Attend a Research Commons Workshop

The Koerner Library Research Commons provides workshops and one-on-one consultations to graduate students in three service areas.   Thesis Formatting Learn about the basic Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies formatting requirements Get help Implementing the formatting requirements using Microsoft Word (PC or Mac) Use the Microsoft Word thesis template available on our website (PC […]

Attend a Graduate Student Library Orientation

Are you a graduate student and new to UBC? Would you like to know more about what the library has to offer? We have a series of Graduate Student Library Orientations coming up in Koerner Library over the next month.  These basic workshops will provide you with an overview of some of the key services […]

New Online Resource: Nineteenth Century Collections Online

UBC Library has recently licensed a new electronic resource that will no doubt be of interest to many humanities and social science scholars.

Upcoming FIREtalk on Learning Machines

The Research Commons invites grad students from every discipline – engineers, philosophers, computer scientists, writers, neuroscientists, artists, social theorists, etc. – to explore the boundary between mind and machine. Join us for our next FIREtalk, Learning Machines. When: Wednesday, November 27, 4-6 pm Where: Koerner Library, Room 216 About the topic What are some cutting […]

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 […]

Religous Belief and Analytical Thinking: Read All About It

UBC Psychology Department’s  Will Gervais and Ara Norenzayan’s recent article in Science has been very widely reported in news media and on the web in general. For your convenience, here’s a link to the full text of the article that has interested tens of thousands of people over the past week. Will M. Gervais and […]

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.

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 […]

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