Library resources added in 2021

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The Library continuously reviews our collections of books, DVDs, journals and databases to ensure that they are relevant, up-to-date and meeting the needs of the University community. Books and other items are purchased throughout the year, primarily in electronic format in line with our ‘digital by default’ strategy which aims to maximise resource availability and best meet the diversity of our client groups wherever they are located.  Requests requiring an ongoing commitment (e.g. journals and databases) are considered on an annual basis by the Library’s Collection Development Team.   

At the end of 2021, Library clients had access to 1,015,956 books, 230,878 journals and 51,622 other resources.  The most significant items acquired in 2021 are noted below.

PublisherNew Content in 2022
American Chemical SocietyEbook collections 2020-2021
American Society of Mechanical EngineeringEbook collections 2018-2021
BrillAsian studies ebooks 2021
Education research ebooks 2005-2017, 2021
Human rights and humanitarian law ebooks 2021
International law ebooks 2021
Social sciences ebooks 2007-2010, 2021
CABIEbook collections 2020-2021
CambridgeNew read & publish agreement for journals
Edward ElgarSustainable development goals ebook collection
ElsevierEngineering ebook collections 2014-2018
New journal subscription: Blood
EmeraldBusiness, management and economic ebooks 2021
Social sciences ebooks 2021
Emerging markets case studies 2021
Institution of Civil EngineersEbook collections 2020-2021
Institution of Engineering and TechnologyEbook collection 2021
Video collection 2021
John BenjaminsNew journal subscription: Australian review of applied linguistics
KnovelNew subscription to Aerospace & radar technology and Marine engineering & naval architecture collections
Medicines CompleteNew subscription: Drug Monitoring Checker
OvidBackfile to Neurology 1951-2016
SpringerAccess to 2019-2021 ebook collections for:
– Behavioural science and psychology
– Biomedical and life science
– Business and management
– Computer science
– Earth and environmental science
– Education
– Engineering
– Medicine
– Social sciences
New read & publish agreement for journals
ThiemeClinical ebook collection 2021
Backfile to Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis
WileyNew read & publish agreement for journals

For further information on how Curtin Library develops and maintains the Library’s Collections, please refer to the Library’s Collection Principles

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Written By:
David Wells, Manager, Collections
Curtin University Library

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