UBC Library recently had a major upgrade to the Library Catalogue. To add a record to your RefWorks account, search for your items from within your RefWorks account.

1 )In RefWorks, click on Search in the top menu. Select:  Online Catalogue or Database

2) From the Online Catalog or Database to Search, select from the drop down menu: University of British Columbia

From here you can search by title (or author, descriptor, pub year). For example, this is a search by title:  Year of the Flood

3) Select the book(s) you want to import into your folder. Then click on the Import button.


  • Are you new to social work and need to prepare for your courses/research?
  • Have you been in the field for a few years and need a “refresher” in research skills?
  • Are you interested in learning about some of the library “hidden” treasures for social work?

This workshop will provide you a “hands-on” opportunity to develop your skills in creating a “searchable” question for social work research.    The workshop will also re-introduce you to the library catalogue and databases most useful for your area of study.

Date: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Koerner Library, Rm 217
Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1194

RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool, sponsored by the UBC Library, and available free-of-charge to UBC faculty, staff, and students. In this hands-on workshop you will create your own personal database in RefWorks, learn how to add references, and use these references when writing a paper, automatically formatting your footnotes and bibliography in the citation style of your choice. We will focus on indexes, databases, and citation styles used by scholars in the Arts.

Date: Tuesday, September 28th, 2010at 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Location: IK Barber Learning Centre, RM318
Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1385

A collection of ebooks from Irwin Law is now available on the ebrary platform. Visit the Irwin Law Resource page or the ebrary Resource page (after connecting to ebrary, click on the right-hand drop-down menu to see the Irwin Law collection).

Scholars Portal will be making an upgraded version of RefWorks available on Wednesday, August 18th.

Dubbed Refworks 2.0, the new interface offers an improved user experience featuring a cleaner layout, easier navigation, and a number of back-end technological improvements.

UBC RefWorks will be leaving its default to classic (i.e. same as now), but with a toggle button to 2.0 for those users who wish to try out the new interface. Note that the “Output Style Editor” is not yet available in 2.0, but is still in the classic version and that while Write n Cite is still available, it will have the ‘classic’ interface and not the updated one

Scholars Portal will be making an upgraded version of RefWorks available on Monday, August 23, 2010.

From the new interface library users will be able to toggle back to the existing version of RefWorks by clicking the “RefWorks Classic” link at the top of the screen. The toggling will be necessary if you want to access the Output Style Editor, as this feature is not available yet in 2.0.
Note:  that Write n Cite is still available, and uses the ‘classic’ interface not the updated one.

If you have any questions about the new version of RefWorks please feel free to contact the UBC RefWorks team at: lib-refworks@interchange.ubc.ca

Scholars Portal will be making an upgraded version of RefWorks available on Wednesday, August 18th.

Dubbed Refworks 2.0, the new interface offers an improved user experience featuring a cleaner layout, easier navigation, and a number of back-end technological improvements.

To take advantage of RefWorks 2.0, you can activate or deactivate the new version for your school by contacting the SP system administrators at admin@scholarsportal.info.

From the 2.0 interface, your library users will be able to toggle back to the existing version of RefWorks by clicking the “RefWorks Classic” link at the top of the screen. The toggling will be necessary if your users want to access the Output Style Editor, as this feature is not available yet in 2.0.
Note as well that while Write n Cite is available, it still uses the ‘classic’ interface and not the updated one.

If you have any questions about the new version of RefWorks or the activation process, please contact RefWorks support at refworks@scholarsportal.info.

When you link to a Books 24×7 title from the Library Catalogue (or connect from the Resource Page), you are presented with the EZproxy log-in screen. Please log in using your UBCcard Barcode & PIN on the left side (not your CWL on the right).

Why? Books 24×7 has the ability to create a personal account where you can save titles, create folders, etc. By using your UBCcard Barcode & PIN, Books 24×7 recognizes you as you arrive and takes you to your personal page… every time! This will not happen via CWL for this resource.

The first time after you log into Books 24×7 via EZproxy with your UBCcard, click on the “Account Info” tab. Then, on the left, click on “User Information” and set yourself up.

KE250 .T53 2010 (LC) Law Reserve Ted Tjaden, Legal Research and Writing, 3d ed, (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2010). KE850.A7 S93 2010 (LC) Angela Swan, Nicholas C. Bala & Barry J. Reiter, Contracts: Cases and Materials, 8th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2010). KE1312 .R48 2010 (LC) Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, The Residential Schools Adjudication [...]
If so, are you also asking yourself, "How does it affect me – as an author, creator, or copyright owner?" or perhaps, “How does it affect me – as an educator, researcher, or user?". Bill C-32 is an amendment to the current Copyright Act in Canada and recognized as the Copyright Modernization Act. As announced by the Government of Canada in early June 2010, here is the backgrounder [in part] from the Balanced Copyright website of the Government of Canada:

“[T]he Government of Canada reiterated its commitment to strengthening laws governing intellectual property and copyright in order "to encourage new ideas and protect the rights of Canadians whose research, development and artistic creativity contribute to Canada's prosperity". The bill follows through on this commitment."

“In the summer of 2009, the government launched an eight-week national consultation on copyright modernization. Thousands of Canadians, businesses and stakeholder organizations shared their ideas on how to best adapt Canada's copyright framework to the digital age. What the government heard is that Canada needs new laws that are fair and balanced for today's content creators and users and adaptable to respond to the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow."

Would you like to know more about Bill C-32? See news releases and resource links about Bill C-32 listed at the end of this blog post. Above Image Courtesy of: Balanced Copyright - Government of Canada Above excerpt in italics is courtesy of Balanced Copyright - Government of Canada website. News Releases: Resource Links:

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