You can create personal bookshelves in Books 24×7 and ebrary. You can use either your UBCcard Barcode & PIN (recommended method) or your CWL, but you cannot cross-link bookshelves (ie books saved on a UBCcard generated shelf are not on a CWL generated shelf) nor cross-link platforms.

Books 24×7:  After logging in to Books 24×7, click on the -Account Info- tab then “User Information”. Enter your name & email (Note: if logging in by CWL, you can’t enter email). Personal folders display under -My Home- tab. Always log out.

ebrary: After arriving on the ebrary platform, click on the -Bookshelf- tab. You will be asked to log in via EZproxy, unless you logged into EZproxy earlier in your session (we recommend using your UBCcard). Remember to sign out.

Carbon Market News is a comprehensive market intelligence tool that provides current information on carbon markets.

The real-time news service provides energy and carbon professionals with market-moving information through the monitoring of key players as well as business and policy developments. The daily, weekly and bi-weekly reports offer in-depth market commentaries and expert insight from market participants, analysts and observers.

So, what’s up on The Hill this week?

The CQ news team covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else. Besides CQ Weekly, we also have access to:

  • Committee reports
  • CQ Committee Coverage
  • CQ Committee Rosters
  • CQ Congressional Transcripts
  • CQ Floor Votes

Did you know that UBC Library subscribes to  Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry?  This resource includes the full-text of almost 250,000 poems as well as poet biographies and audio recordings of some of the works.  You can search for history, criticism and commentaries as well.

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A new subscription to US government information from Congressional Quarterly is now available. Check it out at http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1682. Included: online subscription to CQ Weekly, floor votes, congressional transcripts, and committee coverage.

Science One students will see me on Wed, 22 September, 10am for a quick library overview workshop. See you in an hour in Barber 261.

On Wednesday, September 22, UBC Library comes alive with its first-ever “Living Library” event – an occasion that allows participants to meet a collection of fascinating figures, including students from Afghanistan and Nigeria, gay writers, a pioneering doctor, an extreme athlete/traveller and more.

A Living Library features real, live people who are “lent out” as “books,” and speak about their lives and experiences, to interested users. So, for example, a user could sign up to talk to an Afghani student about life in Afghanistan, his wartime experiences and struggles, and his experiences coming to Canada. Someone else may want to speak to an esteemed female doctor who has been recognized for her exemplary research and her success in a male-dominated field. And yet another participant may want to talk to a writer about the creative process, and about the ways his views on identity, gender and sexuality inform his writing.

The idea is to introduce people to a collection of individuals who come from different walks of life and realities compared to their own. It’s an attempt to promote diversity and share a broad range of views and opinions – all within a context of respect and intellectual curiosity.

The event runs for three hours, and twice an hour Living Library candidates will be available to talk to a member of the public for about 20 minutes.

UBC Library’s Living Library event takes place on Wednesday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held in the foyer on the main level (level two) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The Living Library event is open to everyone, including community members. Sign up to speak with your preferred candidate on the day of the event, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Sauder School can be proud to provide three “books” for this event. The first is BCom student Andrew Chima Akomas. As well, Rimple Cheema and Lisa Sun represent Sauder School’s Social Entrepreneurship 101 program.

Feel free to go over and borrow one of these ‘books’!

ENVR 200 students with Sara Harris and Tara Ivanochko will see me tomorrow for a session on searching environmental information. We will cover Google, Web of Science, and do lots of comparisons. “Virtual water” will be our search anchor…

Katherine Miller from Woodward library and myself are offering a few RefWorks workshops for our Science and Engineering faculty, students and staff: Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 9:30AM – 11:30AM in Koerner 217 – http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1087 Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM in Woodward B25 – http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1090 If you need a personal training about […]

“Recalling any MLAs may prove more difficult than the petition campaign, which required the volunteers to collect signatures from 10 per cent of registered voters in each of the province’s 85 ridings.

While that was hard enough, for the recall campaign the volunteers will have to start from scratch again and collect signatures from 40 per cent of eligible voters in the riding of each MLA they are targeting. ” – CBC News

Read the full story from CBC news here

  • To read more about Bill Vander Zalm, take a look at Bill Vanderzalm: “for the people”: hindsight – insight – foresight: the autobiography of British Columbia’s 28th Premier available at Koerner Library.

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