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Welcome to Your Library

To get the most from uni, you need to get the most from your library. The library website is a portal to a wealth of information and resources that will help you reach your academic goals.

One Search
One Search is like Google for the library’s resources. The library holds a large collection of print and electronic books, journal articles, newspaper articles, reports, theses, videos, web documents and much more.

Library Guides
We have library guides to help you find relevant resources for your discipline, research task and referencing style. Some useful guides to start with are:
· The InfoSkills Toolkit – a series of self-paced modules on different aspects of the research process such as Defining your Topic, Searching for Resources, Evaluating Resources and Referencing Sources
· The Writing Guide – help with academic reading, note-taking, academic writing and referencing
· The Referencing Guide – links to guides for the main referencing styles used at JCU
· Your Subject guide – contains recommended databases, websites and more

Ask a Librarian
Librarians are experts at finding and evaluating information. We love to support you with your research, referencing and scholarly publishing. We can also help you access and manage your Reading lists, and provide in-class workshops in information literacy. You can contact us via:
· Online chat
· InfoHelp desk
· Phone
· Email
Our Liaison librarians provide more in-depth support relating to your specific discipline. You can find your liaison librarian here.

InfoHelp Rovers
Our Rovers are students who can help answer any IT or library -related questions you may have. Look for their blue shirts (in Townsville) or red shirts (in Cairns). 
Rover hours are:
· Townsville: 10:00am-1:00pm Mon-Fri
· Cairns: 11:00am-2:00pm Mon-Fri

Library Workshops
Our forthcoming library workshops are available online, and explore the library collection, Endnote, research skills and referencing in more detail. Click on Guides, Workshops and Events to register.

The library website has lots more useful information on topics such as opening hours, borrowing, printing, IT help and off-campus loans. Click on the tile that best suits your needs for more information:


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Referencing Q&A: Referencing Vetstream

We've had a question about referencing Vetstream for assignments, and it's a bit of a tricky one so we thought it was worth a longer answer here on the blog. What's Vetstream? To start with, if you're a Vet Sciences student or staff member and you haven't been using Vetstream , you should do yourself a favour and take at look at that database. It's one of the best resources for vets that we've seen.  It's kind of like a cross between a text-book, an encyclopedia, a suite of videos, a best-practice/current awareness service and a drug database. Yes, that's right, it has drug database information for vets (look at the "Pharmacology and Therapeutics" section under each animal). It currently only focuses on dogs, cats, rabbits and horses, but most of our students and academics will work with at least three of those animals, and it's worth exploring (remember folks, these things cost money and budgets are tight, so use it or lose