ANU Library

Personal Library Service newsletter

APRIL 2023

Message from the University Librarian

Welcome to the first Personal Library Service Newsletter for 2023.

I hope that you are finding our online and in-person services meet your needs. A great starting point is our services for research students webpage.

We launched our new library software in 2022. There are some great new resources available about Leganto, the system that supports access to resources for teaching.

We are always looking for ways to improve your experience with the Library, and that includes these newsletters. Let us know if there is a topic you would like more information on that we could include in a future edition.

Our staff are here to support you! If you have any questions or need guidance, please don’t hesitate to email us and we will connect you to the most appropriate specialist librarian. Email at any time.

We look forward to supporting you in your research.

Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian

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Get support from the ANU Library

Whether you are on campus, or online, ANU Library staff are available to assist you.

·       Get in-person assistance from Library staff at branch information desks (9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday).

·       Book an appointment for a consultation with a subject specialist.

·       Chat online during business hours.

·       Browse our list of FAQs.

Improve your academic skills

Our Academic Skills team is here to help! They can provide advice on writing, time management, exam preparation, referencing, presentations and more.

Book an appointment with a Learning Adviser, or visit their website for helpful tips and to find out about upcoming training sessions.


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Data Management Plans

Are you looking for an easy way to manage your research data from start to finish, while ensuring you meet funder’s reporting requirements?

The DMPTool is here to make it all easier for you!

A Data Management Plan (DMP) is essential to ensure that your data is collected, collated, presented, and made available for reuse in an accurate way that protects the data’s integrity and adheres to principles of best research practice. The DMPTool is a program that helps you plan how to manage the data associated with your research.

The ANU Library has just launched two new videos about using the DMP Tool.

Read and Publish agreements

The ANU Library has agreements with certain publishers that allow ANU authors to publish journal articles via open access without paying for Article Processing Charges (APCs).

These are called Read and Publish (RAP) agreements.

Our agreements with Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and SAGE are especially significant, as a large portion of the published output of the ANU is through these companies. 

This is a significant development that will enable ANU authors to increase the impact and engagement of their articles across the world.

Further details about each agreement and how ANU authors can publish open access under these agreements is available in our Read and Publish Agreements guide.

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Research consultations

ANU Library staff provide HDR subject reference consultations face-to-face, via Zoom, on the phone or by email. Book an appointment using our online booking system, or browse the contacts page for subject-specialist staff. You can also chat with our staff online during business hours.

Enjoy 24/7 access to our collections, including our curated Subject Guides to help you navigate scholarly resources on specific topics, How-to Guides to help you refine your research processes, and answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.


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Subject guides

Did you know the ANU Library has a range of subject guides to help improve your research skills?

These guides have been curated by subject specialist librarians, and help you to navigate through our massive collections. They are a great place to start your research!

Browse all subject guides by discipline on our website.

New from ANU Press

This book is an essential guide for non-Indigenous linguists wanting to engage more deeply with Indigenous communities and form genuinely collaborative research partnerships. It fleshes out and redefines ethical linguistic research and work with Indigenous people and communities, with application beyond linguistics.

By reassessing, from an Indigenous point of view, what it means to ‘save’ an endangered language, Something’s Gotta Change shows how linguistic research can play a positive role in keeping (maintaining) or putting (reclaiming) endangered languages on our tongues.

Download this title, and more, on the ANU Press website.

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New resources

Here are some of our recently acquired resources:

Sex & sexuality

This collection explores changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender identities and sexual behaviours from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Investigating the breadth and complexity of human sexual understanding through the work of leading sexologists, sex researchers, organisations, and personal accounts.

Climate change and law collection

This comprehensive collection of climate change and law documents contains original source, non-edited and non-redacted grey literature. Materials originate from a wide range of organisations in the public and private sector, institutions, and/or individuals, world-wide.

Research Methods: Primary Sources   

This resource will empower students to engage with primary sources and assess historical evidence with confidence. This platform gathers practical advice and instruction from experts working around the world, with nearly 200 hundred essays, videos, how-to guides, and case studies by subject specialists which answer your questions about working with primary sources.

ANU Support

If you feel you need support, call the ANU Crisis Line. All calls are confidential.

You can call the ANU Crisis Support Line 5pm to 9am weekdays, 24/7 weekends and public holidays.

Phone 1300 050 327 (voice calls only)

Text 0488 884 170



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