3 things you didn’t know you could find in your library


Photo of ice cream cone

No, not ice cream. Soz!

Have you read the definition of ‘library‘ in the Urban Dictionary? It’s an amazingly accurate description of our campus libraries.

So much so, it should really have a picture of Griffith Library beside it (wait, while we Snapchat them our photo). Just overlook the fact that we don’t give out free bookmarks, and ‘quiet’ is a stretch for most of our spaces.

In their definition of a library, the Urban Dictionary highlights what we’ve always known to be true – libraries are awesome places.

And we are awesome, gosh darn it! Griffith Library has heaps of cool stuff: places to chill (without the Netflix innuendo, thanks); friend zones (aka group study spaces); and some neat magazines (online even). That’s 3 things right there!

But you knew about those already, didn’t you? So, they technically don’t count. Here are 3 things you (probably) didn’t know you could find in our libraries.

#1 Sex

Get your mind out of the gutter! We don’t hold that kind of material. We do, however, have resources to support gender studies, psychology (sexology), advertising (sex sells!) and art (c’mon, Michelangelo’s David is standing nude in a Florence gallery).

Speaking of art, did you know you have access to ARTstor? It provides over 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. It contains contributions from international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, artists and artists’ estates.

#2 Drugs

Do you need a fix of authoritative and comprehensive drug information? Well, you have come to the right place. Whether you are a pharmacology, medicine or nursing student, we can supply you with the prescription and non-prescription drug information that you so crave.

Did you know you have access to MIMS Online? It’s Australia’s most comprehensive and authoritative medicines database. It offers convenient access to essential information on over 4,500 prescription and non-prescription drugs (the database has a 5 simultaneous user limit).

#3 Rock’n’Roll

Rounding out our top three is Rock and Roll (but I like it). If you want to Rock and Roll All Night, then we have actual music to get you moshing. But if the Stones, Who or Doors don’t get your feet a tappin’, then that’s okay too. Our marvelous music resources cater to most student (study) needs.

Did you know you have access to the Popular Music Library from Alexander Street? It contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and more.  Who needs Spotify when you have the Popular Music Library!

What #fabulousfinds have you discovered in our libraries? Let us know in the comments below.



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