UBC Courses with First Nations Content 2009-10 (X̱wi7x̱wa Library)

E92 .M5427 2009
J.R. Miller, Compact, Contract, Covenant: Aboriginal Treaty-Making in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009).

HG8123.C3 B67 2009
Fred F.J. Borgmann, Jason A. Swales, & Jillian M. Welch, Canadian Insurance Taxation, 3d ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2009).

K247.6 .M23 2008 (LC)
Neil MacCormick, Practical Reason in Law and Morality (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).

K3171 .R456 2009 (LC)
Gianluigi Palombella & Neil Walker, eds., Relocating the Rule of Law (Oxford: Hart, 2009).

K3240 .I48 2009 (LC)
Menno T. Kamminga & Martin Scheinin, eds., The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KE1402 .R45 2009 (LC)
Barry Reiter, ed., Directors’ Duties in Canada, 4th ed. (Toronto: CCH Canadian, 2009).

KE3247 .T48 2009 (LC)
Mark P. Thomas, Regulating Flexibility: The Political Economy of Employment Standards (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009).

KJE6242 .E588 2009 (LC)
Joanne Scott, ed., Environmental Protection: European Law and Governance
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

KNQ120 .H43 2009 (LC)
John W. Head, China’s Legal Soul: The Modern Chinese Legal Identity in Historical Context (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2009).

KTA4798 .S25 2008 (LC)
Viviane Saleh-Hanna et al., Colonial Systems of Control: Criminal Justice in Nigeria (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2008).

KZ6429 .D56 2009
Yoram Dinstein, The International Law of Belligerent Occupation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

In August, like others in the academic world, we gear up for the whirlwind that constitutes our life during September through May.

Much behind-the-scenes work has been happening all summer to revise student library orientations, update online research guides, and prepare new in-class instruction modules.

We’re also thinking of new ways in which we can support our faculty at Sauder. We currently offer services such as course reserves, online subject guides, library orientations, and acquisition of needed resources for our faculty members. But there are some new services we’d like you to know about.

1) Online assignment guides and in-class instruction on the best resources for an assignment. We’ll work with you on your course assignments to identify valuable resources, potentially saving you time and improving the quality of student output.

2) Electronic reading lists, with links to online articles and books embedded by library staff. We can also train you on how to create persistent links to articles in our databases. (Unfortunately we cannot embed links to articles in the Harvard Business Review, due to an intellectual property discussion between Harvard Business Publishing and libraries.)

3) Embedding library resources within your WebCT/Vista course.

4) Providing training sessions on RefWorks to faculty and PhD students. RefWorks is the citation management software subscribed to by the UBC Library, and we have a RefWorks expert – Lindsay Ure – in the David Lam Library. We also provide resources and assistance in educating students about citing articles correctly.

5) Providing quizzes for your courses to improve students’ researching skills.

6) A new FAQ database from the Wharton School, which will point users to the best resources for complex business questions. As a partner with Wharton’s Lippincott Library, the Lam Library will be taking ownership of its own version of the Wharton FAQ and adding our own content. It’s a reference librarian at your fingertips 24/7, and will be coming this winter.

7) Finally, we’re building a database of names and biographies of Sauder School alumni who wish to come to Sauder and interact with students in the classroom. These are seasoned, senior-level alumni who’d like to convey their experience and wisdom to our students. We’ll provide you with their biographies and contact information, should you wish to host them as guest speakers in your classes.

We look forward to working with and supporting you this year!

Looking beyond profit : small shareholders and the values imperative.  Author Peggy Chiu argues that financial risk and return are not the only factors affecting the investment behaviour of small shareholders.  She lays a theoretical and empirical framework which asserts that personal values strongly influence the decisions about the types of investments these shareholders make and in which companies they choose to invest.

Managing corporate social responsibility in action:  talking, doing and measuring.  The authors of this collection of essays focus on different aspects of managing corporate social responsibility  in order to explore differences between discourse and practice.  They explore three major areas–talking about CSR, performing CSR and measuring CSR–and conclude by suggesting strategies to overcome difficulties which might arise from the reality of CSR implementation.

The living code:  embedding ethics into the corporate DNA.  This short book presents a model to create, develop and implement codes of conduct in companies.    The practical tips and examples are illustrated with results from a study of the Fortune Global 200 and the author’s own experience working with KPMG.

New Databases

UBC Library now provides access to the MINT Global and ORBIS databases from Bureau van Dijk.

MINT Global (for student users)

MINT Global provides information on over 50,000 publicly-traded companies and 5 million private companies from around the world.

MINT GLOBAL gives access to a wide variety of high quality information covering companies, news, directors* and market research as well as providing access to original documentation and filings. It has simple screens to help you find relevant data. You can search for companies or news stories that match your specific criteria, and build reports and lists that contain your chosen content.

MINT Global is a simpler platform for ORBIS, designed for student users. Advanced users should see the ORBIS database.

Click here to access the MINT Global database.

ORBIS (for advanced users)

ORBIS provides information on over 50,000 publicly-traded companies and 5 million private companies from around the world. As well as descriptive information and company financials, ORBIS contains further detail such as news, market research, ratings and country reports, scanned reports, ownership, and brief M&A data.

ORBIS includes advanced search and analysis software so you can identify and evaluate companies around the world.

Click here to access the ORBIS database via the Library website.

Trial Databases

OSIRIS

UBC Library has trial access to the OSIRIS database (from Bureau van Dijk) until March 2010.  Please try out this database and provide us with your feedback.

OSIRIS is a comprehensive database of listed companies, banks and insurance companies around the world. Covering more than 190 countries OSIRIS contains information on over 57,000 companies. In addition to the income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement and ratios, other information includes news, ownership, subsidiaries, M&A activity and ratings.

Click here to access OSIRIS via the Library website and provide feedback to the Library.

We’re having problems with our ezproxy server.  Systems staff are investigating and we hope access will be restored as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, resources authenticated via EZProxy are unavailable.   We apologize especially for the inconvenience to our Books 24×7 and Euromonitor (GMID) database users.

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EZProxy service is back.  Friday’s problems now resolved.

We’re having problems with our ezproxy server.  Systems staff are investigating and we hope access will be restored as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, resources authenticated via EZProxy are unavailable.   We apologize especially for the inconvenience to our Books 24×7 and Euromonitor (GMID) database users.

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Wondering where to find things in the Law Library? Join a Law Library tour that takes approximately 20 minutes. Please meet by the Reference Desk in the Law Library.
(Part of the Law Library Tours Series).

Please register for a Law Library Tour by clicking on the appropriate link below…

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*UPDATE* “HAPI Online has been up and working steadily for a week now so hopefully our technical issues have been resolved…” -the HAPI folks

*UPDATE* Not the HAPpIest of news.

“HAPI Online is still experiencing intermittent disruptions in access,” say the site’s tech folks.  Stay tuned.

“HAPI Online has been experiencing recurring server errors over the past few weeks… .We are currently working on switching over to a new server… . We hope to have this in place by the end of this week. Our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.”

Stayed tuned for Happier news (I couldn’t resist).

K1401.A41994 D44 2009 (LC)
Carolyn Deere, The Implementation Game: The TRIPS Agreement and the Global Politics of Intellectual Property Reform in Developing Countries (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

K3240 .S7185 2009 (LC)
Helen M. Stacy, Human Rights for the 21st Century: Sovereignty, Civil Society, Culture
(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009).

KDC462 .S36 2009 (LC)
Scottish Law Commission, Report on Succession: Laid before the Scottish Parliament by the Scottish Ministers under Section 3(2) of the Law Commissions Act 1965 (Edinburgh: Stationery Office, 2009).
Online access: http://www.scotlawcom.gov.uk/downloads/reps/rep215.pdf

KE1232 .B87 2009 (LC)
Peter Burns & Joost Blom, Economic Interests in Canadian Tort Law (Markham: LexisNexis, 2009).

KE8809.2 .G65 2009 (LC)
Alan D. Gold, The practitioner’s Criminal Code, 2010 ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2009).

KE9260 .C75 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Criminal Law and the Charter, 2009: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Criminal Law and the Charter 2009, Held in Vancouver, BC, on June 6, 2009 (Vancouver : Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KEB322 .B35 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, 2009: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Bankruptcy and Insolvency 2009, Held in Vancouver, BC, on May 29, 2009 (Vancouver : Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KEB225.C6 C6625 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Commercial Leasing: Structuring and Managing Lease Relationships: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Commercial Leasing: Structuring and Managing Lease Relationships in a Recession, Held in Vancouver, BC, on June 11, 2009 (Vancouver : Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KEB230 .R42 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Real Estate Deals: Making and Breaking Them in Challenging Times: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Real Estate Deals: Making and Breaking Them in Challenging Times, Held in Vancouver, BC, on June 19, 2009 (Vancouver : Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KEB291 .P4632 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Personal Injury Conference, 2009: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Conference, Personal Injury Conference 2009, Held in Vancouver, BC, on June 19, 2009 (Vancouver : Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KEB304 .W67 2009 (LC)
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Working with Partnerships: Materials Prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Working with Partnerships, Held in Vancouver, BC, on June 18, 2009 (Vancouver : Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2009).

KF4550 .T86 2009 (LC)
Mark Tushnet, The Constitution of the United States of America: A Contextual Analysis (Oxford: Hart, 2009).

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