Monday, June 30, 2008
The Cairns Campus Library is currently hosting an art exhibition, On the Edge: visions of a tropical coastline.
The twelve artists in On The Edge share an intimate geographical connection to the lush and culturally diverse coastal edge of the far north. This exhibition is an expansive vision, exploring differences and connecting perspectives of a unique tropical sea coast to expose a rich and definitive creative impulse within our reach.
Presented by the
On view June 18 – July 10
Friday, June 27, 2008
JCU Library apologises for any inconvenience.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Blackwell Synergy will close on Friday June 27th (Pacific Standard time) and we anticipate that the migration will be completed on Monday June 30th. Over the weekend of June 28th and 29th, there will be a period when both Blackwell Synergy and Wiley InterScience will be unavailable while Wiley transition and re-index data.
See Wiley-Blackwell for more for more information.
Learningfast apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
"What do you mean?" I hear you cry. "Surely we are not allowed to cheat?!"
That's very noble of you, but I don't actually expect you to use the sheets to cheat. It's just worth your while to prepare them as if you were going to.
Go through all of your notes from the semester (and those of anyone else in your study group) and put together a sheet of things you would like to take into the exam with you if you were going to cheat.
What things are you so certain will be on the exam that you would take in some ready made notes? What areas are you so weak in that, should you see a question about them on an exam paper, you would go into a cold sweat and wish you had some notes to cheat with?
Do this a couple of days before the exam, then read over them a couple of times everyday up until "D-Day" (and as many times as you think you need to just before the exam). Read them aloud, if you can. Read them to someone else (like your room-mate, mother or dog) - even though it bores them to tears.
You will be pleasantly surprised by the fact that you will be able to bring these sheets into the exam with you. Not physically, of course, but in your head. They will be as fresh in your mind as the TV show you watched last night.
Of course, if you're the kind of person who can't remember what they watched on TV last night, you may need to use them to cheat...But, of course, you won't do that. Will you?
Taken from Information Literacy and Other Research Skills
Monday, June 23, 2008
One search covers both databases. The online version also provides a range of additional search options using categories such as Occupation, Career, Awards, Education, and Committee membership.
The url for the trial is http://live.crowncontent.com.au/whoswho and a password is required - available from InfoHelp
Saturday, June 21, 2008
You will get a feeling for the kinds of questions asked on the exams, and the sorts of information you need to refresh. Try to answer every question on the past exams as part of your preparation - even if you only use a couple of sentences.
You will also find that past exams are often mined for questions for current exams. They might not ask the exact same questions from year to year, but they will probably touch on the same themes.
If there are any "themes" you don't feel one hundred percent confident with, that should help you guide your revision.
Also, hit the library or the Internet to come up with some great quotes to answer a few of those questions and "keep them up your sleeve". You might get the chance to use them in the actual exam, and it will impress the socks off your markers.
Taken from: Information Literacy and Other Research Skills
Monday, June 16, 2008
Simply go to www.jcu.edu.au/labprint/ and log in like you normally would.
You can also get to this page by looking in the Favourites (in IE) or Bookmarks (in Firefox) tabs when logged into a GATCF computer.
You can't print from this screen unless you are sitting in one of the computer labs which don't have a print release station, but you can preview your jobs and delete them if you want to.
It's a way of making sure your jobs are exactly what you're after before you head over to the printer - and it could save you time and money.
Thank you also to everyone who took the time to complete the survey, the response was terrific.
- Did you know that we have a TOTAL SILENCE ZONE along the southern wall on the top floor of the library building? This zone has been established for those students who want absolute silence while studying.
- Conditions of access for these areas are: No mobile phones; No children.
- Other areas in the Library are for quiet conversation, including the Western Group Presentation Room on the top floor, the Seminar room and Student lounge on the first floor (eastern end) and the Coffee Friendly Zone located on the ground floor adjacent to Copying Services.
- All areas are clearly marked on the Library floor plans.
- The whole top floor of the library is a SILENT STUDY AREA. Children are allowed but it is the parent/adult's responsibility to ensure that they do not disturb other library patrons throughout the library.
- Group study and quiet conversation is acceptable on the ground and first floors of the Library. The ground floor is a Coffee Friendly Zone, with the exception of the computer workstations in the Reading Room and in the
. Learning Center
- All areas are clearly marked on the library floor plans.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Why? Because we currently have a display looking at some of the out-door activities you can do in North Queensland. It could give you all sorts of inspiration concerning bush walks, visiting the reef, checking out a national park, going fishing...
The librarians can also point you towards some interesting websites that will show you some of the attractions in the area, and we can direct you to the nearest Visitor Information Centres where you can get maps and brochures for exploring the region.
See our Select Bibliography for some suggested titles. These books are currently on display near InfoHelp on the first floor of the Library in Townsville
Monday, June 9, 2008
24 hour study facilities, including copying, computing and printing are available in the Humanities Annex (HX/DA02) Computing Facility in Townsville and A2.017, A2.018 and B1.030 facilities in Cairns. Many services and resources are available 24 hours per day through the Library and Computing Services website.
This criminology database from SAGE Publications, contains comprehensive coverage from 1968 of journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines.
Access is available via the Library Databases web page or the library catalogue Tropicat. Please log in via Remote Access if you are off campus.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Campus maps to locate your exam rooms
Past Examination papers
Library opening hours during exams
Quiet study areas in the library
Library books on study skills & exam preparation
Studying for Exams Study Skills online tutorial
InfoHelp wishes you the best of luck with your exams!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Our goal is to enhance communication with Library patrons to continue to improve client service. The SMS trial will also act as a pilot for other areas of the University which may require the ability to send emergency messages to the University community via SMS.
If you are interested in signing up for the trial you will receive your recalls, overdues and hold notices via SMS. During the trial, as a back-up, we will also continue to send these notices to your JCU email address.
For further assistance please contact InfoHelp.
The trial will run until the end of Study Period 2 2008.
Monday, June 2, 2008
This new blog is a tool for staff and students in the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences to keep up to date with new resources, library news and current awareness that will aid them in their teaching and learning. It is maintained by the Liaison Librarians for the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences on Cairns and Townsville campuses. Take the time to check it out and add it to your regular RSS feeds.