Avondale Libraries provide physical library facilities on both the Lake Macquarie and Sydney Campuses of Avondale College of Higher Education, and access to electronic library resources and support systems 24/7 via the Library’s website: http://www.avondale.edu.au/library
AIU students taking classes in the M.Ed. degree from Avondale have full and free access to all Avondale’s online resources and services. The Library’s website provides access to PrimoSearch (providing combined access to the library catalogue and online resources) as well as individual access to the online catalogue, full text databases, indexing and abstracting services, ebooks, electronic reference materials, and ResearchOnline@Avondale, Avondale’s electronic research repository. While print books from the Avondale collection are not mailed to students at AIU, they may request articles from print journals in the Avondale collection using the online request form.
Information Literacy training for AIU students is provided in the form of online tutorials covering such topics as: Using PrimoSearch, Avoiding Plagiarism, EndNote, Zotero, How to Reference, and many others, along with online Information Sheets and FAQ pages.
Reference and research support is available from the Distance Education Librarian, by using the Ask a Librarian service or by using the online chat service.
Avondale also maintains a small print book collection in the AIU Library. IS this something we wish to continue with the updated MOU?? If so I am happy to purchase new resources for the units we teach and send to AIU, If not, please delete.
A full list of all library services and resources available to students and faculty is located on the Library’s website: http://www.avondale.eduau/library.