Searching journal impact factors with Journal Citation Reports

20 May, 2009

What are journal impact factors?

Journal impact factors are used to determine leading journals within disciplines or sub-disciplines. Impact factors are produced by Thomson Reuters based on citation data analysis provided for the journals they index.

Where can I find journal impact factors?

Journal Citation Reports is an online tool that provides data for more than 7,500 journals published in the sciences and social sciences from 1997 onwards.

The Library subscribes to Journal Citation Reports produced by Thomson Reuters.

Go to: Journal Citation Reports

Focus On…Finding Past Exam Papers

3 April, 2008

Some past exam papers are available in Short Loans Online . Just click on Short Loans in NEWCAT, type in exam papers and select a course.

Focus on….Asking for Help

16 October, 2007

Send an SOS via SMS
University of Newcastle staff and students can now SMS reference queries to the Library. The service is for short reference enquiries. SMS 0429 639 542. Calling from outside Australia? SMS +61429639542

Ask a Question – email your question
For assistance with Library database access, instruction and use, search strategies, identifying and locating information resources, ASAPinfo is available to staff and students of the University. For the wider community, we can answer general questions about the library and its resources only.

Make a new book suggestion or comment on our service
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Please go to our Responses to Feedback web page to see our responses.

Focus on…Using Your Laptop in the Library

17 September, 2007

The University Network is available for laptop users via data outlets or wireless connection in the Auchmuty and Huxley Libraries, Student Hubs at the Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses, and the City Precinct (CHIC).

Fixed cables are being installed in the Laptop areas in the Auchmuty Foyer and in the AIC which will mean that lending of laptop cables can eventually be phased out.

Connecting your laptop to the wired or wireless network does not enable printing to the network printers or access to applications loaded on the lab PCs or MACs – it provides INTERNET ACCESS ONLY.

For more information see

Focus On…Cultural Collections

10 September, 2007

Come along and see the new displays outside the office near the AIC.

The Cultural Collections  is situated on level 2 of the Auchmuty Library. It is the home of the historical and cultural memory of the University and its regional context. Our opening hours are 9.00 – 5.00pm Monday to Friday. You can also locate University Theses and Handbooks.

You can read more on their UoN Cultural Collections Blog page which you access here on the right hand  side.

Focus on … Group Study Rooms

27 July, 2007

Did you know that Auchmuty, Huxley and Ourimbah libraries have rooms available for group study?

Some rooms are equipped for rehearsing presentations or group viewing of DVDs, others have whiteboards for group brainstorming.

For more information go to the Room Bookings page


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