Twitter Guide for Academics from the LSE

The Public Policy Group and the Impact of Social Sciences blog  at  the London School of Economics have produced a guide to “show academics and researchers how to get the most out of [Twitter] the micro-blogging site. The guide is designed to lead the novice through the basics of Twitter but also provide tips on […]

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 […]

Data Visualization: French Wine Edition

To celebrate the 2011 release of Beaujolais Nouveau, we’re featuring a link to Metro Wine Map of France (opens in new window) designed by Dr. David Gissen as a wonderful example of mapping and data visualization. To learn more about geographic information, see GIS Services, a part of Humanities and Social Sciences Division at Koerner […]

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 […]

Getting Published in the Humanities and Social Sciences Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to a variety of alerting tools for conferences, calls for papers, and funding opportunities in the humanities and social sciences. You will learn the different scholarly activities available to you, databases and web tools for locating these opportunities, and alerting tools such as RSS feeds for receiving updates.   When: […]

Vogue Magazine Archive Trial

UBC Library is running a trial of Vogue Archives until November 18. Connect from the information page here: From the vendor’s description: “The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. More than 400,000 pages are included, constituting a […]

Upcoming Workshops

  Noon-Hour Intro to RefWorks Workshop Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 12:00PM – 1:00PM Woodward Biomedical Library: Teaching Lab – Room B25 Finding and Using Data from the Census of Canada Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at 10:00AM – 11:45AM Irving K. Barber Learning Centre: Room 318 – Library Computer Lab Photo: Winston Wong

Royal Society Journal Archive now Freely Accessible

The  Royal Society (UK) has opened its journal archive to permanent free access. Timed to coincide with Open Access Week, this change provides access to the full text of all papers published more than 70 years ago in Philosophical Transactions, the “word’s first science journal”, and other Society publications. “Treasures in the archive include Isaac […]

Featured Resource: Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1980

Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1980 offers digital copies of the complete British Foreign Office Files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan from 1949-1980, The quality and depth of the Foreign Office’s reporting on politics, industry, trade and cultural affairs is formidable. It includes Eye-witness accounts and detailed reports on life in China, 1949-1976. […]

History unmasked at October GIS Users Group

“History Unmasked with GIS: Politics and agriculture in Victorian Britain” is the topic for October’s GIS Users Group, presented by Stephen Peplow.  Stephen is a PhD candidate in Land and Food Systems.  His research includes a fascinating use of GIS and spatial analysis to study 19th century Britain. Please note DIFFERENT DAY AND TIME: Tuesday, […]

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