Wednesday, 27 January 2010

eReserve unavailable in afternoon of 27 and 28 January

eReserve is updated each year for copyright reasons. This involves eReserve being unavailable for approximately half an hour. After this time, the units which have been renewed for 2010 courses will be available.

If your eReserve course readings are not available, please contact your lecturer in the first instance for advice.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Library One Search

ECU Library offers Library One Search, a new unified discovery service using Summon from Serials Solutions.

Through one simple search, it provides access to the digital and print, audio and video, and full text of single articles to entire e-journals in the ECU Library collection.

Library One Search provides one search box for a researcher to enter any terms they want and quickly get credible results in one relevancy ranked-list.

For best results:
To search for phrases use double quotes (eg, "duty of care").

Refine your Search with the options on the left of the results screen. You can limit:
· To items from scholarly publications (peer reviewed), or Limit to items with full text online.
· To Content Types or by Subject Terms. Click more options to exclude various Content Types or Subject Terms.
· To Publication Date or Library Location

For a more specific search, eg, by author or title, use the Advanced Search link inside Library One Search

Check the top right of each result record and use the magnifier to get a preview or the addition sign to save the item to a folder. See the bottom of the screen to open the folder. From within the folder you can format the reference to various styles, email, print, or export items to EndNote.

See the Help link inside Library One Search on the top right for more search tips.

Your feedback is welcome
Use the Feedback link inside Library One Search to tell us what you like and dislike or leave your comments on the Blog. Feedback contributes to product enhancements.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Google Scholar References & Find It @ ECU

The Library's new article locater Find It@ECU is now fully functional.

Staff and students, particularly those who are off-campus, will need to check and reset their Google Scholar preferences.
Please refer to the guide.

Contact the library should you have any questions.