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Get to know the Library in week 1

By Curtin Library 22 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

Get confident using the Library, our resources and facilities by coming to a Library tour or session during week 1 if you missed out in Orientation Week. No need to book but places are limited, arrive early!

Library Tours

A Library tour is your opportunity to get familiar with the resources and facilities available, so that you can get the most out of the Library from day one.

Monday 26 February 12pm 2pm
Tuesday 27 February 11am 1pm
Wednesday 28 February 12pm 1pm
Thursday 1 March 12pm 2pm
Friday 2 March 11am 1pm

30 minute tours, meet on level 2, building 105 near Lounge @ Your Library.

Library: What’s On Offer

Learn how to navigate the Library’s online resources, including how to borrow a laptop, book a study room, use e-books and access journal articles.

Monday 26 February 1pm Room 225
Wednesday 28 February 1pm Room 412
Thursday 1 March 11am Room 225

45 minute sessions, meet in room 412, level 4, building 105.

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Silent room disruption – Friday 23 February

By Curtin Library 21 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

Due to artwork installation, you may experience noise disruptions in silent areas on Robertson Library level 4 and 6 on Friday morning, 23 February.

The silent area on level 5 is available for use during this time and will not be affected.

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Semester One Library opening hours

By Curtin Library 21 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

Robertson Library (Bentley campus)

From Monday 26 February 2018 Robertson Library will be open 24 hours, every day.

SEMESTER OPENING HOURS (COMMENCING 26/2/2018)
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm
Full service, all floors open to all clients
Monday – Friday  8:00pm – 8:00am
Limited service, all floors open to Curtin clients only (swipe card access). Regular Security checks.
Saturday   9:00am – 5:00pm
Full service, all floors open to all clients
Saturday   5:00pm – 9:00am
Limited service, all floors open to Curtin clients only (swipe card access). Regular Security checks.
Sunday  9:00am – 5:00pm
Limited service. Regular Security checks.
Sunday  5:00pm – 8:00am
Limited service, all floors open to Curtin clients only (swipe card access). Regular Security checks.

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library

SEMESTER OPENING HOURS (COMMENCING 26/2/2018)
Monday – Friday 6:00am – 8:00am
Limited service, open to Curtin clients only (swipe card access).
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Full service available.
Monday – Friday  6:00pm – 2:00am
Limited service, open to Curtin clients only (swipe card access).
Saturday and Sunday  6:00am – 2:00am
Limited service, open to Curtin clients only (swipe card access).
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Suggestion: Alumni Membership

By Curtin Library 21 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Your alumni membership is pathetic, and a waste of money. You can hardly access any journal articles. It reflects so poorly on the institution. I do not know why you even bother with it. I certainly will not waste my money again.

The Library responds…

I am sorry you feel membership is not providing good value. Unfortunately, because of database licencing restrictions imposed by the database vendors, only some of the Library’s electronic resources are available to alumni. We do outline these in detail both on the Alumni & Community and on the Library Website with the intention that people will be fully informed prior to purchasing a membership.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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CASS survey – furnishings

By Curtin Library 20 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

You told us how we could improve the Library’s furnishings, here’s what we did.

Furnishings

Want to know more? We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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Suggestion: Lockers

By Curtin Library 19 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hello,

I don’t know if the library would be responsible for this kind of thing, but I believe that many students would benefit from having lockers available so as not to be carrying all their belongings around all day. It does get a bit painstaking, particularly for those of us who have multiple classes per day. I am aware there are lockers in the gym/stadium area but they are slightly too far from the main uni precinct to be useful for most. Perhaps the library would be a good location, as it is a central hub of sorts. I am sure this would be an incredible help to students if implemented.

Thanks!

The Library responds…

Thank you for the suggestion Eloise. Lockers are something we have considered in the past. Unfortunately, the Library has limited space and resources and we do not believe we can provide the number of lockers that would be necessary to meet the demand for the large number of students on campus at Bentley.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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CASS survey – study spaces

By Curtin Library 16 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

You told us how we could make our study spaces better, here’s what we did.

Study spaces

Want to know more? We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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GRASP: Workshops for HDR students

By Curtin Library 15 February 2018 News & events 2 Comments »

The Graduate Research Advanced Skills Program (GRASP) series of workshops is designed to enable Higher Degree by Research students of all faculties take control of their research project from the beginning. A printable program of GRASP workshops is also available.

16 February,
2pm – 3pm
Research data management  Find out about Curtin′s research data management to ensure your data is kept safe, learn about the RDM guide, the RDM Planning Tool and the Research drive.
20 February,
1pm – 2.30pm
Literature review for HDRs Learn about the purpose, structure and content of the typical literature review, and the importance of expressing one’s ‘scholarly voice’ through review of sources in the existing literature.
20 February,
2pm – 3.30pm
Advanced EndNote – problem solving for HDRs This workshop is designed for experienced users who want to learn how to use the extra functions available in EndNote.
23 February,
10am – 12pm
Getting started with EndNote for HDRs Find out how to manage references and save considerable time when preparing your thesis and publications.
28 February, 10am – 11.30pm Introduction to Statistics – part 1 This is the first in a three part series of workshops for students wanting an introduction to statistical theory. It covers different types of variables and descriptive statistics.
1 March,
9.30am – 11am
Purpose & structure of your candidacy proposal From pre-proposal to candidacy proposal; learn how to produce a comprehensive, coherent and convincing candidacy proposal.
1 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to NVivo This session covers basics of qualitative data analysis software NVivo, including importing data from various sources, coding material into nodes and running queries.
2 March,
2pm – 3pm
Research data management  Find out about Curtin′s research data management to ensure your data is kept safe, learn about the RDM guide, the RDM Planning Tool and the Research drive.
6 March,
11am – 12.30pm
Developing & refining your research questions Clarify your understanding of topics, hypotheses, research questions and thesis statements. Learn to develop a clear and provocative research question.
7 March,
10am – 11.30am
Introduction to Statistics – part 2 This is the second in a three part series of workshops for students wanting an introduction to statistical theory. It covers the normal distribution, inferential statistics and statistical power.
8 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to SPSS – part 1 This is the first in a four part series of workshops for students wanting to learn how to use the statistical software SPSS for data analysis. It covers the basics of using SPSS, including how to enter data and how to calculate basic descriptive statistics.
13 March,
11am – 12.30pm
Methodology & methods Find out about the differences between ‘methodology’ and ‘methods’, and how to think critically about investigative approaches in your research field.
14 March,
10am – 11.30am
Introduction to Statistics – part 3 This is the third in a three part series of workshops for students wanting an introduction to statistical theory. It covers bivariate analysis and reliability tests.
15 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to SPSS – part 2 This is the second in a four part series of workshops for students wanting to learn how to use the statistical software SPSS for data analysis. It covers testing for normality and running inferential statistical tests.
19 March,
11am – 12.30pm
Become a SuperSearcher in Business: which databases & how to search Learn to locate the most relevant business databases and tools to search, create a search and develop an effective information management plan.
20 March,
11am – 12.30pm
Integrating sources: searching, selecting, summarising & synthesising Develop your understanding in building a background in your candidacy proposal which integrates a diversity of voices from a range of sources.
20 March,
1.30pm – 3pm
Become a SuperSearcher in Science & Engineering: which databases & how to search Learn to locate the most relevant Science & Engineering databases and tools to search, create a search strategy and develop an effective information management plan.
21 March,
11am – 12.30pm
Become a Supersearcher in Health Sciences Learn to locate the most relevant Health Sciences databases and tools to search, create a search strategy and develop an effective information management plan.
21 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to STATA This session covers the basics of the statistical software STATA, including how to enter data and calculate basic descriptive statistics, how to graph data and how to test for normality.
21 March,
12pm – 12.45pm
Learn to use JADE Professional JADE offers a smart way to search, annotate and share Australian legal judgments and decisions. Learn how to make the most of it.
22 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to SPSS – part 3 This is the third in a four part series of workshops for students wanting to learn how to use the statistical software SPSS for data analysis. It includes working with multiple response data, data manipulation and the use of syntax.
23 March,
10am – 11.30am
Become a Supersearcher in Humanities – which databases and how to search Learn to locate the most relevant databases and tools to search, create a search and develop an effective information management plan.
27 March,
11am – 12.30pm
The literature review: finding your scholarly voice & developing an arguement Learn about the function of the literature review in a candidacy proposal and its importance as the foundation of a clear, scholarly voice.
28 March,
10am – 11am
Research data management  Find out about Curtin′s research data management to ensure your data is kept safe, learn about the RDM guide, the RDM Planning Tool and the Research drive.
28 March,
3pm – 5pm
Introduction to NVivo This session covers basics of qualitative data analysis software NVivo, including importing data from various sources, coding material into nodes and running queries.
29 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to SPSS – part 4 This is the fourth in a four part series of workshops for students wanting to learn how to use the statistical software SPSS for data analysis. It covers factor analysis and different types of reliability analysis.

New workshops will be added as they become available.

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Orientation Noise Levels

By Curtin Library 14 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

Please be advised that the Library may experience increased noise levels during Orientation Week (19-23 February) due to activities held within the Library, Atkinson Forum and Henderson Court. Please keep this in mind when planning your time at the Library.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please refer to the blog post on Library Orientation for more information on Orientation activities in the Library.

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CASS survey – computer equipment

By Curtin Library 14 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

You told us how we could improve computer services in the Library, here’s what we did.

Computer equipment

Want to know more? We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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