UBC Library is currently providing trial access to the following databases:

Genderwatch: covers over 300 titles from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses on issues related to gender and women’s studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research. Researchers may access more than 219,000 full articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, healthcare, and the workplace.

Trial end date: November 15, 2013

 Nikkei Telecom 21 includes full-text digital content of Nikkei publications:

  • The Nikkei
  • The Nikkei Business Daily
  • The Nikkei Financial Daily
  • The Nikkei Magazine

In addition, the database provides access to corporate profiles, the Nikkei Who’s Who and the English-language Nikkei. The trial also includes the archive for The Nikkei from 1876 to 1961

Trial end date: November 9, 2013


LAW LIBRARY level 3: K165.S9 W38 2013
Gary Watt, Dress, Law and Naked Truth: A Cultural Study of Fashion and Form (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K235 .P475 2013
Wil Waluchow & Stefan Sciaraffa, eds., Philosophical Foundations of the Nature of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K400.F56 R43 2013
John Keown & Robert P. George, eds., Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K4464.5 .A96 2013
Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Offshore Financial Law: Trusts and Related Tax Issues, 2d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K5250 .M33 2013
Pádraig McAuliffe, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Reconstruction: A Contentious Relationship (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=6683309

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE514 .L38 2013
Hy Bloom & Richard D. Schneider, eds., Law and Mental Disorder: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE539 .P3965 2013
Julien D. Payne & Marilyn A. Payne, Canadian Family Law, 5th ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE2779 .H336 2013
Greg Hagen et al., Canadian Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KEO1090 .K55 2014
S. Patricia Knight, Small Claims Court: Procedure and Practice, 3d ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KTL2620 .R68 2013
Theunis Roux, The Politics of Principle: The First South African Constitutional Court, 1995-2005 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

2 opportunities to learn to use RefWorks citation management to organize your sources: PDFs, books, articles, web pages and more. 

Where? Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25

When?    Tuesday, October 29th at 10:00AM – 12:00PM 

Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4340


Thursday, October 31st at 12:00-1:00 PM

Register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4495


Innovative Dissemination of Research Award 2014



Nominations are now open for the 2014 Innovative Dissemination of Research Award.

Established by the Library in 2010, this Award focuses on new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. The Award honors UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies that enhance the research findings being disseminated.

The recipient, announced in early spring 2014, will receive a framed certificate and a $2,000 cash prize.

The deadline for applications is November 25.

For more information, including eligibility, criteria, application forms and past recipients, visit the Scholarly Communications website.

Please join us for a talk sponsored by Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library.

The Oxford English Dictionary, the Grimm Brothers, and Miley Cyrus
On the Changing Expectations of the OED: Past, Present and (Possible) Futures

Stefan Dollinger, assistant professor of English language at the University of British Columbia and editor-in-chief of The Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles

Friday, November 15, 2013
12 p.m.
Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
University of British Columbia

The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the longest-running academic projects in history. Commenced in the early Victorian period and funded by Oxford University Press since its inception, it represents a grand achievement in English letters. As such, the OED commands a lot of prestige: when completed in 1928, no less illustrious personage than the British prime minister was the guest of honour, and Oxford University bestowed honorary degrees upon its publishers. As with any large-scale project, fair criticism can be hard to come by—one may take for granted that the OED is the apex in the field. While such claims may be hard to defend today, due credit must be given to a project that has navigated any and all rough seas for over one and a half centuries.

Professor Stefan Dollinger will offer a brief social history and criticism of the OED. Contextualizing its origins, he will consider how perceptions and expectations of the OED have changed over the decades. Today, the OED is popularly considered to list all English words, from William Shakespeare to Miley Cyrus, though such comprehensiveness was never its goal. While Miley Cyrus has as yet little to contribute to word coinage, her current notoriety and media exposure creates the possibility that she may one day popularize concepts, words, and phrases that could find entry into the OED: or shouldn’t they? This potential exemplifies the colloquialization and popularization of the OED that has already commenced. Beyond the impact of individual celebrities, the major question concerning the OED today revolves around how to conceive of the dictionary in the 21st century. Now that English is spoken by (far) more second language speakers than first language speakers, will the OED adapt to the new realities?

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at 604 822-2521 or rare.books@ubc.ca, and visit the exhibition The Road to the OED: A History of English-Language Dictionaries from November 7-December 24, 2013.

The Oxford English Dictionary, the Grimm Brothers, and Miley Cyrus

The Oxford English Dictionary, the Grimm Brothers, and Miley Cyrus

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