and SMB Libraries

Friday 11 December 2015

EFTPOS facilities are now available at the Mt Helen and SMB libraries and cash payments will no longer be accepted at these libraries. Print and copy payments should be made online at https://fmp.federation.edu.au using either a credit card or debit card. Those patrons who do not have an appropriate card or need to make other payments to...

Library Print Reserve Collection closure

Thursday 10 December 2015

The Library would like to advise academic staff that as of Jan 2016 we will no longer operate a Reserve Collection for print and hardcopy materials. Technology has made it possible to share high demand items to a far greater number of students wherever they are located via streaming services and eBooks.

Digitisation of exam papers

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Learning & Teaching Committee have supported a recommendation from the Library that exam papers be released to the Library so they be digitised and accessed online by students for revision purposes. This initiative has been implemented in response to feedback from students about difficulty accessing past exam papers. It reflects best practice at other universities and supports student reten...

IBISWorld database now available

Friday 21 August 2015

Access is available via the library catalogue, subject guides or directly by clicking the following link - IBISWorld