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, […]

Upcoming Workshop: Citation Analysis and Impact Factors in your Academic Career

Understanding the Role of Citation Analysis and Impact Factors in your Academic Career Learn how to use tools that measure the impact of articles, journals and individual scholars including you! You will leave this workshop knowing how to : use ISI Web of Science and Google Scholar to track citations calculate impact factors of individual […]

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 […]

Upcoming Workshop: How to do research for a literature review

Learn a step-by-step approach to identify databases, primary sources and other research tools and then to perform comprehensive searches and keep track of what you’ve found. Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 1:00PM – 3:30PM Koerner Library, Room 216 Bring your own laptop Register online at http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2832  

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 […]

New Book of Note, Koerner Library: The Spatial Humanities

Bodenhamer, David J., John Corrigan, and Trevor M. Harris. The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. From the publisher’s description: The Spatial Humanities aims to re-orient—and perhaps revolutionize—humanities scholarship by critically engaging the technology and specifically directing it to the subject matter of the humanities. To this […]

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