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Brill ebooks – Two 2021 ebook collections have been purchased: Human Rights and Humanitarian Law; Martinus Nijhoff International Law


JOVE Journals – the following journals have been re-subscribed: Biology; Bioengineering; Immunology and Infection; Medicine; Neuroscience.

JOVE Video Packages – the following video packages have been purchased: Advanced Biology (Immunology); Advanced Biology (Microbiology); Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering).

Journals and ebooks from GeoscienceWorld and the GeoRef database will be available in the Library collection in 2022.


Knovel – The Aerospace & Radar Technology collection (600+ eBooks) and the Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering collection (950+ eBooks) are now available through the Library.


SpringerNature Computer Science and Engineering 2021 eBooks have been added to the Library collection. There approximately 2,250 titles in these collections. The Computer Science collection include the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2020 and 2021 eBooks have been added to the Library collection. ASME publish high-quality professional and reference works, handbooks, select non-ASME conference proceedings, as well as advanced monographs in established and emerging areas of interest to mechanical engineers and allied disciplines.

Business, Management & Economics eBooks 2021 from Emerald have been added to the Library Collection. Emerald Publishing is one of the world's leading digital first publishers, and work with thousands of universities and business schools across the world.

Cambridge Histories Online 2021 – this ebook series offer a big picture perspective in each subject area, so are useful for anyone researching or studying a subject that has an historical element.

Oxford Handbooks Online 2021 – selected subject collections have been added to the Library Collection. The subjects included are: Archaeology, Business & Management, Classical, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology. The Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field.


Oxford Scholarship Online 2020/2021 subject collections have been added to the Library Collection. The subjects included are: Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Law, Psychology, Public Health & Epidemiology, and Social Work. Includes scholarly ebooks published by Oxford University Press. In addition 55 Law Reference works were purchased from the Oxford Scholarship Online Law subject collection.

Geography, Urban and Transport Handbooks collection from Edward Elgar have been added to the Library Collection. All published to the end of 2020 are included. Edward Elgar handbooks include content from key thinkers in their field.

Very Short Introductions collection for 2020 from Oxford University Press has been added to the Library Collection. These ebooks offer concise introductions to a wide range of subjects.

Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) 2020 and 2021 eBooks have been added to the Library collection. The ICE Publishing eBook collection is one of the world’s most substantial collection in civil engineering.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2020 and 2021 eBooks have been added to the Library collection. SIAM eBooks are a leading source of knowledge for the applied mathematics and computational science communities.

CSIRO 2020 and 2021 eBooks have been added to the Library collection. CSIRO Publishing has an internationally recognised publishing program covering a wide range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, plant and animal sciences, chemistry, health and the environment.

IEEE-Wiley 2020 and 2021 eBooks have been added to the Library collection. This eBooks collection spans numerous content areas, including bioengineering, power and energy, and communication technologies, among other growing areas of research.


Artfilms have added the following new documentaries and films: Robert Altman, Jerry Lewis: The man behind the clown, Hitchhiking to the edge of sanity, Babette's feast, The bicycle thief, Eat drink man woman, Goodbye paradise, The birthday, For the time being, Miss Julie, The lookout and Mommy's sleeping. 

SciFinder-n have released two new tools; Chemscape and Biosequence searching. Chemscape is a compound visualisation tool and Biosequence searching allows users to search across 500million proteins and nucleotides. 

De Gruyter have launched a new cloud-based website to provide a more enjoyable user experience. The new website is 600% faster and 100% secure.  Supported browsers are Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. For more information visit If you have any questions, please contact your relevant UNSW Outreach Librarian.


HeinOnline have added more than 530 titles to the COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present database.

HeinOnline have released 9 new journals in the Law Journal Library:

New titles were added to the following databases:



HeinOnline have released a new database that is now available to the UNSW community:



HeinOnline have released 10 new journals in the Law Journal Library:


Gale resources

The Gale resource Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War has changed name and location:

Kluwer Law Online 

The Kluwer Law Online platform has had an upgrade and there are multiple new features as listed below:

  • Articles now viewed as pdfs are exact duplicates of the print
  • Clear citation information that can be copied or exported to RIS
  • Table of contents alerts for all journals are now available


Westlaw has announced a new interface for their platform however this is relevant to new customers only and does not affect UNSW's subscription. 


HeinOnline have released 4 new databases that are available to the UNSW community: 

Off campus users have an additional way to access HeinOnline Click on ‘Login’, then look up ‘University of New South Wales’ in the ’Off-Campus/Remote Access’ box.