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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 […]

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 […]

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