On Saturday, October 29, our Citation Linker (UBC eLink) and the eJournal Portal was down from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 am and again from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. This impacted some searches in the Library Catalogue and in Summon. Unfortunately, maintenance work led to a longer than expected downtime on October 30 as well.

Please note that Summon and UBC eLink are maintained via a third-party provider external to UBC. 

Our apologies and thanks for your patience. We understand and regret the impact that this interruption had on affected Library users. Please report any issues through the Library’s Electronic Resources help form.

This fall, UBC Library has new resources available to trial for UBC students, faculty, staff, and on-site Library users.

Cambridge Editions

East View – Cambridge Archives Editions

Includes:

These resources are available from September 2 to October 2, 2015. Cambridge Archives Editions represents thousands of original documents of the National Archives (UK) represented in facsimile, including numerous maps, on the national heritage and political development of numerous countries.

Sage Video

Sage Video Collection

Available from September 8 to November 6, 2015, this cross-discipline resource combines originally commissioned material with licensed videos in the areas of Education, Media, Communication and Cultural Studies, and Counseling & Psychotherapy.


 

Feedback on use of these trial resources is strongly encouraged. If additional help is required while using an electronic resource, please contact the subject librarian listed on the resource page.

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British Columbia’s 4.6 million residents now have free perpetual access to the Gale Digital Archive Collections – a database of nearly 200 million pages of digital historical content – as part of a unique agreement arranged by UBC Library, the University of Victoria Libraries and Simon Fraser University Library.

These resources will enrich learning and research in subject disciplines including interdisciplinary studies, Canadian, American, British and World History from 1400-2012, English, Journalism, Political Studies, First Nations Studies, Science Technology and Medicine, Women and Gender Studies, Theatre Studies, and History of Banking and Finance.

“Working with BC Electronic Library Network (BC ELN), local public, academic, school or museum libraries in BC can appreciate and access these resources as much as our faculty and students can at our universities,” notes Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian. “This is a great example of how shared collaborations with a vendor can have a positive impact on library users.”

Content in the database includes digitized versions of periodicals such as the Economist, the Financial Times, and Associated Press content, as well as digitized materials from The Smithsonian Institution.

A full list of the resources available can be found by visiting the Gale Digital Collections e-catalog.

UBC students, faculty and staff can access and start using these digital historical archives via UBC Library or the Points to the Past website. Members of the public can visit their local library branch to use the collections.

 

List of collections

  • The Economist, 1842-2009
  • Financial Times (Global News), 1888-2009
  • The LISTENER (News & Op/Ed of BBC), 1929-1991
  • Illustrated London News, 1842-2003
  • Picture Post (UK – Similar to LIFE), 1938-1957
  • PUNCH, 1841-1992 (British – Humour / Satire / Commentary)
  • Daily Mail (Conservative Newspaper – London), 1896-2004
  • The Independent (Newspaper – London), 1896-2009
  • The Times (London), 1785-2007
  • The SUNDAY Times, 1821-2006
  • The Times Literary Supplement (TLS), 1902-2008
  • British Library Newspapers, 19th Century I
  • British Library Newspapers, 19th Century II
  • British Newspapers III, 1785-1920
  • British Newspapers IV, 1785-1920
  • 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection of UK Newspapers
  • 19th C. UK Periodicals I: Women’s, Children’s, Humour, Leisure
  • 19th C. UK Periodicals II: Empire/Colonial, Travel, Culture, Missions
  • Liberty Magazine, 1924-1950
  • 19th Century US Newspapers
  • Associated Press 1: News Features & Internal Communications (1848-2000)
  • Associated Press 2: D.C. Bureau Collection (1915-1930, 1952-1996)
  • Associated Press 3: U.S. Cities Bureaus Collection (1931-2004)
  • Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO) I + II
  • The Making of the Modern World I + II, 1450-1930
  • Sabin Americana, History & Culture, 1476-1926
  • Nineteenth Century Collection Online (NCCO), PARTS 1-4
  • Nineteenth Century Collection Online (NCCO), PARTS 5-8
  • Nineteenth Century Collection Online (NCCO), PARTS 9-12
  • CHATHAM HOUSE Online I, 1920-1979
  • CHATHAM HOUSE Online II, 1979-2008
  • State Papers Online I, 1509-1603: Tudor Domestic
  • State Papers Online II, 1509-1603: Tudor Foreign
  • State Papers Online III, 1603-1714: Stuart Domestic
  • State Papers Online IV, 1603-1714: Stuart Foreign
  • State Papers Online, 18th Century I, 1714-1782: Domestic
  • British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900
  • British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance
  • Indigenous Peoples: North America
  • Smithsonian 1: World’s Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow
  • Smithsonian 2: Trade Literature: The Merchandising of Industry
  • Smithsonian (Magazine 1970-2010) + Air & Space (1986-2010)
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery 1: Debates – Slavery & Abolition
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery 2: Slave Trade in Atlantic World
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery 3: Institution of Slavery
  • Slavery & Anti-Slavery 4: Age of Emancipation
  • De-Classified Documents Reference System (DDRS)

 

 

Two new video streaming trial resources are now available for students, faculty and staff.

 

Kanopy Video Streaming will be available until December 6. Kanopy features thousands of videos from producers around the world, with a powerful user interface. Video topics cover a wide range of disciplines, including humanities, arts, business training and K-12 education.

For more details visit the Kanopy resource page.

 

Criterion-on-Demand will be available until December 31, with access to more than 2900 streamed feature films. Titles include everything from new releases and foreign films to 1920s classics. In addition to featuring smaller independent producers, the collection also includes films from Miramax Films, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox.  including classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features.

For more details visit the resource page.

 

As with all resource trials, the Library welcomes feedback. Visit the resource page to find the feedback link.


This session is appropriate for students conducting literature reviews in any discipline.
Topics include
… what is a literature review?
… finding the right databases
… search strategies for databases
… finding scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, books, and more
… resources to help you keep track of your research.
There will be plenty of hands-on time for searching, and assistance from the two presenting librarians.

 

 

Students sitting around a fireplace at Koerner Library

The refurbished main floor at Koerner Library. Photo credit: Martin Dee.

The transformation of UBC Library is examined in a feature article in the Ubyssey. The article, entitled “Turning a Page: the changing role of the university library,” examines issues including electronic resources, digitization, collections management, space and budgetary issues, and more. Interview subjects include David Farrar, UBC’s Provost and Vice President Academic; Ingrid Parent, University Librarian; Jo Anne Newyear Ramirez, Associate University Librarian, Collections Management; and Allan Bell, Director of Library Digital Initiatives.

 

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