Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Can't find the book or journal you need for your research in the library?

Found a book or journal article in Google Scholar  or Trove that you would like to borrow or copy for research and can't find it in  OneSearch? The answer is JCU Library's Interlibrary Loans Service to Staff and Students.

JCU Library has a strong network with other libraries in Australia and worldwide, for reciprocal borrowing where available, or obtain a copy of an article or thesis from their collections.

JCU Library does pass on the cost of sourcing the required material, but do our best to obtain books and material by the most cost effective means. Charges depend upon where the item is sourced and the urgency which is it required by. If the article or item can be borrowed from within Australia the minimum charge per item or article is $15.00.

The more information provided on the request form will help us in locating the exact item you require, and ensure processing in the shortest time-frame. Including the source of your citation will be of further help in locating items or articles, particularly those which might be rare. Please check your campus for the pickup location.

So head to our interlibrary loan pages for more information on eligibility and for request and payment forms.

You won't believe this technique to avoid fake news!

"Fake news" - it's the new catchphrase being thrown around by everyone, but how do you know when news is fake and when it's just news?

One of the simplest ways to ensure the news you're accessing is reliable, is through the source. JCU Library subscribes to NewsBank, a comprehensive news collection database, providing access for JCU users to newspapers from Australia and around the world. Access your news through NewsBank, and avoid the click-bait titles that are rife across social media. Sources are vetted by NewsBank before being included in the database. The aggregation of thousands of sources means you can access a variety of viewpoints with a single search.

But you've already found a resource and read the article, you say? It's important to be able to analyse information objectively to determine the weight you should place upon it. Head on over to JCU Library's own 'fake news' guide, News Makers/News Fakers to learn about different varieties of fake news including disinformation, hoaxes, clickbait and native advertising and how to identify fakes yourself.


New Book Recommendation: The Older Traveller

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library 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 and loan books to a digital bookshelf. Alternatively most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

A title of interest is: The older traveller: A guide for the health professional by Irmgard Bauer
Call Number: 613.680846 BAU

An extract from the publisher's website states:

Is 80 the new 60 at your clinic? More people are travelling throughout older age and many health practitioners are looking for guidance on the health needs of travellers over 60. The Older Traveller – A guide for the health professional provides advice on health issues encountered by older travellers and practical information on how to counsel older persons for travel. Whether travel health is your specialty or not, The Older Traveller gives you the information you need to help your travelling patients plan a healthy trip.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Library Opening Hours Study Period 2, 2017

Welcome back to all our students.  The Cairns Campus library and the Mabo library (Townsville) are now back to semester opening hours:

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 pm to 5.00pm

Cairns Campus Library 
  • Monday to Thursday 8.00 am to 9.00 pm
  • Friday 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10.00 pm to 5.00pm

Public Holiday opening hours:
  • October 2nd, Queen's Birthday 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Check out our Opening Hours online.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Your CopyPrint account for printing

There are two ways to add credit to your CopyPrint account at JCU.
  1. Online via Students Online
    1. You need a Mastercard or Visa, debit or credit card. 
    2. Minimum $5.00 payment. 
    3. Credit usually available after 15 minutes (but can take longer). Some banks require you to authorise this function with them.
  2. In person, with cash at the CopyPrint Paystations located in the Cairns and Townsville Libraries. 
    1. You need your student card, and Australian coins and notes. 
    2. Put your coins and notes in one at a time (you will hear a chime) to avoid jams. 
    3. Credit is available immediately. 
    4. The video above explains this step-by-step process.
InfoHelp service point staff can answer your questions and help resolve any issues. Don’t forget you can ask InfoHelp rovers to assist you

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Book Recommendation: The history of social movements in global perspective

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library 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 and loan books to a digital bookshelf. Alternatively most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

A title of interest is:

The history of social movements in global perspective edited by Stefan Berger and Holger Nehring.
Call Number: 303.484 HIS

An extract from the publisher's website states:

Social movements have shaped and are shaping modern societies around the globe; this is evident when we look at examples such as the Arab Spring, Spain’s Indignados and the wider Occupy movement. In this volume, experts analyse the ‘classic’ and new social movements from a uniquely global perspective and offer insights in current theoretical discussions on social mobilisation. Chapters are devoted both to the study of continental developments of social movements going back to the nineteenth century and ranging to the present day, and to an emphasis on the transnational dimension of these movements. Interdisciplinary and truly international, this book is an essential text on social movements for historians, political scientists, sociologists, philosophers and social scientists.

O'Week Study Period Two Opening Hours Monday 17th to 23rd July 2017

The libraries on Cairns and Townsville campuses opening hours from Monday 17th July 2017

Townsville Eddie Koiki Mabo Library
Monday & Wednesday to Friday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Tuesday 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
Saturday 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Sunday CLOSED

Cairns Campus Library
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Tuesday 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
Friday CLOSED, Cairns Show Day
Saturday 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Sunday CLOSED

Check out the Opening Hours online for the full library hours.