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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,

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, e

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.

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 in

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

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

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: 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. 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.

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: [ 2020 Edit: These links have since been removed by the ABC ] 1. The little "Aussie"magazine produced during the Great War 2. Salvador Torrent

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: Unpacking your assignment topic Finding scholarly information resources  Evaluating the quality of what you find, and  Referencing.  Make your research and referencing time efficient so you can concentrate on the creative and grammatical rules of writing.

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 wa

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  can be found at http://www.jcu.edu.au/library

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’

Happy Birthday Oliver Wolf Sacks!

Luigi Novi Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (Generic) 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 Encyclop√¶dia Britannica database .

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

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