Ovid Databases – saved searches

17 May, 2017

Saved searches in OVID and associated databases, such as Medline, are currently unstable.
UON IT Services are currently working towards a resolution with a third party vendor.

The JAMA Network – Maintenance Notification, Friday, 21 October 2016

20 October, 2016

We wish to advise that the JAMA Network will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Friday, 21 October 2016 between:

11:00:00 AM and 12:00 noon

A brief interruption of service, while unlikely, is possible during this maintenance window.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Improvements to 24/7 Information Commons

9 May, 2016

In our last Library survey you told us you wanted more  group study rooms available at night as well as more quiet and silent study spaces.  So we’ve extended the Auchmuty Information Commons to make this happen.

The Auchmuty Information Common now has an extra:

  • 3 group study rooms available 24/7
  • 32 extra quiet/silent study spaces
  • Course Readings collection which includes:
    • Holds and BONUS+ items for pickup
    • English Learners collection
    • Self-check machine (Check out and check in)
    • Photocopier, print & scanning
    • 5 individual study spaces

Did you know the University of Newcastle Library has the longest opening hours of any University in Australia? Our Information Commons  are open 24/7 throughout semester.

For all spaces please check the Library Hours  for changes during the mid-year recess and summer break.

Newcat+ new features

5 April, 2016

NewCat+ now has 3 choices  to help you refine your search before you start.

  • Search All (search both the library catalogue and the databases) – default search.
  • Books (search the library catalogue)
  • Journal Articles (search key library databases,).


Another new feature is the link to Inter Library Loans so you can request an item if the library doesn’t subscribe to the full text.


Try the  Browse nearby call numbers feature to find similar items.  Click on the item call number to view nearby items by call number. Newcat+ provides a pop-up display with:

  • a graphical browse or
  • list browse.

Use the arrow keys to navigate through the browse results.


UoN IT Maintenance – Sunday, 20th December 2015

16 December, 2015

Due to IT maintenance the following Library systems will be unavailable for intermittent periods occurring between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on Sunday 20th December 2015.

  • Library catalogue – NEWCAT+
  • Encore
  • BONUS+
  • Loans, renewals or requests
  • MyLibrary
  • Databases
  • ejournals and ebooks
  • All staff Sierra modules
  • Requesting via BONUS+ etc

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

After Sunday, if you are experiencing problems accessing Library resources with your login details try and clear your cache and cookies in your browser and try again to access the resource.