Library Services to support your teaching
Library Resources available
|Online||The majority of the Library's resources such as journal articles and eBooks are online and still accessible to staff and students.|
|eBooks||If selecting an eBook for your course let Library Acqusitions know - we can seek licensing to allow for an increase in simultaneous users. Also additional ebooks have been made available temporarily through QuickSearch.|
|Hardcopy/Physical books||Place a hold on the item online through QuickSearch or the Library Catalogue and it will be posted out to you. Select postal delivery and add a note in the ‘special instructions’ box with your postal address (our Library records don't automatically include this).|
|Additional content during the COVID-19 period||Many publishers are opening up material previously restricted to subscribers, and making it freely available for a short period. Best practice is to search Library owned or subscribed material first, and contact us for further assistance. There are growing lists of content if you are interested - see individual publisher pages or a cumulative list produced by Council of Australian University Libraries.|
|Alternative content||Open Educational Resources (OERs) might fill a gap, and Creative Commons content can add engagement.|
While physical library classes are no longer possible, the library is able to offer your class support in a number of ways.
Please contact your liaison librarian from the Research and Learning Services Team to arrange for a class.
Liaison librarians are still available for individual appointments using tools such as Skype, Teams or over the phone. This is available for all staff, HDR students and undergraduate students in areas such as research support, data management and referencing. Bookings may be made using the link on the Research guide home page. Alternatively, staff and HDRs can email or phone your liaison librarian to organise a time.
The chat reference service is still running for all staff and students and can be used as a first point of assistance, particularly for undergraduates. If required, they will be given the link to book an appointment with a liaison librarian.
Existing online support
The library’s YouTube channel contains a number of short videos on using the library and accessing resources.
If you or your students need any library support, please contact your liaison librarian.
Moving to online course and teaching delivery may require electronic formats of material you previously have used in print.
Content may be already available digitally, we may be able to digitise a portion for you, or you may need to choose alternative titles.
There are provisions for case by case special circumstances for digitising material which isn't available online or for commercial purchase. Ask us.
Please follow the link to this page for more information.
CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) recently put a call out to all vendors, asking for details on any freely available resources related to COVID-19. The following link is what has been sent to CAUL in response.
Please also note that here is another list managed by ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia).
During the Library shutdown period, the Library's Document Delivery Service is operating as normal.
However, as Libraries across the country (and the world) may have reduced access, it has become more difficult to source resources, particularly print items. We also can no longer provide access to ‘In-Library Use Only’ materials.
Due to reduced library staffing on campus, access to our Wimmera and Berwick Library collections are limited. This may affect some Intercampus journal article/book chapter requests.
If you have any queries, please contact Document Delivery Services by phone: (03) 5327 9597 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EBSCO have designed a series of webinars for librarians, staff and researchers to support the online needs of students.
Some of the topics include:
For further information and to register for sessions please see the link. The 8.00pm sessions are the most suitable for our time zone.
If you are interested in a session, but unable to attend you can register and a recording will be made available to you after the session.
Webinars on a variety of topics are running up to April 29 on their current calendar.