The Library provides a wide range of online resources and services to support your learning. Information about the full range of resources and services can be accessed from the Library website.
- Summon & Catalogue
- UOW Databases
- Library Guides
- Teach Yourself
- Ask a Librarian
- What's New?
- Services for Students Outside Australia
Electronic readings, or ereadings, are core reading materials in electronic format that have been selected by your lecturer. They can be accessed at any time, from any location. You can check whether ereadings are available for your subject by using the Readings link on the Library homepage and typing in your subject code or lecturer's name to view a list of materials for your subject. You will be prompted to enter your username and password at the login screen the first time you access a reading in any one Internet session.
Summon and the Catalogue
Summon is the key starting point for you to access the range of materials available through the Library including books, ebooks, print and electronic journal articles, newspapers, CDs, videos, and DVDs.
Electronic books, or ebooks are electronic editions of titles covering a range of disciplines; they provide a valuable addition to your collection of resources. The ebook collection includes recent editions of titles, and ebooks are accessible at any time from any location. They can be found by searching the Summon, and can be identified by the fulltext ebook symbol that appears in the search result list.
Databases provide access to academic journals, ebooks, newspaper articles and more across a wide range of disciplines. Many databases contain fulltext journal articles, and you can use them to search for information on a particular topic. To locate journals held by the University of Wollongong (UOW) Library, select the Databases, Jounals link on the Library homepage, and search for the journal title in the A-Z journal list search box.
Library Guides provide access to collections of academically relevant resources in various subject disciplines that have been recommended by your Liaison Librarian. Find relevant websites and online reference materials including dictionaries, encyclopaedias, search engines, guides to citation styles, and much more.
Teach Yourself: online tutorials
A range of online tutorials are available to assist you in using the Library's resources. Tutorials include:
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Services for Students Outside Australia
If you are studying outside Australia additional information on Library services is available from the Library website. For international students studying in Australia, there's information available on the Library's International Student Guide.
Help is available should you require assistance engaging with any of the UOW eLearning technologies or services.
How does eLearning@UOW benefit me?
The goal for eLearning@UOW is to support active independent learning as well as collaborative learning communities.
In developing competence as eLearners you will be developing a number of the UOW Graduate Qualities, including:
- skills to enable you to become an independent learer
- the capacity to act responsibly
- problem-solving skills