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London Calling: Part One

The summer Olympics were last held in the United Kingdom in 1948, when these happy New Zealand athletes arrived by ship. The wonderful photo is from The Picture Post Historical Archive, a “complete, fully text searchable facsimile archive of the Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain between 1938-1957 that defined the style of […]

Census GIS at next UBC GIS Users Group Meeting

Census GIS is the topic for this month’s GIS Users Group meeting.  Tom Brittnacher, the GIS Librarian, will be talking about how to get census data and geographic boundaries out of SimplyMap and Abacus, and into GIS. Wednesday, March 28 3:00 – 4:00 PM Koerner Library, Level 2, Room 216

JSTOR: Learn More

JSTOR, a key resource in humanities and social sciences, offers short training videos on a number of topics, including advanced search techniques and how to set up alerts for new articles in your area(s) of interest. Most videos are fewer than 5 minutes long. Frequent JSTOR users should definitely have a look.

Upcoming Workshop: Overview of UBC LIbrary Statistical Databases

The first part of the workshop will consist of an overview of key Canadian, US and international statistical databases available through the UBC Library. You will have the opportunity to work on sample questions and/or your own research questions using the new tools. Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM Koerner Library Room 217 […]

Online Research Collections Feature

To mark Black History Month, we feature an extraordinary online collection from Alexander Street Press:   “Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major black leaders in North America . . . including  Frederick Douglass and including those of W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, […]

Upcoming Workshop: Current Awareness Tools

Save valuable research time! Online research resources offer an array of tools to help you stay current in your field. In this workshop you’ll learn how to set up email alerts and RSS feeds to: be notified when new articles and dissertations are published on your topic receive Table of Contents for the latest issue […]

Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising

In early December, the OECD released a 400 page report, Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising. “In the three decades prior to the recent economic downturn, wage gaps widened and household income inequality increased in a large majority of OECD countries. This occurred even when countries were going through a period of sustained economic […]

Living Books About Life: LiviBL

If you’ve ever wondered about the future of the book, have a look at these: “Living Books About Life is a series of curated, open access books about life — with life understood both philosophically and biologically — which provide a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Produced by a globally-distributed network of writers […]

Database Trial: PsycTHERAPY

PsycTHERAPY, a new database of streaming videos from the American Psychological Association, is available as a trial until December 9. “[T]he videos provide examples of some of the most renowned therapists in North America working with participants on a host of therapy topics, which when combined with powerful search, clip-making, and playlist capabilities makes this […]

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