SRC and SUPRA advice is now available at the Health Sciences Library

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Published on: 30 March 2012

SRC help for undergraduate students
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (during semester)
For more information contact Breda Dee:
M. 0466 169 664

SUPRA help for postgraduate students
When: Thursdays (during semester)
For more information or to make a private appointment contact:
T. 9351 3715

Health Sciences Library
75 East Street C42 (R Block)
Cumberland Campus
Lidcombe NSW 2141

 Here are some of the issues you can get help with:

  • Centrelink: Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy and Health Care Cards
  • Special Consideration and Special Arrangements
  • Academic rights and academic appeals
  • Student misconduct and academic dishonesty (plagiarism) allegations
  • Tenancy and Accommodation issues
  • Administrative and Course problems
  • Withdrawals, Discontinuations, HECS and Fees
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Academic progress, Show Cause and Exclusions
  • Supervision issues
  • Thesis issues
  • Issues regarding the examination process for your thesis including if examiners recommend  ‘revise and resubmit’
  • Employment rights

Trial database available until 16 April 2012

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Published on: 23 March 2012

‘Women and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life. There will be regular additions to the database to bring it to its final complement of 150,000 pages of documents.


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Published on: 22 March 2012


The Library has expanded access to primary source materials through the acquisition of the following digital collections. Access to the collections is available to currently enrolled University of Sydney students, staff, and walk-in users of the Library.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Online  (1688–present)
Full text access to over 300 years of parliamentary debates, bills, command papers and reports and accounts, providing important historical record of the government of Britain and its colonies, as well as its impact on the wider world. It’s a valuable source of primary material encompassing all areas of social, political and economic policy. The 18th Century collection will be of great interest to those studying the early colonial history of the Americas, India and Australia. The19th Century collection provides access to the ideas and agendas of prominent 19th century thinkers, campaigners and innovators such as Anthony Trollope, John Stuart Mill, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage and the Brunels. The 20th Century collection covers topics such as the World Wars, the formation of NATO and the United Nations, the end of Apartheid and the impact of September 11.


portrait of a womanThe Grand Tour and Travel writing, spectacle and world history
We continue our exploration of travel with the addition of these collections. The Grand Tour explores the British response to travel on the Continent for pleasure, business and diplomacy between c1550 and c1850. The collection provides access to manuscript, visual and printed works including letters, diaries, guidebooks, paintings, sketches and architectural drawings drawn from private and public archives, including the British Library and the Paul Mellon Centre. Travel writing, spectacle and world history includes women’s travel diaries and correspondence of the 19th and 20thcenturies from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Image title: Portrait of a woman, traditionally identified as Margaret Stuart, Lady Hippisley Artist: Batoni, Pompeo Date: 1785 Reference: B1981.25.37 Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.

Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-80
Provides access to the complete British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong and Taiwan from the National Archives Kew. The collection includes coverage of key events in 20thcentury Chinese history  from the foundation of the People’s Republic, in 1949, to the death of Zhou Enlai and Mao, the arrest of the Gang of Four and the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976.
Victorian Popular Culture contains a wide range of source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe between 1779 and 1930. The collection is divided into three sections: spiritualism, sensation and magic; circuses, sideshows and freaks; music hall, theatre and popular entertainment, and  draws on collections ranging from the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature and the W.H Crain Barnum & Bailey Circus Collection.

Slavery, abolition and social justice, 1490-2007
is a portal for slavery and abolition studies bringing together documents and collections relating to slavery and its impact in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. The collection provides access to original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and U.S. Court records relating to slavery.

Mass Observation online provides access to the original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, together with printed publications, photographs and interactive maps. The collection provides an important insight into the social history of Britain between 1937 and the mid 1950s.

To see all our databases and electronic resources head to:

Winner of the Library’s competition to win an iPad2

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Published on: 12 March 2012

AntonyWe congratulate Antony Querin, Pharmacy student, who is the winner of the iPad2!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Library’s Orientation 2012 activities and competitions.
Don’t forget to get in touch if you need any help using Library services or finding what you need. Please check our website for Library locations and to find contact details for Library staff







Welcome to the University of Sydney Library Services

The University Library welcomes all new and returning students and staff. Please get in touch if you need any help using Library services or finding what you need. Please check our website for Library locations and to find contact details for Library staff Find out about changes to printing and photocopying in the Library at:

Fisher Library Upgrade Continues L5
The exciting project to renew Fisher Library is reaching its halfway point. Newly renovated floors will open up progressively over the next few months. Meanwhile, 200 desks are available for quiet study throughout stack levels 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 & 9 and we have created a temporary study and computer space on level 5 (see photo).

We will shortly begin the transfer of low use material to storage when it will be delivered on request. We are grateful to the academic staff who sent through over 1000 recommendations for item location changes during the collection review. To keep up-to-date with the latest progress check information in the foyer or head to

Please note that the Campus Card Centre has relocated from Fisher Library to Ground Floor, Margaret Telfer Building K07, Arundel Street

The Campus Card Centre has relocated

The Campus Card Centre has relocated from Fisher Library to:

Ground Floor, K07 – Margaret Telfer Building Arundel Street.

You can find a Location map via this link.




Find an available library or Access Lab computer or study space

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Published on: 1 March 2012

Information is available through the Library web site for clients to find Library public access PCs which are currently available for use.

If you click on a link for a particular location you can see which PCs are free and how long it has been since they were used.

To find the nearest Access Lab please visit the ICT Find a computer website

Both links above can also be located via the How do I.. link on the Library home page.

Where to study in a Library on Camperdown and Darlington Campuses
During the Fisher Library redevelopment study spaces are limited. If you are looking for an alternative study space we recommend you go to one of our other libraries just a short walk from Fisher Library. Check opening hours and locations: Badham Library, Law Library and SciTech Library or a bit further away is the Medical Library.

For a list of all University Libraries, locations and opening hours visit: 

To find out more about the Fisher Library upgrade visit:

Exhibition – Inner Space: a microscopic journey

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Published on: 1 March 2012

Cancer cell

29 February to 5 April 2012
Explore exciting discoveries from the world of science through the lens of a microscope. Get a new perspective on innovative light metals, wandering cancer cells and ancient insects frozen in time. See how different microscopy techniques combine to give new visions of our world through the unique images presented in this exhibition by the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis.

Where: SciTech Library
Level 1, Jane Foss Russell Building, G02
160 City Road

Please note that exhibition opening hours vary from day to day. Visit the SciTech Library website for opening hours.

Further information
T 9351 5322

Image: Invasion by a cancer cell by L Soon and J Lee, colour-enhanced scanning electron micrograph, 2011.

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