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Librarians play a critical role in the research lifecycle at UBC.

See how at the article: Unique skillset makes librarians vital to medical research at UBC.

Charles Ling (University of Western Ontario) and Qiang Yang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) have written a helpful book for people who are interested in what it is like to be a scientist or a researcher. Available as an ebook (to access it if you are off-campus sign in with your CWL):

Researchers’ Opinions of Contributions Made by Librarians to the R&D Process From – ‘A Study of Correlation, The Effect Of R&D Information Tools On Research Success,’ Elsevier Corporate Markets

According to this article by Jonah Lehrer in the New Yorker, brainstorming is not as effective as once thought:Groupthink: the brainstorming myth  

A team of scientists is investigating the ‘usefulness of music in science and math education’, and have created a website, with the help of an NSF grant, that includes a database of songs about engineering, math and science. Sing About Science & Math: songs for teaching, learning and fun My favourites: Graphene – the Musical […]

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 […]

Through the SAE Digital Library you now have access to SAE technical papers archives. Previously 1998 to present was available; you can now access from 1906 to the present. This excellent resource supports research on topics in mobility including submersibles, hemp components for automobiles, unmanned vehicles, flying cars, and automobile research that supports construction of […]

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