October 30th, 2012 by csylka | No Comments »
SpringerLink is a multidisciplinary database of full text publications published by Springer. It provides access to over 2,700 ejournals and more than 55,000 ebooks, as well as reference works, monographic series and lecture notes. Disciplines covered include Business & Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Behavioral Science, and Professional & Applied Computing.There are over 5,000 full-text ebooks in the Business & Management collection.
The University of British Columbia Library is one of 21 institutions chosen to participate in Springer’s MyCopy pilot project, a print-on-demand service that allows UBC’s currently registered students and faculty to order a soft cover print copy of an ebook the Library has already purchased from Springer. The copy is to be used by the patron for personal use.The cost for an individual title is $24.95 USD (plus gst and pst, including shipping and handling).
Over 20,000 Springer titles published since 2005 are available for order through the MyCopy project. UBC researchers can find Springer titles through the library catalogue, via the library’s SpringerLink information page and directly from the SpringerLink website. Please visit SpringerLink’s website for more information on MyCopy, as well as for detailed instructions on ordering titles.
October 23rd, 2012 by madgett | No Comments »
*UPDATE* The Rogue Account has been blocked. Access via EZproxy is back to normal.
Due to a “security breach in [our] servers via organized hackers from R____a” (no need to name the actual country), ScienceDirect has blocked our EZproxy server IP. For now, please use myVPN to connect to ScienceDirect ejournals & ebooks if you are off campus. On campus, there should be no problem.
Stay tuned for updates.
October 17th, 2012 by madgett | No Comments »
In case you weren’t watching the news this a.m., the British Columbia government says it plans to introduce free online textbooks for the 40 most popular post-secondary courses in the province.
Read more here!
October 4th, 2012 by madgett | No Comments »
All “… journal, book, book series, references and protocols content prevoiusly [sic] available on the old SpringerLink platform” will be moving to a new platform around the end of November. There should be no interruptions and plenty of re-directing of link. If you do run into problems, please contact eResources & Access via our Help Form.
You can read more about the migration here.
October 1st, 2012 by csylka | Comments Off
UBC students, faculty and staff now have access to the complete Project Muse UPCC e-Book Archival Collection.
Project Muse is a joint project of the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, and provides online access to prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. The UPCC e-Book collection contains thousands of books covering a variety of subjects from noted university presses and scholarly publishers, including global cultural studies and policy studies. Our subscription includes books published as recently as 2012.
Visit http://resources.library.ubc.ca/65 to start exploring the collection.
You can view publisher and title lists on the Project Muse website.
May 22nd, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
*UPDATE* Second copy up and running. Access restored**
Handbook of public pedagogy : education and learning beyond schooling / edited by Jennifer A. Sandlin, Brian D. Schultz, Jake Burdick.
Unfortunately, we have hit the limit when it comes to the number of views allowed with the copy of the ebook that the Library has purchased. As a result, you can “preview” the book (meaning it times out after a few minutes) but you cannot read it for any length of time nor print/download at all.
We are working on expanding access or acquiring another copy. We apologize to the class trying to use this ebook. Please stay tuned for updates.
May 17th, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
We have several eBooks form the University of Toronto’s ITER publishing, but they are not available at the moment. These are part of the “Other Voice in Early Modern Europe” collection. We are working on getting the links fixed.
April 25th, 2012 by csylka | Comments Off
The David Lam Library recently subscribed to three years of access to three modules from McGraw-Hill’s ebook library
- Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (30 titles)
- Finance & Investing (134 titles)
- Leadership & Management (99 titles)
Many of the books are useful as introductory texts. Users can read full-text content online, as content cannot be downloaded. Printing is available, one page at a time, for the first 10% of the book.
Once you connect to the database you can browse or search for books, as well as register to access personalized features like note-taking and bookmarks.
April 11th, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
Sorry for the delay in announcing this: SpringerLink ebooks for 2012 are now available.
While the records are not yet loaded in the Catalogue (soon!), the ebooks are discoverable in Summon or, if you know the title, try the Citation Linker. Just enter the ebook’s title in the box marked “Book:”. The way sub-titles are listed can be tricky, so first try your search using the main title only.
As well, SpringerLink offers a service for Print On Demand of ebooks called MyCopy. Read all about how you can get a MyCopy of an ebook for the low, low price of $24.95 including shipping and handling. To take advantage of this feature, you need to register and log-in to a personal MySpringerLink account. Note: this personal account is only an enhancement to the access the Library provides. You will still need to always be either on campus or use MyVPN or EZproxy to access the SpringerLink site.
March 30th, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
The links from the Catalogue for Books 24X7 titles are broken. We are fixing. To get to a Books 24X7 title, please do try the following:
We hope to have this fixed early next week.
Sorry for the inconvenience.