*UPDATE* Migration nearly complete. Some smaller Databases (like “Ceramic Abstracts“) have been absorbed by larger Databases. Those Resource pages will point to the pages for the larger site. Please contact us if you have questions.

We are currently migrating ProQuest, CSA and a couple Chadwyck-Healey Databases to a new Platform. Here is the list (so far):

  • Hoover’s Company Records
  • Canadian Research Index
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • COS PapersInvited
  • COS Funding Opportunities
  • COS Scholar Universe
  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
  • International Bibliography of Art
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
  • PAIS International and PAIS Archive
  • ABI/Inform Global
  • ASFA – Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • British Periodicals I & II
  • Canadian Newsstand Complete
  • CBCA Complete
  • Design and Applied Arts Index: DAAI
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses – Full Text
  • (note: a link for a database limited to UBC D&T’s has been added)
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
  • ERIC
  • Index Islamicus
  • International Index to Music Periodicals, Full Text Edition
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Materials Research Database (also called Metadex)
  • Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA)
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers (each newspaper has a link now)
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Zoological Record Plus

The Resource pages have been updated. Individual ejournal titles will be re-routed soon.

Aug 09

Sun Yat Sen exhibition at Chinese Cultural Centre

Between August 2 and 28, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver is hosting a traveling exhibition from the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat Sen's Mansion, entitled Sun Yat Sen and American and Canadian Chinese. Dr. Sun Yat Sen's visits to British Columbia had a great impact on the Chinese-Canadian community, which is why Vancouver's classical Chinese gardens are named after him.

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Survive and Thrive: A Guide for Untenured Faculty by W.C. Crone, published by Morgan & Claypool, is available through the Library’s subscription to Synthesis, a collection of full text books. A short, punchy book at 111 pages, Survive and Thrive addresses the importance of mentorship, establishing expertise, developing networks and having a good work/life balance […]

B.C. teachers will not receive a professional designation. The government nixed the idea over the summer, disallowing a bylaw proposed by the B.C. College of Teachers (BCCT) that would have allowed teachers to place the letters CT – for certified teacher – after their names, just as nurses use RN and engineers, P. Eng.

Click here to read the full story, on Janet Steffenhagen’s blog Report Card.

According to a recent BC study, a simple questionnaire can help parents identify developmental disabilities among their pre-school children.

Click here to read the full story.

From ASEE First Bell: Popular Science (8/9, Boyle) reports, “Small colonies of swimming magnetic particles can self-assemble into micro-machines that can manipulate other particles,” according a study published in Nature Materials. “The particles can be remotely controlled to grasp and move other objects, which could enable precise and delicate fabrication processes that were previously not […]

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