EndNote X2 has a new feature that will locate and store the full text in the record for the reference you have selected. However the success of this feature will depend on what database you are using.
To try this:
Within EndNote, select the journal reference for which you would like to locate full text. From the References menu: select Find Full text. If a PDF of the article is successfully found it will be automatically downloaded and placed within the individual reference and with a paperclip. The PDFs are stored in the .DATA folder belonging to that particular library along with any other PDFs you have inserted into that library
You may have zero or only partial success with this. If you have downloaded your record from Web of Science or from PubMed, and/or your record contains a DOI, this method of downloading full text is more likely to work.
We look forward to EndNote improving this feature.
For more information about using EndNote see the Library’s EndNote wiki(note you will need to use your UC login to access this wiki.)
All Libraries will be closed on ANZAC day, Saturday 25 April.
Power will be cut to the Education Library at 5pm Monday 20 April. We will reopen at 8am on Tuesday 21 April.
All other branches will be open normal hours. We apologise for any inconvenience.
All libraries will be closed over the Easter break from Friday 10th April to Tuesday 14th April (inclusive), and reopening on Wednesday morning. Opening times for each branch can be found on the Library Hours page.
Daylight Saving ends on Sunday 5th April, so remember to set your clock back an hour on Saturday night, 4th April. Don’t forget and turn up an hour too early to get into the Library!
A new lift has been commissioned in the James Hight Building. It is located on Level 1 adjacent to Security and is able to be accessed through new automatic opening doors. It will provide easy access for all users between Levels 1 and 2 of the James Hight Building (and Central Library), but especially so for users with either temporary or permanent disabilities.
Anne Ussher (Facilities Management) and Steve Russell (Disability Resource Service) and Joan Simpson, (Central Library) try out the new lift
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the 2009 Library tours prize draw.
Kathryn Millard won the bean bag, Daryl Crawford, Hanna Enoka and Zhua Zhengsong won $20 MTA vouchers.
The annual University of Canterbury Library Tower Race, run on Thursday 19th March, was a fun and colourful event.
Fifty-one Tower Race competitors raced from the Science Lecture Block lawn, clockwise around the James Hight building and up the 264 stairs to the eleventh floor of the Central Library. There were entrants in the race for fastest male and female student and best dressed categories.
Prizes were awarded as follows
Fastest Male student
Thijs Hubber – 1m40s
Daniel Popp – 1m41s
Will – 1m41s
Fastest Female student
Ashleigh Hall – 2m08s
Cathy Jordan – 2m28s
Suzanne Furkert – 2m 29s
Learn how to keep up to date in your research area by using current awareness alerts and RSS feeds. Visit our Tutorial Booking page to choose and book a session.
Since Sunday, it has not been possible to login to the Catalogue. We hope this will be fixed later this morning.
The annual Library Tower Race is happening on March 19 at 12 noon.
This race starts on the lawn outside the Science Lecture Theatres, goes around the outside of Central Library, and then up the 264 stairs from level 1 all the way to level 11. The fastest male and fastest female each win a year’s membership at the Rec Centre and have their names recorded on the elegant Library Tower Race trophy. Last year the winnings times were 1 minute 55 seconds for the fastest female and 1 minute 34 seconds for the fastest male.
There will also be prizes for best dressed, as well as spot prizes.
Sign up now at either the Central Library or the Recreation Centre.
The College of Education campus is currently experiencing electrical problems and no IT systems are working. It is hoped this will be fixed by mid-afternoon. The Education Library is still open for study but please go to the Central Library or other branches if you need computer access as there is no catalogue, web services, databases or PCs available in the Education Library. Distance students may chose to ring the Central Library (03 364 2198) for help.
A selection of the magnificent botanical prints from Banks’ Florilgium are currently on display in an exhibition created for the Festival of Flowers. The rare set of prints were donated to the University by the late artist William Sutton and are part of the Macmillan Brown Library collection. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to view these beautiful prints on display alongside some of the actual botanical specimens collected during Cook’s voyage over 200 years ago.
Visit the festival site for more information about the exhibition and the Festival of Flowers.
UC’s Macmillan Brown Library and Archives New Zealand’s Christchurch Regional Office have teamed up to create an online exhibition
focussing on the lives of the Acland Family of South Canterbury. By bringing together records from both our institutions we are able show something of both the public and private lives of this well-known family.The records from Archives New Zealand relate to the business of running Mt Peel Station and the public lives of members of the Acland family. These are complemented by the archives from Macmillan Brown Library which portray their domestic and family lives. This exhibition will continue to develop over time and as we add new material we hope more connections will emerge that flesh out the story of our colonial past. Read the Acland’s story, so far.
This exhibition is just the tip of the iceberg, there are many more stories just waiting to be discovered by a researcher at UC. If you are looking for an original research topic, contact our archivist Jeff Palmer today.
The Library is now emailing reminders to borrowers 3 days before items are due back. These notices will only be sent for items loaned for more than 3 days. If you receive a notice, please return or renew the item(s) before the due date.
Items can be renewed online via the Library Catalogue’s My Account. More information about borrowing and renewals can be found on the Library’s Website.
The Library has launched its first live wiki, with the recent conversion of our EndNote help pages into a wiki format.
We hope that by having these pages in such a format users will not only learn from our knowledge of EndNote, but will contribute their own knowledge and experience to assist others.
The wiki is available for anyone anywhere to read, and anyone with a valid UC usercode will be able to login and either add a comment or edit content. Library staff will monitor the pages to ensure that content added is valid and accurate.
Take a library tour and be eligible to enter our draw for great prizes. Win a bean bag, petrol vouchers and other fun prizes.
For more information and timetables see the Library Tours page on the Get Connected to UC site
The server is being upgraded to cope with increased use of the UC Research Repository
It is necessary to close the Central Library on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 January in order for electrical work to be completed which is required for the installation of the lift.
The following titles on one hour loans will be able to be borrowed on Saturday from the Engineering Library 1 pm – 5 pm.
- Formal logic : it’s scope and limits by Jeffrey
- Organisation behaviour on the Pacific rim by McShane
- Talk Mandarin today by Hong Xiao
- Principles of financial accounting by Chalmers
- The Essential difference by Simon Baron-Cohen
- Civilisation and its discontents by Peter Cohen
- Sexing the brain by Lesley Rogers
The Law, and Engineering Libraries will remain open from 1 pm – 5 pm and the Physical Sciences Library will be open 10 am – 1 pm.
All Libraries will be closed on Sunday.
We apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause.
Please note: A current Canterbury Card is required in order to gain access to the Law and Engineering Libraries.
Central Library Manager
The Library catalogue should now be available again following an upgrade. Please contact Library IT (ext 8602) if you experience any problems.
The Library catalogue will be unavailable from 7.00am Thursday while while the catlogue and Library LMS are being upgraded. Please contact the Library after 8.30am if you need anything urgently.
Be in before the rush! EndNote tutorials are available during the summer. Several sessions are available in January and early February.
The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) will be a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, highlighted by the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei. For more information see The International Year of Astronomy website.
See also the Library’s Astronomy and Astrophysics subject guide
All libraries will close at 5pm Tuesday 23 December and reopen at 8:30am Monday 5 January.
See also : Library Summer hours