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Print and online collections and databases held by the Library, including subject databases and the USC Research Collections and Archives.

Reserve

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

Students enrolled at USC Gympie, USC SouthBank, USC Noosa and the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) 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 USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast and USC Caboolture has books and DVDs to support learning, teaching and research.

Law Collection

The Law Collection at USC Sunshine Coast on Level 1 has legal texts, legislation and cases.

Curriculum Collection

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

Print Serials

There is a non-circulating print journal collection at USC Sunshine Coast.

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 USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast library and USC Caboolture library. These can be used in the Library building for two hours.

Students enrolled at USC Gympie, USC SouthBank, USC Noosa and the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) 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 Find eBooks Guide.

Online videos

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

USC Research Collections

USC Research Archives

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.

K'gari (Fraser Island) Research Archive

The K'gari (Fraser Island) Research Archive has developed as a result of USC's research links with K'gari. The Archive comprises historical, scientific and political material represented by manuscripts, photographs, reports and surveys. The Archive also holds the full transcripts and research submissions of the 1976 Fraser Island Inquiry.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of K'gari, the Butchulla people. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Further information on the K’gari (Fraser Island) Research Archive can be found on the K'gari (Fraser Island) Research Archive page.

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 includes plant specimens donated by the Queensland Forestry Research Institute and also houses a select collection of relevant floras and identification keys.

The Herbarium is being digitized and uploaded to the USC 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 Sunshine Coast Library in a purpose-designed room.

 [Virtual Herbarium coming soon]

USC Art Gallery Ephemera Collection

The USC Art Gallery hosts a range of exhibitions focusing on contemporary art and design practice. This collection contains the marketing, promotional and educational materials associated with exhibitions at the USC Gallery from 2003 to 2013.

[Coming soon]

 

View USC Research Archives

Facts Online

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

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