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Print and online collections and databases held by the Library, including subject databases, the USC Research Bank and the USC Herbarium.

Reserve

A copy of texts and required readings nominated by the Course Coordinator are held in the Reserve Collection on Level 1 at Sippy Downs and at USC Fraser Coast. These can be used in the Library building for two hours.

Students enrolled at USC Gympie, USC SouthBank and USC Noosa also have access to an onsite Reserve Collection.

The Reserve Collection can be searched through the Course Reserve Search. The Reserve Collection is updated at the start of each semester.

e-Reserve

e-Reserve has links to electronic versions of required readings which can be accessed online. It also links to journal articles, book chapters, or papers selected by your lecturer which are not held in USC Library databases.

e-Reserve items are accessible from the Library Catalogue (USC login required). Search for an e-Reserve item by the title of the article, chapter or website.

General Collection

The General Collection at Sippy Downs and USC Fraser Coast has books and DVDs to support learning, teaching and research.

Law Collection

The Law Collection at Sippy Downs on Level 1 has legal texts, legislation and cases.

Curriculum Collection

The Curriculum Collection at Sippy Downs on Level 2 and USC Fraser Coast has books, teaching kits and support materials for lesson preparation.

Print Serials

There is a non-circulating print journal collection at Sippy Downs.

Required readings in Reserve

A copy of texts and required readings nominated by the Course Coordinator are held in the Reserve Collection on Level 1 at Sippy Downs and at USC Fraser Coast. These can be used in the Library building for two hours.

Students enrolled at USC Gympie, USC SouthBank and USC Noosa have access to an onsite Reserve Collection.

The Reserve Collection can be searched through the Course Reserve Search. The Reserve Collection is updated at the start of each semester.

Databases

A Database is an online collection of journal articles, videos, newspapers and other information sources. The USC library subscribes to subject-specific and multidisciplinary databases.

Required readings in eReserve

e-Reserve has links to electronic versions of required readings which can be accessed online. It also links to journal articles, book chapters, or papers selected by your lecturer which are not held in USC Library databases.

e-Reserve items are accessible from the Library Catalogue (USC login required). Search for an e-Reserve item by the title of the article, chapter or website.

eBooks

Find electronic books in the Catalogue. For help finding, downloading and reading eBooks, view the eBooks at USC Guide.

Online videos

Find online videos, streaming videos, lectures, interviews, documentaries and presentations in the Catalogue. Some databases also include online videos.

USC Research Bank

The USC Research Bank is the institutional research repository for the University of the Sunshine Coast. It provides an open access showcase of the University’s scholarly research output ensuring that research is made available to the local, national and international communities.

USC Herbarium

The USC Herbarium collection forms the basis for a reference collection of plants growing in our region and provides a significant resource for the University of the Sunshine Coast and regional community. Work conducted on the collation and recording of this collection is being undertaken by USC staff and students.

The collection consists of around 10,000 plant specimens, some dating back to the 1940s, and provides a valuable historical record of plant distributions. It also includes plant specimens donated by the Queensland Forestry Research Institute.

The Herbarium is being digitized and uploaded to the Virtual Herbarium which complements the existing physical collection, making it more accessible to the community.

The physical Herbarium is located on Level 1 of the USC Sippy Downs Library in a purpose-designed room. The Virtual Herbarium can also be found through Research Data Australia.

Facts Online

Facts Online are links to selected electronic reference tools, including:

  • calculators
  • dictionaries
  • encyclopaedias
  • grammar
  • statistics
  • translation
  • weather
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