BrowZine app Trial – browse our eJournals on your tablet

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Published on: 10 April 2014

BrowZineTrial available until 30 April 2014

BrowZine lets you browse most of our eJournals by subject, title, or by keywords in a title. It makes it easy for you to browse your favourite journals or find new ones. You can keep track of the latest articles published each week or month and save the ones you want to read on your device.

Your feedback is very important to us in deciding whether to purchase a subscription or not. You can let us know what you think via the feedback form.

How to download BrowZine:

  • Go to  the App Store, Google Play, or Kindle/Amazon store and search for BrowZine. NOTE: Browzine supports the following Android tablets: Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy and Kindle Fire HD. It’s likely others will work too.
  • Install BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • Open BrowZine and Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of Sydney and tap to choose.
  • Login with your UniKey. Your  credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Titles A-Z” to search for a specific title by name or keyword, OR “Subjects” and select subject area. Start browsing! 

If you’ve been using our Open Access library, log out:

  • Update version of BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of BrowZine.
  • Open BrowZine. Go to “Settings” at bottom of page and tap “Change Library” in the upper right corner.
  • Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of Sydney and tap to choose.
  • Enter your ID and Password. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Titles A-Z” to search for a specific title by name or keyword, OR “Subjects” and select subject area. Start browsing!

Do you use SciFinder?

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Published on: 28 January 2014

scifinderRoughly two thirds of all structure searches in SciFinder now originate from the new Non-Java CAS Structure Editor. Find out about new features and enhancements in the latest Non-Java CAS Structure Editor Update:




American Psychological Association databases

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Published on: 23 August 2013

The Library has recently subscribed to PsycTests – so now you can get that test instrument you need! We also have the DSM-V as well!

American Psychological Association

PsycTests gives you access to thousands of psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information. There are both published and unpublished tests developed by researchers but not made commercially available. So you get the purpose; some history of its development; data on the scope of the test, test implementation, a high-level overview of the test’s development, and reliability and validity data (when available). Most records link to a variety of materials describing the test in peer-reviewed literature, technical reports, or dissertations as well as links to related peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use. Most records also include the actual test instrument.


Journal of Visualized Experiments

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Published on: 17 July 2013

Jove156We have subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), which is an online journal publishing visualised (video-based) biological research studies. JoVE was established as a new tool in life science publication and communication, with participation of scientists from leading research institutions. JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research. Visualisation greatly facilitates the understanding and efficient reproduction of both basic and complex experimental techniques, thereby addressing two of the biggest challenges faced by today’s life science research community: i) low transparency and poor reproducibility of biological experiments and ii) time and labour-intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

Link > Journal of Visualized Experiments

Access to Library electronic resources

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Published on: 5 July 2013

The Library provides access to an extensive collection of electronic resources, including eJournals and eBooks, which are widely used for research, learning and teaching in the University. These resources are available under publishers licence for all University staff and students.

From Wednesday 17th July authentication via Unikey or Library barcode will be required for access to these resources from computers on campus, including wireless access, following the same procedure as the existing arrangement for off-campus access. This change has become necessary to ensure the University complies with the publishers’ licence agreements and to avoid putting access to these critical resources at risk.

Exemptions have been made for public access computers in all libraries, which will not prompt for authentication except for those resources that already require it both on and off campus eg. SciFinder Scholar and Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) eBooks. This exemption for most resources will enable continued access for those Library members and walk-in users who do not have Unikeys.

The change is necessary to ensure we are complying with the licence agreements for our electronic resources. Recent incidents of unauthorised access have put access to some key electronic resources at risk. Compromised computers or servers have been used for unauthorised or unlicensed access to our resources. This puts the Library in breach of licence, and in the past publishers have blocked access to their resources because of such breaches. Adding an authentication step in the process guards against this risk.

The change has been timed for the semester break to minimise the impact on clients. If clients are accessing a number of resources they will only need to authenticate the first time in the browser session so the extra step should not be too onerous. A number of other University resources already require authentication both and on and off campus.

More information about electronic resources is on the databases page or contact Ask a Librarian.

Welcome to Classical Music in Video

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Published on: 25 June 2013

clmv-shot1A database of classical music performances in streamed video. Performances range across all genres – symphonic, chamber, oratorio and solo. The time period covered is from medieval times to the 21st century and the videos are from the 1950s up to contemporary recordings.

Link > Classical Music in Video




Scheduled outage on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect, Scopus and Hub

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Published on: 15 August 2012

Elsevier The Library has been informed by Elsevier that ScienceDirect, Scopus, Hub, Applications, SciVal and Journals Consult are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Monday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.

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