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National Reconciliation Week: 27 May - 3 June

  At James Cook University, we acknowledge Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the first inhabitants of this nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students live, learn and work. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) began in 1993 as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation and was celebrated by people from many different faith communities. In 1996, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first NRW. The following year, Reconciliation Australia took the lead in promoting national reconciliation. The intent of NRW is twofold – to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and futures. This year’s theme, More than a word: Reconciliation takes action , focuses on the latter – the actions we can take to further reconciliation. Action has always been at the heart of NRW. The star

Examination Super Hours

Examination Super Hours for SP1 2021 begin on Monday,  31st May and run until closing on Thursday, 17th June. In Townsville, the library building will be open for longer hours to provide spaces for study, and librarians will be available for extended periods to help you with last minute questions. Please be mindful of other students using the library spaces. This is a stressful time of semester for many students and we all need to share the library spaces with kindness and respect. Eddie Koiki Mabo Library , Townsville: Monday to Friday : The library building - 7:30am-12:00am (midnight) From 7:00pm building access is via JCU Swipe card only Library services - 7:30am-12:00am (midnight) Saturday and Sunday : The library building - 10:00am-10:00pm From 5:00pm building access is via JCU Swipe card only Library services - 10:00am-10:00pm Cairns Campus Library : Monday to Thursday : The library building (Ground and 1st Floors) - 7:30am-12:00am (midnight) Library services - 8:00am-7:00pm Frid

Library & Information Week: 17-23 May

  Library and Information Week is a time to celebrate the impact that library and information services staff have throughout Australia, whether in the community, at work or personally. The theme this year is Adventures in Space and Time. Clearly libraries have reimagined themselves over the years, with resources now available online 24/7, however libraries’ commitment to providing fair and equitable access to information remains unchanged. The acquisition, organisation and discovery of resources, whether print or electronic, continue to be managed by library staff. At the start of 2021, the Library implemented a new system which includes improved features for searching, saving and organising results in One Search. For help in getting the most from the new One Search, consult the Using One Search guide or ask one of our friendly staff. The Library is also keen to promote the use of Open Education Resources (OERs). Our OER guide has links to ‘open’ books and textbooks, journals, ima


Referencing appropriately and correctly is an important academic skill. You won't be able to pass an assignment without referencing your sources, and you can lose marks for not following the correct referencing style. Give yourself plenty of time to complete and check your referencing. What is referencing? Referencing is the way that you describe the sources of information and ideas that you use in your assignments. Your lecturer will usually specify a particular referencing style to follow. It is important to follow the style exactly and be consistent throughout your paper. Why do I need to reference? To distinguish your ideas from those of someone else To protect yourself against plagiarism – using someone else’s work as your own To add credibility to your arguments To show you have used a range of sources To show the quality of the sources you have used What do I have to reference? You must reference anything and everything that you use in your assignment that was not originally