Database downtime – Saturday 25 March 2017 – Brill

24 March, 2017

Please note the Brill Online books and journals platform will be undertaking scheduled maintenance on Saturday 25 March, 2017.

The downtime is scheduled for:

6:00 PM Saturday 25 March, 2017

Please be advised that site/services may be periodically unavailable during this maintenance time.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Scheduled IT Maintenance 25th March – 26th March 2017

24 March, 2017

An IT Services Maintenance weekend will occur on Saturday 25 March – Sunday 26 March 2017.

Between 8.00am – 8.00pm systems and services will be impacted while maintenance is performed.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

New “How to” Library tutorials

23 March, 2017



Watch online and learn how to:

New Database – OnArchitecture

22 March, 2017

A new database, OnArchitecture, is now available in ‘Database by title’

OnArchitecture is an audiovisual database which features the main trends in the field of architecture.

This database is also available by searching Newcat+

Need help with an essay? Peer Writing Mentors are in the Huxley & Auchmuty Libraries

21 March, 2017

When: 11am – 2pm, Monday to Friday during Semester 1
Huxley Library (in the front window, near the Service area), and Auchmuty Library (Reading Room 3, level 3)

If you have any questions please contact

Peer Writing Mentors are UON students here to provide you with advice on developing your writing skills. Bring along a hard copy of your writing, the assignment question and the marking criteria. The Peer Writing Mentors can:

  • Give you advice about study skills, writing and referencing.
  • Offer general feedback about your writing or discuss ideas and concerns with you about your work.
  • Show you strategies for how to do something (e.g. Use a referencing style, analyse a question and interpret marking criteria, structure an essay, use a writing or note taking planner).
  • Provide you with referral to other services for futher assistance.

The mentors can not correct your work, but can provide advice about any areas that need improvement.

Huxley Library Indigenous Collection praised

17 March, 2017

Inspirational collection receives recognition!

The University of Newcastle’s Huxley Library was visited recently by staff from the State Library of NSW Indigenous Services who praised the Library’s Indigenous Collection. This collection showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and is used by a range of students studying History, Sociology, Education and Aboriginal Studies at the University.

Huxley Library staff work closely with the Wollotuka Institute Library staff to continually build and maintain this significant resource.

The Library visit is highlighted in a State Library NSW Blogpost, read more here:

Find your Course Readings

16 March, 2017

Course Readings is a collection of high demand, essential scholarly materials identified by Course Coordinators to support teaching programs at University of Newcastle.

So how do you find them?

  • You can search NEWCAT+, by title, to access electronic items (online articles, scanned articles or chapters from books and e-books.)
  • Your Course Coordinator may also have created hyperlinks in Blackboard from your reading list.
  • Physical items (books, DVDs, CDs, Kits and course readers) can be borrowed via self-check machines for a 2 hour loan period and must be returned to the same location.