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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 —

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:

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:

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 —

The Library’s Health Information Series is pleased to present a session on the topic of sleep and its effects on children’s and parent’s health.

Dr. Wendy Hall , professor at UBC’s School of Nursing and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, will lead the discussion.

Her presentation entitled “When Lullabies Are Not Enough: Reducing the Impact of Poor Sleep on Infants, Toddlers & Their Parents” will take place at the Terry Salman Branch Library of the Vancouver Public
LIbrary on Thursday, June 14th, at 10:30 am.

Everyone is welcome. The session will be webcast at

Live Webcast Link: 

Elder Care – Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Self-Care – March 1, 2012 – 7:00-8:30pm at Richmond Public Library’s Brighouse Branch Library

Presented by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Woodward Library, the Health Information Series is an ongoing public lecture series that take place in the Lower Mainland community.  Who is a geriatrician? Someone who is dedicated to the health and well-being of our nation’s elders; someone who is dedicated to medically complex patient care involving interacting medical, neurological, psychiatric and social problems; someone who is on the front lines in coping with the changes associated with the graying of our society…and more!   Dr. Wong is Clinical Professsor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the Department of Medicine, and is also President of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) — the first British Columbian to lead the organization in 20 years. As an expert on aging and geriatrics support, please join us as Dr. Roger Wong will bring a lively presentation and discussion to the community of Richmond, BC at the Brighouse Branch Library of the Richmond Public Library.

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After enduring six days of Internet “throttling” and “saturated pipes” resulting in sluggish access to online resources, IT staff from Health Shared Services BC have finally resolved the problem. EZProxy is now working again for UBCers @ St. Paul’s & Vancouver General Hospitals as well as other sites of Providence Health Care & Vancouver Coastal Health.
Many thanks to the UBC Library and HSSBC staff who lobbied for the restoration of acceptable service levels.

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