Thursday, July 30, 2015

ClinicalKey boasts new features and increased mobility


 



ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that supports the clinical decision requirements of medical and
healthcare professionals. It is fast, complete, convenient, and a trusted medical source. James Cook University Library is pleased to continue its subscription to ClinicalKey, providing students and staffwith easy access to current medical information in a variety of formats.


ClinicalKey offers you and your institution access to Elsevier's current medical and surgical content including:
  • Full-text medical and surgical books and journals 
  • First Consult point-of-care monographs
  • Customizable patient education handouts
  • Drug monographs from Australian Medicines Handbook
  • Thousands of videos, including those from Procedures Consult
  • Millions of images that can be used in your presentations
  • Practice guidelines
  • Fully indexed MEDLINE
The new features of ClinicalKey ensure that Books, Journals, Guidelines, Procedures, Clinical Trials, Multimedia and more, are easily accessible on your computer or mobile device. 

In addition, your Search results can be refined to search only Australian content if required.

Go to the JCU Databases page of the James Cook University Library website to find ClinicalKey and numerous other Databases provided to students and staff of James Cook University.

A User Guide is provided to enhance your use of this product.

Available on campus or from off-campus locations.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New eBooks Recommendation: Visual Supports for Visual Thinkers

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can subscribe to the New Library Books email or view the New Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

This week's eBook of interest is:
Visual Support For Visual Thinkers: Practical Ideas for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Special Educational Needs by Lisa Rogers

 An extract from the publisher's website describes the title as:

Visual supports have been proven to be a highly effective way to communicate with, and teach, a student with an autism spectrum disorder or other learning difficulty.

This book is packed with simple, effective tools to assist in the education of students with special education needs. They can be adapted to be used with young children and older learners with a range of educational needs, including nonverbal learners. Based on the author's years of teaching experience, the book covers how the classroom environment is laid out, how to use schedules and time planning aids, different education approaches and the teaching of social rules and appropriate behavior. All the visual supports are clearly explained alongside examples and photos showing them in use in the classroom. The supports are also included on the accompanying CD as blank templates.

This will be a welcome resource of easy-to-use ideas for mainstream and special education teachers. Therapists, parents and anyone working with students with learning difficulties will also find many of the ideas useful.

Missed your library tour? Do a virtual one online

Did you miss your O-Week Library Tour?

Don't worry, you can do an online virtual tour of the Townsville Campus Eddie Koiki Mabo Library and the Cairns Campus Library.

You can also learn more about the library services and accessing resources by reviewing the Library Info Skills Road Trip LibGuide.

You can also ask further questions at the Library InfoHelp desk at both Cairns and Townsville.

Database Scheduled Maintenance


Elsevier platforms

On Sunday, August 2, access to the following Elsevier platforms will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 8:00 am (Queensland).
The effected platforms are:
• ScienceDirect
• Scopus
• SciVal

Each platform will be displaying a warning to users of this scheduled downtime, and during downtime, there will be a message informing users of the temporary unavailability of service.


Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Database Scheduled Maintenance


ClinicalKey Platform Maintenance

On Saturday 1st August 2015 the ClinicalKey Platform Maintenance will take place between 12am and 3am in Australia.

How does it affect you?
• You will be able to access, search and browse content on ClinicalKey however you will not be able to use any features that require login, such as the presentation maker, saved items, search history, DDS services. 


Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter!

Beatrix Potter,
 via Wikimedia Commons
Beatrix Potter was born on the 28th of July, 1866.  She is, perhaps, best known as the author of many beloved children's books including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, but she was also a scientific illustrator and studied mycology.

You may not expect to find The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies at a university library, but we actually have most of Potter's children's books in our Curriculum Collection.

We also have some books collecting letters she wrote to various people, and some biographies written about her over the years.

Oh, and if you're not on campus, we also link out to digitised copies of her works.

Have a look at these One Search results to see just how much Potter you can find at our library.

Please note, students and staff currently working outside of Australia and Singapore may experience difficulty getting the full text of our subscribed resources.  If so, please follow the instructions on this page to get access: Connect to the JCU VPN.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Semester Hours for the Mabo Library!

The Semester Opening Hours for the Mabo Library in Townsville are changing.

Many of our clients have asked for the library to be open earlier in the mornings and longer on Fridays, so we are trialling a new range of opening hours, starting 27 July (the beginning of Semester Two).

We are still open for the same total number of hours, but we have changed the times in order to open at 7.30am during the week and remain open until 7.30pm on Fridays.


Mabo Library, TOWNSVILLE
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
Sun
Semester 2
27 Jul – 1 Nov**
7.30am – 9.30pm
7.30am – 9.30pm
7.30am – 9.30pm
7.30am – 9.30pm
7.30am – 7.30pm
10.00am– 5.00pm
10.00am– 5.00pm

During the exam period, we will be open longer hours.

Upcoming Library training and workshops: July and August 2015

 Brush up your research skills and referencing ability at a library workshop.

Cost: Free.
No need to register.

A selection of workshops  from the events webpage are below:

Top 10 Tips, Townsville 
Learn how to successfully find information for your assignments
Location: 134.010, Townsville
Event starts: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:00 - Ends: 12:00

Top 10 Tips, Townsville
Learn how to successfully find information for your assignments
Location: Building 26, Townsville
Event starts: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:00 - Ends: 11:00

Top 10 Tips, Townsville 
Learn how to successfully find information for your assignments
Location: 18.002A, Townsville
Event starts: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:30 - Ends: 15:30

Go Wireless, Cairns 
Connecting your device to the JCU wireless network
Location: B1.106, Cairns
Event starts: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 9:00 - Ends: 10:00

Top 10 Tips, Cairns 
Learn how to successfully find information for your assignments
Location: B1.105, Cairns
Event starts: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:00 - Ends: 11:00

Finding Journal Articles, Townsville
Location: 018.002A, Townsville
Event starts: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:00 - Ends: 12:00

APA Referencing, Townsville 
Understand why and how referencing is used, avoid plagiarism and learn to construct an in-text citation and reference list entry correctly.
Location: 018.002A, Townsville
Event starts: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:00 - Ends: 13:00

For more information contact the Library InfoHelp Desk by email at infohelp@jcu.edu.au or drop by in person to the Library Ground Floor at Cairns and Townsville Campus.

New Books Display Recommendation: Children's Book of the Year Shortlisted titles

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can subscribe to the New Library Books email or view the New Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

JCU has a curriculum collection to support undergraduates in the University's Education program. The curriculum collection enables students to create lessons plans for use during students Professional Experience placement. These titles include non-fiction and fiction works that you would find in a school library, such as items from the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards shortlist. Our curriculum collection is located separate from the main collection so please ask at the Library InfoHelp desk  for directions.

The 2015 short list contains titles like:

  • Rivertime by Trace Balla. Call number: 820.94 BAL (T) 
  • Fire by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Call number: 820.94 FREN 
  • Go to sleep, Jessie! by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood. Call number: 820.94 GLE
  • A house of her own by Jenny Hughes and illustrated by Jonathan Bentley. Call number: 820.94 HUG(J)
  • Snail and Turtle are friends by Stephen Michael King. Call number: 820.94 KING
  • The stone lion by Margaret Wild and illustrator, Ritva Voutila. Call number: 820.94 WILD 
As a parent myself I recommend the book Go to Sleep Jessie! by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood for parents who are sleep training infants or toddlers (and their big siblings who have to endure the screaming). Read a review.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Library Opening Hours: Semester 2 2015

Opening hours from Monday the 27th of July to Sunday 1st of November 2015

We have changed to new opening and close times in Townsville.

Townsville Eddie Koiki Mabo Library
Monday to Thursday   7.30 am to 9.30 pm
Friday                          7.30 am to 7.30 pm
Saturday & Sunday    10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Public Holiday
Labour Day 5th October 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Cairns Campus Library
Monday to Thursday    8.00 am to 9.00 pm
Friday                          8.00am to 6.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday     10.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Public Holiday

Labour Day 5th October 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Check out the Opening Hours webpage.

Can't log on to eStudent, JCU webmail or LearnJCU?

InfoHelp Desk, Townsville
New and sometimes returning students may need to reset their password after the semester break.

If you forget your password or it doesn't work, there are two ways to change your password at JCU:
  1. You can come to the Library InfoHelp desk at Cairns and Townsville with photo ID (for example a student card, license, or 18+ card) and InfoHelp staff will investigate and help you through the process.
  2. You can contact the IT Help Desk by email ithelpdesk@jcu.edu.au or log a job via the self service portal Service Now 's Central Authentication Service. Just provide details like your JCU student number, date of birth and current address and the IT staff will send a temporary password. You then need to change it.
You can read more about Changing your password online.

The InfoHelp Desk in the Cairns and Townsville Libraries are good places to ask questions during Orientation Week, if you get lost or are unsure where to get help at JCU.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cairns Show Holiday 2015: Cairns Library Closed

The JCU Cairns Campus Library will be CLOSED on Friday 17th of July 2015 for the Cairns Show Day holiday.

See Library Opening Hours web page for Townsville and Cairns Library regular opening hours.

Listen up! - 9 interviews about JCU Library Special Collections available now from ABC North Queensland


Caption:  Special Collections Librarian, Bronwyn McBurnie with some very well read North Queensland Newspapers (all of which have been microfilmed)   Photo Credit:  Andrew Rankin
Tired of reading, reading, reading then how about listening, listening, listening to Paula Tapiolas discuss with Bronwyn McBurnie, our Special Collections Librarian various fascinating items and collections which make up the Special Collections at James Cook University Library.

Currently there are 9 short (10-15min) interviews podcast and available from Paula's morning pages on the ABC website.  The White Gloves series of interviews occur live, twice a month (mostly on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, just after 10am) and will continue all year. 

Click on the direct links below to go straight to each interview on various special topics:
1. The little "Aussie"magazine produced during the Great War
2. Salvador Torrents Archive
3. The Victorian Lady's Sketchbook
4. Remembering Private Doorey
5. Honouring Astley James Bromfield
6. Wragge's Australasian Weather Guide & Almanac 1898
7. Cottage Gardening in Queensland
8. The Shaw Collection of Australian Art & Culture
9. Celebrating William T Cooper

Many thanks go out to Paula Tapiolas and 630 ABC North Queensland  team for supporting the James Cook University Library Special Collections.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Refresh your Library skills before Week 1

Did you struggle with your assignments in study period 1?

Are you starting mid-semester?

Do you want to brush up your academic skills?
 
JCU Library has developed a self-paced interactive learning tool specifically for you - the Info Skills Road Trip. It provides an introduction to researching for your assignments, and will assist you on your University journey. You will learn key academic skills such as:
Make your research and referencing time efficient so you can concentrate on the creative and grammatical rules of writing.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Special Collections Fossickings 46: Brothers in arms


Caption:  Portrait of  three brothers (L to R) - Jack, Davenport and Astley James Bromfield.    Photographer unknown.
Many stories have emerged from the World War 1 centenary commemorations of families which sent, and sometimes lost, several of their members to this conflict. Fathers enlisted with their sons, sisters became nurses and followed their brothers to Gallipoli or Europe and parents farewelled one son after another as they set off for the Front in a spirit of adventure, patriotism or simple family loyalty.
Caption: "Atherton Boys"    Photographer: Astley James Bromfield, Bromfield Album, NQ Photographic Collection, JCU Library Special Collections.
Caption:  Studio Portrait of Astley James Bromfield     Photographer unknown.
Charles and Mary Bromfield were one couple who saw two of their sons enlist within fourteen months of each other.  Originally from New South Wales the couple had brought their family to north Queensland in the 1890s and when war began to tear Europe apart they were dairy-farming outside Malanda.  The conflict must have seemed very far away from such a remote, rural community but as news of Australian casualties filled the headlines, young men found the call to arms hard to resist.
Caption:  AJ Bromfield (on right) engaged in recreational play on board a Defence force ship.    Photographer unknown, Bromfield Album, NQ Photographic Collection, JCU Library Special Collections.
Astley Bromfield’s war began with enlistment in the 25th battalion in September 1915 followed by embarkation from Brisbane at the end of the year. There was plenty of fun to be had on the long voyage and his photos show on-board “pillow fights” and boxing matches and sight-seeing in Egypt. But it was not all plain sailing and severe paratyphoid landed him in hospital for many weeks. By June 1916 he was in France on his way to the front with the 7th Machine Gun Company, later absorbed into the 2nd Machine Gun battalion. By November younger brother Jack had enlisted with the 15th battalion in Cairns and was soon training in Brisbane.  After his own sea-voyage Jack disembarked in south-west England in April 1917 before marching to one of the Wiltshire military camps.
Caption:  Studio portrait of Jack Bromfield    Photographer: The Talma Studios, Sydney.  Bromfield Album, NQ Photographic Collection, JCU Library Special Collections. 
The pride that Charles and Mary surely felt in their sons must have gone hand-in-hand with anxiety as cables brought news of illness and injury. In September 1917 Astley was badly wounded in the leg on the first day of the Battle of Menin Road, at Ypres. This required prolonged hospitalization. In the same month Jack came down with an unknown fever in France and was again reported sick in December. In February 1918 Astley was wounded a second time and a few weeks later Jack received wounds which put him out of action for eight weeks.  This was a period of intense fighting as the Allies struggled against the onslaught of the German spring offensive. In July came the worst news of all. Jack, only recently recovered from his wounds, was killed in action at the Battle of Hamel. He was 24.
Caption: "Blighties"     Photo credit: Astley James Bromfield, Bromfield Album, NQ Photographic Collection, JCU Library Special Collections.
Happily Astley survived and before returning to Australia made a valiant effort to find his brother’s remains in the wastelands of battle. He eventually returned to North Queensland where he married, raised a daughter and lived a long and productive life. Brother Jack rests forever in the Crucifix Corner cemetery at Villers-Bretonneux.



Friday, July 10, 2015

Introductory EndNote Workshops in the Mabo Library



Introductory EndNote Workshops in the Mabo Library

Monday 13th July 2pm - 3.30pm
Wednesday 15th July 11am - 12.30pm
Thursday 16th July 10.30am - 12.30pm

All sessions are in iLearning 3 (018.002C)
Bookings are not required. 
Information about upcoming workshops in Townsville and Cairns 

New eBook Recommendation: Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can subscribe to the New Library Books email or view the New Books list online. For instructions how to borrow an eBook by downloading it check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

An eBook title of interest is:
Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management edited by Brett P. Murphy, Andrew C. Edwards, Mick Meyer and Jeremy Russell-Smith.

An extract from the publisher's website states:

In the context of Australia’s developing carbon economy, fire management helps to abate emissions of greenhouse gases and is an important means of generating carbon credits. The vast high-rainfall savannas of northern Australia are one of the world’s most flammable landscapes. Management of fires in this region has the potential to assist with meeting emissions reduction targets, as well as conserving biodiversity and providing employment for Indigenous people in remote parts of Australia’s north.

This comprehensive volume brings together recent research from northern Australian savannas to provide an internationally relevant case study for applying greenhouse gas accounting methodologies to the practice of fire management. It provides scientific arguments for enlarging the area of fire-prone land managed for emissions abatement. The book also charts the progress towards development of a savanna fire bio-sequestration methodology. The future of integrated approaches to emissions abatement and bio-sequestration is also discussed. - See more at: http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/7008.htm#sthash.IMte1U0G.dpuf

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Happy Birthday Oliver Wolf Sacks!

Luigi Novi
The James Cook University Library wishes a warm Happy Birthday to Oliver Sacks, the neurology professor, physician and author who turns 82 today.

This best-selling author is best known for his case histories which explore the far reaches of neurological experience in books such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, The Island of the Colorblind and Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain.

Yes, despite the unusual titles, all of his books are real-life cases that are written in a manner that has led the New York Times to describe Sacks as “the poet laureate of medicine.”

The JCU Library has copies of the majority of his works which can be found here.

We also have the film Awakenings, starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams, based on Sacks's book of the same name.

To find out more about Oliver Sacks and the topics he wrote about, we invite you to explore our Encyclopædia Britannica database.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Celebrating the brilliance of William T Cooper: via the JCU Library Special Collections

Internationally renowned artist and bird illustrator - William T Cooper died this year (on the Atherton Tablelands) at the age of 81 years, ending a most amazingly productive professional painting career which began in 1964 and ended in May, 2015.

Born in Newcastle, William T Cooper spent his childhood in the bush and his early years as an apprentice taxidermist, later becoming a window dresser and landscape artist.  However it is for his stunning illustrations of birds that he is most revered and James Cook University Library holds many of his publications across it’s various collections.
Caption:  View 1: A  JCU library staff member viewing one of the beautiful colour plates created by William T Cooper in a volume of "Australian Parrots".  Photo Credit:  Bronwyn McBurnie
Of particular note is the two volume collector’s issue of “Australian Parrots” published by Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne in 1980.  Held in the Shaw Collection of Australian Art & Culture (one of our many special collections) James Cook University Library Special Collections holds number 175 out of only 1000 copies published, which is signed by both the author Joseph M Forshaw and the illustrator William T Cooper.
Caption:  View 2: A  JCU library staff member viewing one of the beautiful colour plates created by William T Cooper in a volume of "Australian Parrots".  Photo Credit:  Bronwyn McBurnie
Both volumes are exquisitely bound in a deep sea green coloured leather featuring blind-embossing with a leather inset colour bird image on the front of each volume.  This deluxe edition is truly beautiful to behold.
Caption:  Details of the bird images which appear on each volume of the two volume set titled "Australian Parrots" by Joseph Forshaw and William T Cooper.  Photo Credit:  Bronwyn McBurnie
All members of community are very welcome to view this precious publication in the Special Collections Reading Room of the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library on the Townsville Campus.   Check here for our current opening hours.

William T Cooper was an extraordinarily talented man who lived in our northern community and contributed significantly to our understanding and appreciation of nature and wildlife.

In 1992 the Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia USA, presented him with their gold medal for distinction in natural history art. He is the first and only Australian recipient in its 190 year history. Then in 1994, he was also awarded the Order of Australia (AO) for his contribution to art and natural history.  James Cook University Library staff mourn the passing of William T Cooper and continue to celebrate his contribution through his many publications.

To learn more about William T Cooper, watch Birdman, the recent film by Sarah Scragg on his life and art.  To learn more about bird illustration then seek out William T Cooper's recent publication titled, "Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists".

Mabo Library Hours Are Changing!

Many library users want the Mabo Library building to open earlier during the week, and to be open later on Friday evenings.  In response, we are trialling new hours for Semester 2, 2015.   

The total number of opening hours isn’t changing, we are still open 82 hours per week during semester. 

The Mabo Library will close at 9:30 pm Mon – Thurs.  The Information Commons is available 24x7.  No change to weekend hours.


During the exam period the Library will have extended hours.

Mabo Library, TOWNSVILLE
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
Sun
Semester 2
27 Jul – 1 Nov**
7.30am – 9.30pm
7.30am – 9.30pm
7.30am – 9.30pm
7.30am – 9.30pm
7.30am – 7.30pm
10.00am– 5.00pm
10.00am– 5.00pm