Thursday, June 13, 2013
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (19th century collection) database
‘Vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world.’
100 years of policy making, investigation, correspondence and reporting for researchers.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
For those not familiar with BioOne, it is a global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together scientific societies, publishers, and libraries to provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
The trial includes access to 176 titles from 132 publishers.
You can access BioOne from the Electronic Resources Trials page. We welcome your feedback and you can find an evaluation form on the Trials page.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
The Library has a trial of CINAHL Complete until the middle of August. In addition to content provided by our current CINAHL subscription, CINAHL Complete:
- Contains the full text of an extra 687 journals
- Indexes journals back to 1937 (compared to 1981 for our current version of CINAHL)
- Indexes an additional 2000 journals.
Access to the trial is available from the Electronic Resources Trials page: on this page you will also find an evaluation form – we welcome your feedback.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The Central Library is hosting an exhibition of 12 rare classical texts recently donated to the Logie Memorial Collection by the late Professor Douglas A. Kidd.
In addition to being a renowned classicist, Douglas Kidd was also an avid collector, and sought out rare books to support his research interests. With publications dating to as early as 1499, this collection includes early writing on astronomy, poetry and weather lore, and features translations of the writings of Aratus, Tacitus, Cicero, and Virgil amongst others.
Complementing Douglas Kidd’s books is a volume from the UC Library’s Rare Books collection, a 1679 edition of Manilius’s Astronomica.
The Phenomena exhibition, curated by Terri Elder and Penny Minchin-Garvin, is located at the far end of Level 2, adjacent to the Student Support Services.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Tuesday, 4th June - Saturday, 22nd June, the Central Library will be open: Monday-Thursday: 8.00am-11.00pm
Ever walked into the Central Library and wandered around trying to find a place to study?
Well, save yourself some time and check out the library's new study space board! Located on level two, the study space board indicates available study spaces on all 11 levels of the library and is regularly updated throughout the day—Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The University Library provides 2758 study places spread across 4 libraries. We also have 35 bookable discussion rooms.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Central Library CD collection has been relocated from Level 6 to Level 4. CD’s are now situated in the north-east corner, close to the start of the sequence on that floor.
Friday, April 26, 2013
If the Library Catalogue indicates that the item you require is “temporarily unavailable” then please complete an interloan request - see http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/interloans/.
Resource Discovery Team Leader
University of Canterbury
James Hight Building, 519, Level 5
Ph 364 2987 extn 8715
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The University of Canterbury has long held a special place in the life of Christchurch, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the original buildings of Canterbury College. The new online exhibition Learning by Design gives a visual history of the town site, which is now home to the Christchurch Arts Centre.
Through a wealth of architectural drawings, photographs, books and archives drawn from UC’s Library collections, the exhibition shares the story of the buildings, and the people who lived and worked in them.
Starting with the University’s humble beginnings in 1873 as Canterbury College, Learning by Design traces the evolution of the institution through to 1973 when the University’s move to Ilam was complete and the site was gifted to the people of Christchurch. Learning by Design celebrates the formidable union between the University, architects, staff, students, and the wider Christchurch community that led to the creation of Canterbury College.
The exhibition shows that the buildings are more than just bricks and mortar – they form the foundations of UC and the exhibition showcases not only the early physical fabric of the University but also aspects of campus life.
View the exhibitition at http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/canterburycollege/
Friday, March 22, 2013
in particular laptops, cellphones, wallets and backpacks. Unattended belongings attract thieves, and while many believe the risk to be small, it is real and such a loss can be devastating. Even for short trips to the copier, printer, or toilets, take them with you or have a friend sitting next to you watch them while you're gone. The library is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings.