newsJust a quick update on what is going on in eResources & Access.

Trials now on:

  • Associated Press => AP Images (EBSCOhost) -ends Nov. 8th <click here>
  • Acta Sanctorum (Chadwyck-Healey) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • African-American Historical Serials Collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • American Antiquarian Society historical periodicals collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2013 <click here>
  • Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences (Morgan & Claypool) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • Comprehensive Physiology (Wiley) -ends Nov. 30th <click here>
  • GenderWatch (ProQuest) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • Medcom Streaming Video Collection [medical] -ends Sept. 22nd, 2014 <click here>
  • Medici TV [classical music videos] -ends Nov. 22nd <click here>
  • NewspaperDirect Library PressDisplay (ProQuest) -ends Nov. 29th <click here>
  • Nikkei Telecom 21[Japanese media] -end Nov 9th <click here>
  • Readex U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1994 -ends April 30, 2014 <click here>
  • VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) -ends July 31st, 2014 <click here>

New Resources:

  • Canadian Social Work [journal] <click here>
  • Slack Journals Collection [various ejournals]
  • First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment (Adam Matthew) <click here>
  • American Indian histories and cultures (Adam Matthew) <click here>

Feature Resource of the Week!

Check out British records on the Atlantic world 1700-1900:

“This series brings together a wealth of collections spanning two centuries of Britain’s colonisation, commercial, missionary and even literary relations with Africa and the Americas. Alongside the records of Liverpool merchants involved in the infamous Triangular Trade, there are those of slave plantation owners, of early Anglican missionaries, of naval and customs officials, and of a group of socialists from Lancashire, who maintained a lengthy correspondence over many years with the father of American poetry.” –British Records on the Atlantic World site

 

 

Starting Friday, parents should register their child at their local school, even if they intend to attend a choice program like French Immersion or Montessori at another school.

Once registration is completed at the local school, in January, parents will receive an email link to an online registration process for those alternate programs. Parents will sign in and may register their child for up to three choices, which they will rank in preference. The registration period for both in-person and online choices ends Jan. 31.

Read more of the Vancouver Sun article here: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Vancouver+school+board+tries+streamline+kindergarten/9113332/story.html

Photo credit: Howard County Library System

According to a report to be released Monday by Common Sense Media, the vast majority of young children in the United States are using mobile devices and for much longer periods of time, with an even greater number of babies being exposed to the smartphones and tablets that have become a bigger part of family life.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/survey-for-young-children-mobile-devices-such-as-tablets-smartphones-now-a-mainstay/2013/10/27/7e386f3c-3f1f-11e3-a624-41d661b0bb78_story.html

Photo credit: Genta Masuda (Flickr)

Women remain underrepresented in many fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Esteemed panelists, planetary scientist and NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal winner Dr. Laurie Leshin, zoologist and MacArthur Genius grant winner Dr. Sally Otto, and Vice President, Response Biomedical Corp and UBC Science Alumna Dr. Barbara Kinnaird-Steen, with our moderator Dr. Simon Peacock, Dean of UBC’s Faculty of Science discuss the STEM gender gap. Learn how we can encourage more young women to embrace science, listen to practical advice for women pursuing STEM careers, and discover what factors may affect young women’s careers in the sciences.  Presented as part of UBC Science’s 50th Anniversary. This event took place on Friday, October 25th 2013 at the Allan Yap Biodiversity Theatre, Beaty Biodiversity Museum | Faculty of Science.  This talk is presented as part of UBC Science’s 50th Anniversary lecture.

Speakers:

Dr. Barbara Kinnaird Steen - Barbara serves as Vice President of Research and Development at Response Biomedical Corp. Dr. Steen served as Vice President of Response Biomedical Corp. Dr. Steen served as Senior Director of Operations and Vice President of Operations at Response Biomedical Corp. Dr. Kinnaird-Steen has over 19 years of research and business experience primarily in the field of infectious diseases and Point of Care (POC).

Dr. Laurie Leshin - Laurie serves as Dean of the School of Science and Professor of Earth & Environmental Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she leads the scientific academic and research enterprise at the oldest technological University in the United States.

Dr. Sally Otto - Sally is professor in the Department of Zoology at UBC, studying population genetics and evolutionary biology. I develop and analyse mathematical models to study how populations change over time. The aim of this work is to identify when and whether particular evolutionary transitions are possible.

Dr. Simon Peacock – Simon is Professor and Dean of Science, UBC, and Dean at the Faculty of Science.  His research focuses on understanding the thermal, petrologic, and seismological structure of subduction zones.

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