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Free English as a Second Language Workshops

Dalhousie Libraries News - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:30
Dalhousie ESL offers a series of free workshops focusing on the skills necessary for academic success for students whose first language is not English. Workshops are carried out in small groups, and are very hands-on and interactive. Click here for workshop dates and descriptions. Mechanics of Writing Improve your academic writing through a focus on grammar. A different topic is covered… Read More »
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Thanksgiving Hours at the Dal Libraries 2014

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-09-26 12:15
Monday, October 13 is Thanksgiving Day. Because it’s a holiday, some of our libraries will have reduced hours that day. W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Killam Memorial Library 1 p.m.–9 p.m. Sir James Dunn Law Library 9 a.m.–10:45 p.m. MacRae Library 10 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Sexton Design & Technology Library 10 a.m.-6 p.m.… Read More »
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Events for Open Access Week 2014

Dalhousie Libraries News - Thu, 2014-09-25 14:47
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academics and researchers to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. (from… Read More »
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On Trial: Global Commodities

Memorial University Library News - Mon, 2014-09-22 10:32

This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.



This trial expires - October 20, 2014


Access
  1. Link to -
    www.globalcommodities.amdigital.co.uk

Please Note: This trial is limited to current Memorial faculty, staff, and students.  If you are accessing this product from off-campus, you will be prompted for your User ID and PIN. For more information, go to our Off-campus guide.

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Introduction to 3D Design

Dalhousie Libraries News - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:18
Interested in learning how to design models for use on the Dal Libraries’ 3D printers? We’re hosting an Introduction to 3D Design workshop where we’ll teach what you need to know to create your own 3D models. The workshop will walk you through all of the basic tools in Sketchup.  By the end of the… Read More »
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New Springer ebooks added

Dalhousie Libraries News - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:21
The Dalhousie Libraries recently added a number of new ebooks to our collection, in a wide variety of subject areas, from the scientific, Technical, and medical publisher Springer. New titles include: Concise dictionary of engineering Vulnerability of agriculture, water and fisheries to climate change Adolescent identity treatment Law and religious cultural heritage in Europe Early… Read More »
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New Hours in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room

Dalhousie Libraries News - Wed, 2014-09-17 14:22
If you love to spend your study time in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, you’re in luck. Extended open hours for this space started this week. Now, the room is open during regular Killam Library hours, from 8 a.m.–midnight Monday to Friday, and from 10 a.m.–midnight on Saturday and Sunday. Reference assistance in… Read More »
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Trial Database: Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source (EBSCO)

Dalhousie Libraries News - Tue, 2014-09-16 13:30
The Dalhousie Libraries have trial access to the EBSCO database: Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source until the end of October. It is available both on and off campus. Dentistry and Oral Science Source covers all facets of dentistry including dental public health, endodontics, facial pain & surgery, odontology, oral & maxillofacial pathology/surgery/radiology, orthodontology, pediatric dentistry,… Read More »
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Microforms in Transition!

UNB Library News - Tue, 2014-09-16 10:20

Recently at the Harriet Irving Library, Microforms has begun its move into a newly developed space in the basement! While there is some material left on the third floor, much of the collection and equipment has moved downstairs.

While we are in the midst of this transition, we’d like to highlight that if you have any questions the Microforms staff are here to help you during regular office hours. There is a service desk in the basement space, and the main Microforms office can be found in their new location on the third floor in Room 309.

Contact Microforms

Website: http://lib.unb.ca/microforms/

Phone: (506) 453-4834

Email: mic@unb.ca

Fax: (506) 453-4595

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Kellogg Library Closed this Saturday

Dalhousie Libraries News - Tue, 2014-09-16 09:00
The Kellogg will be closed Saturday, September 20 due to a water shutdown in the Tupper Building. We apologize for the inconvenience. For alternate study locations on Saturday, these are the hours of the closest Dal Libraries: Killam Memorial Library: open from 10 a.m.–midnight on Saturday Sexton Design & Technology Library: open from 10 a.m.–10… Read More »
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Ovid Downtime this Weekend

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-09-12 11:51
Due to routine maintenance, users of the following tools and platforms can expect to experience downtime on Sunday, September 14  from midnight until 4 a.m. (ADT). Links to JBI from OvidSP LinkSolver Ovid Administration Tools OvidMD SearchSolver We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Ovid Customer Support at support@ovid.com  
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Online Library Workshops

MSVU Library News - Thu, 2014-09-11 13:42
Attend one or more of the online workshops offered by the Mount Library.

Sessions include:
  • - Effective journal article searching,
  • - Using RefWorks for bibliographies
  • - Finding and using images and media for your presentations
  • - Using Google Scholar and finding quality resources from the Internet
  • - Beginner's guide to business sources
  • - Finding and using eBooks at the Mount Library
These instructional sessions are designed for distance and off-campus students but all are welcome! Sessions will be held via BlackBoard Collaborate web conferencing, and are in an online format only. Please contact  Denyse Rodrigues (denyse.rodrigues@msvu.ca) if you have any questions about attending these sessions.

For Business and Tourism students, these count toward your Learning Passport Program!


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“Britain declares war!” Finding primary sources

Memorial University Library News - Mon, 2014-09-08 18:10

Need help finding primary sources for an essay or assignment? Check out our Primary Sources guide. Our guide will introduce you to our online databases and catalogues, as well as local archives you can visit to view and use primary sources.

Our Digital Archives Initiative (DAI) site includes some of the primary sources available from the library - such as the St. John’s Evening Telegram article “Britain Declares War!” published on August 6, 1914 - but we have much, much, much more for you.

For primary sources related to Newfoundland and Labrador, visit or contact the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.

For help finding other primary sources, be sure to Ask Us.

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Reminder: U-Passes @ Financial Services

MSVU Library News - Mon, 2014-09-08 16:11
A reminder that U-Passes are now being issued by Financial Services (Evaristus, Floor 2). 
FAQs about the UPass.
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Extended Reference Hours Begin September 8

MSVU Library News - Mon, 2014-09-08 16:07
Welcome! Library Hours for Fall 2014 

Library Hours Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reference Hours Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Dal Libraries at the Canada +55 Games

Dalhousie Libraries News - Mon, 2014-09-08 08:46
A shout-out to the W. K. Kellogg Library’s own Cindy Miller who recently returned from the Canada +55 Games in Alberta. Cindy plays on the Nova Scotia women’s hockey team, and they took home a silver medal. Congrats, ladies!  
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GISciences Centre’s Lunchless Learn Series, Fall 2014

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-09-05 14:22
What is a Lunchless Learn? It’s a hands-on tutorial, held around lunchtime, open to all on campus (without the food). A GIS, or Geographic Information System, is “a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, integrating, manipulating, analyzing and displaying data relating to positions on earth’s surface.” In other words, it’s an easy and fun way… Read More »
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Sneak a peek at MUN Libraries’ new website!

Memorial University Library News - Thu, 2014-09-04 17:26

While the sun was shining this summer, our web folks were sequestered in a tiny windowless room filled with computers and delved into code to build a new website to improve access, navigation and functionality. It even boasts responsive design, making it easy to use on a tablet or phone because we know you are busy and on the move. 

Although we’re still hard at work on the website, we want to give you a sneak peek of what we’ve done and get your thoughts on it. Check it out!

Let us know what you think at www.surveymonkey.com/s/websneakpeek or email libweb@mun.ca

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Best-Looking Books of 2013

UNB Library News - Thu, 2014-09-04 16:47

Winning books from the 32nd annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada are currently exhibited in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room (HIL, 5th floor).

Judges selected 37 winning titles from 232 Canadian entries published in 2013, from eight provinces, and 107 publishers. Gaspereau Press (Kentville, NS) was recognized for five of its designs. Twenty-nine of the prize-winning books are on display.

The Harriet Irving Library is the only New Brunswick venue hosting the book exhibit.

Place: H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room (HIL, 5th floor)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am until 4:00pm
Dates: 4 September until 15 October 2014


The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver-based, non-profit society for the support and appreciation of fine books. In addition to the annual Book Design Competition, the Society publishes a quarterly journal, Amphora, and organizes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and field visits on various aspects of the book.

For more information, please contact Archives & Special Collections by email archives@unb.ca or by telephone (453-4748).

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Intern Profiles 2014: Andrea Kampen, Dalhousie University Archives

Dalhousie Libraries News - Thu, 2014-09-04 09:33
Andrea is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her undergrad is a double major in film and German studies. While still living in Winnipeg, Andrea volunteered with the Winnipeg Film Group organizing their film collection. She also volunteered at high school library. “I really enjoyed the process of searching for information. I am particularly interested in film archiving.”… Read More »
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