BrowZine

*TRIAL HAS ENDED*

Remember the “old” days when you could brows the journals on a magazine stand? Well, BrowZine virtually brings that back!

From now till June 4th, 2014, UBC browzine_mybookshelf_iOS_OnDevice_smallLibrary is trialling the BrowZine App. This app is available for iPads & Android tablets only.

You can:

  • Create your own custom bookshelves
  • Download articles (PDFs) to read offline
  • Set alerts for your favourite journals

Watch a video describing BrowZine here.

Go to the download page here.

Note: when setting BrowZine up on your device, you will be asked to “Choose a Library” (under “u” for University of British Columbia”) and to enter your CWL info. Your CWL info stays on your device and is NOT sent to BrowZine.

Give us feedback on BrowZine, PLEASE!

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Just a quick update on what is going on in eResources & Access.

Trials now on:

  • African-American Historical Serials Collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • American Antiquarian Society historical periodicals collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • Medcom Streaming Video Collection [medical] -ends Sept. 22nd, 2014 <click here>
  • Readex U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1994 -ends April 30, 2014 <click here>
  • VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) -ends July 31st, 2014 <click here>
  • AP Images (EBSCOhost) -ends Nov. 30, 2014 <click here>
  • PsycTESTS (EBSCOhost) -ends May 16, 2014 <click here>
  • Readex American State Papers 1789-1838 -ends Apr. 30, 2014 <click here>
  • APA Handbooks -end April 5 <click here>
  • CADAL / 大学数字图书馆国际合作计划 (Chinese eTitles) -ends Dec. 31, 2014 <click here>
  • Naxos Music Library – Jazz -ends Sept. 30 <click here>
  • Society, culture & politics in Canada: Canadiana pamphlets from McMaster, 1818-1929 -ends April 04 <click here>

Feature Resource of the Week!

Jewish life in America (Adam Matthew) (March 31, 1492 Queen Isabella of Castilia & Ferdinand of Aragon expels Jews),  <click here>

An indispensable resource for scholars and students interested in understanding and exploring the history of Jewish communities in America from  the first arrival in of Jewish immigrants in New York in 1654  to the mid-20th century. All of the material has been digitized in colour and typescript and printed material is full-text searchable.

newsJust a quick update on what is going on in eResources & Access.

Trials now on:

  • African-American Historical Serials Collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • American Antiquarian Society historical periodicals collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • Medcom Streaming Video Collection [medical] -ends Sept. 22nd, 2014 <click here>
  • Readex U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1994 -ends April 30, 2014 <click here>
  • VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) -ends July 31st, 2014 <click here>
  • AP Images (EBSCOhost) -ends Nov. 30, 2014 <click here>
  • PsycTESTS (EBSCOhost) -ends May 16, 2014 <click here>
  • World Bank eLibrary -ends Feb. 28, 2014 <click here>
  • Readex American State Papers 1789-1838 -ends Apr. 30, 2014 <click here>
  • Highway Capacity Manual 2010 -ends Feb. 28 <click here>
  • Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson -ends Feb. 28 <click here>
  • OnArchitecture -ends Feb. 28 <click here>
  • IBZ online (Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur) -ends Mar. 6 <click here>
  • APA Handbooks -end Mar. 5 <click here>
  • Proquest Statistical Abstracts of the World -ends Feb. 21 <click here>
  • Proquest International DataSets -ends Feb. 21 <click here>
  • CADAL / 大学数字图书馆国际合作计划 (Chinese eTitles) -ends Dec. 31, 2014 <click here>
  • Naxos Music Library – Jazz -ends Sept. 30 <click here>
  • German literary Expressionism online -ends Mar. 13 <click here>

New Resources:

Feature Resource of the Week!

Naxos Music LibraryJazz (for you hep cats!) <click here>

Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offers over 65,000 tracks of jazz … Over 12,000 jazz artists are represented.” – http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com/jazz/faqs.asp#1

newsJust a quick update on what is going on in eResources & Access.

Trials now on:

  • Acta Sanctorum (Chadwyck-Healey) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • African-American Historical Serials Collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • American Antiquarian Society historical periodicals collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences (Morgan & Claypool) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • Comprehensive Physiology (Wiley) -ends Nov. 30th <click here>
  • GenderWatch (ProQuest) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • Medcom Streaming Video Collection [medical] -ends Sept. 22nd, 2014 <click here>
  • Medici TV [classical music videos] -ends Nov. 22nd <click here>
  • NewspaperDirect Library PressDisplay (ProQuest) -ends Nov. 29th <click here>
  • Readex U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1994 -ends April 30, 2014 <click here>
  • VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) -ends July 31st, 2014 <click here>
  • Caribbean newspapers from the American antiquarian society, 1718-1876 -ends Dec. 31st <click here>
  • Social Explorer [Visually Explore Demographic Data], ends Jan. 13, 2014 <click here>
  • Erudition Database [Chinese literature], ends Dec. 31st <click here>

New Resources:

  • can’t think of any this week

Feature Resources of the Week!

Should have put these forward last week, sorry:

newsJust a quick update on what is going on in eResources & Access.

Trials now on:

  • Associated Press => AP Images (EBSCOhost) -ends Nov. 8th <click here>
  • Acta Sanctorum (Chadwyck-Healey) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • African-American Historical Serials Collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • American Antiquarian Society historical periodicals collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2013 <click here>
  • Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences (Morgan & Claypool) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • Comprehensive Physiology (Wiley) -ends Nov. 30th <click here>
  • GenderWatch (ProQuest) -ends Nov. 15th <click here>
  • Medcom Streaming Video Collection [medical] -ends Sept. 22nd, 2014 <click here>
  • Medici TV [classical music videos] -ends Nov. 22nd <click here>
  • NewspaperDirect Library PressDisplay (ProQuest) -ends Nov. 29th <click here>
  • Nikkei Telecom 21[Japanese media] -end Nov 9th <click here>
  • Readex U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1994 -ends April 30, 2014 <click here>
  • VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) -ends July 31st, 2014 <click here>

New Resources:

  • Canadian Social Work [journal] <click here>
  • Slack Journals Collection [various ejournals]
  • First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment (Adam Matthew) <click here>
  • American Indian histories and cultures (Adam Matthew) <click here>

Feature Resource of the Week!

Check out British records on the Atlantic world 1700-1900:

“This series brings together a wealth of collections spanning two centuries of Britain’s colonisation, commercial, missionary and even literary relations with Africa and the Americas. Alongside the records of Liverpool merchants involved in the infamous Triangular Trade, there are those of slave plantation owners, of early Anglican missionaries, of naval and customs officials, and of a group of socialists from Lancashire, who maintained a lengthy correspondence over many years with the father of American poetry.” –British Records on the Atlantic World site

 

 

Two trials for Medical resources are underway right now.

DynaMed : …is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically -organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice. –http://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us

Scientific & Medical (SMART) ImageBase: …created by Nucleus Medical Art, provides a comprehensive collection of downloadable medical illustrations and animations. Ideal for students and teachers of Anatomy, Physiology, Biology and other Life Sciences… –http://www.ebscohost.com/public/the-scientific-medical-art-imagebase

DynaMed trial ends November 16. SMART trial ends September 15. Remember to fill in the Feedback Forms on the Resource pages.

Featuring plays from noted playwrights as well as lesser known dramatists, the collection includes works by over 300 writers including Amiri Baraka, Noël Coward, Susan Glaspell, Langston Hughes, Brian Friel, David Mamet, Eugene O’Neill, John Osborne, Sean O’Casey, Harold Pinter, Bernard Shaw, Neil Simon, Gertrude Stein, Tom Stoppard, Derek Walcott, August Wilson and Elizabeth Wong.” –Twentieth-Century Drama website

Take a look at ProQuest/Chadwyck-Healey Twentieth Century Drama, on trial till March 31st.

ComixUnderground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels… The current release contains 289 comic series, 1,602 comic books totalling 100,975 pages.” -Alexander Street Press

On trial till March 16th. Remember to give feedback on this resource.

What is ClinicalKey?

ClinicalKey is not just a conventional clinical search engine, but a clinical insight engine designed specifically to address physicians’ 3 key search requirements.

  • Comprehensive: Supplies answers from the largest collection of medical resources in every medical and surgical specialty, and includes an integrated Medline and link resolver for access to third-party, full-text journal content
  • Trusted: Authoritative medical and surgical content from Elsevier Speed to answer: Smart Content enables fast discovery of the most relevant answers, plus more intuitive searching
  • Intuitive: Information is structured to align with doctors’ workflows, whether they are treating and diagnosing patients, staying current in their field, or preparing care plans

Take it for a spin between now and April 1st. Don’t forget the Feedback Form.

The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951.” –ProQuest

Try out IBSS here and provide feedback. Trial runs till March 15th.

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