Scheduled IT Maintenance 23rd June 2018 between 8.00am and 8.00pm

A scheduled IT Services Maintenance will occur this weekend.

  • Start time: 8.00am Saturday 23 June 2018
  • End time: 8.00pm Saturday 23 June 2018

The following Library systems may experience intermittent outages:

  • Bonus
  • Cardax
  • Ezproxy (this may affect access to online resources)
  • Newcat+ Library catalogue
  • Sierra

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

New Databases

6 new databases are now available in ‘Database by title’:

Birkhauser Basics eBook collection (select ‘Licensed Access’ titles for full text)

Le Corbusier eBook collection

Criminology Oxford Bibliographies

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

Oxford Historical Treaties

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

These databases are also available by searching Newcat+

You’ve got access to over 7.3 million books

You’re not limited to just books in our Library

You can access eBooks, articles and more online via our Catalogue, A-Z Databases, Bonus+ and Get it services.

eBooks – We have several eBook platforms and collections.  You can find eBooks by searching the Library Catalogue.  Select ‘Format’, then choose ‘EBOOK’ as in the example below.


You can also search via the A – Z database list which has 38 different eBook providers.

More information can be found in our eBook guide.  

Bonus+ – As a UON student or staff member you have access to the BONUS+ platform.  Bonus+ boasts access to over 7,376,630 items.

Get itAccess the Get it service to obtain items not held at the UON Library or in BONUS+.  Items can include books as well as access to journal articles, book chapters, research reports, patents, and papers from conference proceedings.

Have any questions? Ask the Library

Take a step up…..learn how here

Watch online and learn anytime, anywhere.  Short videos that explain how to use the Library and get the information you need.

Library workshops: A must for new students,
learn about the important research tools on our website.

Monday March 12, 12pm-1pm, Ourimbah Library,
Thursday March 15, 12pm-1pm Auchmuty Library and 1pm-2pm Huxley Library.


Need help? Ask the Library


#metoo – a topic for International Womens’ Day tomorrow

The #metoo campaign is continuing to showcase how Social Media can be used as a tool for transformative social and political change. Social media has effected how we consume information. Without the need for a publisher, Social Media platforms are helping to democratize information access.  Social Media enables information to bypass the hurdles of distribution, distance, time and cost to get information out to the international and local community.  And it’s instant – with the click of a button.

‘Women’s voices’ are being ‘heard’ on a global level by the use of hashtags such as #metoo. Social Media, once seen as merely a popular culture construct, is now being used as a global tool for socio-political discourse.  The #metoo movement is successfully spreading it’s message via the mainstream media prompted by the global attention it gained via Social Media.

Interested in finding out more about the #metoo movement? Check out some of our resources.

Search our catalogue – “#metoo” returns 14,203 results.


Or browse our Women’s Studies databases





Newcat+ new features

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.