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12 Comments on “Win a $50 Coles Myer voucher”

  1. David Lund says:

    I have trouble with the library catalogue search tool when serching a particular term, for example immigration – instead of a large grouping of all the immigration associated search results, they are categorised with the “words priorto” or “after” grouping. I just find it makes my searches more difficult to find what im after. Otherwise no problem!

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  2. Tyne-Alina Hamilton says:

    I find it too difficult and confusing to find books that are copied to pdf and when you try to search for a topic even though you know books and online journals are there they don’t come up in the search.

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  3. Susie says:

    I mainly use the library database to search for journal articles. It would be good to be able to access the multiple database search tool much more quickly rather than going through several steps.

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  4. Michelle Cavanagh says:

    I find the database very easy and clear to use.

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  5. Cooper says:

    I find it very difficult to navigate. It frustrates me that you cannot leave a session open for an extended period of time. Even more frustrating is that you loose everything when it times out and that you have to login in continuously to your borrowing account to hold a title. Moreover, while the library homepage is aesthetically pleasing, once you enter into catalogue to conduct a search the layout is visually awkward. A valuable improvement would be having one login and one login only (for Griffith portal, borrowing, databases ect.).

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  6. Cooper says:

    I find it very difficult to navigate. It frustrates me that you cannot leave a session open for an extended period of time. Even more frustrating is that you lose everything when it times out and that you have to login in continuously to your borrowing account to hold a title. Moreover, while the library homepage is aesthetically pleasing, once you enter into catalogue to conduct a search the layout is visually awkward. A valuable improvement would be having one login and one login only (for Griffith portal, borrowing, databases ect.).

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  7. Morgan says:

    Once i was shown how to use it i found it easy enough to use. However I only really use it for journal articles. It would be good to be able to show only ones from a specific campus if possible. Also, there are quite a number of steps involved in finding multiple databases etc. If there was a short cut or a way you could save your ‘favourite’ databases it would be much easier to use. Overall though it helps me a lot!

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  8. Tam says:

    I have two suggestions for improvement:
    1. the time out feature is too short. Whilst I see its value as a security measure, it has been set so short that interferes with the use of the website.
    2. let’s have as few logins/passwords as possible! its also useful to remind people of the login type e.g. its email address, student number etc, as it gives the user as hint as to thier username/login.
    As a compliment, the website looks great and is user-friendly.

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  9. Felix Chu says:

    Library Search has using the new program for search which convenient students for seeking journal articles and it is brilliant to search multiple database at the same time, it is pretty user-friendly since you do not need to click to several buttons for different result, however, one thing that could be improved is time costly. Say I am search an article in business area, political, environmental or other topic databases would be searched together. Search areas are distinguished into too tiny and consumed much time on clicking them. By the way, simple is everything is my suggestion, make things easier to see and seek is vital!

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  10. Sissi says:

    It is very simple to use library database to search journal articles. But it frustrates me sometime because of the extended timing, everything has to be re-start. Also, borrowing a textbook is difficult, and the “first come first hold” system is hard to use.

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  11. Curtis says:

    I actually enjoy the new webpage look. I find it quite artistic. However, what I find frustrating is that in doing the searches, it sometimes (more so than desired), you cannot find the appropriate articles but rather several non-related ones. When i look up leadership in social work, it should bring up such articles but instead, I get everything else under the sea. Using the multi-databases produces this result for the most part and can be quite frustrating to go through over 300 searches to find a few good articles. This begs the question, how specific do we have to be in making our searches?

    Also, some of the same dfatabases are found under health, social work, and human services yet when you do your searches, you can not find the same articles in all three databases. Why isn’t there cross over, such as in pro quest? if I didn’t know to use health, i would stick with one of the other two, and be limited in my article search. Vise versa, pro quest gives articles for social work in leadership but you have to know which genre to look under, as social work is so broad that it can be found in all three disciples but not for the purposes of the search engine. Why is that, as there is social work in the health sector and in human services field.

    Further, It frustrates me that you cannot leave a session open for an extended period of time. Even more frustrating is that you lose everything when it times out and that you have to login in continuously to your borrowing account to hold a title.

    One question: why is it that we have to login to our account to get to certain websites through library proxy vs. just already being logged in through the portal? isn’t one login enough?

    Also, when we go through library proxy, sometimes the full documents are not available but just the abstract, so we have to look through the library catalog for the particular journal, only to find out the university has 2002-2006 but not the recent stuff and as such, we can’t get it? is there a possibility of us still being able to gain access to the journal while Griffith gets the rights to offer the more recent issues?

    Overall though, it is very helpful system and diverse in topics which is always good.

    Oh one recommendation for library, can short loans be extended for post-graduates from 4 to 10 days or 7 at least and can there be an explanation about short loans on the library website? Thanks.

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  12. Scott says:

    I now find the library catalogue very simple to use once i was shown, but i can see that it may be confusing to some other first time users.

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