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Chinese and Hong Kong newspaper archives – trial access until 30 October 2014

Chinese Newspapers Collection (Trial)

Contains 12 English-language Chinese newspapers published during the period 1832 to 1953, providing critical perspectives and first-hand accounts on the ending of more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the Taiping Rebellion, the Opium Wars with Great Britain, the Boxer Rebellion and the events leading up to the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, and the subsequent founding of the Republic of China. A list of the titles included in the collection is available here.  This trial will end 30 October 2014.

South China Morning Post, 1903-1995 (Trial)

The archive provides new insights into Hong Kong’s unique political and social history during the 20th century. This premier English-language title is known for its authoritative, influential, and independent reporting on all of Asia as well as its perspective of the rest of the world. This trial will end 30 October 2014

The databases are accessible through the links above, and via the Library Catalogue.  Visit the E-Resources@the University of Melbourne blog, where you can find more detailed information and where you can also leave comments about the databases.

Who are you when using online sites?

I just finished reading an interesting article as part of the Stanford Open Knowledge Course. Dr Judith Donath raises issues about how the use of your real name will persist over time within the internet and user databases: ” Online, words persist forever, in vast searchable databases. Anything you say or do using your real name is permanently attached to it.”  Read more at:

Dr Judith Donath is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.

EndNote Training for staff and graduate students

Two-hour seminars that include a 90 minute presentation covering the basics of the EndNote program followed by an optional 30 minute Q & A session. Enrolment open to all University of Melbourne staff and graduate students.

EndNote basics for Mac (seminar and Q &A)

  • Thursday, 07 August 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday, 06 November 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm

Bookings are essential and open one month prior to each session. Book Mac sessions here.

 EndNote basics for Windows (seminar and Q &A) 

  • Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm

Bookings are essential and open one month prior to each session. Book Windows sessions here.

EndNote X7 (17)  is the Library’s supported version in 2014.

Are you interested in research data? Have you signed up for andsUP yet?

Keep up to date with research data events, new ideas and new resources. Contribute your ideas and join the community.

andsUP is a fortnightly e-newsletter from ANDS – a great way to find out what’s happening, what’s being said, and who is publishing new work in the world of research data. Sign up today –

Library tours for new students

The Library has organised orientation tours for new students at the Baillieu and Giblin Eunson Libraries. Meet some of the library team and discover the resources, facilities and services that will support your study and research.

Baillieu Library
Tuesday 5th August  11.00am
Thursday 7th August 3.00pm
Friday 8th August 11.00am
Please meet in the foyer (ground floor) of the Baillieu Library.  No bookings required.

Giblin Eunson Library
Daily 11am and 2pm. Meet in the library foyer.


Find a home for your journal article

The Library subscribes to a number of journal directories that can help you to identify suitable publishers and journals for your latest research articles.


Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities

  • Journal information & Calls-for-Papers info presented in a table format
  • For each listed journal: topic areas, acceptance rates, publication guidelines, contact info.
  • Subject coverage:
    • Business: Accounting; Economics & Finance; Management; Marketing
    • Education:  Educational Curriculum & Methods ; Educational Psychology & Administration ; Educational Technology of Library Science
    • Health:  Nursing ; Health Administration
    • Psychology:  Psychology and Psychiatry
    • Computer Science:  Computer Science & Business Information Systems


PubsHub Journals & Congresses

  • Submission criteria for nearly 6,000 medical peer-reviewed biomedical journals & congresses.
  • Table format for quick evaluation, comparison and analysis of submission and placement criteria.
  • Journal information includes: impact factor, circulation, rejection rates, time to acceptance.
  • Congress information includes: frequency, attendees, association involved, next abstract due-date.


Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory 

  • Covers all disciplines.
  • Publisher information for 300,000+ periodicals  (80,000 publishers from 200 countries).
  • Provides ISSN, subscription rates, publisher name, title, editor, electronic availability and subject category information.
  • Updated weekly.
  • Useful for checking whether a journal title is refereed (peer-reviewed).

GSA & ITS Research present: Research Tools Speed Dating

ITS Research Services   Do you ever feel like the right research tool is out there, but you haven’t met it yet?   Are you just not sure where to start looking?

Come along and meet a selection of the digital tools the university offers to its researchers. You’ll receive a quick introduction to each research tool as well as the opportunity to sign up for further training and support. This event is open to all PhD researchers, whether you’re at the beginning or end of your research. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, August 13th
10:00am – 12:00pm
Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building
Registrations: Free to attend.
Just register at:

GSA logo

Warm up to Wikipedia!


The logo of Wikipedia.
  The logo of Wikipedia, a globe featuring glyphs from several writing systems, most of them meaning the letter w, such as the Arabic ‘Wo’

Come along and learn the whys, wherefores and joys of Wikipedia editing over two hand-on sessions. There will be opportunities to discuss using Wikipedia to engage with the community (including using Wikipedia edits as an altmetric) while also navigating some of the pitfalls. Computers will be available, or bring your own laptop.

Note there are two parts to this workshop:

Part 1: Thursday 31 July, 10.00-12.00
Part 2: Thursday 7 August, 10.00-12.00.

Bookings essential:

Enquiries: Caitlin Stone. phone: 90353698


Depositing Shareable Survey Data

The UK Data Service has just published a very useful guide to assist researchers to make their survey data more easily re-usable by other researchers. The 16-page handbook takes the reader through the full data journey, from fieldwork planning to eventual user access. Correspondingly, all content is organised into five stages of the journey: Plan, Prepare, Negotiate, Deposit and Ingest. While the guide was specifically developed to support new depositors of large-scale surveys, the principles apply to a wide range of significant deposits. You can access this guide from the UK Data Service:

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