The David Lam Librarians have been recognized by their colleagues in other academic libraries in BC for their Jump-Start Your Research Guide. The guide, created to assist students with the critical thinking process necessary for approaching secondary market research, has won a prize in the ALPS LINK Gold Medal Contest. The contest invites academic librarians to submit learning objects which can be used by librarians at other universities and colleges in BC.  ALPS (Academic Librarians in Public Service) is part of the BC Library Association.

Developed this summer after a discussion about how best to help students apply critical thinking skills to secondary research, the guide has been handed out to undergraduates and graduates in library presentations and at our reference desk. It can save students time by helping them create an effective research strategy and also helps the librarians to understand their research topics more clearly.

There are two versions of the tool; one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. Click here to access the guides  on David Lam Library website.

The David Lam Management Research Library is proud to showcase faculty publications, in a variety of ways:

1. A searchable database going back nine years, linked from our homepage –
The database includes direct links to the fulltext articles.

Recent additions include:
Benbasat, Izak
The adoption and use of IT artifacts: a new interaction-centric model for the study of user-artifact relationships
Al-Natour S, Benbasat I
Journal of the Association for Information Systems 10 (9) : 661 – 685

Cenfetelli, Ronald T
Interpretation of formative measurement in information systems research
Cenfetelli RT, Bassellier G
MIS Quarterly 33 (4) : 689 – 707

Hellmann, Thomas
What is the role of legal systems in financial intermediation? Theory and evidence
Bottazzi L, Da Rin M, Hellmann T
Journal of Financial Intermediation 18 (4) : 559 – 598

Puterman, Martin
Reducing patient wait times and improving resource utilization at British Columbia Cancer Agency’s ambulatory care unit through simulation
Santibanez P, Chow VS, Puterman M, et al.
Health Care Management Science 12 (4) : 392 – 407

Robinson Sandra L
The negative impact of ostracism on thwarted belongingness and workplace contributions
O’Reilly J, Robinson S
Academy of Management Proceedings : 1 – 7

For 2009, there are currently 88 articles representing 46 Sauder faculty authors.
Please notify us when you publish, in order to be included in the database.

2. The large TV screen on the wall of the Library displays faculty author photographs and citations to newly published works. It’s a nice way of showing our students the research output of their instructors, and tying together the teaching and research activities at Sauder.

The following books on sustainable business topics are available at the David Lam Library:


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New Virtual Private Network for UBC Vancouver

Many of you connect to UBC Library ejournals and databases via the UBC VPN. This service is being retired (i.e., will no longer work) at the end of this month. A new service, myVPN is already available.

For uninterrupted access to UBC Library ejournals and databases, set up myVPN before December 31, 2009.

More information here.

Setup documents here.

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