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    Fully downloadable books are available via Palgrave Connect

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    New full-text, downloadable, academic, business books are being added each month to Palgrave Connect’s 2011 Business & Management Collection. Palgrave employs permissive Digital Rights Management, which allows authorized users to download ebook content without any physical restrictions. Books in this collection can also be downloaded in EPUB format, which is compatible with most reading devices, enabling readers to resize pages, adjust margins, set text size, search within the book, highlight text and add bookmarks.

    Click here to view a complete list of the 2011 titles. Some recent additions include:

    • The Future of Leadership Development : Corporate Needs and the Role of Business Schools. Edited by Jordi Canals.
    • Sport as a Business : International, Professional and Commercial Aspects. Edited by Harald Dolles and Sten Söderman.
    • Corporate Psychopaths : Organizational Destroyers. By Clive Boddy.
    • Women at the Top: Challenges, Choices and Change. By Marianne Coleman.

    Palgrave MacMillan also publishes scholarly works for a variety of disciplines. Explore recent publications in the areas of history, linguistics, literature, political and international studies, and social and cultural studies by connecting to the Palgrave Connect collection.

    When accessing these resources from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your Campus Wide Login (CWL) and password when you connect to the database.

    Two streaming video collections available during May

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    UBC Library users have trial access during May to two streaming video collections from the Alexander Street Press, an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections in the humanities and social sciences.

    Filmakers Online Library ( is an award-winning, cross-disciplinary collection of over 913 global documentaries, covering  race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

    Education in Video (  is developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection offers teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.

    The collections are available for trial from May 6 – May 31, 2011.

    Clean Capitalism Report 2010

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    The Clean Capitalism Report 2010 is now available for UBC researchers interested in Canadian corporate social responsibility to explore in both online and print form.

    This important 150 page report on environmental, social and governance practices of Canada’s largest companies is based on the results of a quantitative research project conducted by Corporate Knights and the Delphi Group for the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Corporate Responsibility Ranking

    Each company on the S&P/TSX 60 is analyzed against four environmental, three governance and five social indicators.  The resulting company analysis provides a brief outline of the company’s business, its major sustainability priorities, and shows how it has performed across these twelve indicators.  The report also includes a sector by sector analysis, identifying trends, major issues and impacts, best practices, and areas for improvement.

    Please click here for more information on the report and click here to access the report immediately.  To read the online version, please click on the orange Online Access button on the right.  

    Trial access to Capital IQ

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    UBC students, faculty and staff have trial access to Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ database from January 11 until February 11, 2011.

    Capital IQ provides detailed coverage of public and private companies,  private investment firms, and executives. It also provides data on capital transactions.  Capital IQ’s software functionality includes sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools which enable users to screen the database and to create reports.

    To obtain a trial account, please visit the Information Page   and click on request an individual account.  In the request email, please provide your affiliation (UBC student, faculty or staff member) and your UBC email address (e.g.;  Once you have your account, please return to the information page to access the Capital IQ database.

    Thank you to UBC Library’s Kat McGrath and Capital IQ’s Scott Hossfeld for setting up this trial.

    Palgrave Connect: business and management e-books collections added

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    The New Year brings  access to even more electronic books through  Palgrave Connect E-books : Business & Management Collections.  The purchase of business and management titles from 2010 and 1995-2005 has increased our collection from this respected publisher to almost 350 business titles. Over 150 more new e-books will be added and made available through quarterly releases during 2011.    Additional titles have also been purchased for other disciplines, including political & international studies, and social & cultural studies.  A complete list of all 1239 titles currently available in the collection can be found here.

    Once in Palgrave Connect, full-text titles can be identified by Connect’s green Open lock icon.  Palgrave Connect enables users to download ebook content without any physical restrictions and content can be copied, pasted, saved and printed.   Please see the information page for more details.  These books will be added to UBC Library’s catalogue in the future, but at this time, access is available through the information page.

    Trial access to the complete collection of Palgrave ebooks

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    Library users have unlimited trial access from now until December 15th to over 4, 500 electronic titles currently published by Palgrave MacMillan. Visit to explore the complete collection.

    Palgrave MacMillan publishes textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works  in eight subject areas:

    Business & Management
    Economics & Finance
    Language & Linguistics
    Literature & Performing Arts
    Political & International Studies
    Social & Cultural Studies
    Religion & Philosophy

    UBC Library currently has a site license for the 2008-2009 Business and Management collections which contains 120 titles.

    The trial is only available until December 15, 2010.  Your feedback is important.  Please tell us what you think either by completing  this form or by contacting Christina Sylka.  Thanks to Kat McGrath for setting up the trial.

    Canaccord Learning Commons in the News

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    ” The University of British Columbia business school’s library is clearing out the equivalent of an entire floor’s worth of books to make room for 17 new group discussion rooms, silent study space, conversational areas, larger computer monitor stations supporting collaborative student projects – and, for the first time, enough electrical outlets to support all the students who want to plug in their laptops,” writers reporter Scott Simpson in today’s Vancouver Sun.    With interviews from Jan Wallace and Jeff Kroeker, Simpson details how the Canaccord Learning Commons and the Sauder School of Business will engage  students with a dynamic space and innovative learning opportunities.  You can read the complete article on the Vancouver Sun‘s website:   School wants students to break dumb rules for smart results.

    Leisure reading survey at the UBC Library

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    The UBC Library and the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies are conducting a survey investigating interest in a leisure-reading collection at the UBC Library.  The survey is online  from October 18 to 31 and takes five to 10 minutes to complete.  Once you’ve completed the survey, you’ll be entered in a draw to win one of four $50.00 gift cards to Chapters Bookstores..

    If you are interested in participating, please click here to access the survey.

    Bloomberg Seminar in Vancouver on November 9th

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    Bloomberg is hosting a seminar on Tuesday November 9th  in Vancouver. This is a free event and a great opportunity to learn more about Bloomberg’s solutions.

    The seminar takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Shangri-La Hotel on 1128 West Georgia.  Registration opens at 7:30am. There will be a Lunch and Learn at 12:00pm.

    To view the agenda,  please visit  UBC faculty and students can also register by sending an email message to Leila Valanejad of Bloomberg at

    Trial access to business ebooks

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    UBC Library is providing trial access to Books 24×6 BusinessPro until September 17, 2010.  This electronic book collection contains thousands of business titles from top industry publishers and authors including: AMACOM, ASTD, Harvard Business School Press, Jossey-Bass, Oxford, Wiley, Ken Blanchard, Marshall Goldsmith and more.

    Subjects covered are: 

    • Project management
    • Leadership development
    • Quality management
    • Organizational development
    • Customer relationship management
    • Career advancement
    • Corporate case studies
    • Six Sigma
    • Time management
    • And many more strategic issues

    Included  in the trial is  access to another collection called OfficeEssentials, which presents how-to-use information on desktop programs, such as the Microsoft Office suite.

    After you explore this database, please be sure to provide feedback via the form on the resource page or to the trial coordinator Christina Sylka

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