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Koerner Library Research Commons opens with Thesis Formatting Assistance

Koerner Library Research Commons has begun this year’s programming with assistance for Master’s and PhD thesis formatting. To arrange an appointment, send an email to research-commons@interchange.ubc.ca Beginning in September, thesis formatting help will also be available from the Research Commons Help Desk on level 2 of Koerner Library. Also beginning in September, Koerner Library Research […]

Koerner Library Reference Desk Move

The Koerner Library Reference Desk has moved upstairs to the entrance level of Koerner Library.  As a result you will now have access to a broader range of services and support in one single location, including the expertise of our subject librarians. According to data from the Library’s question tracking system, library users like yourself […]

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

Cyberloafing, and when it’s especially hard to resist

Have you even spent work or study time surfing the web for your personal interests?  That’s cyberloafing  and if you’ve been doing more of it this week, you’re not alone. “The switch to  Daylight Savings Time (DST)  results in a dramatic increase in cyberloafing behavior at the national [US] level.”  Researchers used Google’s archival data […]

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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: Data Demystified

Does your work require a data set for secondary analysis? Learn how to find and download data from household surveys. The session will focus on the library’s collection of survey data as well as data archives to which UBC researchers have full access: Statistics Canada surveys; Public opinion polls collected by the Roper Center for […]

Graduate Student Workshops in a Day: Wednesday, February 22

Discover | Gather | Create | Share Graduate Student Workshops in a Day:  Koerner Library, Wednesday, February 22 We’ve chosen a day during reading week to offer eight of our most popular workshops for graduate students and any interested faculty, instructors, post-docs or RA’s. See a complete list of workshops here, or browse the listings […]

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 […]

Upcoming Workshop: Digging into Digital Book Collections

Learn how to further your research by using digital book collections including Google Books and the Hathi Trust. You will leave this workshop knowing: • how to search within books to locate research material not evident from title or chapter descriptions • conduct more thorough literature reviews on primary sources • perform cited reference searches […]

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 […]

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