Monday, January 28, 2008

Self-Service Holds

The Townsville Campus Library is trialling Self Service Holds. Items that have been requested are now located on our hold shelf in the public area opposite the Lending Services Desk on the ground floor. You can now collect your holds without queuing and borrow them via the Auto Loans units.

You need to know the call number which is included in your email advice or if you need to confirm the call number check My Library Information tab on Tropicat and select hold requests. Items are shelved in call number order and should be selected by the requestor and borrowed using the Auto Loans Units.

Items should only be removed from these shelves if you are the requestor. Should you no longer require your hold request please put the item in the Blue Bin at Auto Loans for cancellation.

Monday, January 21, 2008

New versions of the EndNote bibliographic software are now available at JCU

The following versions of Endnote are now available at JCU as part of our site license for this bibliographic management software.
  • EndNote version XI.0 for PC
  • EndNote version XI.0 for Macintosh

With the computer program EndNote, you can create your own personal database of references to articles, books and other materials you have collected during your research. You can then select and insert references from your database into a word document by means of a toolbar which the EndNote program adds to your Word program. EndNote will create an in-text citation for the reference and also create the bibliography entry at the end of the document. These entries can be configured to conform to any bibliographic style you choose.

The EndNote program may be borrowed from either the Cairns or Townsville Library Lending Services Desks. The loan period is two days. You will be asked to present proof of status and to sign a license agreement. Students utilising the Off-campus Library Service should contact InfoHelp Townsville for more information (07 4781 5500, email: infohelp@jcu.edu.au). Endnote XI will soon also be available for server download.


For more information about EndNote, please consult our website.

Australia Day Public Holiday

The Townsville and Cairns Library buildings will be closed on Monday 28th January 2008. Summer Opening Hours are available on our website.