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Christmas Credo Reference brainteaser

Questions: 1. Which rock group has returned its 1973 Christmas chart-topper "Merry Xmas Everybody" to the British charts at least eight times? 2. In which year did the "Christmas truce" occur? 3. Santa Claus is named after which saint? 4. What kind of tree is most commonly used as a Christmas tree? 5. Who wrote the 1973 picturebook "Father Christmas" in which Father Christmas lives in a terrace house with an outside toilet and an old-fashioned stove? 6. Who composed the Christmas Oratorio, first performed in 1734/35: Bach, Mozart or Beethoven? 7. What was the title of Phil Spector's 1963 Christmas album? 8. "A Christmas Carol" was the first of five "Christmas Books" by Charles Dickens which were published together for the first time in 1852. Can you name one of the other books in this collection? 9. What kind of bird is the "colly bird" (often changed to "calling bird") referred to in the traditional song "T

Endnote x4 for Mac

Good news for Mac users with Word 2011: EndNote has released a Beta version of an X4 update that should work with Word 2011 (the first version of EndNote X4 doesn't work with Word 2011 for Mac). You can find it here: http://www.endnote.com/enword2k7.asp Be warned, however, that it is a Beta version. That means they're still working on it, and it may have some bugs that need fixing. If you want to be absolutely sure EndNote X4 will work on your Mac, the safest option is to use Word 2008 for the time being and wait until EndNote releases a full update.

Christmas greetings from the Cairns Library staff

The book Christmas tree in the JCU Cairns Library. The staff at the Cairns library wishes you all a festive holiday season. We are holding a competition for all those intrepid enough to guess the number of books in our Christmas tree. Entry is open to all, however if you are the lucky winner, you will need to come to the JCU library at either Cairns or Townsville. To enter the competition fill out this form .

Paediatric Pharmacopoeia

Produced by the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, this online pharmacopoeia provides dosage guidelines and practical notes for safe and effective prescribing in infants and children. The intended audience is Australian general practitioners, paediatricians, pharmacists, nurses and health care institutions. Available to JCU staff and students on campus and off campus from links in Tropicat   (the library catalogue), the Library's databases page, or directly from http://elibrary.jcu.edu.au/login?url=http://pharmacopoeia.hcn.net.au/

Planned Network Outage Friday 3rd Dec: Impact on Library Services

JCU's Information Technology & Resources have a scheduled network outage occurring on Friday 3rd December 5pm to midnight. All services will be affected. The outage should be completed within the allocated seven hour window. An ITR Bulletin update will be posted when work is complete. During the outage the following library services will not be available catalogue ResearchOnline@JCU Reserve Online subscription databases subscription ejournals web site Some externally hosted services will continue to be available except where they link back to the services listed above as unavailable. Specifically: LibGuides One Search We apologise for any inconvenience.

GATCF Lab Closures - Summer Semester Break 20010/2011

Information Technology and Resources staff will be undertaking major system upgrades to the facilities in the GATCF labs over the summer semester break. This means that all computer labs, with the exception of facilities in the Library and DA2 Annex (DA2-101, 102, 103, 104 and 107) will be unavailable from 9am Friday 26th November 2010 until 9am Monday 7th February 2011 unless otherwise timetabled. At some point it will be necessary to upgrade these labs as well. IT&R will endeavour to make other facilities available during this time. All GATCF facilities will be closed for the Christmas Break commencing Midday (12 Noon) Friday 24th December 2010 and re-opening 9am Tuesday 4th January 2011 . IT&R staff will post notices to the Central Computing Bulletin Board advising of any changes to the status of the GATCF labs. You should check the bulletins for ongoing updates from time to time.

Tropicat and Self Loan Machine unavailability

The Library Management System is being upgraded and we will be shutting down the database at 1pm 1st December to complete the upgrade For Library clients this will mean: All loans and returns will have to be made at the Lending Services Desk from 1-5 pm Wednesday Tropicat will be unavailable from 1-5 pm Wednesday (1st December) No library notices will be emailed or SMS'ed on Thursday (2 nd December) morning, those notices will not be generated until Friday morning Normality will be restored as of Library opening on Thursday (2 nd December). If you have any difficulties using our services please contact us and we will help resolve them. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this process.

EndNote and Mac Word 2011 and 64 Bit Word for Windows

If you are thinking of buying Word 2011 for your Mac, you should be aware that EndNote will not work with it. EndNote works with Word 2008 for Mac without difficulties, but it will not work with the 2011 version. Also, EndNote does not work with the 64 Bit version of Word for Windows computers. If you are purchasing new software, choose the 32 bit version. The salesperson may tell you the 64 bit version is better, but it doesn't work with many plug-ins and add-ins (including EndNote's Cite While You Write). For more information, see this page: http://www.endnote.com/enword2k7.asp

National Psychology Week Display

National Psychology Week (NPW), 14 - 20 November 2010, aims to increase public awareness about psychology, psychological issues and the role psychologists play in community wellbeing through three distinct initiatives: 1. Events, presentations and displays hosted by psychologists across Australia; 2. A national research survey on a topic of community interest; and 3. A national media campaign to assist public understanding of psychology. National Psychology Week begins on the second Sunday in November each year and is an initiative of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). The JCU Department of Psychology is promoting National Psychology Week with a display of resources on the first floor of the Mabo Library. Come in and have a look at the range of resources available, including contact details for the JCU Psychology Clinic and other local psychologists. While you are checking out the display, write your name and contact details on a sticky note, drop it into the box a

Three forests, Two Waterholes, a River, a Flower and a Tiger-wolf

This week a special post with the theme of Fostering an Awareness of the Human influence on Habitat s. The author has reviewed 10 books suitable for young readers from our Curriculum Collection . We have a great range of fiction material in our curriculum collections in Cairns and Townsville suitable for young readers to young adults. Come by and have a look sometime or search for them in the library catalogue (just limit to curriculum). Three Forests Uno's Garden by Greame Base (2006). Greame Base is one of Australia's favourite author/illustrators, and this book helps us see why. Fantastic, fascinating pictures draw us in to a world that seems very much like our own, but decidedly different and alien on many levels. Each page comes with a list of what animals and plants can be found on that page - and readers paying attention will notice the numbers are working in equations (9 x 9 = 81 plants). Eventually, the hidden equation becomes apparent: more buildings = less pl

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) trial

SRMO is a research methods tool, linking SAGE’s research methods content with sophisticated browse and search techniques. The service contains 504 books, including the entire QASS (aka Little Green Book) series, 6 dictionaries, 4 encyclopedias, videos, a collection of journal articles plus a visual Methods Map tool. SAGE Research Methods Online can be accessed here. Trial ends 31 December 2010. The trial links are also to be found on the library Trials web page . If you have any feedback either positive or negative please let us know here .

New Credo Reference titles

Credo is our online reference tool and covers a broad range of topics. It includes over 500 reference works as ebooks accessible via a keyword search. You can also search for images. Credo's General Reference collection continues to grow each month - the following well-regarded titles were added in September: American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present , Grey House Publishing From Suffrage to the Senate: American's Political Women , Grey House Publishing Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power & Greed , Grey House Publishing The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy , Princeton University Press The Religious Right: A Reference Handbook , Grey House Publishing Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-2009 , Grey House Publishing The following updated titles were recently released. Expect more soon! Britannica Concise Encyclopedia , Encyclopaedia Britannica Holidays

SciVerse

Elsevier has created SciVerse - a new platform for science content to address the needs of researchers. SciVerse integrates the content from ScienceDirect and Scopus and targeted web content and features an increasing range of applications developed by the scientific community. SciVerse allows a single-search using SciVerse Hub, and applications include: Methods section - search restricting inquiries to the methods/experimental procedures sections of full-text articles Matching sentences - a summary of sentences matching the search term Most prolific authors - locating the top ten most frequently occurring authors in a results list, with citations, article counts, and links to Scopus article profiles There is also increased interoperability between SciVerse ScienceDirect and SciVerse Scopus, as well as Image searching in SciVerse ScienceDirect. Sciverse can be accessed from the links to Scopus and Science Direct on the Library's databases page, or directly from http://www.h

ProQuest Scheduled Outage

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Sunday 31st October. As a result, the ProQuest platform will be unavailable for a period of approx 12 hours, from 12 noon on Sunday 31st October to 12am on Monday, 1 November. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

JCU Internet Link down - cable break

At approximately 9:20 am 27/10/2010 excavation work severed the optic fibre of JCU's AARNet link in the Townsville suburb of Garbutt, cutting access to the internet from on the Townsville and Cairns campuses, and making network services within the JCU domain inaccessible. Some Library services are hosted off campus and are available from the following links: One Search Ejournal Portal LibGuides (Subject Resources) However all of these services have components that require access to some material hosted within the JCU domain, or to proxying services hosted within the JCU domain. We apologies for the inconvenience. We hope that the optic fibre repairs will be completed tomorrow, 28 October 2010.

Full loss of AARNET link on Saturday 30th October 2010

The fibre optic link from JCU to Garbutt will be cut and re-spliced. Services will be restored as soon as possible but this may require the full 6 hour period. This work is necessary for the connection of Achilpa Vet clinic and the associated training room in Aitkenvale. During this time JCU will also be relocating some equipment in preparation for the core upgrade in December. IT&R apologises for the disruption to services and appreciates your patience during the outage.

EndNote X4 for Mac now available

Endnote X4 for Mac is now available at JCU as part of our site license for this bibliographic management software. * EndNote version X4 for Mac 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. Endnote X4 for Mac is available for server download . 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 Servic

One Search adds Remote Access Link and more content

One Search provides the whole world with a single gateway to most of the resources JCU Library provides to its community of users but some licensing arrangements mean you still need to enter your JCU account informationto see subscription content. To make this easier for staff and students this banner now displays on the search results page: Click on it to enable functionality like Web Of Science Citation counts and links to streaming music files from Naxos from off campus. On campus users don't need it and won't see it. A bunch of new content has been added this month including publications of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, and MD Consult from Elsevier .

Examinations

Examinations are now hanging over JCU like a dark cloud. But don't fear - the Mabo library is here to shed some light! Come and see the first floor display of Study and Exam Skills resources opposite Infohelp and get some tips for managing stress and exams. The Study Skills Bibliography also has a variety of useful books and websites. Remember that you can access past exam papers from Reserve Online and that the library has extended hours over the examination period. Good Luck!

Vale Dame Joan Sutherland

Anyone monitoring the news this morning would have caught the announcement that Dame Joan Sutherland has passed away: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/12/3035551.htm In honour of "the stunning one", we've assembled a collection of CDs, videos and biographies in the display area near the InfoHelp desk on the first floor of the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library. You are free to borrow them after Wednesday, but we'd like to keep the display together for today.

Spicy things

The "Spice Saga" continues... Anyone who happened to waltz into the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library during Open Day this year would have noticed we had a slide show running facts about the library and Special Collections. This slide show was, shall we say, "rudely interrupted" by a few YouTube clips. One of them was a spoof of the Old Spice "Smell Like a Man" advertisement , which was created by the good folk at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. The original advertisement was a particular favourite of the librarians here, and if you haven't seen it you may want to check it out before watching the spoof. Then we had a clip from Sesame Street that involved Cookie Monster visiting a library: And finally we had something from the actual Old Spice campaign. For a brief time, the "Old Spice Guy" was replying to tweets, and one of his replies concerned the importance of libraries: Now it transpires that our combination of

Tomorrow, When the War Began (a rambling review)

The film version of John Marsden's novel Tomorrow, When the War Began is finishing its run at local cinemas, so if you haven't seen it yet you should make the effort to watch it before it goes into the short period of limbo between cinema and DVD. It has to be said, this movie rocks. It's enjoyable, pacy, well written, well acted, gripping and utterly believable (within the context of the plot). It's thoughtful and intelligent without being artsy. The characters are fun and appealing without being "quirky". The story is dark and grim without being depressing. And, as if that wasn't enough, it's an action movie that would appeal equally to teenagers and adults, men and women. In short, I'm still having some difficulty believing this is an Australian film (feel free to shout me down in the comments). TWTWB is not only an Australian film, it's an Australian film based on an Australian novel - and it still isn't artsy and depressing! T

When did you last look at LibGuides?

I'm sure many of you have already seen the wonderful, fabulous, incredibly useful and rather speccy resources that we call: LibGuides But it is worth coming back to them every now and then to see what's new. For one thing, the subject specific LibGuides are what we like to call "living documents" - we keep adding new things and changing things around based on the feedback we get from our users. Yes, that means if you have a suggestion, we are likely to make a change to the guides to reflect your needs. For another thing, we have a range of guides that aren't tied to any particular subject. We have LibGuides for referencing, statistics, EndNote, writing assignments, creating annotated bibliographies... We have been known to create new guides on request to match subjects or projects. So, drop on by (electronically speaking). Have a look at what we've got, and have a think about what you'd like to see. Then let us know. Your suggestions can make a

Full Internet Scheduled Outage - Date changed to 16th October 6am - 2pm

Please note: the original notice gave the date as October 2nd. There will be no outage on October 2, it has been postponed until the sixteenth. On October 16 2010 the fibre link from AARNET to JCU Townsville will be taken out of service from 6am to 2pm to allow for splicing of the cable. This will also affect our backup link. As a result there will be no connectivity to AARNET or the Internet during this time. IT&R Apologise for any inconvenience caused by this interruption to service.

Volunteer to Test the JCU Library Website

The JCU Library is seeking JCU students attending the Townsville and Cairns campuses to help us to improve the JCU Library & Computing website. Give us an hour of your time and we'll offer you a $25.00 JCU Bookshop voucher in appreciation. What is involved? For an hour, we sit you in front of a computer , ask you a few questions and get you to do a series of tasks on the web, while you talk about what you are thinking and doing giving us your general impressions. We record the computer screen and your voice. Do I need any special knowledge? No. You need to able to use the web at a basic level and that's it. Do I need to be an experienced library user? No. Prior experience using the Library website is not required. We are testing the site, not you! When and Where? Testing will take place on the Townsville and Cairns campuses in the coming months. Interested? Please email your name, phone number, and campus location to alan.cockerill@jcu.edu.au to be placed in ou

Ten new online reference works purchased by Library

JCU staff and students now have online access to the following major reference works covering a wide range of topics. Their titles are a reasonable indication of content and relevance to your fields of study and research. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development Encyclopedia of Inland Waters Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (Second Edition) Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Third Edition) Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology Encyclopedia of Social Measurement International Encyclopedia of Education Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference Available to JCU staff and students from on-campus and off-campus from link on each title above or via links in Tropicat (the library catalogue) or the Library Databases web page.

Earth Alerts 2010.2.4

Looking out for an earthquake? Concerned about a tsunami? All of these natural disasters and their ilk can be effectively monitored with this application . Earth Alerts draws on a variety of online resources to effectively track specific natural hazards around the globe, and users just need to pick the hazards and locations that are of prime interest. It's a rather interesting application, and it is compatible with computers running Windows XP and newer.

One Search Enhancements

Latest Improvements to Citation counts for articles in journals tracked by ISI Web of Knowledge, see instantly how often an article has been cited. More sophisticated handling of punctuation in search queries. Often caused when users are doing named item searches or cut and paste of an excerpt of text into the search box. Significant improvements in smart-deduping where records from multiple sources are merged together. Users will now get the benefits of DOI's from CrossRef, full text from publishers, and enhanced metadata from aggregators - all in a single item on a results list. Normalization of diacritics so that they are indexed as one. This resolves the issue when searching for Zauberflote and wanting to find results for Zauberflöte. Bug fixes regarding the display of the AutoComplete feature for a more polished user experience Improvements to advanced search - including the ability to search by ISBN Try it now:

Trials of three new online services.

1. Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences. A collection of electronic books in series covering Cell Biology of Medicine, Developmental Biology and Integrated Systems Physiology, with further series under development. The Colloquium Digital Library is available to 15 October 2010 at this URL: http://elibrary.jcu.edu.au/login?url=http://www.morganclaypool.com/page/lifesci 2.Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science. A collection of electronic books that aim to synthesise important research or development topics in the engineering and computer sciences. The Synthesis Digital Library trial is available to 15 October 2010 at this URL: http://elibrary.jcu.edu.au/login?url=http://www.morganclaypool.com/page/ForthcomingSynthesisLectures 3. Pier Professional Health & Social Care Journal Collection A Collection of 23 journals on Ageing, Crime & Forensics, Learning Disabili

100 Years of Tropical Medicine in Australia: Photo Exhibit

Part of the wonderful exhibit in the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library in Townsville this month - celebrating one hundred years of tropical medicine in the north are photographs on loan from the Townsville CityLibraries historical photograph collection: Picture Townsville. The images and photographs on display as well as others in the collection may be accessed and utilised within current copyright restrictions through the CityLibraries library catalogue and the Picture Australia site. Thankyou CityLibraries for sharing these wonderful pictures.

Celebrating Papua New Guinea

Nicolas Garnier speaking at the launch of the exhibition. Once again the Cairns Library is hosting an exhibition to commemorate Papua New Guinea Independence. The exhibition is a collection of posters explaining many cultural aspects of the people in the Chambri Lakes district of Sepik River. Also on display are artifacts from the JCU cultural materials collection - rare masks, pottery and jewelry. Some items have been kindly loaned to us by academics from the Cairns Institute. The creator of the posters, Nicolas Garnier spoke about his experiences in the Chambri Lakes area of Papua New Guinea at the exhibition launch. The exhibition will be available for viewing until late September.

100 Years of Tropical Medicine in Australia: Art Exhibition

Venue: Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, James Cook University, Townsville Dates: 9 – 26 September 2010 Official Opening & Awards Presentation: Tuesday 14 Sept 10:00am This exhibition celebrates the centenary of tropical medicine in Australia. On 1 January 1910 Dr Anton Breinl arrived in Townsville to take up his post as the Inaugural Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, the first medical research institute in Australia. Dr Breinl was the former Director of the Runcorn Research Laboratory at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. The Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University (JCU) in association with the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, and the School of Creative Arts Student Association, JCU sponsored an art competition to coincide with the 100 Years of Tropical Medicine conference held in Townsville in June. An international panel of judges awarded prizes. The submitted and winning works are included in this

Research Month

September is Research Month and we are celebrating! Come and see the Mabo library first floor display of books and articles written by your very own JCU staff and read some research tips. There are also various events you can attend on every campus.

Assignment Coaching Sessions

The Librarians and Learning Advisors in Townsville have joined forces to provide Assignment Coaching Sessions for students every Tuesday between the hours of 12pm and 1pm. Grab an assignment, grab a classmate (or two) and get some guidance from the people who know about writing and researching assignments. We believe you get a lot of benefit out of attending these sessions in a small group - say, three or four students doing the same assignment - but we're also happy to take individuals and pairs. No need to make an appointment - just drop in. The sessions are held in the Learning Advisors' Area on the ground floor of the Mabo Library (the Mentor's Area). There will be a librarian and a learning advisor on hand to give you personal coaching relevant to your particular assignment.

EndNote Training Sessions

Townsville students/staff/scholars: Remember, there is a training session for the full version of EndNote this Tuesday (7th September) at 3pm in the InfoHelp training room (the room with two doors on the top floor of the library building). EndNote is a software programme that helps you to collect and organise your references so that you can generate in-Text references and reference lists in the correct style. It can also be used for coordinating your research for tasks like literature reviews and annotated bibliographies. The full version of EndNote is the version we recommend to staff and post-gradraduate students and those who are likely to their own laptops and desk-top computers rather than our GATCF computers in the labs and libraries. It has a few useful functions that aren't yet available through EndNote Web, but cannot be used with our GATCF machines at present. Come to the session and we will show you how to access it and how to use it. It can save hours of time when

Westlaw database problems

The Westlaw database has been having technical difficulties at JCU. If you are on campus you can remove elibrary.jcu.edu.au from the URL in the address bar and access the database. Unfortunately there is nothing that off-campus users can do to fix the problem. We will notify you as soon as the problem is resolved. If you are off-campus and need help locating information in Westlaw urgently please get in touch with your law librarians, you can see our contact details on the bottom right of this page.

Art Exhibition in the Cairns Library

JCU Student Psychology Association has presented their annual art exhibition and competition with selected works on display at the Cairns library. Students were invited to sketch, paint, design, program or sculpt an interpretive art piece with flair, originality and creativity. The theme is neurons - human brain cells. The project is proudly supported by JCU Vice-Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding and is currently on display in the Cairns Library until September 3, 2010.

Assignment Coaching Sessions

The Librarians and Learning Advisors in Townsville have joined forces to provide Assignment Coaching Sessions for students every Tuesday between the hours of 12pm and 1pm. Grab an assignment, grab a classmate (or two) and get some guidance from the people who know about writing and researching assignments. We believe you get a lot of benefit out of attending these sessions in a small group - say, three or four students doing the same assignment - but we're also happy to take individuals and pairs. No need to make an appointment - just drop in. The sessions are held in the Learning Advisors' Area on the ground floor of the Mabo Library (the Mentor's Area). There will be a librarian and a learning advisor on hand to give you personal coaching relevant to your particular assignment.

EndNote Web Training Session

Townsville students/staff/scholars: Remember, there is a training session for EndNote Web this Tuesday (31st of August) at 3pm in the InfoHelp training room (the room with two doors on the top floor of the library building). EndNote is a software programme that helps you to collect and organise your references so that you can generate in-Text references and reference lists in the correct style. It can also be used for coordinating your research for tasks like literature reviews and annotated bibliographies. EndNote Web is the version of EndNote we recommend to undergraduate students and those who are likely to be using our GATCF computers in the library and computer labs more often than their own laptops or desktop computers. EndNote Web is a version of EndNote that exists purely online, so you can access it from any computer connected to the Internet. It has a lot of features in common with the full version of EndNote (which will be the subject of next week's training se

Web of Knowledge Training

The library is offering expert training for staff and postgraduate students in using the Web of Knowledge to enhance their research. The presenter will be Steven Werkheiser – a visiting Thomson Reuters’ trainer from Sydney. Session content will include: Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes provide end user access to over 12,000 conferences a year with the added value of integrated citation data. Users can now see if their publications are cited by other journal articles and conference papers together. Chemistry package comprised of the Index Chemicus and Current Chemical Reactions is now available, thus expanding access to the chemical literature with structure searching capabilities. MEDLINE is now integrated into the Web of Knowledge platform which allows cross searching with the Web of Science so that users can take advantage of citation searching and navigation alongside the full MeSH browsing and searching capabilities. 2009 Journal Citation Reports provide an objective means

What's on in the Cairns and Townsville libraries this week

Cairns in B1.104 Wednesday 25 August Endnote Web 1-2pm Import references from online bibliographic databases to form a personal reference library “Cite While You Write” – insert in-text references and create a formatted bibliography in your Word document from your personal library references. Google Docs 12-1pm Create online surveys & group work essays Never leave a document at home Townsville in 18.229 (Infohelp training room- top floor Mabo library) Tuesday 24 August Introduction to Endnote x3 (the desktop version) 3-4pm This is a bibliographic software that helps to organise research and reference lists. It's a bit different to Endnote Web, you'd be interested in this version if you are a postgraduate student or researcher. Import references from online bibliographic databases to form a personal reference library “Cite While You Write” – insert in-text references and create a formatted bibliography in your Word document from your personal library refe

New and/or Improved Referencing Guides!

We've been spending some quality time on our Referencing Guides lately. APA, Vancouver, Harvard, Chicago, MLA... We've converted them all to our LibGuides format - in some cases creating completely new guides. These guides are living documents, and we expect to make changes as we get feedback from our users (that would be you), so make sure you tell us what you think works (or doesn't). We've experimented with different formats across the different styles, and we are looking to see which ideas get the best responses. You can find links to the new guides on most of our LibGuides , as well as on the Library's A-Z page and the How Two Guides index. Plus, you can get to it by going directly to this page, here: http://libguides.jcu.edu.au/referencing We believe in multiple access points in this library. Please, use one of these access points to take a look at the guides and tell us what you think. Oh, and you should also feel free to use them to help create

IT Security - Facebook

Given the popularity of Facebook (as noted in a previous week in review as the most visited "non-search engine" site from the JCU campus network), ITR would like to remind the University community of the potential and current use of Facebook for identity theft, scams and distribution of malware . Facebook scams are not uncommon, and many make use of the exploit technique known as " Clickjacking ". Clickjacking is where users are tricked into performing actions without their explicit knowledge or approval. Examples of the results of this in Facebook are allowing external parties access to your personal information without your knowledge, or the spreading of bogus links through its sharing feature. Current Facebook scams such as " Dislike Butto n ", which trick users into giving permission to a rogue Facebook application, can be easily noticed by appropriately cautious users. See the PCWorld article How to Spot Facebook Scams Like 'Dislik