Monday, 28 April 2008

Library resources for School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences

Check out the online subject guides that are now available for Addiction Studies, Biomedical Science, Human Biology, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, OSH, Public Health and Sports Science via the Library Resources by Faculty/CHS page

These guides provide a “snapshot” of the range of library resources available at ECU in each subject area. The focus is on online resources accessible via the Library Homepage. Also included are links to information and support materials for Research and Referencing. The guides are updated on a regular basis.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Taylor and Francis electronic journals unavailable Thurs 1 May 12 noon to 2 pm.

Taylor and Francis electronic journals will be unavailable on Thurs 1 May from 12 noon to 2 pm due to vendor maintenance.

Friday, 18 April 2008

New catalogue to be launched in semester 2, 2008

A re-designed new catalogue is due for launch in second semester, 2008. Features will include:-

(1) Tabbed display of catalogue records
(2) Item availability shown on first tab
(3) "Did you mean..?" spell-checking capability for keyword searches
(4) Automatic relevance ranking of keyword search results, most relevant items can be shown first
(5) Choice of sorting keyword results by date or alphabetically as well as by relevance
(6) Book jacket images shown beside many items - these link to a larger image
(7) RSS feeds - which will deliver the latest information about new library items into your feed-reader automatically
(8) RSS feeds of items due for pickup from the library, plus warnings about overdue items
(9) Ability to view a condensed version of the catalogue on a hand-held device, e.g., PDA
(10) 'Suggest a purchase' forms which allows you to send us details of items you would like bought by the library
(11) 'Star' rating facility for all items, and ability to leave comments against any items.

Ask your library staff for further details

Thursday, 17 April 2008

IEEE database

ECU Library has extended its holdings of IEEE publications to include complete coverage of journals, conference papers, and standards listed in the IEEE database until June 2009.

Access the additional titles using the IEEE database. Locate this database from the title or subject lists on ECU Library's Find Journal Articles (Databases) pages and search for your topic and the full text will be presented in the results.

ISSNs and ISBNs

Those of you who are interested in getting an ISSN or ISBN for your publications may wish to check out this ECU website

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

ANZAC Day library opening hours

Churchlands, Mt Lawley and Joondalup libraries will be open 12.30 - 5.00pm and Bunbury library will be open 1.00 - 4.00pm on ANZAC Day (25th April).

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Thursday, 10 April 2008

ScienceDirect ejournals downtime notification

Alert: Notification has been received advising that Elsevier ejournals accessible via the library cataogue will not be available on Saturday 12 April, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

Library session for postgraduates

There will be a training session for postrgraduate students next week at Mt Lawley Campus:

Library Search Strategies and Document Delivery

Thursday 17th April 4.30-6.00 Mt Lawley level 4 Training Room

There's no need to book for this session, just come along.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Zoological Record

Zoological Record is a library database that indexes over 5,000 international journals, books and other literature from 1978. It covers animal science literature including conservation, evolution, genetics, fossil records, marine and freshwater biology, parasitology and disease, reproduction, taxonomy and veterinary studies. Linking technology provides access to full text holdings if held at ECU. Access via the find databases by tile page.

EndNote XI

Endnote XI is now available for download. Go here to register for access. Specifications for PC and Mac usage is listed on this link. The EndNote XI CD-ROMs for download will be available from each campus library soon.

Self paced assistance using the latest version of EndNote is available for various platforms and in several formats from this link.


All student SOE machines have to access EndNote XI.

Monday, 7 April 2008

EndNote v. 9 and using connect files

Anybody wishing to use connect files to search the library catalogue using EndNote v9 and have downloaded End Note v9 from a CD ROM in the Library, needs to do the following fix. The library catalogue has been moved to a new server, so you will need to modify the ECU Library catalogue connection file to be able to connect to the ECU catalogue.

1. Start Endnote

2. Go to EDIT

3. Connection files

4. Open connection manager

5. Highlight Edith Cowan Uni

6. Then click on Edit.

7. Choose Connection settings

8. Enter the following Server address 139.230.244.57

9. Exit saying yes when asked if you want to save changes.