Friday, September 26, 2008

Informit Business Collection Trial

Students and staff of JCU have trial access to Informit Business Collection - until 31st December 2008. This resource includes indexes, abstracts and full text articles from over 100 journals in Australian Business. Also covered are selected Books, Conference Proceedings and Reports.

The URL for Informit Business Collection is http://search.informit.com.au/search;res=IELBUS

A password is not required on campus, off campus access is available via Remote Access login to the library trials web page.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Silent Study Zones/Total Silence Zones

The library is a great place to do some collaborative work with your friends and fellow students. We have group study areas in both campuses, and the librarians are happy to point them out to you.

However, there are also some Silent Study Zones and Total Silence Zones on the top floor of both libraries, and we ask all of our visitors to respect the fact that the people using those areas need a quiet environment to do their work.

In these areas, we ask you to make sure you do not have anything that might cause a distracting noise (MP3 players, mobile phones, laptop keyboards, children) and to avoid conversation.

If you are on the top floor of one of the JCU campus libraries, can you please make sure you keep an eye out for the "Silent Study Zone" and "Total Silence Zone" signs? It would also be great if you could remember to talk softly whenever you are moving between the group study areas. It's easy to forget how well noise travels in the open spaces.

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Look for the Library and Computing Website

The University has been migrating the content from the JCU website, http://www.jcu.edu.au into a new content management system. On Tuesday 23 September, we launch a new Library and Computing website with a fresh and bright look, in alignment with the University’s front web page. We hope that you find the refreshed website easier to use with more seamless access to library and computing resources and services. Some of the changes include being able to search the library catalogue, Tropicat directly from the main page; new icons to enable remote access, find services and ask for help.

We encourage you to try it out and to give us your feedback, through Talkback http://jculibrarytalkback.blogspot.com/

The URL for the Library and Computing remains the same, http://www.jcu.edu.au/libcomp/

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Exhibition on the walls in the Cairns Library




Pindogori: The Art of Every Day Life: Art and bilums from the Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

JCU Library, Cairns is hosting a collection of art by PNG poet and artist Mr Purago W Marabe: incorporating a display of traditional string-bags (bilums) from his homeland of Okapa. Purago’s art depicts scenes from his North Fore (pronounced foray) cultural roots, ranging from daily village life, including origin narratives, totems, and political statements. This collection includes paintings from 2001 – 2008.

Bilums represent one of the most colourful features of PNG traditional culture. They are necessary items of everday life: a functional and ceremonial item of fore culture. Traditional designs reflect the surrounding environment, e.g., snakes, mountains, and trees. Some of the newer patterns include ‘highway to paradise’, ‘maggi noodle’ and ‘computer’.

The exhibition is presented in association with the School of Arts and Social Sciences and with the assistance of the Queensland Museum. Come along and see this interesting mixture of PNG cultural works. The exhibition is open library hours.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Multimedia Equipment Loans

Did you know you could borrow a laptop from the library?

What about a digital camera? A DVD player? A Dictaphone?

The library has multimedia equipment that can be borrowed or hired from Lending Services, ranging from LAN cables to data projectors.

If you want to know more about the prices and conditions, check out the following web page:

http://www.library.jcu.edu.au/Services/avloans.shtml

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Endnote Training

Introductory EndNote workshops covering:
  • Introduction to EndNote
  • Cite while you write: how EndNote interacts with word
  • Importing references using filter files and connection files
There will be two demonstration sessions for students who want an overview of Endnote and one hands on training session for students who want to practice. For the demonstration sessions feel free to bring along your laptop and follow the trainer.

IDEAL FOR: All students

FACILITATED BY: Information & Research Support

DATES & TIMES:
  • Tuesday 16 th September 2pm (demonstration)
  • Wednesday 17 th September 9am-12pm (hands on session)
  • Thursday 18 th September 11am (demonstration)
VENUE:
  • Infohelp Training Room, Ground floor – Library (Tue & Thur session)
  • HX107 – Computer lab (Wed hands on session)
RSVP: Booking required for hands-on session (email: Andrew.Stacey@jcu.edu.au)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Reference Points: Using references and quotations effectively in your assignment

Good references are the most powerful tools you can use for your assignments. Learn how to use them effectively,lay them out correctly using different styles, cite them in text and put together a great reference list. You will also find out how a research file can help with this.

IDEAL FOR: All students

FACILITATED BY: Information & Research Support

DATES & TIMES:

  • Tuesday 9th September 11.00am
  • Thursday 11th September 4.00pm


VENUE: Infohelp Training Room, Ground floor - Library, Townsville

RSVP: No booking required

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Blog for Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences Resources Blog is now up and running!

We us this blog to highlight some of the great electronic resources that are out there.

These include databases, professional organisations, instructional websites and all sorts of other goodies.

If you are studying one of the disciplines within FMHMS, or even if you just like discovering new and interesting resources, you should take a look at this blog.

The URL, if you would like it, is http://fmhmsresources.blogspot.com/.

Monday, September 1, 2008

EndNote Training

Introductory EndNote workshops will be offered in September, covering:

  • Introduction to EndNote
  • Cite while you write: how EndNote interacts with word
  • Importing references using filter files and connection files

Townsville:

There will be two demonstration sessions for students who want an overview of Endnote and one hands on training session for students who want to practice. For the demonstration sessions feel free to bring along your laptop and follow the trainer.

  • Tuesday 16th September 2-3pm
  • Thursday 18th September 11-12noon

Venue: Library Infohelp Training Room

Hands on training session

  • Wednesday 17th September 9am-12pm

Venue: Computer Lab: HX 107

Email Andrew.Stacey@jcu.edu.au to book

Cairns:

Room B1.105 1 hour sessions

  • Wed 3rd Sept 1pm
  • Thur 4th Sept 12noon
  • Wed 10th Sept 1pm
  • Thur 11th Sept 11am
  • Wed 17th Sept 1pm
  • Thur 18th Sept 11am