Newly bookmarked on Delicious

Posted on March 24, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , , , , , |

Open Library Free access to more than 1,000,000 ebooks

Calendar of Cultural and Religious Dates This calendar lists key cultural and religious events, festivals and national days. From the Australian Governemnt Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) Portal A virtual music library providing free access to scores and recordings. Over 5,000 composers and 87,000 scores.

MyNite Information about safe partying for young people. ‘mynite’ provides a basic summary of some of the most relevant laws that apply to young people and their friends when they are out having fun. NSW Police force website.

Inside A Dog The Dog is a place for teens to find great reads and share your thoughts via reviews, blogs and book clubs. Read about an author’s process with a new guest Writer in Residence each month, create your own reader profile or discuss the latest news in youth literature

Inside A Dog

Take a minute to check these bookmarks out, when you get the chance!

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International Music Score Library Project

Posted on October 30, 2010. Filed under: Web sites | Tags: , |

I thought that the International Music Score Library Project site might be of interest to staff and library customers. When you select a score for downloading, you are reminded to be careful of the copyright laws applicable in your country – this caution was enough to stop me from going any further, as I didn’t feel sure about where I stood with downloading a complete score and, if I can download it, can I then print it? I welcome your thoughts and advice on this, Kathy. (Still… a neat webste).

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New to Ref: music, writing and succulents

Posted on March 30, 2010. Filed under: Books, Reference | Tags: , , , , , , |

The illustrated encyclopedia of musical instruments

The authors explain how early musical inventions were scattered across the globe and how they evolved in various cultures. The structure of the book provides an overview of the history, symbolism, construction and playing technique of each of the instruments discussed. Held at Katoomba and Springwood Reference



A student’s writing guide

This text covers everything a student needs to know about writing essays and papers in the humanities and social sciences. Starting from the common difficulties students face, it gives practical examples of all the stages necessary to produce a good piece of academic work: • interpreting assignment topics • drawing on your own experience and background • reading analytically and taking efficient notes • developing your argument through introductions, middles and conclusions • evaluating and using online resources • understanding the conventions of academic culture • honing your ideas into clear, vigorous English. Held at Katoomba and Springwood Reference

Australian succulent plants

This book covers approximately one hundred species from 40 genera and most are described and illustrated in some detail. There are additional notes on traditional and modern foods, availability, cultivation, conservation and other items of interest. Included are some of the most under-appreciated, diverse, and interesting Australian plants. Many of them are among the most drought or dry tolerant of all plants, though some are not always obviously succulent. Held at Blaxland and Katoomba Reference



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The Great Composers: New to Reference

Posted on January 14, 2010. Filed under: Books, Reference | Tags: , |

The Great Composers: the lives and music of the great classical composers has just been added to the reference collection. This book offers biographical profiles of 50 of Western classical music’s greatest composers, presented in chronological order. Each account describes the life, artistic development, and creative output of each composer and places their work within a historical and cultural context. Shortlists of must-hear masterpieces from each composer are also provided. Held at Springwood library.


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Music databases trial extended

Posted on May 26, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |


These trials which were due to finish soon have been extended and will now be available until Friday the 19th of June 2009.

Great background music as you work away!

See this blog entry for login details.


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Attention Music Lovers!

Posted on May 8, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

NSW public libraries have free trial access to music databases from Alexander Street Press (until 7th June) and Naxos (until 31st May).

To access the databases go to the Blue Mountains library page. Click on the button for “Free Trial Offers”. User name is: library, password: 3376Bwa.

Let me know what you think!


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