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EndNote class available in semester break

By Curtin Library 5 June 2012 News & events Comments off

The library is offering a free EndNote workshop during semester break to help you improve your research skills and learn how to use EndNote. Click here to book a workshop.

You may also find our EndNote LibGuide useful or try our short interactive tutorials to help you develop research skills and find information for your assignments.

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Broome 1942 online resource

By Curtin Library 5 June 2012 Library Services JCPML Comments off

If you did not get a chance to visit the exhibition, why not check out the online resource?

As well as information and images from the original exhibition focussed on the bombing of Broome and the relationship between the Curtin government and the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), you can view photos and more from the exhibition launch.

Check out the Broome 1942 online resource.

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Extended Opening Hours

By Curtin Library 21 May 2012 News & events Comments off

Robertson Library will be open longer from Saturday 26 May to Friday 8 June 2012 inclusive.

Monday to Friday from 7am to 11pm (7am-8am limited service)
Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 11pm

Normal semester hours will resume on Saturday 9 June 2012.

For more information on limited service please see this webpage.

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Featured LibGuide: Using the library catalogue

By Curtin Library 17 May 2012 News & events Comments off

The library catalogue offers one simple search across multiple collections, giving you access to all of the library’s resources.

The Using the library catalogue LibGuide reveals how to easily find items for assignments and research topics.

You will also learn how to search for specific items, topics and reserve items through the library’s catalogue.

Why not check it out today.

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AJA donates original Curtin document

By Curtin Library 1 May 2012 Library Services JCPML Comments off

The WA Journalists Association has donated an original document from John Curtin to Curtin University Library.

The document is his application to join the journalists union, the Australian Journalists Association (AJA), dated 22 February 1917. Curtin applied for membership just five days after arriving in Perth to take up the editorship of the Labor weekly newspaper, the Westralian Worker. The printed and handwritten document is on thin, pink paper and measures 13 cm by 20 cm, probably reflecting World War One paper shortages.

John Curtin proudly wore his AJA membership badge on his suit lapel for the rest of his life and when he died in office as prime minister he was still a financial member of the association.

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Group work

By Michelle Taylor 1 May 2012 News & events Comments off

From the Suggestion Box @ your library …

More tables so students can work in groups!!!

Library response …

The library attempts to provide different working spaces to meet a variety of study needs including tables of various types and is always keen to get client feedback and suggestions. Your suggestion for more large tables will be considered as part of our space planning.

Thanks for providing the feedback.

Peter Green
Associate Director
Flexible Delivery and Lending Services

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Secure your personal belongings

By Curtin Library 27 April 2012 News & events Comments off

Remember to keep your personal belongings safe when you are in the library. It is a good idea to keep your possessions with you at all times, even if it means losing your work area to another student.

If you find lost property in the library please hand it in at the enquiries desk.

For more information click on the links below:
Lost property in the library
Security of personal belongings

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E-books are easy to access via catalogue

By Curtin Library 26 April 2012 News & events Comments off

With more than 80,000 e-book titles available, the library’s growing e-book collection can be readily discovered and accessed by searching the catalogue.

Finding e-books in the catalogue:
Enter your search terms as usual then on the results page under Refine My Results select Books and then Full Text Online.


To access the book click on Online resource and read it online.

Electronic resources enable the library to provide the broadest and most equitable access to the collection for all Curtin students and staff, whether studying on campus or online.

And if you just want to browse, don’t forget to view our virtual bookshelf.

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ANZAC Day closure

By Curtin Library 20 April 2012 News & events Comments off

All Curtin libraries will be closed on ANZAC Day, Wednesday 25 April. Normal hours will resume on Thursday 26 April.

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Looking for a computer in the library?

By Curtin Library 16 April 2012 News & events Comments off

The library now has 28 laptops available for loan from the level 2 Enquiries Desk at Robertson Library. Laptops can be loaned for 3 hours and can only be used within Robertson Library.

The laptops have all the programs that are available on other library computers, including the Internet, but are mobile.

For more information please click here.

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