Uncategorized

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

UBC Library

Info:

604.822.6375
250.807.9107

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC  | © Copyright The University of British Columbia