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Extended & Easter Weekend Hours: March 31 - April 21

For your studying convenience, between March 31 and April 21, the Library will be open for the following extended and Easter Weekend hours:

Exceptions (Easter Weekend; April 14 - 17):

The Library will begin its intersession hours on Saturday, April 22. For a complete calendar of library hours, click here.

Posted March 22, 2017

Library Brown Bag Session: Open Educational Resources

This session intends to familiarize you with the current state of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Canada and the international scene. Besides introducing you to the most recent scientific findings on OER adoption, you will also gain an insight into some major repositories and directory sites that assemble freely accessible resources for a broad range of academic subjects. There will be a showcase of peer-reviewed OER textbooks in print as well as digital formats, which have been frequently adopted for their high-quality and easily modifiable functions.

Some elements of the brown bag session can be hands on, if you bring a mobile device that connects you to the internet. There are also desktop computers available for use in L950.

Presented by: Joerdis Weilandt, Teaching Centre

Thursday, March 30
12:15-1:30 p.m.
L950 (bottom floor of the library)
Bring your lunch and learn with us!

Posted March 22, 2017

Trial Database - SciTech Premium Collection

The SciTech Premium Collection provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, newswires, books and monographs, video material technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. 

For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.  Databases included:

The Library has a one month trial period.

Access SciTech Premium Collection

Posted March 21, 2017

Trial Database - Music Periodicals Database

Music Periodicals Database is a music journal resource with more than 1.3 million articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to current, covering the scholarly to the popular. An unrivalled resource for music research, it t provides indexing and abstracts for more than 425 international music periodicals, plus full text for around 140 journals. No other individual resource has comparable index-plus-full text coverage.

The database currently includes over 1.3 million article records, the majority of which are journal articles from 1996 onward. Around 200,000 index records in the datavase are from the backfile (up to 1995) and much of this coverage commences at the first issue of the journal run, some starting as early as 1874.

Music Periodicals Database covers a comprehensive range of subject areas in both scholarly and popular music journals ranging from International Journal of Music Education, Ethnomusicology, Jazz Education Journal and Musical Times to Rock and Rap Confidential and Rolling Stone. Articles examine the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition. You can find articles on a diverse array of musical genres, from the liturgical chants of medieval monks to the eclectic sounds of contemporary alternative rock musicians.

The Library has a one month trial period.

Access Music Periodicals Database

Posted March 21, 2017

Trial Database - ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States.

Access ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

Posted March 21, 2017

Job Posting: Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator and Professional Librarian

Link to Notice

Posted March 20, 2017

Job Posting: Professional Librarian

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Posted March 20, 2017

Job Posting: Library Operations Specialist IV

The University Library requires a qualified Library Operations Specialist IV to join the Technical Services Team. This is a full-time, continuing appointment beginning approximately April 15, 2017.

Open Date: 03/10/2017
Close Date: 03/26/2017

For more information or to apply for the position, visit the job posting here.

Posted March 20, 2017


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