How do we equip ourselves, and our students, to evaluate what is true, factual and relevant in a digital landscape which keeps throwing land bombs at us? Continue reading Avoiding the perils of misinformation
Want to get published? Use our Library tools to work out which journals to approach
Deciding on a journal to approach with a view to publishing your work can be daunting. Where can you start? Who can you seek advice from?
The Library has several tools which can aid in finding appropriate journals and establishing your shortlist. These will help you find journals in your field as well as the key information about each to help with informed decisions.
Continue reading Getting published: knock, knock, knocking on journal doors
The Library is launching a new multitasking product: Continue reading Style alert: APA Style Central is a toolbox for research and publishing.
In need of some ideas for discussion points as an antidote to the pandemic of political despair on our social media feeds? Continue reading #NoMorePolitics (aka OTHER things to talk about)
Here are some quick refresher points about the Library as we set off into a new year and a new session. They’ll be useful for your own information, as well as addressing any student questions. Continue reading 10 things to know about the Library
I’m ruminating on whether our community spirit springs into action during hot spells like this one.
Library music sources to get your groove on
Are you fascinated by the latest popular songs, or by opera, or perhaps researching the theory of musicology?
Here’s a quick rundown on how EduTV can work for you.
What it is
Informit EduTV is an online TV streaming resource for Australian tertiary institutions providing content across a range of learning areas including Business, Economics, Health, History, Indigenous studies, Legal studies, Media studies, Performing arts, Politics, Government, Religious studies, Science, Technology, Society, Culture, Visual arts and design.
It logs free-to-air television , significant documentaries, and includes several programs broadcast on Pay TV channels such as The History Channel, National Geographic, NITV, BBC Knowledge and Discovery. Contents are accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone.
What it does
Informit EduTV makes it easy for lecturers and students to find and watch relevant television content instantly. The database contains over 30,000 programs including documentaries, drama and series. Content includes documentaries, drama, series and more from free-to-air and pay TV.
Archives of programs start from 2006 with up to 80 new programs added weekly
It can be searched by key subject areas, or new programmes, or alphabetical listing.
What you could do with it
You can save programmes to the my favourites folder. These can be filed in multiple folders, titled in a method which suits you.
You can make short clips to show in lectures, or for use to support your conference presentations. These clips can be saved in your my projects tab.
As an educational tool you are likely to find material to support your research or teaching, as well as your wider interests.
You will find Informit EduTV listed under the Library database holdings (choose the database tab in MultiSearch, and search from there). The library also offers other streaming video resources to support your learning and teaching.
If you want more information or help, contact your Research Librarian.
Have you heard of the mannequin challenge? Or perhaps, like me, you’ve been oblivious to the ripple effect of this viral internet gimmick.
I first unwittingly came across it last Sunday when my 13 year old son urged me to watch a video on his phone. Begrudgingly I set aside my own project and mentally committed giving him some quality attention for – well, at least 2 minutes. My own needs beckoned.
Foreign language DVDs and how to access them.
I wonder how many languages are spoken at Macquarie University? Could those languages equate to the number of foreign language DVD’s held in the library collection?