bulbWhen looking up an ejournal title in our ejournal Portal (the ejournal A-Z list), you may have seen a result that included a link looking something like:

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Frei zugängliche E-Journals Note: Only select articles are freely accessible.

…and been confused as to what it meant (unless you can read German). To clear up some confusion, the link has been re-named:

Regensburg OA Collection

…as it is a collection of links to “free” ejournals maintained by the Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg (University Library Regensburg). But remember the added note –sometimes not every article is “free”.

Starting a business can be a complicated process and is often different in different places.

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Feb 27, 2013, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Irving K Barber Learning Centre - Seminar Room 2.22A

Highlighting a few new books at the Education Library…

Front Cover“This dual language book gives us an in-depth look at what is happening in diverse classrooms in Canada, and how teachers are making a difference in their students lives. More than thirty powerful vignettes take us into the hearts and minds of exemplary educators, as they share their values, convictions, wisdom and knowledge in the classroom and beyond. Truly refreshing in scope, Teachers at their Best/ Les enseignants leur meilleur is inspirational to anyone who is an educator, student or parent committed to diversity in Canada. Dr. Valles work encourages people to think outside the box – and challenge the status quo.” Google Books

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Front Cover“Using examples from both adults and children, the authors explain and describe the complex integrated network of strategies that takes place in the minds of proficient readers, strategies that struggling readers have to learn in order to construct their own reading processes. The examples and scenarios of teacher/ student interactions in this book provide a sense of how it looks and what is sounds like to teach strategic actions to struggling readers.–[book cover]” Google Books

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“Preventing Death by Lecture” shows you how to turn your listeners into learners by involving them in activities that take from 30 seconds to 5 minutes – short, easy, fun ways to make sure your learners not only HEAR your lecture, but LEARN, REMEMBER, and USE the information you give them.” Amazon.com

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“Now in its second edition, Nature and Young Children promotes the holistic development of children by connecting them with nature. It offers advice and guidance on how to set up indoor and outdoor nature play spaces as well as encouraging environmentally responsible attitudes, values and behaviour in your early childhood setting.

Covering topics as diverse as gardening with young children, creating an accessible nature program for children with special needs and addressing cultural differences in connecting children with nature, this book reveals how important nature play can be in the development of young children.” Google Books

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The Graduate Student Society (GSS) and cIRcle Open Scholar Award is seeking submissions until March 31, 2013. 

The Open Scholar Award was launched last summer and highlights exemplary non-thesis manuscripts or graduate coursework that is submitted to cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository.

The lottery-style award is offered to twice a year, and was first awarded last October. Each award is worth $500 and is open to graduate students at UBC Vancouver.

For more information on the award, eligibility requirements or submission details, visit cIRcle’s website.



A recent article in 24 Hours Vancouver reports that Vancouver is considering having student school trustees who could bring motions forward and actually vote on them. Student trustees have been in Ontario school systems since 1997.

From the article: “Students should have the ability to introduce policy in B.C. school districts, according to Vancouver School Board chairwoman Patti Bacchus. The idea came from students initially, said Bacchus, but will need approval from the province to become reality.
The VSB is expected to submit the motion to the B.C. School Trustees Association by Feb. 22.”

Read the entire story in 24 Hours Vancouver


Are you a currently registered University of British Columbia Vancouver (UBCV) graduate student who has spent many hours working on a non-thesis, course-related project or manuscript? If so, you could be eligible to win the next GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award.

Two lottery-style awards worth $500 each are provided in April and October each year. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Society (GSS), cIRcle – UBC’s Digital Repository and UBC Library, this award features some of the exemplary non-thesis graduate coursework found only at UBC.

Next GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award deadline is March 31, 2013. Visit the cIRcle website at: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/gss-graduate-student-society-open-scholar-award/.

Did You Know?

All non-thesis, graduate course-related projects created at UBC Vancouver and approved for submission to cIRcle by the appropriate course instructor are eligible for the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award.  Some examples of work can include essays/paper, presentations (including posters) and video and audio based projects. Visit this cIRcle collection at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/42591.

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LAW LIBRARY level 3: K235 .G3783 2012
John Gardner, Law as a Leap of Faith: Essays on Law in General (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: DU124.C84 R69 2012
Tim Rowse, Rethinking Social Justice: From Peoples to Populations (Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: HQ471 .P638 2007
David E. Guinn, ed., Pornography: Driving the Demand for. International Sex Trafficking ([Los Angeles]: Captive Daughters Media, 2007).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K230.D92 G83 2013
Stephen Guest, Ronald Dworkin, 3d ed. (Stanford: Stanford Law Books, an Imprint of Stanford University Press, [2013]).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=6388798

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K564.C6 R438 2012
Chris Reed, Making Laws for Cyberspace (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K237 .H37 2012
H.L.A. Hart et al., The Concept of Law, 3d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K428 .R43 2012
Jonathan A. Jacobs, ed., Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K642 .K37 2012
Anja J. Karnein, A Theory of Unborn Life: From Abortion to Genetic Manipulation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3168 .E54 2013
Xenophon Contiades, ed., Engineering Constitutional Change: A Comparative Perspective on Europe, Canada and the USA (Milton Park: Routledge, 2013).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=6401538

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1327 .T35 2013
Lorraine Talbot, Progressive Corporate Governance for the 21st Century (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3585.5 .I68 2012
Rosemary Rayfuse & Shirley V. Scott, eds., International Law In The Era Of Climate Change (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3943 .T72 2013
Michael Trebilcock, Robert Howse & Antonia Eliason, The Regulation of International Trade:, 4th ed. (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=6401223

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD640 .M39 2012
Janet McLean, Searching for the State in British Legal Thought: Competing Conceptions of the Public Sphere (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1960 .T87 2012
Paul Tweed, Privacy and Libel Law: The Clash with Press Freedom (Haywards Heath: Bloomsbury Professional, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD3110 .W48 2012
John Bowers et al., Whistleblowing: Law and Practice, 2d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD3525 .B45 2012
Michael Beloff, Sports Law, 2d ed. (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD4329 .M67 2012
Caroline Morris, Parliamentary Elections, Representation and the Law (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD7897 .L68 2012
Arlie Loughnan, Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in the Criminal Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE618 .P74 2012
Eric Tucker, James Muir & Bruce Ziff, eds., Property on Trial: Canadian Cases in Context (Toronto: Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by Irwin Law, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF6369.3 .A15
CCH Incorporated, 1040 Express Answers: Income Tax Compliance and Planning: 2012 Tax Year (Chicago: CCH, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KNQ2020 .H4425 2012
He Weifang, In the Name of Justice: Striving for the Rule of Law in China (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KRM511 .E86 2012
Samera Esmeir, Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KRX480 .O67 2012
Richard Frimpong Oppong, Private International Law in Ghana (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ1252 .P67 2013
Eric A. Posner & Alan O. Sykes, Economic Foundations of International Law (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ6398.A87 S58 2013
Ganesh Sitaraman, The Counterinsurgent’s Constitution: Law in the Age of Small Wars (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KU519.I64 D68 2012
Heather Douglas & Mark Finnane, Indigenous Crime and Settler Law: White Sovereignty after Empire: (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: W40.AA1 H67 2013
Ruth Horowitz, In the Public Interest: Medical Licensing and the Disciplinary Process (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2013).


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What is the research library in the age of Google?  Dr. Anthony Grafton provides the perspective of a humanist scholar on recent changes in research libraries that have been brought about by increased digitization.  By examining changes that have occurred over the last forty years in the way that scholars conduct their research and where the library fits in, Grafton sees four crises that today’s academic libraries must face: financial, spatial, use, and accessibility.  According to Professor Grafton, a research library should provide not only physical space where scholars can pursue research in books, but also virtual space where they can collect, store, and exploit electronic resources – an ingenious way to pull humanists, teachers, and students alike back into public workspace, in an environment that has the open, collective quality of a laboratory, but also meets the needs of researchers who work with texts, images, and sounds.  This talk is hosted by Green College as part of its Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor lecture series.


Grafton, Anthony. “Apocalypse in the stacks? The research library in the age of Google.” Daedalus 138.1 (2009): 87-98. [Link]

Speaker Bio

Professor Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University.  His current project is a large-scale study of the science of chronology in 16th- and 17th-century Europe: how scholars attempted to assign dates to past events, reconstruct ancient calendars, and reconcile the Bible with competing accounts of the past. He hopes to reconstruct the complex and dramatic process by which the biblical regime of historical time collapsed, concentrating on the first half of the 17th century.  He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses on art, magic, and science in Renaissance Europe and on the history of books and readers; undergraduate seminars on historiography; and the history components of the intensive four-course introduction to Western civilization offered to undergraduates by the Program in Humanistic Studies.

March 20, 2013, 12.00 to 1.30PM at the Victoria Learning Theatre (Room 182), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall, V6T 1Z1)

Are you interested in viewing more Irving K. Barber Learning Centre webcasts?   Please find here for our archived recordings.

Logo Colour Slogan (cropped).pngLast fall UBC Library – in partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology – initiated FIRE Talks: Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchange.  FIRE Talks are intended to provide graduate students with an opportunity to present their research to an audience of their peers and then engage in an interdisciplinary discussion related to a central theme.  Students benefit from this in any number of ways, including: learning to present the salient details of their research in five minutes; finding opportunities to meet and potentially collaborate with other grad students in diverse disciplines; and thinking about their own research from new perspectives.

There are three upcoming FIRE Talks that may be of interest to graduate students in your classes and/or department:

Applied Academia (28 Feb)

Ethics (14 March)

Research Dissemination (27 March)

Proposals are being accepted for all three of these talks.  The deadline for Applied Academia is coming up on the 20th of February.

If you have any classes or students who you think may be interested, or who may want to practice for the 3 minute thesis or their dissertation defense, please forward this invitation to them.  Presentations can be parts of a dissertation, a research paper, or even questions and ideas students wish to explore.  The aim is to inspire interdisciplinary discussion among a broad group of graduate students and provide a venue for connection and discussion.

You can find out more about the FIRE Talks here: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/fire-talks/

Students can submit their proposals here: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/fire-talks/proposal-submission-form/

Students can also attend the talks as part of the audience, which also allows them to engage in the discussion portion of the event. Registration links are provided on the individual FIRE Talk webpages, accessed through the first link above.


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