June 30th, 2010 by | Comments Off on Datastream is now available in the Sauder School PhD lab
Datastream is a valuable research tool, providing access to international financial and economic time series data. When the David Lam Library closed its facilities at the end of May, 2010, access to Datastream was made available in Koerner Library, Level 2.
Now, Datastream has also been downloaded to all 12 computers in the PhD lab (Rix 202). Thank you to Peter Watt, IT Technician of Sauder School’s Learning and Technology Services, for downloading Datastream to these computers and making this terrific resource available Sauder’s PhD students. For a refresher on using Datastream, you can view these tutorials from the Jackson Library.
June 30th, 2010 by | Comments Off on Concern over new Canadian Census Form Changes
Changes in the way census information will be collected due to privacy concerns is concerning many Canadians
as well as the research community.
The long form questionnaire which contains valuable information for researchers and StatsCan will be eliminated
and replaced with a new voluntary National Household Survey form and the results will never be released.
According to the Vancouver Sun story: "The idea of doing away with the long census questionnaire form,
transferring the questions to the NHS and no longer releasing the information did not become public until Saturday, \
when it appeared in a government publication."
The next Census will be in 2011.
June 28th, 2010 by | Comments Off on RefWorks for the Sciences in September
RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool sponsored by the UBC Library and available free-of-charge to current UBC faculty, staff, and students. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create your own personal database in RefWorks by importing references from online resources such as Web of Science, Google Scholar, PubMed, Compendex and others. Then you’ll […]
June 28th, 2010 by | Comments Off on New Books at the Law Library – June 28, 2010
KE8928 .T74 2010 (LC) Law Reserve Mona Duckett & Frank P. Hoskins, The Trial of Sexual Offence Cases (Toronto: Carswell, 2010).
June 25th, 2010 by | Comments Off on Emerald Journals: Current issues not available
RESOLVED! We now have access to Emerald Management Plus journals. 258 titles.
Due to unforeseen problems –which we are sorting out with the publisher– we do not have access to the latest issues of journals on the Emerald platform. These are mostly business journals. We hope to have the problem resolved shortly. Stay tuned!
When the problems are sorted, we will have access to more Emerald titles than ever before as our subscription has been updated. 257 titles, and counting!
June 21st, 2010 by | Comments Off on Perspectives on the upcoming G20 meeting in Toronto
As you are no doubt aware, Toronto is playing host to the upcoming G20 summit June 26th and 27th. It’s a good time, therefore, to take a look at some information sites and other resources related to the group. Here are just a few – there are many many more out there.
- The Government of Canada has a website devoted to the G20 and its meeting in Toronto. On this site you can find government news, videos, Ministers’ statements, and a calendar of events.
- The University of Toronto, through its Munk School of Global Affairs, has a G20 Information Centre with extensive links to news features; Ministers’ statements and communiques; G20 Official Documents, factsheets and newsdesk publications; and links to both U of T and external research reports.
- OECD and the G20 is a topic page on the OECD website which provides information and links to relevant OECD reports, video clips, working papers and OECD leaders’ statements.
- The World Bank has a blog devoted to the G20. The posts are substantive and include World Bank or other high quality data sources where relevant. Recent post topics include: auto sales, poverty, protectionism, and good governance.
June 21st, 2010 by | Comments Off on New Books at the Law Library – June 21, 2010
HM821 .G36 2009 Oscar H. Gandy, Jr., Coming to Terms with Chance: Engaging Rational Discrimination and Cumulative Disadvantage (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009). KD232.5 .B79 2009 (LC) W. Hamilton Bryson, ed., Miscellaneous Chancery Reports (1714-1730) (Buffalo: W.S. Hein, 2009). KD606 .O94 (LC) Sir John Baker, gen. ed., The Oxford History of the Laws of England (Oxford: Oxford [...]
June 18th, 2010 by | Comments Off on UBC Computer Science soccer robot competes for World Cup
From the Province – http://www.theprovince.com/sports/soccer+robot+competes+World/3150084/story.html
June 18th, 2010 by | Comments Off on Historical Debates now available online
Great news from the Parliament of Canada today. The staff there have just launched a new website:
“dedicated to the reconstituted debates of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada.
In the early years of the new Dominion, the only account of parliamentary
debates was to be found in newspaper reports. These were saved in
scrapbooks by librarians of Parliament. As a centennial project, the
Parliament of Canada and the Library embarked on a project to reconstitute
these debates from the scrapbook accounts. As well, Senate debates
originally only available in English are being translated and published.
On this website
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Sites/LOP/ReconstitutedDebates/index-e.asp you will
find the Senate Debates 1867-1872 in both English and French and the House
of Commons Debates also 1867-1872 in both languages. Additional years will
be included as work on them is completed.”
The debates have been scanned from the originals so you get to see all the original typeface and formatting.
June 17th, 2010 by | Comments Off on Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) unavailable – June 24 to June 28, 2010
Due to library catalogue upgrades, the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) will be unavailable from June 24th to June 28th, 2010.
Please contact Rare Books and Special Collections (firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-822-2521) by June 23, 2010 if you are planning to visit during this time period and wish to consult archival material.