Library, Archival, and Information Studies

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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