Connect with new material in your subject area. The Library can:
The Library can help you embed information literacy into your curriculum:
StartSmart is compulsory for all commencing undergraduate students, and is designed to introduce students to the UOW academic environment. It guides them in what the expectations are at University, how to search for and identify key academic information sources, and outlines good scholarly practice and academic integrity.
StaySmart is a complementary program that introduces students to key critical thinking and evaluation skills. It features interviews with UOW academics who discuss what they look for when marking academic assignments, and focuses on helping students to identify and use information that is relevant and appropriate for the task that has been set.
The Guides provide a launching pad for finding relevant information in specific disciplines, including guidance on key databases, websites, and discipline specific resources such as patents, standards and statistics.
The Library can provide direct support for academic staff and tutors who are interested in guidance in creating learning outcomes, assessment rubrics, and assessment tasks.
We can work with you to develop a reading list in your area - particularly useful for those lecturers who have picked up a new subject that needs updated resources. Contact your Academic Outreach Librarian to discuss this further.
The Library provides guidance and advice on using copyrighted material in your lectures, course notes, or e-learning spaces, including;
Contact Copyright and Digitisation Officer Noel Broadhead to discuss your specific needs.
There are a huge number of resources freely available through a Creative Commons license. There are variations in these licenses that range from free to reuse with attribution, to free to reuse and remix as you require.
For more information about creative commons, see the description of the different kinds of licenses.