Research in Context Database Now Available


The Cabra Library is now able to offer students and staff access to another excellent collection of reference information. It is called Research in Context Database and it offers comprehensive detailed  information on just about every topic you could think of. You can access an incredible wealth of information on most topics and view or download these eBooks for later use in much the same way as the Gale Virtual Reference Database GVRL database. For a comprehensive set of guides on using this new research tool click here.

The Research in Context Database covers the following broad subject areas: Click here for the full list.

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Homeroom Teacher for this. Access this resource and many others from the “Link Favourites” on the right hand side of our Access-It Library Catalogue.

For an overview and tips & tricks on using GVRL check out the video tutorials below:

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Website of the Week: The Carbon Shrink


This week’s Website of the Week is The Carbon Shrink. This site is a Digital Library of the best examples of sites, documentaries, games etc, addressing Sustainable Matters curated by a Teacher Librarian.
These examples have been chosen for their innovative, clear and immediate style in presenting ideas and information. Areas of focus include;

 

 

AMCS Amazing Oceans Photographer of the Year competition. Enter Now!


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Australia’s oceans are some of the richest and most diverse on our blue planet. Our northern oceans are some of the last remaining healthy tropical seas in the world, and our southern oceans contain an incredible 80% of marine species that occur nowhere else on Earth.

With our oceans under threat from climate change, overfishing, inappropriate development and pollution, it’s more important than ever that we show the world how incredible – and fragile – our seas are.

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Australian Marine Conservation Society has launched the AMCS Amazing Oceans Photographer of the Year competition! It’s free to enter, and there are some great prizes up for grabs. Entries close 27 September. Click on the link below for the full Terms and Conditions of entry.

Categories include: Conservation, Animals, Landscapes and Macro. Full category info here.

$15,000 in Prizes

All winning entries will be featured in the AMCS Amazing Oceans Calendar 2016. The Overall winner will be featured on the front cover. All winners will also receive a certificate.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library Now Available


The Cabra Library is now able to offer students and staff access to another excellent collection of reference information. It is called Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) and it offers comprehensive detailed  information on just about every topic you could think of. You can access an incredible wealth of information on most topics and view or download these eBooks for later use, keyword searching…

GVRL is arranged into the following broad subject areas:

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Homeroom Teacher for this. Access this resource and many others from the “Link Favourites” on the right hand side of our Access-It Library Catalogue.

For an overview and tips & tricks on using GVRL check out the video tutorials below:

Big Book Sale Continues Today


Students are spoilt for choice at this year's big book sale.

Students are spoilt for choice at this year’s big book sale.

Our Big Bring and Buy Book Sale is on again today. After a huge first day we still have a great selection of quality fiction and non-fiction titles for your reading pleasure. If you forgot your cash, don’t fear. Just select the books you want and we will hold them till tomorrow for you. Remember all proceeds split between Cabra Libraries and our selected Cabra Missions. All unsold books will be donated to local charities like Rotary who will send the most useful titles to needy schools in the South pacific region. We aim to let nothing go to landfill.

Used Book Facts:

Did You Know that The Lifeline Bookfest held twice yearly in Brisbane is widely regarded as the world’s largest second hand book sale. The last Bookfest, held from January 18-27, raised an incredible $1.18m! That’s an $80,000 increase on the previous year. The next Lifeline Bookfest will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre from June 7-10, 2014. Lifeline is a Uniting Church Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention Service.

 

 

World Environment Day is June 5


World Environment Day is designated and organised by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme).

The UNEP website explains, “World Environment Day is an annual event  that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day  for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but  climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.”

“World Environment Day celebration began in 1972 and has grown to  become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide  awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.”

This year’s WED theme is “Green Economy: Does it Include You?”