Tuesday, 16 February 2010

New VDX version now available

The new VDX document delivery software is now available. This upgrade improves the VDX service and the screens have been changed to be more intuitive.
Please look at the revised VDX User Guide and update your bookmarks for the VDX service.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Health Collection – a new Australian health database

Informit’s new Health Collection database replaces Meditext, which ceased publication at the end of 2009.
Health Collection content includes research articles, reports and case studies of practical support to anyone studying or working in therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative health roles.
Subjects covered include:
· Aboriginal and indigenous health
· Addiction
· Ageing and age care
· Child health
· Dietary and nutritional services
· Disability
· Disease prevention and control
· Mental health
· Nursing
· Rehabilitation
To access the Health Collection database link from A-Z Databases, relevant Subject Guides or from the Library Catalogue (title option) and click on “connect to database”.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

VDX upgrade 9-16 February

To improve services, the VDX document delivery software is being upgraded so will be unavailable from Tuesday 9th February 5 p.m. until Tuesday 16 February 9 a.m. We would recommend that you either send your requests prior to Tuesday 9th February 5 p.m. using VDX, or wait until the system is upgraded after Tuesday 16 February 9 a.m.

If you have urgent requests during the upgrade period, please email them to docdel@ecu.edu.au. Please include full citation details (full title, no abbreviations) including ISBN/ISSN if known. Please also include any other information which may help us locate the item.

Alerts will not be sent out from VDX during the outage period. If you have requested an item on loan using document delivery, and you are expecting it to arrive before Tuesday 16 February, feel free to email docdel@ecu.edu.au to check.

We apologise for any inconvenience however this upgrade will provide a much improved document delivery service.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Library Tours & Workshops

The Library is offering tours and a range of workshops to introduce students to the resources and services available in the campus libraries. New students are encouraged to attend the introductory sessions and all students may be interested in some of the more specialized workshops on Finding Journal Articles, Referencing, etc., that will be advertised later in the semester.
Sign up via the Library’s Workshops & Tours page or the Event List. Even if the class is fully booked, there are often places free on the day.

Registrations are now open for introductory sessions at Joondalup and Mt Lawley libraries:

Tours: Orientation week, Weeks 1 & 2
On a tour you will be given information on Loans and Services (borrowing, holds/recalls, printing, photocopying, Reserve, etc.), as well as shown the location of collections, computer terminals, photocopiers, printers, study spaces in the Library.

Workshops: Orientation Week and Week 1
In the introductory workhops you will be shown how to access the Library’s print and online resources that you’ll need to use for your assignments. These workshops are held in the Library Training room which allows students to have hands on practice using the library’s online databases.