Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Make your searches more efficient and effective!

Join us for this ONLINE live workshop on CINAHL, which is a key access to research literature for nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other allied health professions, and on Psycinfo, a major index to psychosocial aspects of health, covers efficient and effective searching by using subject and keyword searching, boolean operators, managing the results, getting the full-text, and saving searches and creating alerts.

REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS HERE: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2504


Open UBC is held in conjunction with International Open Access Week, which encourages the academic community to come together to share and learn about open scholarship initiatives locally and worldwide.

Open UBC showcases a week of diverse events highlighting areas of open scholarship that UBC’s researchers, faculty, students and staff participate in. These events include discussion forums, lectures, seminars, workshops, and symposia on topical and timely issues from every discipline. We invite everyone to participate either by organizing events, highlighting events already coinciding with the Week, or attending the events to be scheduled.

All of these events are FREE and open to the public, students, faculty, staff and schools.

Call for Participation

Are you . . .

  • Developing new mechanisms to share your scholarship with a broader community?
  • Using or creating open datasets to further work within your discipline?
  • Creating freely-accessible resources to further your research or teaching?

If you are, we want to hear from you!

We invite UBC researchers, faculty, students, and staff to present papers, case studies, open source demonstrations, organize a panel discussion or conduct a workshop on any topic related to open scholarship. Suggested topics include but are not limited to: Open Access, Open Data, Open Education, Open Textbooks, Open Content, New models of scholarship, Scholarly Communication, Open access mandates, Open Source, Open Journals/books, OA Advocacy.

Send in a presentation submission at: http://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g1127 or by email to: ubc-oaweek@interchange.ubc.ca

Deadline for submission: Monday, October 3, 2011, 5:00pm.

For more information about the event, please see: http://scholcomm.ubc.ca/openubc

You may have noticed Web of Knowledge has a new look. UBC Library has 4 databases on this platform:

There are some excellent improvements with this interface change. For a quick update on the changes, see this 8 min. video: New Features Update

RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero enable you to import citations and create bibliographies for your scholarly work. Which tool you select depends on your needs. In this session, three UBC science librarians highlight the features of these popular reference management tools and open the floor for discussions and comparisons using hands-on examples. The workshop is intended for graduate students and faculty who enjoying sharing with other scholars in an open, interactive and hands-on atmosphere.

This workshop will be offered:

Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 1:00PM – 2:30PM
To register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2193

Happy 2011! Welcome back.

To mark the occasion, I thought I’d also share some happy news about recent changes to some of our most popular and well-used drug e-books.

Martindale’s and Stockley’s Drug Interactions have been moved from Books@Ovid over to the MedicinesComplete platform, which also contains AHFS. Not only is Martindale’s easier to search on this new platform, I think you’ll be happy to note that there is now unlimited access  (i.e. no seat limits and turnaways) to these titles on the new interface.

Also a relatively recent development, thanks to joint funding from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a collaboration with the Electronic Health Library of BC (eHLbc), the library now provides unlimited access to e-Therapeutics as well. No more frustrating instances of being turned away.

Enjoy! Here’s to a productive new year.

REFWORKS FOR THE SCIENCES – November 1st 10:00-11:30 AM

RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool sponsored by the UBC Library and available free-of-charge to current UBC faculty, staff, and students.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create your own personal database in RefWorks by importing references from online resources such as Web of Science, Google Scholar, PubMed, Compendex and others. Then you’ll use RefWorks to add these citations to a paper and automatically format both in text references and the bibliography in a citation style of your choice.

REGISTER HERE:  http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1090

Over 1600 digital images from Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas are now available.

To find the images,  click on Artstor ,  then next to “enter Artstor digital library”, click on go.  Under Browse, choose “collections” and select “Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas: Natural History Museum, London”. This will show all 1647 images.

Just let us know if you’d like more help searching this collection!

Woodward Library Renovation Survey

Help us plan your space – Tell us what is important to you!

Click here to access  the short survey.

Not coming out to Point Grey Campus during the Mid-term Break?  Consider attending online library workshops put on by the Life Sciences Librarians between Feb 16-26.

CINAHL, the new Pubmed, Web of Science, Current Awareness tools, Finding Theses, Refworks and more are being offered.


For more details and to register go to:  http://tinyurl.com/libraryworkshops.

The latest changes to PubMed® involve a reconfigured Advanced Search page, the addition (or re-addition) of a Limits page with more flexible date options, and Limits and Clipboard links being added to the PubMed homepage.

For a summary of the changes, see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf10/jf10_pm_advanced_search.html

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