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!

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Koerner Library, Room 216
Bring your own laptop.
Register online at http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2829

A great new open access resource provides access to all the World Development Reports since 1978.  Users can set up an individual account for bookmarking reports, saving chapters, and making notes, etc.  The press release below provides further information:

“A new online, open access, collection of all World Development Reports since 1978 was launched today by the World Bank. The Complete World Development Report Online, which allows users to easily access and search across these World Bank annual flagship publications, is free and open to the public and may be accessed at

http://wdronline.worldbank.org

For over thirty years, the annual WDR has provided a window on development economics to a broad international readership. The report has served as one of the principal vehicles for encapsulating the World Bank’s knowledge of and policy recommendations on key global development trends. From agriculture and the environment to economic growth and international trade, the WDR has tracked theoretical and empirical findings as well as policies in the field of international development.

The robust search engine of The Complete World Development Report Online optimizes search both across and within all WDRs with the click of a button. In addition, the background papers upon which the most recent reports were drawn are also available.

A free optional individual user account allows users to take advantage of tools such as bookmarking and saving selected chapters or reports, saving searches, and taking notes. A custom eBook feature lets users select chapters from multiple reports for future reference, sharing with colleagues, or creating course packets. The custom eBooks may also be downloaded, printed, or easily shared through social networking sites. In addition, the site features quick links to World Bank open databases, RSS feeds, new content alerts, and COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for librarians. “

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

This month, the UBC Library will begin hosting meetings of the newly-rekindled UBC GIS Users Group.  This group will be a gathering of students, researchers, faculty and staff on campus who work in some way with, or are interested in, geographical information systems (or science) (GIS).  The meetings will be held monthly on the last Wednesday of the month in Koerner Library Room 216 at 4:00pm.  There will be a speaker, followed by a trip to Koerner’s Pub for refreshments.

First Meeting:

Wednesday, October 27, 4:00pm
Koerner 216
Presentation: overview of GIS services and facilities provided by UBC Library (including the new GIS/Research Data Lab), followed by tours of the lab

Future Meetings:

At future meetings we are hoping to have students, researchers, faculty and staff from around campus talk about how they are using GIS in their work.  There are a lot of exciting, state-of-the-art projects happening around campus, and this will be a great way for people to share their work and network with other GIS users.

There has been a lot of coverage in the news recently about the demise of the long-form census.

  • Interested to see what questions are asked on the long census form? You can take a look at the long form questionnaire here.
  • The Census of Canada Profile Tables are good to find information about particular places. Detailed profile tables provide a statistical overview of all places in Canada by level of census geography.  The  Census of Canada – Topic Based Tabulations provide information about particular subjects. These are more complex tables and are available to UBC staff, students and faculty. There are millions of time series within these tables.

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