Newsletter 4 Students

Issue 1, 2017

Orientation Week at the Library

The Library undertook several activities during Orientation week in February 2017. Librarians were involved in the school academic programs and the Library provided tours of our facilities for new students. The Library stall at Lifesaver Day won the prize for the best use of the theme Ayitika (Anaiwan for "Let's Look")

As Orientation week coincided with Library Lover's Day, the Library ran a competition where the entrants had to find the book Love in the Time of Cholera on the Library shelves. Our three lucky winners of a prize pack containing a $50 voucher from United Campus Bookshops were: Tammy Russell, Jacob Givney, and Joel Hooper.

Orientation display

Elsevier Science Direct

Do you know that your library has just subscribed to the ScienceDirect Freedom Collection? You can now access even more journals for your field of research on ScienceDirect through University of New England Library.

Some of the top turn away journals at University of New England, to which you now have access include;

  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
  • Journal of Cleaner Production.
  • Resuscitation.
  • Science of the Total Environment.
  • Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology.

About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is Elsevier's leading information solution for researchers, teachers, students, health care professionals and information professionals. It combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that you can stay informed in your field, and can work more effectively and efficiently.

ScienceDirect empowers smarter research

ScienceDirect delivers over 14 million publications from over 3,800 journals and more than 35,000 books from Elsevier and its partners. Stay in touch with ScienceDirect updates by visiting the Blog.

Avoiding fines

Information on avoiding fines can be found online. Check your UNE email address for reminder notices and recall notices (these may change your due date).

Online you can find information on renewing your loans to avoid fines and how to place a hold on items that are out on loan.


All UNE staff and students can now download EndNote for both Mac and PC. EndNote can store your PDFs and all the details you need for referencing (author, title, date etc.), and helps automate your in-text citations and create your bibliography. Separate advice on using EndNote is available for PC and Mac users.


Check out the Students page for services we offer undergraduates, and the Postgraduates page for services to higher degree students

Borrowing from other libraries

Live near another university?  Find out you can borrow from other universities.

University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) is the borrowing scheme for students and staff at Australian and New Zealand universities. UNE staff and students can apply for in-person borrowing rights at the libraries of the other ULANZ universities.

Once you join you will be able to borrow physical items from the library, although you usually will not be able to access their online resources from home.

Borrowing conditions are set by the host library. You must observe these conditions and pay any appropriate fees and charges. The University Library has an obligation to recover outstanding fees and charges on behalf of host libraries

Requesting loans from UNE Library

If you are studying online and live outside of the Armidale and Uralla postcodes you are eligible for postal delivery of physical materials (such as books or CDs) from our collection. Requests these items through Search.

The duration of loans and the number of items you are allowed to borrow depend on your enrolment. Loan terms can be limited to a two week loan or the original loan time shortened if a book is needed by another client. This is particularly important to note with mandatory textbooks, as they will be in high demand.

The return postage cost of the items will be incurred by the borrower. You will need to ensure the book arrives by the due date and we recommend asking for a tracking label so you can be sure the item reaches us.

The address for returns is:

University Library
University of New England
Armidale NSW 2351

For further details please visit the page on Borrowing from-home.

Looking for patents?

Check out the Patents Guide to find information on how to cite patents and find them in UNE databases.

Access problems?

The Library can assist in helping you with problems surrounding access to:

  • PDFs.
  • Google.
  • ReadCube.
  • Firewalls.
  • Browsers.

For solutions to common problems, see our Access Problems page.

Need a scan of an article or chapter?

Students living outside the Armidale/Uralla area can request a copies of a book chapter or article. Through Search, you can order one chapter or 10% of an book to be converted to PDF and emailed to your UNE account.

Online students

Sharing screens for training and problem solving

Did you know the librarians can share computer screens with you wherever you are, so that you can see exactly how we find resources and how we use them?

There is no need to be in the same room or even the same town with our librarians. Just book a time with a librarian using our Book a Librarian service.

Online Help

We have online resources to help you solve problems 24 x 7. There are Subject guides with help for specific assignments, These guides also provide advice on the best sources of information. Another useful guide deals with eBooks and how to use them, Online help on finding resources for essays is available in eSkills 2.0.

Your online library account

To renew your loans, log into your online library account using the Renew your loans button on the Library home page.

Once you have signed in, you can also check to ensure we have received your returns and see any items recalled on your behalf.

A renewal is an extension of your original loan period. A loan cannot be renewed if:

  • You have already renewed the item the maximum number of times.
  • Another borrower is waiting for the item.
  • You are suspended from borrowing.

Library classes online

Trimester 1 has begun, and the Library's workshops and classes are underway. Did you catch our online session about eBooks? This session and many others is available online (as it is a Flash video, you may need a special app like Puffin to view it on your iPad or iPhone). eBooks are great: they don't weigh down your backpack, you don't  get fines and they return themselves! You can even mark-up the pages with highlighting, underlining and bookmarking tools.

You can participate in our webinars on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone. Forthcoming sessions are available online.

We are also running face-to-face classes on the referencing software, EndNote. Feel free to let us know what you'd like to learn at future workshops and classes.

Meet our new PALS

Several new PALS (Peer Assisted Library Support) team members joined the Library in January. Meet them here and please approach them if you need help in the Library.



This year I am commencing my PhD in Zoology – specialising in vocal communication of Noisy Miners but I am hoping to expand this research into all social bird species. As if this isn't going to be stressful enough, I am also (on a more laid-back basis) doing a second undergraduate degree in science majoring in veterinary studies.



My name's Sarah, I am a 21 year old UNE graduate still completing my Postgraduate course. I am really excited to come join the PALS team and look forward to being in a face to face role! I met my partner here four years ago in PBL-J and now we have a house and two fur babies – so I owe Dixson Library for a few of my achievements.



I am presently involved with a Graduate Certificate in Arts involving classical languages (Greek). I am from the United States and have lived in various places in that country.



I'm studying a PhD in Chemistry. My research relates to metal in wine.I've lived in Armidale for 8 years now as I completed my undergraduate degrees at UNE and I enjoy playing piano.



I play a lot of sport in Armidale including hockey, basketball and water polo and I have been an avid rock climber from a young age (which ties in quite well with the geology degree). I've lived in Armidale for 8 years now as I completed my undergraduate degrees at UNE and I enjoy playing piano.



I applied for this job because I thought it would be a great opportunity to be better involved in the Uni atmosphere. Working here offers great flexibility for my studies and social life and will allow me to meet new people.



I finished a Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and Practice last year and am undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Arts this year, with a major in Classical Languages. I hope to follow this with an Honours year in 2018 focusing on Latin Literature.



I'm studying a double degree in Arts / Law majoring in Film and Media. I enjoy the art of film and television production and legal cases in the area of Tort.

I would like to use my degrees to work in the area of international relations. The goal is to end up in Canberra with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or something along those lines.



I enjoy cooking (my fave at the moment is Asian cuisine) and writing. I'm a bit of a music fanatic, and wind down by playing handheld games. I'm from Brisbane, and I came to Armidale to study in 2016. I started a psychology degree up in QLD but switched to nursing as I didn't find it as fulfilling. At the moment I live in town and hope to eventually go into trauma nursing.

Exhibitions in the Dixson Library

New Year. New Exhibitions.

Three new exhibitions have been installed on Level 2 of the Dixson Library.

The Letters Corridor features two exhibitions curated by Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and Practice students as part of their WORK300 unit undertaken with Ian Stephenson. Both students used the Museum of Education and Heritage Centre collections for original source material.

Never on Sunday: Sabbatarian Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century

sabbath scene

This exhibition considers two Sabbatarian authors and their didactic nature of writing. Mrs. Sherwood and Mrs. Barbauld convey strong messages that promote the characteristics of Evangelicalism, such as the requirement to acknowledge ones moral depravity and seek redemption through the worship of God. The framed works illustrate the moral lessons that were being promoted through Sabbatarian literature. A focus display examines the literature at the local level through the Mackenzie and Everett families of Ollera. Curated by Rachel Hinton.

Vere Chamberlain: Vignettes of an Armidale Life


The second exhibition explores the life of Vere Chamberlain through the archival collection of the Heritage Centre and her book collection donated by a family friend to the Museum of Education. The Chamberlains arrived in Australia in 1888. Soon after reaching Sydney, they moved to the Guyra region to try and obtain work, settling at Armidale in 1889. In 1912 the family bought a block of land at 63 Barney Street naming the house they built "Richmond" after the town in England where they had been married.

Vere Chamberlain (1897–1989) attended the Superior Public Infants School and the Girls Superior Public School. She earned several prizes donated by local businesses for her academic achievements in school. From 1916 to 1931 Vere worked at Mallam & Co a local Chemist and Bookseller as a Bookkeeper. Curated by Carol Corless.

Come up and see our etchings: Part 2: Demolition

The third exhibition is outside the Training Lab and continues the four part series of works on paper gifted and bequeathed in the first half of the 20th century to the New England University College and the Armidale Teachers' College. Like photographers and writers, artists of the built environment become recorders of the past. The five etchings in Part 2 by Cedric Emanuel, Sydney Ure Smith and Lionel Lindsay depict places which have disappeared. Curated by Danielle Rossi Duarte.

Library Support

  • Call the Service Desk and discuss your needs with a Library staff member, they'll answer your question or refer you to a specialist.
  • Book A Librarian: book a time to work with a librarian. We'll work with you over the phone, over the internet or face-to-face here on campus.
  • Ask A Librarian: whatever your question, we'll try to find the best answer.
  • Subject Search: tell us about your assignment and we'll offer advice on where and how to look (You'll find the subject search form under the Loan and Copy requests button).

Library Opening Hours

You can find the opening hours for both Dixson and Law on our site.