As the World stops and watches elite athletes from 204 nations compete in 28 different sports, it can be hard to keep up with the latest news. The Library can help you keep on top of all the news and results from the Olympics. Have you tuned into TVNews yet and watched the highlights of the each days events? TVNews is a searchable database containing Australian free-to-air television news, current affairs, and selected documentaries, all of which are available as digitised video.
Maybe you have heard about a great newspaper article and didn’t buy the paper that day! Factiva is a global news and business information service. The searchable database integrates content from newspapers (including The Age, and The SMH), Dow Jones newswires, business journals, market research reports, analyst reports, and web sites. And if you are tired of reading, Factiva now offers you the option of listening to the article! Or you can search ANZ Newsstand – an online newspaper service featuring full-text of Australian and New Zealand newspapers. If you are on campus you can drop in to the Library and catch up with the latest news, as we have daily newspapers available for reading. Curl up on a lounge while keeping up to date with the medal tally.
Are you studying in the area of sport and human movement? Did you know that your Library has a subject support page – sport and human movement dedicated to resources in your area. Here you will find links to the catalogue, journal databases, blogs and podcasts as well as great websites. Of course the athletes don’t perform at their best without their medical staff, so for those studying in the health field we have a subject support page – health – designed especially for you. For a look at all the subject support pages, as we have one for each area of study, please see http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/find-info/subject/
Want to find out more about what makes the athletes tick? Your Library has access to a fantastic database – Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy. This interactive resource provides 3D models of human anatomy based on real medical-scans and dissection data. It also includes animations, a study guide and a test bank. Take an inside look at the muscles in a swimmers shoulder or a sprinters leg.
Your Library can also provide you with access to Encyclopaedia Britannica where you can research the history of the Olympics or find out more about the host city Beijing, capital of the world’s most populous country. Or have a browse through our online reference page for links to other great websites.