• History, geography and ethics of health worker migration in Canada

  • 1pm on Wednesday, October 9th

  • Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby

Dr.  Geertje Boschma and Dr. Margery Hawkins,  School of Nursing,  will be giving an important presentation that explores issues of health worker migration by examining the history, geography, and ethics of international recruitment and migration of health workers to Canada.  They will focus on the experiences of registered nurses from the Philippines who have migrated to Canada.   During the past few decades the migration of Filipino nurses to Canada has considerably expanded, with nurses from the Philippines making up the largest group of all immigrant nurses in the Canadian workforce.  What are the implications of these trends for the healthcare community?

This talk is part of the Health Information Series, a collaboration  of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library.   The session on October 9th is hosted by the Burnaby Public Library’s Tommy Douglas Branch Library in collaboration with the Multicultural Helping House.  Everyone is welcome!



Embase™ Database Notice

Dear Ovid Customer:

Elsevier has recently notified us that over the next few weeks Embase Customers will see a considerably large amount of records in their daily update. During this time period they will be importing up to 15,000 MEDLINE® (non-Embase) records per day.

Please note, this is not a database reload. You should not need to rerun any AutoAlerts and depending on the search strategy specified in your AutoAlerts you may find a higher than expected number of records in your results due to these new MEDLINE® records. No additional action is required.

If you have any questions, please contact Ovid Customer Support at support@ovid.com.


Wolters Kluwer Health – Ovid

IMPORTANT: Upcoming changes at BC Children’s and Women’s Health Centre (Hamber) Library and St. Paul’s Hospital Library: Announcement | FAQs:

Library workshops are for everyone!

February 1 –  PubMed
February 1 –  Keeping Current with Research
February 6 –  Web of Science

February 7 –  Compendex
February 12 – PsycInfo
February 14 – Advanced Medline
February 27 – Compendex

For details & registration, please see this link —

The following workshops are offered in January and February 2013.

January 23, 2013 –  Health Databases Beyond Medline
January 24, 2013 –  RefWorks
January 31, 2013 –  RefWorks
February 1, 2013 –  Keeping Current with Research
February 6, 2013 –  Web of Science
February 14, 2013 – Advanced Medline

For details & registration, please see this link —

On December 14, all Science & Engineering librarians and staff relocated from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre to Woodward Libraryphone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. This move will provide easy access to the combined expertise of Science & Engineering and Woodward librarians and staff.

Faculty and students should note that Science & Engineering Reserve materials, Reference materials and Current Journals (all excluding Math, Statistics and Computer Science materials with QA call numbers) are now in Woodward Library. The remaining Science & Engineering books will be available in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre until they are moved in Spring 2013.

Although physical collections moves are ongoing, the Library catalogue remains up-to-date, and access to electronic journals and our digital collections remains unchanged.

For updates, please visit the Library Changes section or contact Aleteia Greenwood, who will be Acting Head of the Woodward Library effective January 1 – December 31, 2013.


November 13 – Anatomy TV (Primal Pictures)

Learn to use this new & exciting resource to use in courses & to test yourself! Register at:



November 14 – Ebooks, focus on EBRARY

November 15 – RefWorks

November 20 – Keeping Current with Research


For details & registration, please see this link —


Open access,  Open science,  Open data & more!

This year’s Open UBC events will be held October 31 to November 1, 2012, in conjunction with UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week.

UBC is once again participating in the International Open Access Week event.  Our event, called Open UBC, showcases two days of diverse events highlighting areas of open scholarship that UBC’s researchers, faculty, students and staff participate in as well as guests from the global community. Themes this year include: open education, open research, open access in the arts, open science, open data, and altmetrics  (alternative metrics). These events include discussion forums, lectures, seminars, workshops, and symposia on topical and timely issues from every discipline.

All of these events are FREE and open to the public, students, faculty, staff and schools.

Highlights include:

*Dieter Stein, Professor at Heinrich-Heine-University, on the impact of open access on scientific discourse.
*Heather Piwowar, postdoc with DataONE & Dryad digital repository, on open data & alternative metrics for calculating research impact factors.
*Daniel Pauly & other UBC faculty on open science.

For a complete schedule of events please see: http://scholcomm.ubc.ca/openubc

All sessions will be held in the Lillooet Room (301) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC unless otherwise stated.  For more information about the events contact: ubc-oaweek@interchange.ubc.ca.

Need some new tricks? We have lots to share!

*For students & researchers & community:

October 11 & 18 – Medline OvidSP
October 19 – Keeping Current with Research
October 25 – Finding Systematic Reviews

For details & registration, please see this link —


*For instructors & assistants:

October 19, 23, 26, 30 – New Course Reserve System!

For more information, please see this link —


*For graduate students:

A series of events on thesis formatting, citation support, and
interdisciplinary research is offered by the Research Commons.

Please see this link —

We are pleased to announce that, in partnership with eHLbc, UBC Library has acquired two 3d interactive tools from Primal Pictures via OvidSP – AnatomyTV and Anatomy and Physiology Online.

AnatomyTV – This comprehensive collection includes regional anatomy, sports and therapy, surgery and specialty titles (eg Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Speech and Language Pathology).  Realistic images can be manipulated by rotating or adding and removing layers.  Views include, MRI, slides, movies, animations and clinical texts and in some cases information for patient education.  A tool for teaching and learning images can be used in courses and self directed quizzes used for review.

Anatomy and Physiology Online – This tool includes some of the AnatomyTV content integrated with physiology and is presented in 19 modules with concise text, learning objectives and quizzes.

These are useful for teaching, learning, and in the clinical setting, for diagnosis and patient education.

75 concurrent seats are available and access to these tools are via 2 routes:

1. From UBC Library home page use the indexes and databases tab and search for “anatomy”; then click through

AnatomyTV http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1839

Anatomy and Physiology Online http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1840


2. From within any of the OvidSP databases (eg Medline, Embase, Cochrane reviews) click on “Primal Pictures” in the blue navigation bar and choose either of the tools  [Note: Anatomy TV is listed as “Primal Pictures Premier Library Package -Plus”]






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