Research and Instructional Support Update - Winter 2009

Over the past month, the Lam Librarians have taught 18 classes, reaching over 1000 students:

1 orientation workshop for Part Time MBAs

16 class specific presentations and workshops

14 BCom classes, including:

  • Commerce 299: Business Communications
  • Commerce 311: Commerce Scholars Program Research Methods
  • Commerce 497: New Enterprise Development
  • Commerce 486T: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

1 ECM Marketing Research class

1 MBA Technology Entrepreneurship class

1 research related workshop:

  • Do the Research; Get the Job session for MBAs

In addition, the librarians have answered 506 requests for research assistance, from students researching markets, countries and international trade among other topics.

Coming Soon: Fundata

The David Lam Library is in the process of purchasing and hosting current and historical Canadian mutual fund data from Fundata, which will be available very soon. Notification will be sent out once the data becomes available.

Trial Database - Public Affairs Index

Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict. This database draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

Click here to access the trial subscription to the database and to provide feedback.The trial is available until February 28, 2009

New Print on Demand Service for Springer eBooks

The University of British Columbia Library and Springer are delighted to introduce a new Print on Demand feature linked to the Library’s eBook collection: MyCopy powered by SpringerLink.

MyCopy allows current faculty members or registered students of the University of British Columbia to order a personal print copy of a Springer eBook included in the Library’s collection. The individual copy will be delivered as a printed soft cover version directly to you and it will be available for $24.95 (USD plus GST & PST, including shipping and handling costs).

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the first libraries to introduce the MyCopy service that includes more than 11,000 eBooks out of a total of 30,000 eBooks available on SpringerLink. We invite you to take a look, browse this comprehensive eBook collection and take advantage of the MyCopy service.

If you find an eBook that you would like to use for a course, you can simply copy the URL in the address bar on SpringerLink and add this to your course syllabus. The students can then follow the URL and purchase the eBook directly on http://www.springerlink.com for home delivery.

Below are directions for ordering a MyCopy book for just $24.95 (USD plus GST & PST, including shipping and handling costs)

1. Go to SpringerLink: http://www.springerlink.com

2. Search or browse eBooks in your research area (Available titles will have an orange MyCopy label associated with it.)

3. Click on the eBook or eBook chapter of your interest

4. Click on the MyCopy Logo found underneath the eBook or eBook chapter information, or the “add to shopping cart now” link within the orange box on the right hand column to start the ordering process.

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In partnership with the ICICS/CS Reading Room, UBC Library now offers access to MITCogNet.

MIT’CogNet provides access to a comprehensive platform which includes pre-eminent resources from several fields, such as artificial intelligence, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and education.

The platform provides an ever-growing electronic collection of relevant books, journals, conference proceedings, calls for papers and grey literature, and provides searchable access to ten major reference works published by the MIT Press; 450 MIT Press books in full-text PDF; the full text of six MIT Press journals; and abstracts from more than 30 journals from other publishers like Cambridge University Press, the British Psychological Society, Kingston Press, Ltd., and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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UBC Library is providing trial access to Psych Evidence Matters, “a new, user-friendly system developed by the Evidence Matters company to help choose the best therapy options for a specific psychiatric patient with a confirmed diagnosis.”

Please let us know what you think of this database.

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