On the front of its Science Times section, the New York Times (7/20, D1, Broad) reports,that “Disaster, in short, can become a spur to innovation.” UBC Applied Science offers an important course -APSC 150 that covers the topic of engineering disasters. Please see the library page for APSC 150 here – http://toby.library.ubc.ca/ereserve/er-coursepage.cfm?id=2411 ** photo by […]

K236 .M855 2009 (LC) Albert Breton et al, eds., Multijuralism: Manifestations, Causes, and Consequences (Farnham: Ashgate Pub., 2009). K2400 .R43 2009 (LC) Nigel Blackaby & Constantine Partasides, Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration, 5th ed. (Oxon: Oxford University Press, 2009). K3251 .P38 2009 (LC) Roza Pati, Due Process and International Terrorism (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, [...]

Starting in August 2010, GeoRef will now be available on the Engineering Village 2 platform. GeoRef on the Engineering Village Platform has the following advantages Simultaneous searching of GeoRef, Geobase,and Compendex In terms of accessing the geoscience literature, being able to search three databases simultaneously should eliminate any gaps due to differences in indexing policies, […]

Currently providing online access to over 250 journals from 22 management disciplines, Emerald Management Plus is Emerald’s premium journal collection. Subscribers to this comprehensive resource will automatically gain access to new and acquired titles, as soon as they are added to the collection, and can rest assured that they will have access to the very latest in management research as soon as it becomes available.

Jul 14

Featured researcher: Family history on the S.S. Montclare

From time to time we hope to share stories from researchers using the Chung Collection.  Recently we had a request for images from an American genealogist, whose family immigrated to Canada from Poland on the S.S. Montclare, a Canadian Pacific Liner.  Here's his story:

Jul 14

Featured researcher: Family history on the S.S. Montclare

From time to time we hope to share stories from researchers using the Chung Collection.  Recently we had a request for images from an American genealogist, whose family immigrated to Canada from Poland on the S.S. Montclare, a Canadian Pacific Liner.  Here's his story:

Unlimited free data on hunger, food and agriculture is now available from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through its central data repository FAO-STAT.  It was previously possible to get some data for free from FAO-STAT, but larger datasets were only available through a subscription.

From the FAO Media Centre:  FAO-STAT “contains over one million data points covering 210 countries and territories” and “is an important tool in the fight to alleviate poverty, promote sustainable development and eliminate hunger….FAOSTAT includes data on agricultural and food production, usage of fertilizers and pesticides, food aid shipments, food balance sheets, forestry and fisheries production, irrigation and water use, land use, population trends, trade in agricultural products, the use of agricultural machinery, and more.

FAOSTAT can be consulted using English, French or Spanish and allows users to select and organize the statistical information into tables and charts according to their needs and to download it in Excel format. The original statistic data is supplied by individual countries and regional development organizations in standardized formats. Records go back to 1961.”

KE544 .C36 2010 (LC) Kimberly A. Whaley et al., Capacity to Marry and the Estate Plan (Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2010). KE3193 .S38 2010 (LC) Stewart D. Saxe & Brian McLean, Collective Agreement Handbook: A Guide to Employers and Employees, 3d ed. (Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2010). KEB535.4 .F34 2010 (LC) Continuing Legal Education Society [...]

*UPDATE* The big move is this weekend, August 7th & 8th 2010. Be prepared for problems, but hope it goes as smoothly as Wiley promises.

Say good-bye to Wiley InterScience and hello to Wiley Online Library… soon. Get the jump on all the upcoming changes here.

As for how smoothly the transition will go from an access perspective, generally our ejournals A-Z list updates to new URLs sooner than our OpenURL resolver, the  button. If you have any problems, please contact us via our Help Form.

The ever popular ejournal A-Z list will be down for 6 hours on Friday, July 16th for maintenance.

Users may be unable to access [the ejournal A-Z list] for a brief period of time between 6 p.m. PDT Friday and 12 a.m. PDT Saturday (0100 to 0700 UTC Saturday).

Journal titles can be searched in the Library Catalogue [ search within "Journal Title (begins with)" from drop-down menu] and the eLink button used (when available) to connect to the electronic version of the journal.

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