May 22, 2009

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New Databases

ASTM Standards

Download any of ASTM International’s 12,000+ standards, covering metals, petroleum, construction, the environment, and more. The collection includes Active, Redline, Historical and Withdrawn standards.

Click here for further information and to access the database.

ASTM Digital Library

The ASTM Digital Library offers a digital edition of nearly every ASTM International book and paper spanning 140+ industries and 100+ years including over 1400 books, journals, and Special Technical Publications (STPs).

Click here for more information and to access the database.

Trial Databases

MINT Global and ORBIS (Bureau van Dijk)

UBC Library has trial access to MINT Global (student interface) and ORBIS (advanced interface) from May 5 – June 8.

MINT Global gives access to a wide variety of high quality information covering companies, news, directors* and market research as well as providing access to original documentation and filings. It has simple screens to help you find relevant data you can search for companies or news stories that match your specific criteria, and build reports and lists that contain your chosen content.

Click here to access MINT Global and provide feedback on the database.

ORBIS provides a more advanced interface for researchers, with more sophisticated search functionality.

Click here to access ORBIS and provide feedback on the database.

Education Research Complete

Education Research Complete offers the world’s largest and most complete collection of full text education journals. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.

Click here to access the database and provide feedback.

New DVDs

The following DVDs are now available in the David Lam Library:

Online business trends. (2008). [Video/DVD] Toronto: CBC Learning.

Organic entrepreneurs : Competing with corporate giants. (2008).[Video/DVD] Toronto: CBC Learning.

New Books

The following books are now available in the David Lam Library:

Business planning for turbulent times : New methods for applying scenarios (2008). London ; Sterling, VA: Earthscan.

Hogan, C. (2008). Prospect research : A primer for growing nonprofits (2nd ed.).  Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Laszlo, C. (2008). Sustainable value : How the world’s leading companies are doing well.  Stanford, Calif.: Standford Business Books/Stanford University Press.

Managing corporate social responsibility in action : Talking, doing and measuring(2007).  Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Stakeholder theory : Essential readings in ethical leadership and management (2008). . Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.

Vault 2009  Top 50 Consulting Firms

The Vault 2009 consulting firm rankings, based on a survey of over 4000 consultants, are available on the Vault website. Together with the Top 50 Consulting Firms Prestige rankings, consulting firms are also rated by Best Firms to Work For and the Best Firms for Diversity. Rankings for previous years, going back to 2004, are also available.

Click here to access the rankings on the Vault website.


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