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DA533 .L83 2010 William C. Lubenow, Liberal Intellectuals and Public Culture in Modern Britain, 1815-1914: Making Words Flesh (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2010). GN492.5 .G68 2010 Kirsty Gover, Tribal Constitutionalism: States, Tribes, and the Governance of Membership (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010). JC328.2 .B48 2010 Jeremy Webber & Colin M. Macleod, eds., Between Consenting Peoples: Political Community [...]
Apr 18

Chinese laundry kids

Running a hand laundry was a popular occupation for early Chinese migrants to North America due to the low start-up costs. It was so common that the sterotype of the "Chinese laundryman" became prevalent in North American popular culture.

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Two recent resources have been added to the Library’s list of Indexes & Databases:

Music Online is a portal which provides access to all of UBC library’s Alexander Street Press music databases: Classical Music Library, Classical Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Opera in Video and Smithsonian Global Sound.

elementsdb catalogues comparably illustrated and measured examples of urban land uses. It is based on the concept that urban form is comprised of replicable elements (or cases)… and it was created by Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett, School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia… and it’s FREE!


In case you missed it, Eugene Barsky won the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE, Engineering Libraries Division) Award last week. The certificate will be awarded in June at the ASEE Conference and Exposition.

As one of the Science & Engineering Librarians at UBC Library, Eugene spearheaded the collaboration between UBC Library and the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation. The objective? To digitize and make openly available over 30 years of mine reclamation information.

This digitization project provides free, open access to more than 600 BC Mining Reclamation symposia proceedings – covering mines from around the globe, including Canada – hosted on cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository.

Did You Know?

The British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium proceedings were featured in the Northern Miner newspaper and on the UBC Library News blog. This collection has been viewed and downloaded hundreds of times, mainly by users in the U.S. and Canada, but also by those from the U.K., Portugal, China, India, Finland and Norway.

Above image is courtesy of PABC Physio Info-blog

Apr 13

The Asian Canadian studies network- are you a member?

A new initiative from John Price (University of Victoria) and Henry Yu (University of British Columbia) is bringing together scholars of Asian Canadian studies online.

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HF1359 .H69 2010 Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Can Globalization Promote Human Rights? (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010). K190 .B58 2011 C.F. Black, The Land is the Source of the Law: A Dialogic Encounter with Indigenous Jurisprudence (London: Routledge, 2011). K2400.A41958 R43 2010 Herbert Kronke et al. eds., Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: [...]

Yes, it’s true. UBC Library now has access to Methods in Molecular Biology, plus all the 22,000 and growing protocols included in the Springer Protocols collection. Find them now via the Springer Protocols gateway, or cross search on the Springerlink platform to include journal, ebook and ereference content.


Recently, Chris Hives (University Archivist at the University of British Columbia) was “pleased to report that the Retrospective Theses collection in cIRcle [UBC’s Digital Repository] now includes full text copies of essentially all theses written at UBC between 1973 and 2007. This represents over 25,500 titles and approximately 4.24 million digitized pages.” As the final phase of this historical project gets underway, it will mean approximately “6,500 more titles [will be added] to the repository”. This project is likely to be completed by the end of 2011.

Find out more information about the UBC Retrospective Theses and Dissertations Digitization Project and its progress.

To browse some of the latest titles, visit the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) 2008+ collection in cIRcle.

To browse some of the historical titles visit the Retrospective Theses and Dissertations collection in cIRcle.

Above partial excerpt is courtesy of Chris Hives, University Archivist in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Above image is courtesy of UBC Library’s University Archives website.

Did You Know?

The first 100 UBC theses are also available in cIRcle and date back to 1919. The first thesis by Ruth Vivian Fulton is called, A study of the estimation of iron and the separation of manganese from iron by phenyl-nitroso-hydroxylamine ammonium (cupferron). It was also the first UBC thesis in Arts and Science.

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