Friday, November 14, 2008

Help Us Record Our History - We Want To Hear From You!

Historically speaking...
Lake Macquarie City Library is collecting photos, stories and information about the people, industries and buildings of Lake Macquarie's past.
At Speers Point Library we have almost 6000 photos, 100 recordings, and a large amount of written material in the collection, but we are looking for more.

We are interested in all areas of Lake Macquarie so please contact Information Services if you have any photos, information, or know people who would be interested in being interviewed.

Ph: 49210446

HSC Resources

Information Services retains the following reference based resources which may be of special interest to senior school & HSC students. They include;

Infocus Notes are compiled by specialist staff from the NSW State Reference and Mitchell Libraries who identify HSC-related resources. Normally these resources would be hard to locate without visiting the State Library of New South Wales. The Infocus Notes have been copyright cleared. They are stored in publicly accessible folders kept in filing cabinets at Information Services. To check the range and availability of these records you may wish to visit the Lake Mac library catalogue:

Research Files are similar to INFOCUS notes except that they are compiled by Lake Macquarie City Library staff and focus exclusively on the people, places, and events relevant to the Hunter Valley. Information Services staff will happily assist patrons to find these resources. Patrons may photocopy these notes and browse them within the library.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Online Databases

Information Services subscribes to a number of online databases, most of which are publicly accessible through the Lake Macquarie website

APA-FT: This resource provides an indexing and full text database referencing journal articles primarily about social sciences and humanities
Grangers Poetry Index: an index to many thousands of poems
ANZ Reference Centre: a general database of Australian and international content
Grove Dictionary of Art Online:A reference resource containing 45,000 articles on every aspect of the arts
History & Reference Library Access from Home: Substantial information on Australian history, World War I, World War II, Modern and Ancient World History
Science Reference Centre: easy access to a multitude of full text science oriented content