UBC Library licenses over 800 electronic databases for you to use in research and teaching. Many of these databases provide full-text access to journal literature across disciplines. Increasingly, these resources also provide access to a wide range of images as well as streaming audio and video files, which can be incorporated into classroom and online learning environments.

Come to this session on Tuesday, January 25th from 10:00 – 11:30 am for a demonstration of these resources and to discuss options for using within your teaching and learning context.

We’ll look at Smithsonian Global Sound, ARTstor, Ethnographic Video Online, and more.

To register, please visit: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1723

Literature buffs and book club devotees rejoice! UBC Library just purchased the Book Review Index Plus database, a comprehensive guide to book reviews that includes more than 5 million review citations from thousands of publications. More than 634,000 of the citations also include the full text of the reviews.

Searching is possible by author or title of the book under review, or by the journal in which the review appeared. Advanced Search allows combining author, title, and journal, and also permits searching by reviewer, illustrator, publisher, and additional limiting by length of review, refereed journals only, date, and full-text reviews. Citations can be marked for printing or e-mailing. Also includes reviews of audio books, e-books, and periodicals.

Thanks go to UBC Okanagan for funding this resource.

Credo Reference is a giant online reference library that provides access to a selection of reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, plus a broad range of subject-specific titles covering everything from literature to history to psychology to geography.

In addition to the individual reference works, Credo Reference also adds a unique layer with Concept Maps and Topic Pages, and offers extensive customizability. Search results are sorted into Topic pages (which include articles, books, news, images, and videos) and Reference Entries.

The Concept Maps provide a unique entry way into a topic. The maps are visual interactive maps that displays how search terms and topics in Credo Reference are interconnected.  Simply search for your topic to generate a topic map, and then click a concept node to see an entry for that particular entry.

The trial is on now until December 31, 2010. Give it a try and don’t forget to send your feedback using this form.

We are currently trialling the Palgrave MacMillan eBook collection. The collection gives you access to over 4, 500 electronic titles currently published by Palgrave MacMillan. Visit http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1687/ to explore the complete collection.

Palgrave MacMillan publishes textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works  in eight subject areas:

Trial on now until December 15th.

Your feedback is important.  Please tell us what you think by completing  this form.

Save valuable research time! Online research resources offer an array of tools to help you stay current in your field. In this workshop you’ll learn how to set up email alerts and RSS feeds to:

  • be notified when new articles and dissertations are published on your topic
  • receive Table of Contents for the latest issue of your favorite journal
  • find out when new books in your discipline have arrived in the library
  • be notified of funding and upcoming conference opportunities
  • follow news stories and blogs

No matter what your discipline, you’ll leave the session having set up a number of alerts to stay up-to-date with your research interests!

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 9:30 – 11:00 am
Location: Koerner Library, room 217 (2nd floor)
Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1304

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