The 7-day Loan Collection are items in high demand. They are distinguished by a red spine label with the words 7-day Loan. These materials are available only to UTS students and staff.
7-day Loan Collection
There are two meanings for this word:
1. A bibliographic service that provides online access to the digital full-text of periodicals published by different publishers.
2. You can use an aggregator that automatically downloads the latest updates from your selected RSS feeds to your desktop or web browser.
The American Psychological Association (APA) System of referencing uses the author-date method of citation.
Ask a Librarian
The Ask a Librarian service provides various ways to contact us for assistance.
The person(s) or group responsible for the intellectual or artistic content of a work. The person who has written or created the published material ie book, book chapter, journal article, report, dissertation or webpage etc.
AXIS is the University Library's newsletter published a few times a year.
Baya Ng'ara Nura
(Language of the Eora Nation) The Baya Ng'ara Nura* Learning Place is a welcoming space within the Library where Indigenous students can learn together and with other students. Baya Ng'ara Nura means Learning Place - in the language of the Eora Nation, these words mean Place, Read, Listen, Hear and Think.
A list of citations that usually appears at the end of a paper, article, book chapter, book, dissertation or report that have been consulted in the composition of the publication. See Reference Resources for further information. A bibliography can also be a book consisting entirely of citations usually in a specific subject area.
BONUS+ is a resource-sharing project that enables the lending of selected library material among the staff and students of participating universities.
Boolean operators are specific words that help you to either narrow or broaden your search in Library Catalogues and databases. They are the words and, or and not, typed between your search terms.
AND requires all terms to appear in a search result. OR retrieves records with either term. NOT excludes terms.
A method of combining two or more search terms to increase or restrict the results.
Libraries organise their collections by subject. These subjects are represented by letters and numbers or Call Numbers. Every item has a call number which indicates where the item is located in the Library. This number is based on the Dewey Decimal System.
A catalogue is a list of materials available in a particular collection, arranged in a systematic order. The UTS Library Catalogue lists all the materials held by the UTS Library including books, journals (including eJournals) and video recordings and can be accessed online.
Citations can also be called references and are listed in a bibliography or reference list usually found at the end of the publication. A citation normally includes author, title, place of publication, publisher and year, if the item is a book. If the item is an article, it includes author, title of the article, title of the periodical, volume number, page and date.
City Campus (Blake Library)
The City Campus Library is located at Corner Quay Street and Ultimo Road, Haymarket. More information: Campus Maps & Hours.
Client Services Charter
The Client Service Charter (PDF) outlines the University Library's services and standards.
Students or staff of other universities, TAFE, high schools or other eligible members of the community. More information: Membership > Community
Copyright is the legal protection given to an author's intellectual rights which protect them against unauthorised copying of their work. All UTS staff and students are obliged by law to comply with copyright legislation. More information: Copyright and UTS.
Dewey Decimal Classification
Devised by Melvil Dewey in 1876 and probably the most widely used classification system in the world today. The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is used by UTS Library to organise titles by subject area on the Library shelves. The system divides knowledge into ten main fields, in 000s-900s, which are further broken down in a hierarchy of increasing specificity. Each area of knowledge has its own number range. More information: Where is it?.
Collection of texts, images, sound recordings, pictures, video etc, encoded so that these resources can be stored, retrieved and made accessible over computer networks.
Digital Resources Register
The Digital Resources Register (DRR) is a register of materials used for online teaching at UTS.
Digital Thesis - Theses
An electronic or digital version of a thesis that you can read online. More information: Theses.
Document Delivery Service
An electronic or digital version of a book that you can read online.
Electronic versions of printed journals that can be viewed online. eJournals can be accessed through the Library Catalogue.
A collection of online teaching resources including journal articles, book excerpts and lecture notes supplied by your lecturer. Access eReadings through the Library Catalogue and search by lecturer or subject.
A style of citing that places a number in the body of the text. This number refers to a citation listed at the end of the text. Also known as Vancouver style.
EndNote is bibliographic management software designed to manage your citations/references. It allows you to store your citations/references in a 'library' and organise them into a reference list or bibliography in a specific referencing style.
Enquiries and Loans Desk
A style of citing that places a number in the body of the text. This number refers to a citation listed at the bottom of the page.
An alphabetical list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with the definitions for those terms.
Group Study Room
UTS:Lib Guides (also known as Study Guides) will give you a quick introduction to the best resources in a subject area. They list useful catalogue search strategies, journal databases, web directories and reference material.
Harvard is a system (the Author-Date system) of referencing. More information: Harvard UTS Referencing Guide.
When speaking about a Library or a Collection in the UTS Library, the holdings refer to the total of all the material held.
When speaking about an individual publication, the copies owned by the Library, expressed as an issue number/date range and including the format (eg Time Australia Magazine: Vol 1 (1986) - v3 (1989) on microfiche; 1990 + hard copy).
The measure of the frequency with which the 'average article' in a journal has been cited. The impact factor will help you evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when you compare it to others in the same field. It is calculated by dividing the number of current citations to articles published in the two previous years by the total number of articles published in the two previous years.
Systematic guide to the contents of a file, document, or group of documents.
1. An alphabetical list at the end of a book or periodical which gives page references to where names and subjects can be found.
2. An alphabetical list of definitions (eg. Author, keyword) providing points of access to search a database. Also see Electronic database and Database.
The ability to define problems in definitions of information needs, to locate, evaluate, and apply information. More information: Information Literacy.
Information Services Librarians
Umbrella definition for original ideas of all sorts: inventions, literary and artistic works, images, designs, slogans, etc. Creators are protected from unauthorised use of their ideas by Copyright. Also see Copyright.
InterLibrary Loans provides access to materials that cannot be found in a UTS Library and are not available via BONUS. At UTS, this service is currently limited to staff and students (excluding undergraduate students) for educational or research purposes.
International Cultural and News Centre (ICNC)
The ICNC is located on Level 4 of the City Campus Library, and is designed to help students keep up with overseas news and practise their language skills. More Information: Space >> For Me >> International Cultural and News Centre.
Publication containing articles, usually multiauthored, which is published regularly as part of an ongoing series. Journals may also be called serials or periodicals. Also see Peer-reviewed journal.
Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning
Justice of the Peace
The Kuring-gai Campus Library is located at Eton Rd, Lindfield, NSW, 2070. More information: Campus Maps & Hours.
Kuring-gai Campus (George Muir Library)
Area located on Level 2, City Campus (Blake Library), and Level 4, Kuring-gai Campus (George Muir Library), offering dynamic spaces designed to promote both group and individual learning activity. Facilities include computer workstations, power points, wireless access, and reference services. More information: Learning Commons.
Web-based library survey designed to track, understand, and act upon users' opinions of service quality. More information: You asked, we delivered.
The Library Catalogue is a systematic record of all the resources in a library. At UTS the Library Catalogue is online and searchable via a web browser.
Library of Congress subject headings
Publication containing popular articles. Also see Journal.
See the Membership section for the various membership categories that are available for Library access and borrowing privileges.
Off Campus Access
Access to Library resources from a site other than a UTS campus, e.g. from home or office. Requires you to login using your UTS webmail account username and password. More information: Regional & Remote Students.
Online tutorials are sets of examples and exercises available online and are designed to help you learn how to use library resources. More information: Study Skills.
Patents are a set of exclusive rights granted for a fixed period of time to make, use or sell a process or invention.
A journal containing articles that are reviewed and approved by experts in the same subject area as the author before they can be published. Similar definitions are 'refereed journal', 'scholarly journal' and 'academic journal'. Also see Journal.
Plagiarism is the taking, using, and passing off as your own, the ideas or words of another. This is the case even when you cite the source in the body of your text or in your references, or both. More information: Study Skills > Plagiarism & Ethics.
The UTS Library Rare Book Collection consists of individual items of relevance to the University's teaching and research interests and a small number of thematic collections. Particularly noteworthy is the Children's Literature Collection held at Kuring-gai Campus Library. More information: Rare Books Policy.
A Recall is when another borrower places a Request on an item that you have out on loan. When this happens, a recall notice will be sent to you by email, with a new ?due by date? by which the item must be returned to the Library. Recalls allow for flexible and fair sharing of our resources. More information: Requests, Recalls & Returns
UTS staff and students can borrow in person from other libraries where UTS has a reciprocal borrowing agreement. More information: Membership at other libraries.
See Peer review.
In the UTS Reference Collections you will find 'reference' books such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, directories, atlases and handbooks. These books cannot be borrowed. The Reference Collection holds specialised publications which are usually consulted for brief facts or as an entry point to other literature.
Bibliographical description of a book or periodical article sufficient to identify and find the item. Also see Citation.
Referencing, or citing, is the practice of acknowledging sources of information and ideas used in an assignment or publication. There are various styles of referencing, e.g. Harvard, APA. More information: Referencing.
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software designed to store your references and create a bibliography in the Harvard (UTS) or APA 5th reference style. You can type your references into RefWorks, import references directly from the UTS Library catalogue or export journal references from most of our journal databases.
2. A new printing with substantially unchanged text.
A Request is a reservation that you place on an item that is on loan to another borrower or available at another campus. You can request books from the General and 7-day loan collections. More Information: Requests, Recalls & Returns
Research Help Desk
The Research Help Desk provides assistance with finding books, using databases to find journal articles and help with assignments and research.
The Reserve Collection is a collection of high-demand materials placed there by UTS lecturers to ensure equitable access to their students. Items in this collection are either available from the Reserve, at the Enquiries and Loans Desk, or as eReadings.
The due date for returning your loans is printed on the loans slip presented to you when you borrowed the items. After this date, the item becomes overdue and a fine will apply. You can view your own library record at MyLibrary, this will show you what items you have on loan and when they are due back. More information: Requests, Recalls & Returns.
The team of Rovers provide point-of-need assistance to students throughout the Library. They can assist with logging on to computers, activating email, IT troubleshooting, passwords and printing, searching the Library catalogue, navigating the Library website, directions within the Library, locating material on the shelves etc.
Rovers are current UTS students, easily identified by their bright orange 'Ask@Library' t-shirts.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a family of Web feed formats used to publish content which is updated frequently.
An RSS document, also known as a "feed," "web feed," or "channel," contains a title, some descriptive content, and a URL that links back to the original content or website for more information. More Information: RSS Feeds
A dedicated centre in the Library for UTS postgraduate research students and staff providing easy access to the full-range of Library services and resources and a quiet study environment conducive to the research process. More information: Scholars' Centre.
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Self service loans machines
Machines that enable you to borrow items quickly by scanning the barcode on your UTS ID card and the barcode on the item to be borrowed. Books and books with accompanying CDs/DVDs may be checked out in this way but other items should be taken to the Loans desk to be checked out.
As well as the major collections there are Special Collections which may reflect particular subject areas.
UTS Library aims to provide the assistance needed by students and staff with either a temporary or permanent disability to ensure equitable access to Library resources and support in developing independent research skills. More information: Special Needs
Statement of Reconciliation
Student Satisfaction Survey
Study Skills comprises a collection of online self-learning modules designed to enhance students' skills in research, referencing, plagiarism & ethics, presentations, graphic tools, writing and reading, social media, group work, project management, career development, managing stress and time management.
You can search the Catalogue for a variety of subject resources (eg closed reserve, eReadings, exam papers), using a single search carried out by subject number or name. More Information: My Subject Resources
Talk It Up! Markets Forum
Public seminars organised by and held in the City Campus Library throughout the year. More information: Talk it up! Markets Forum.
A thesis, also sometimes called a dissertation, is a lengthy research work written to test a theory or proposition. The plural of thesis is theses. More information: Theses
Truncation is the shortening of a search definition that allows you to search the "root" form of a word with all its different endings.
Also see wildcard symbol.
See digital library.
Year in Review
Year in Review is an annual publication containing an overview of the Library's Achievements for the year.