Friday, 28 April 2017

Your top 10 e-books and e-journals from 2016

You can access a vast and ever growing range of quality academic materials online through the Library. Check out the top 10 most downloaded e-books and e-journals in 2016.




The Library subscribes to
over 150,000
e-journals


Top 10 most downloaded e-journal titles and number of downloads


1. Journal of Business Ethics
36,000
2. Science
24,500
3. Nature
22,000
4. Bioresource Technology
20,000
5. Vogue
20,000
6. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
20,000
7. The Australian Financial Review
20,000
8. Harvard Business Review
19,000
9. Biophysical Journal
17,500
10. The Lancet
16,500




The Library subscribes to almost
380,000
e-books


Top 10 most downloaded e-books by number of chapter downloads.


1. Psychology (ISBN 9780730304685)
71,200
2. Food Science
16,000
3. Psychology (ISBN 9781742166445)
15,200
4. Manual of Clinical Microbiology
(ISBN 9781555817374)
11,600
5. Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form (1)(ISBN 9781856697217)
9,500
6. General Engineering & Project Administration
8,500
7. Civil Engineering & Construction Materials
7,900
8. Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering
7,300
9. Corporate Ethics and Corporate Governance
(ISBN 978-3-540-70818-6)
6,300
10. Metals & Metallurgy
6,200




Find e-books and e-journals for
your subject area
in LibrarySearch and in your Library subject guide.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Library Quest winners


We're thrilled to announce the winners of the Library Quest competition who each received a $500 gift voucher. Jessica, a Food Science student (pictured) and Rebekah, a postgraduate Education student, were the lucky winners. 

We hope you enjoy spending your vouchers!


Jessica holding her prize


Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. Even if you didn't win a prize we hope you've learned some great library skills. 

Although the competition is over you can still play Library Quest and learn how Assignment Planner, Easy Cite, subject guides and the Library can help you with your studies. 

Discover. Learn. Succeed. 




Wednesday, 26 April 2017

800s/900s books at Swanston inaccessible this weekend

Due to building works, the books in the 800s and 900s ranges in Swanston Library will be inaccessible this weekend (29 and 30 April). So if you need anything in the language, literature, poetry, drama, history, geography or travel areas, make sure you borrow it before the weekend! We apologise for the inconvenience.

Reserve items in the 800s and 900s will still be available.

Books floating in space

Our extensive online collections are available anytime.





Students: discover how to customise video clips with ClickView

Screen shot of the ClickView home page
Great news! Uploading and sharing your own video content has just got easier with ClickView Streaming Video Platform.

Do all this and more using the ClickView Streaming Video Platform. A range of exciting new features are now available for RMIT students, including the ability to:
  • Upload your own video content (up to 1GB storage per student) and stream or share it with other RMIT users.
  • Watch videos on the move by downloading the iTunes, Android, or Microsoft ClickView app.
  • Create, save and share video playlists.
  • Create customised video clips for saving and sharing in your next presentation.

Enjoy these new features today by accessing ClickView Streaming Video Platform and explore hundreds of streaming videos across diverse subject areas including arts, sports, health, education, business and technology.

Remember whatever Library service you choose, you're in good hands. We're here to help.

Get feedback on your assignment, when you need it!

Looking for expert feedback on your assignment?

The Learning Lab provides an online "Ask for assignment feedback" service, where students can submit an assignment draft and receive feedback from a Smarthinking tutor within 24 hours. 

Best of all, students can submit writing 24 hours a day, seven days a week!


Two RMIT students are giving 'thumbs up' to the Smarthinking tutor service.
Photo  by RMIT University. City Open Day

Just login and fill in the form to ask for feedback, upload your assignment, and then press the Submit button.

Check out the Learning Lab - it's full of helpful information on developing and improving your study skills.

Discover. Learn. Succeed. 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Spotlight: Indigenous Rights @ the Library

As part of our Indigenous Collection Spotlight series, we are featuring key e-resources from our Library’s collection on Indigenous Rights.

Here are some of the highlights: 
e-books

Streaming Videos: The following is a selection of the indigenous streamed videos available to the RMIT community (login required).

e-journals

Databases
Looking for more Indigenous resources @ the Library? Find information on indigenous culture, education, environment, film, health, law, land rights, reconciliation and sport in the Library’s Indigenous Resources subject guide. RMIT University Library is committed to enrich its growing collection of Indigenous resources in support of RMIT's vision for reconciliation,‘promoting a learning and research environment that engages partnerships and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, cultures and diversity’.
RMIT University acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the land on which the University stands. RMIT University respectfully recognises Elders both past and present.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

RMIT authors showcase - Dr Olga Lorenzo


At RMIT we are extremely proud of our academics and their achievements in creative writing. As part of our showcase of RMIT authors, we are delighted to feature Dr Olga Lorenzo and her recent novel titled "The Light in the Water".

Dr Lorenzo is a teacher, Professional Writing and Editing at the School of Media and Communications and has a Masters and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include contemporary writing, American and Latin-American writing, trauma studies and psychoanalytic studies. She has won the Felix Meyer Scholarship and the Percival Serle Bequest at the University of Melbourne for her writing, as well as grants from Arts Victoria and the Australia Council, and a Varuna Fellowship. 

Her latest publication, "The Light in the Water" explores the themes of grief, family, maternal love and how we are forced to live with the consequences of our actions. Framed around the mysterious disappearance of an autistic child, the novel investigates a mother's moral conscience against the media and society's judgement.

Find the book in the Library:
Lorenzo, O. (2016). The Light in the Water, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, N.S.W.

Other publications by Dr Lorenzo, available at RMIT University Library, include:
Lorenzo, O. (1996). The Rooms in My Mother’s House, Penguin, Ringwood, Vic.