September UBC GIS Users Group – Health GIS

Heath-related uses of GIS is the topic for September’s UBC GIS Users Group meeting.  We will have an informal discussion and presentations from a variety of people in Health GIS.  We will hear from folks in Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR), and the School of Population and […]

Library Workshops for Undergraduates @ Koerner

Koerner Library is offering three workshops over the next month especially for undergraduates in humanities and social sciences.  Currently, we’re offering two sessions of each: one in the computer lab in Koerner Library and one online.  Full details and registration here. Introduction to the Library for Humanities and Social Sciences Students Sept 20th at noon       […]

JSTOR Webinar: Friday, September 16

JSTOR, “a trusted digital archive of more than one thousand academic journals and one million primary sources”, is a very popular database, especially for research in political science. If you’re a regular JSTOR user, or expect to be one soon, consider attending this webinar tomorrow morning: Learn How to Get the Most from the JSTOR […]

Upcoming Workshops, Sept 19-23

PsycINFO and CINAHL: Searching the EBSCO Health databases Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 1:00PM – 2:00PM ONLINE  PsycINFO, a major index for research in psychology  CINAHL. a key resource for research related to nursing, also of interest to sociologists, social workers and psychologists with an interest in health.Become an efficient and effective searcher in both […]

Upcoming Workshops: Citations, Current Awareness Tools, and more.

Created especially for graduate students, these workshops are open to undergraduates and faculty members as well.  Click  the links below for a full description of upcoming workshops. Full list of workshops here.   Grad Student Orientation to the Library Web of Science/Journal Citation Reports Find the most highly-cited journals in your field. PubMed (Online Workshop) […]

New Alexander Street Video Collections

American History in Video – http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1626/ Offers over 4000 videos on American History from production and content partners Newsreel Films and Documentary Educational Resources, additional PBS and The History Channel titles, archival footage from NASA and NARA, Universal Newsreel, and others. North American Indian Drama – http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1712/ An expanding collection showcasing the broadening field of […]

New Collection – Feminism in Cuba, 1858-1958

A new collection of feminist material from Cuba from 1858-1958.  This collection includes such publications as Aspiraciones, the journal for the Club Femenino de Cuba, literary anthologies and government sources.  The collection includes memoirs, essays, journals, speeches, and radio broadcasts. To access the Feminism in Cuba, 1858-1958 select the following link: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1725/

Google Book Settlement Rejected

The Google Book Project is an attempt on the part of Google and several libraries in the United States to digitise printed material and make it available to a broad audience. To date Google has digitised 12 million titles, many of them still under copyright protection. Participating libraries (none in Canada) will receive preferential access […]

March UBC GIS Users Group

Open Source GIS is the topic for this month’s UBC GIS Users Group Meeting.  Jeff Burton, from GIS and Data Visualization – UBC Records, will be presenting. Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:00 – 5:00 PM Koerner Library Room 216 We hope to see you there!

Why has the Wage Gap between Canadian Men and Women Narrowed?

The article “Why has the gender wage gap narrowed?” , is available in the online edition of Perspectives on Labour and Income, Spring 2011, Vol. 23, no. 1. (From the abstract) “The gender gap in hourly wages narrowed between the late 1980s and the late 2000s. This article analyses the narrowing wage gap according to the changing characteristics […]

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