Saturday, March 29, 2008

Library Orientation Tours and Tutorials

The Library Orientation Tours, Tutorials and Drop-In Sessions are over for another semester.

If you didn't make it, don't despair. You can still check out our online guides and tutorials, including the orientation survival guides.

And, if a group of you would like to sit down with a librarian to find out more about finding journal articles, assignment research success or any of our other services, you can contact your liaison librarian and arrange a time to have a "drop-in session" of your own.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Library Opening Hours: Easter

  • Townsville: The Library building will be closed from 10.30pm Thursday 20th March and will reopen from 1-5pm on Monday 24th March.

  • Cairns: The Library building will be closed from 9pm Thursday 20th March and will reopen from 1pm-5pm Monday 24th March.

  • Computer Labs: All general access computer labs will be open 24x7 over the Easter break.

  • Short Term Loans: Students can borrow 3 items from the 2 Hour Loan Collection on Thursday 20th March, overnight from 8pm. Items on overnight loan need to be returned by 1.30pm on Monday 24th March
  • Wiley Interscience backfiles

    The library has acquired online access to back issues of 47 Wiley InterScience journals. These are in 3 new backfile collections:

  • 1. Genetics and Evolution Backfiles


  • 2. Neuroscience Backfiles


  • 3. Psychology Backfiles

  • Access is also available under the entry for Wiley in the Library Databases web page, or under each individual journal title in the library catalogue Tropicat and Journals title list. Please log in via Remote Access if you are off campus.

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008

    More Major Reference Works published by Elsevier available online

    JCU staff and students now have online access via ScienceDirect to the following encyclopaedias and reference works:
    Encyclopedia of applied psychology
    Encyclopedia of immunology
    Encyclopedia of virology
    International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences
    Treatise on geophysics
    Access is also available via the Library Databases web page and the library catalogue Tropicat, Please log in via Remote Access if you are off campus.

    InfoHelp Tutorials and Training

    InfoHelp Training in Townsville this week includes Top Ten Assignment Research Tips, Finding Journal Articles and Finding More on the Web. In Cairns you can attend Getting Connected, Top Ten Assignment Research Tips, Finding Journal Articles and Finding More on the Web.
    Check out the details and session times on our Tutorial & Training website.

    Group Presentation Room Now Available

    Is your group running a presentation? Need somewhere to try it out? The Douglas Library now has a group presentation room on the top floor near the western InfoCommons. You can connect your laptop to the equipment and display your presentation or group work on the wall. Full instructions on how to set up are available in the room. You can also borrow laptops from the Lending Services desk. The JCU walkabout wireless network is accessible in this room.

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008

    Cairns Library Building Closing at 5pm

    The Cairns Library will be closing today, Wednesday 5 March, at 5pm due to localised flooding.

    Monday, March 3, 2008

    InfoHelp Tutorials and Training

    InfoHelp Training in Townsville this week includes Top Ten Assignment Research Tips, Finding Journal Articles and Finding More on the Web.

    In Cairns you can attend Getting Connected, Top Ten Assignment Research Tips, Finding Journal Articles and Finding More on the Web.

    Check out the details and session times on our Tutorial & Training website.

    Missed Your Library Tour

    Townsville

    Cairns

    Library Opening Hours

    The Library's Opening Hours during semester are:

    Townsville:

    • Monday - Thursday 8am-10.30pm;
    • Friday 8am-6pm;
    • Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

    Cairns:

    • Monday - Thursday 8am-9pm;
    • Friday 8am-6pm;
    • Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

    Source OECD: a new database of journals, books and statistics

    JCU staff and students now have access to SourceOECD the publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Content includes Books, Periodicals, Statistics, "At a Glance" publications, Working Papers, and Reference works.

    Subjects cover the entire range of OECD activity including agriculture & food; education & skills; employment; energy; national accounts & historical statistics; nuclear energy; science & information technology; social issues, migration & health and more.

    Access is available via the Library Databases web page, the library catalogue Tropicat, or under each individual journal title in the catalogue and Journals title list. Please log in via Remote Access if you are off campus

    New Trials of Online Services

    Trials are available from the Trials web page to the following services. Off campus access is available if you first log in via Remote Access then go to “Trial of new online services” via the databases link.
    • eHRAF Archaeology The eHRAF Collection of Archaeology is a cross-cultural database containing information on prehistory. This unique eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions and the full-text documents are subject-indexed to the paragraph level. Trial ends: June 30, 2008
    • eHRAF World Cultures The eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text documents are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. Trial ends: June 30, 2008
    • xPharm: The Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference Four interlinked pharmacology databases on the ScienceDirect platform covering Agents, Targets, Disorders and Principles. Trial ends: 5 April, 2008