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Retro sounds a hit at Matheson

Arts Faculty Music students have been making good use of the Matheson Library’s collection of records.

Teams of Creative Music Technology  students were given a mission to create their own original compositions, using nothing but vinyl samples.

Coordinator Ben Grayson says this was pretty much the coolest assignment ever!  “Students spent their time fossicking around in the world . . . → Read More: Retro sounds a hit at Matheson

Embase users: change of platform details

Please note the below important change of platform details for Embase

An upgrade to Embase (one of the premier databases for biomedical information) via the OVID platform is available from the library databases page.

Warning:  Access to Embase via the Elsevier platform will expire very soon, so any important searches or alerts should be saved as text files or . . . → Read More: Embase users: change of platform details

Asian studies materials in temporary home

Japanese magazines are among the ASRC resources in a new home.

At the Sir Louis Matheson Library, the Asian Studies Research Collection (ASRC) materials have been moved temporarily to the Matheson store area, where most of it is on open access. The Matheson store is on the Lower Ground floor and is reached via the stairs . . . → Read More: Asian studies materials in temporary home

HeinOnline: is there anything it can’t do?

Conan O’Brien wrote the famous line “doughnuts, is there anything they can’t do?” for Homer Simpson in the episode Marge v The Monorail and it is tempting to apply the concept to Hein Online. This database covers so much (it is the world’s largest image-based legal research collection) and is so easy to use.

HeinOnline is divided . . . → Read More: HeinOnline: is there anything it can’t do?

A Library guide to Moodle

Moodle, the learning management system used at Monash University, was upgraded to the newest version (2.7) in November  2014.

While there will be few changes to the 2.7 ‘look and feel’ of Moodle, students may notice some differences to features and functions. Highlights of these changes include:

A new assignment module offering group assignments and built-in originality declaration statements
The option . . . → Read More: A Library guide to Moodle