Safari Books Online – New platform

O'Reilly Safari
Catalogue record, available from: Safari Books Online (NEW).

The new platform is a comprehensive repository of business and technology resources that help prepare students for today’s technology-dependent workforce. Unlike Classic Safari, New Safari offers an unlimited user access model with exclusive O’Reilly-produced content from more than 250 world-renowned innovators and corporate leaders which includes more than 36,700 titles and 4,800 videos. The new modern interface offers mobile access, downloading and personalization functionality.

The “Old” Safari platform with still be available until the 30th June 2019. The “New” Safari platform is available now.

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KOREAN databases – New

DBpia Electronic Journals Service

DBpia: electronic journal service. Full text database including over 1,000 Korean scholarly journals. the journal titles are arranged by 11 subject categories (Business/Economics, Theology, Education, Sociology, Natural Science, Human science, Linguistics, Law/Administration, Artistic and Physical). All journals are available from the first issue of a given title.
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Catalogue record, available from: DBpia.

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KRpia knowledge reference service

This is a full-text collection of Korean classical books. Users may search and retrieve primary sources, oral sources, classical texts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and general reference works in fields such as Korean history, literature, civilization, medicine, architecture, and natural history. Databases both in Korean translation and in the classical Chinese-language original.
Catalogue record, available from: KRpia.

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RISS International

Search all data of more than 500 Korean University Libraries + Korean Journal Articles + Korean Theses & Dissertations. Full text only available where accessible via subscribed DBpia database.
Catalogue record, available from: RISS International.

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Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs

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Created for busy veterinarians, Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs is the newest digital resource for accessing up-to-date veterinary drug information. This incredibly useful tool allows your practice team to instantly access the drug resource used by nearly all veterinarians every day.
Catalogue record, available from: Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs.
Search drugs, look up new and updated drugs, access veterinary medication guides.

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Early European Books – new platform

Early European Books has moved to the powerful, award-winning ProQuest platform. Check out ProQuest’s user-friendly interface, a brand-new data visualization tool, and the ability to cross-search Early European Books with your other ProQuest content.

Catalogue record, available from: Early European Books.

Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources. Early European Books has within its scope all works printed in Europe before 1701, regardless of language, together with all pre-1701 works in European languages printed further afield. It builds upon and complements Early English Books Online (EEBO) and is largely concerned with non-Anglophone materials.

The Library has access to Collections 1-10. Building on the success of Early English Books Online (EEBO), ProQuest has embarked on a European-wide project which will trace the history of printing in Europe from its origins (circa 1450s) to 1700. The Early European Books resource is set to encompass all European printed material from the early modern period. The contents are drawn from major repositories including the Danish Royal Library, the National Central Library in Florence, the National Library of France, the National Library of the Netherlands, and the Wellcome Library in London.

Early European Books allows unlimited access to thousands of pre-1701 books and rare incunabula printed in Europe. It embraces the two-and-a-half centuries following Gutenberg’s invention of movable type in the mid-15th century, which witnessed an unprecedented proliferation and dissemination of literature throughout Europe. In keeping with the tenor of the time, religious works dominate, but there is no shortage of secular material concerning every field of human thought and activity.

Drawing from a diverse array of primary sources in their original languages, this acclaimed series opens the door to in-depth scholarship that was once limited to fragile manuscripts housed in far-flung institutions.

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MLA International Bibliography – new platform

This resource has changed platforms and is now available via the EBSCOhost platform.
MLA always seek the most effective ways to deploy its resources in support of the intellectual and professional lives of its members and their students. The purpose of this change is to facilitate positive user experiences.
Catalogue record, available from: MLA International Bibliography.
Produced by the Modern Language Association the MLA International Bibliography is the definitive index for the study of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore and film, covering scholarly publications from the early 20th century to the present. It includes citations to content published in journals, books, series, translations, scholarly editions, websites and dissertations. The database also includes the MLA Directory of Periodicals and the MLA Thesaurus.

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Times Higher Education – THE


THE (Times Higher Education) is the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world. As the company behind the world’s most influential university ranking, and with almost five decades of experience as a source of analysis and insight on higher education, they have unparalleled expertise on the trends underpinning university performance globally. THE’s data and benchmarking tools are used by many of the world’s most prestigious universities to help them achieve their strategic goals.

Access: Individual registration is required. To register go to THE homepage, click the person icon in the top right corner then click Register, follow the prompts to complete the registration. You must use your University of Melbourne email address when you register.
To access the digital editions of Times Higher Education, go to THE homepage. Login with your THE username & password. Click the “Professional” tab, then click “Digital Editions”.
To access THE app, download the app from your app store provider (iOS, Android, Kindle Fire). To log-in click on the icon in the top right-hand corner and select “Account”, then “Existing THE account”. Enter the username & password you registered when you created your THE account.
Further access information is available from the University Library. Catalogue record, available from: Times Higher Education

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Therapeutic Guidelines – eTG Complete app now available!

The full collection of Therapeutic Guidelines via the eTG Complete app is now available for staff and students.  The collection comprises 2500 clinical topics and 3500 drug recommendations that are independent of government and the pharmaceutical industry.  Access information is available from the University Library eTG Complete. Catalogue record, available from: eTG Complete.  This unique Australian digital resource is essential for medical, nursing, pharmacy and health sciences practitioners and can be utilised at the point of care from a mobile device. It is possible to use the app offline and download the content to your device, for the details see the instructions for institutional users.

Your app access will need to be renewed annually with a new token.

What’s new on Therapeutic Guidelines?
The Endocrinology guidelines have been split into three new guidelines – Diabetes, Bone and Metabolism, and Sexual Reproductive Health. Updates of the latter two titles are expected later in 2019. The new Diabetes, version 1 has just been released and covers all types of diabetes, including drug-induced hyperglycaemia. The update provides comprehensive new information on hospital and community management options.  The new release also features a comparative drug table and handy downloadable information sheets.

The Ulcer and Wound Management guidelines section has just been extensively revised. Focusing on individualised patient-centred therapy, it includes advice on how to optimise the treatment and prevention of common ulcers and wounds including skin tears, surgical wounds, abrasions, haematomas and pressure injuries. Also included is a new topic on minor burns and a guide to starting compression therapy.


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SciFinder-n (Trial)

This trial will end 4 March 2019

SciFinder-n is the newest product in the SciFinder family, accelerating the research process with a frictionless interface to the unmatched CAS content collection and the most advanced chemistry relevance engine in the industry.  SciFinder-n includes: MethodsNow Synthesis which contains more than 5 million fully described synthesis methods and procedures, giving you step-by-step instructions on how to make the compounds important to your research; and PatentPak which allows you to search through millions of patents sourced from more than 30 patent offices and instantly locate the chemistry within.

Use your SciFinder LogIn ID and Password to access the SciFinder-n trial.  You must have registered in SciFinder prior to 19th November 2018 to be able to access this trial. If not, please contact Trial queries (using your unimelb email address) for assistance.

eResource cancellations 2018

Due to ongoing collection budget constraints, including the impact of the changing value of the Australian dollar, the Library identified some low use journal or database packages for cancellation in late 2017, generating savings in the order of $218,000. This ensured we met our Materials Vote target.

The parameters used to reach this decision were low use of the resource, or access to these materials being available from other resources within our collections.

We do understand that in some instances there will be access lost to material that some colleagues consider valuable. Whilst we may not be able to reinstate these resource sets in their entirety, we are interested in feedback about adverse impact on your research and studies, and will seek to ameliorate this through alternate means of providing access such as document delivery, the purchase of a single journal title or the reinstatement of subsets of a particular database.

The packages cancelled for 2018 are :

  • ProQuest – Social Sciences Premium
  • Emerald – Health Care
  • Lexis Academic (will be reinstated in June 2018 following academic feedback)
  • CAIRN Info
  • EBSCO – Regional Business News
  • EBSCO – Newspaper Source Plus
  • EBSCO – Legal Source
  • EBSCO – International Humanities
  • China Government Gazettes full-text database
  • LLBA (reinstated)

Individual titles cancelled for 2018 are:

  • 10 Monkeys
  • Arts:Live
  • Busy Things
  • Literacy Planet
  • Science of Synthesis
  • Sexual Health Visual

Please direct any feedback to Jennifer Eddy <>, who will submit it to relevant user groups and library committees for consideration.

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