Thursday, 28 August 2008

New look for Project MUSE database

Are you studying in the Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences? If so then Project MUSE is a database well worth trying out. It offers an excellent collection of online journals covering many areas of study: literature, history, politics, economics, education, film, and women's studies.

Project MUSE has now launched a new web site interface making it easier for researchers to navigate. It offers a convenient spot where you can search and retrieve current journals.

You can also set up email alerts or RSS feeds to be notified of new issues of your favourite journals. We had information on setting up alerts in a previous ECU Library Blog post. Just contact your subject librarian if need a hand with alerts.

Check it out Project MUSE now by going to the Library website databases page

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Needing help locating information for your assignments?

If you are looking for information for your assignment topics and need some help then don't despair, the library is a good place to check out. At the Joondalup Library, ask the librarian rostered on the level one assistance desk or at Mt Lawley Library as the librarian rostered on level two, at the desk with no name.

Alternatively, you may wish to contact a librarian from your faculty's library team to discuss your assignment topic and strategies for finding some information. Ask for your contact at the front desk or email a query - names and contact details can be located here.

ECU Library increases access to nursing online information ...

ECU Library now subscribes to CINAHL Plus with Full Text, providing access to an extra 42 online nursing titles including the British journal of nursing and the British journal of midwifery.

An additional database, the Nursing Resource Center, gives online access to full text evidence based care sheets, full text quick lessons, full text drug guide information, full text patient education handouts, full text guidelines information, full text legal cases and clinical updates.

It includes animations that bring human anatomy to life, the ability to translate articles into several different languages and it reflects the nursing process by organizing information using clearly defined “tabs” for – Diseases and Conditions, Assessments, Diagnostics, Interventions, Drugs, & Care Plans.

The Nursing Resource Center also includes online encyclopedias and textbooks such as:
Gale encyclopedia of medicine, Gale encyclopedia of cancer, Gale encyclopedia of nursing and allied health, Encyclopedia of drugs, alcohol, and addictive behavior, Foundations of basic nursing, 2007 PDR nurses drug handbook, Fundamentals of nursing, standards and practice, Health assessment and physical examination, Delmar’s critical nursing care plans, Delmar’s nursing clinical skills and concepts, Delmar’s pediatric nursing care plans, Davis’s comprehensive handbook of laboratory & diagnostic tests with nursing implications, Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary,Davis’s drug guide for nurses, Diseases and disorders: A nursing therapeutics manual.

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Friday, 8 August 2008

Joondalup campus library as art gallery

Expect to be visually tantalised this semester by displays of student teacher art work in the Joondalup campus library building.

In a partnership between the Education Library team at Joondalup and Julia Wren, Art Education lecturer in the K through Primary Programme, the Library is hosting displays of student work. Keep an eye out for their offerings in the Teaching Collection area and on the desk fronting the stairway on Level 3.
Collage, ceramics, murals and more...

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Laptop Locks available for loan

Due to their portable nature and high cost, laptops are prone to being stolen.

However each campus library now has several Laptop Locks, with cables, available for locking laptops to immovable objects. The locks are available from the Loans Counter for short term use within the library. When used correctly these locks can be extremely useful, but unfortunately the library can take no responsibility for any losses incurred.

Please remember that when using cables the laptop will only be secure if the object they are attached to is secure. There have been instances where a table was lifted so the cable could be slipped off the leg.

Remember also to report any thefts on campus to Security as soon as possible.