Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database that indexes over 10000 journals and offers powerful search options, including:

  • refining results by subject, author, source, year or country
  • tracking how often an article has been cited and the articles that have cited it
  • creating search alerts via email or RSS

Its companion tool, Journal Citation Reports can be used to find the impact factor of a journal to identify highly cited journals in a discipline.

This session is offered online. Please see: How to Prepare for an Online Class

1) Please register here:

2) Click on the following link to join the class:

If you need help once the class has started, please phone 604.822.4440

Over 1600 digital images from Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas are now available.

To find the images,  click on Artstor ,  then next to “enter Artstor digital library”, click on go.  Under Browse, choose “collections” and select “Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas: Natural History Museum, London”. This will show all 1647 images.

Just let us know if you’d like more help searching this collection!

Woodward Library Renovation Survey

Help us plan your space – Tell us what is important to you!

Click here to access  the short survey.

Not coming out to Point Grey Campus during the Mid-term Break?  Consider attending online library workshops put on by the Life Sciences Librarians between Feb 16-26.

CINAHL, the new Pubmed, Web of Science, Current Awareness tools, Finding Theses, Refworks and more are being offered.


For more details and to register go to:

The latest changes to PubMed® involve a reconfigured Advanced Search page, the addition (or re-addition) of a Limits page with more flexible date options, and Limits and Clipboard links being added to the PubMed homepage.

For a summary of the changes, see:

In order to create space on the second and third floors of Woodward Library, we are moving a selection of low use monographs to Koerner Library, and serials with online equivalents to off site storage.

  • Low use monographs are books that are at least 20 years old and have not circulated in the past 5 years. These books can be identified in the catalogue with the location Koerner Library – Woodward collection (floor 1), and you can still borrow them.
  • Serials with online equivalents are journals for which there is an electronic version. To prepare for the move, UBC Library has purchased the ejournal archives for more than 800 titles from the following publishers:  Nature PublishingAnnual Reviews, Oxford University Press, ScienceDirect, American Medical Association and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (Journals@Ovid). For many journals, you’ll be able to access articles dating back to volume 1 from your desktop!

This is a large project, and we anticipate that there will be some record clean-up required. Please contact Sally Taylor or Greg Rowell if you have any questions or concerns about the move.

Starting at A

First day of the book move, starting at A (photo courtesy of J. Procyk)

Moving books

Preparing books to move to Koerner Library (photo courtesy of K. Miller)


NRC-CISTI in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched PubMed Central Canada, a free archive of life science journals. The launch of the search interface coincided with Open Access Week (October 19-23). This interface will allow users to browse, search and download articles from the repository, as well as learn more about PMC Canada, how the repository works, and CIHR’s Policy on Access to Research Outputs.

As part of the Year of Science Zine-a-Thon contest, Woodward Library is holding a zine making workshop on Monday October 26 at 2 pm in the McKechnie room.

Kelly McElroy, MLIS Candidate at SLAIS, GAA at Woodward Library and Zine writer will be leading a workshop on how to create a science zine.

For more information, see Invitation to Science Zine Making Workshop

Register here

picture from Flickr Colorado College Zine Collection

Fine tune your research skills with the following workshops:

For details and registration, click on the complete list of workshops in the Life Sciences.

In the latest UBC Library Friends newsletter, you can read about our colleague Dean Giustini, Librarian at the Biomedical Branch Library at VGH who was identifed as a 2009 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal.

Dean is well known for his Search Principle blog and UBC Health Library wiki.

Congratulations Dean!


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