Northern Light Trial

The Library trial of the Northern Light Database is available now.

Northern Light is a grey literature database, ideal for research scientists at pharmaceutical and biotech companies, healthcare organizations, academic institutions, research libraries, and research teams at hospitals.

It provides unique access to abstracts and posters from medical and life sciences conferences from across the globe.

The Library is actively seeking your feedback. This trial is available from Monday 16th October to Wednesday 15th November 2017.

Need help? Ask the Library


Your Library your space – Huxley Library

The Huxley Library is a popular and vibrant learning space where students collaborate and study.

In 1989 the Library was named after Dr Huxley, former Principal of the Hunter Institute of Higher Education.  This was a tribute to Dr Huxley’s commitment to the institution and his highly respected leadership.  Last week at a ceremony in the Huxley Library  a plaque  was unveiled honouring Doug Huxley’s contribution to higher education.

Douglas Huxley’s grandsons and current UON students

The Huxley Library has had continual improvements to meet the changing needs of students and reflect changes in teaching and learning styles over the years. The Huxley Library has an impressive range of services and resources. Its Indigenous collection recently winning praise from the State Library of NSW Indigenous Services.

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Check out the video our Cultural Collections team found.

Video film footage of the Huxley Library, University of Newcastle (Australia) filmed circa 1993. Filmed by Gary Stacker.

5 good reasons to reference

Referencing is one of those things you know you have to get right, but it can all seem a bit confusing. When writing assignments you will use ideas, theories, quotations, facts and figures, as well as illustrations and even diagrams that are not your own. Referencing shows your readers where you found all your information.

Here are five good reasons to reference:

  1. Referencing gives credit to the original authors and allows readers to find the original source to check or follow up on a point.
  2. Referencing gives credibility to your work and provides support for your own arguments or ideas.
  3. Referencing helps you avoid plagiarism and demonstrates Academic Integrity.
  4. Referencing your sources properly, in the style required by your lecturer, is an essential part of university writing.
  5. Referencing demonstrates how widely you have researched for your assignment and getting it right means you won’t lose marks for all your hard work.

Where can you find help?
You can save time by using the Library Referencing guides.
Find information on different referencing styles and examples of references for different sources including journal articles, book chapters, ebooks, multimedia and many more in our Library Referencing guides. There is also information on the different referencing tools that can help you to manage your references.
Links to the Referencing guides are on the Library homepage and in Library Essentials on UONline.
For help you can Book a Librarian, Chat to us online or drop into the Library.


Anatomedia Trial

The Library trial of the Anatomedia Database is available now.

This multidisciplinary resource has 9 interactive modules covering General Anatomy, Back, Abdomen, Thorax, Pelvis, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, Neck and Head, images, videos and slides.

The Library is actively seeking your feedback. This trial is available from Wednesday 4th October to Friday 27th October 2017.

Need help? Ask the Library


Drones and Big Spatial Data – 1 day workshop

The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) is facilitating a one-day geospatial workshop/seminar event in Melbourne.

Melbourne: Drones and Big Spatial data – Challenges and Opportunities
(1 day seminar/workshop)
Mon, 9 Oct, 9.00am-4.45pm, at University of Melbourne. Register

Morning Seminar:

  • Keith Russell, ANDS/Nectar/RDS – Introduction to FAIR data principles
  • Sarah Murfitt, Deakin University – Applications of unmanned aerial vehicles for mapping coastal processes and intertidal marine habitats
  • Lisa Frye / Brendan Zwaaniken, DELWP – Negotiating barriers & managing risks with RPAS: Innovating Approaches to Regulations, Permits, and Safety
  • Alena Moison, DELWP – A Platform for storing, processing and sharing Victoria’s open drone data
  • Nathan Quadros, CRCSI – An automated workflow to ensure end users capture LiDAR and drone data which meets their needs
  • More speakers to be added

Afternoon Workshop:

  • Xavier Goldie, AURIN – Introduction to AURIN facilities: Software and tools · Nathan Quadros, CRCSI – Point Clouds and QA4LiDAR
  • ·Fabiana Santana, University of Canberra – How drone data could be used in modeling? A case study applying the BCCVL

Places are limited. Please register for this workshop through our Eventbrite.

Gale Reference Complete Trial

The Library trial of the Gale Reference Complete Database is available now.

This multidisciplinary resource provides scholarly content in a wide range of formats including journals, ebooks, historical primary sources, podcasts, videos, transcripts, newspaper articles, as well as radio and TV broadcasts.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience across broad topic clusters.

The Library is actively seeking your feedback. This trial is available from Monday 25th September to Friday 3rd November 2017.

Need help? Ask the Library


TiNA festival E-Lit, Zines and more….

This is Not Art festival kicks off on the 28th September and this year’s program features extravagant singalongs, performance lectures, blogging, poetry, gaming, cartooning, a spelling bee, dance, roving artist talks, witchcraft, drama, comedy, song writing and more.

E-Lit Reading
Whether it be twine game, chatbot, or hypertext poetry, these artists discuss the limitation, provocation and potential of digital meaning-making.

What the Spewcastle?!?!
Penis towers, obelisks, lighthouses like chess piece rooks … a theme is emerging. Poets and writers scour Newcastle’s streets, creating pieces on the urban landscape before our very eyes.

Zine Fair
Drop in and pick up the latest zines from around Australia and check out all that’s groovin’ DIY style.