|Science Direct Rocks Einsteins Birthday
Don’t miss your chance to win an iPhone, iPad, and other great prizes!
VU Library is joining our partners at Elsevier in celebrating Albert Einstein’s
birthday on 14 March as Rock Einstein Day with your APPs!
The Einstein Contest is being run in two stages for students, starting from the
14th of March, ending on the 17th of May. You can submit an entry for just one
or both stages.
All you need to do search for information using the ScienceDirect search tool:
http://0-www.sciencedirect.com.library.vu.edu.au/ to answer some simple quiz
The quiz has been uploaded onto the Asia website of Elsevier and users wishing
to participate can visit the link below:
Best of luck!
The Health, Engineering and Science Team
|MAP AS HISTORY
| Map as History is an online collection of maps using animation, colour and narration to illustrated the changes on territorial landscape
throughout history. The site provides 160 animated maps in 9 separated series:|
- Ancient Greece
- World War I 1939-1945
- Europe and Nations 1815-1914
- Europe and nations 1918-1942
- Europe and nations 1945 to present
- The Middle East since the early 20th century
- Europe's colonial expansion 1820-1939
- The Unites States: a territorial history
- World War I 1914-1918
|Press Display is the most convenient and complete way to read all your
favourite newspapers and magazines on one site. Press Display gives
access to publications from within the library, from home and around the
world on the day they are published. Press Display provides users with a
traditional 2-page newspapers view, table of contents, article jumps
(linking article sections) and easy to read views. Users can ‘flip’ to
turn pages. Readers can also translate their newspaper into one of ten
major foreign languages. Press Display provides a global perspective on
the world’s events to users at home and away.
Press Display main features are:
- Over 1700 newspapers and magazines from more than 92 countries in 48 languages
- All newspapers are published in their original format and layout including full text and images
- Display top news from any day in the past seven days, and also archived access to newspapers for the last 60 days.
- Access to newspapers table of contents
- Click to ‘flip" to the next page
- Click on the speaker icon to listen to the article.
- Users can share articles by email, on their blogs or posting them in
Twitter, del.icio.us, Digg and Facebook
Consisting of a collection of around 40,000 individual databases Westlaw
offers extensive coverage of US, UK, EU, Canadian and international law.
Highlights of the full-text content available on Westlaw include:
The UK Law Reports from 1865+
English and UK statutes from 1267+
Case citators and statutes annotations including
KeyCite and the UK case and statute locators.
Digests and legal encyclopaedias including Corpus,
Juris Secundum, American Jurisprudence and the Canadian Abridgement.
Over 1,000 law reviews and journals in full-text and
specialist indexes such as the Legal Journal Index.
Over 1,000 newspapers and new services from around
The databases are interlinked so users can follow in journal articles to
case law and onto legislation.
With a new interface, customised to meet the needs of users at VU,
Westlaw offers unparalleled range, depth and ease of access to primary
and secondary international legal resources.
BONUS+ is a resource-sharing project that allows all staff and students
of the member universities to request (hold) selected library materials
from other institutions within Australia. The service is free-of-cost
to the user.
If the item is not available within VU, click on the
link displayed on the results page of the VU catalogue to continue the
search/search for the item within the BONUS+ catalogue.
Current member institutions include:
- Deakin University
- La Trobe University
- University of Ballarat
- University of Melbourne
- University of Newcastle
- University of Technology Sydney
- Victoria University
Guidelines (Applicable to all electronic services):
Use of this service including the viewing, printing and downloading of
individual articles is permitted for the purposes of private study,
teaching and research. This does not include the systematic downloading,
copying or printing of significant portions of the licensed
content (e.g.. entire issues of individual journals). Undertaking this
type of activity constitutes a serious breach of both copyright and
licence agreements and may result in legal action or termination of the
University's access to this product. Use of this service for
commercial gain is strictly prohibited.
The conditions described above are intended as general guidelines.
Specific licence conditions may be outlined on the individual database
or journal web site under a heading such as "Terms and
Agreement" or something similar. It is important that you read and
observe these terms and conditions.