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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Spatial Aspects of Health Research at February GIS Users Group Meeting

Spatial aspects of health research will be the theme of this month’s UBC GIS Users Group meeting.  We will have three presenters, each giving a brief description of their use of GIS and mapping in health research.  If there’s time, we’ll follow with a general discussion about the use of GIS technology and data in […]

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, […]

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