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Showing posts from November, 2010

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:

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