Happy National Tree Day!

Canada is celebrating its very first National Tree Day on Wednesday, September 21st. The UBC Faculty of Forestry is marking the day with an orienTREEing race and a tree film marathon. The film screening is open to forestry students, faculty, staff and other members of the community, and is being held in the Forest Sciences […]

Datastream training

The David Lam Library is hosting two training sessions on Datastream on Thursday, September 22nd from 10:00a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Beginners) and 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m. (Advanced) in the David Lam Amphitheatre. Datastream is an international and interdisciplinary database of business and economic time series, used by academics and journalists to find current and historical data in the areas of […]

New taxa and electronic publishing

The Nomenclature Section of the International Botanical Congress has approved changes to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, including a new article in the Code that allows the names of new taxa to be accepted when they appear either in electronic journals and books or in traditional print materials. Previously new names were only considered […]

Open UBC: call for participation

Open UBC is held in conjunction with International Open Access Week, which encourages the academic community to come together to share and learn about open scholarship initiatives locally and worldwide. Open UBC showcases a week of diverse events highlighting areas of open scholarship that UBC’s researchers, faculty, students and staff participate in. These events include […]

Upcoming workshop comparing Refworks, Mendeley, Zotero

RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero enable you to import citations and create bibliographies for your scholarly work. Which tool you select depends on your needs. In this session, three UBC science librarians highlight the features of these popular reference management tools and open the floor for discussions and comparisons using hands-on examples. The workshop is intended […]

Turn off the lights for Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 27 at 8:30pm (local time), people all over the world will show their support for the planet by turning off their lights for one hour. You can participate by simply switching off the light, adding your name to the Supporters’ Map or creating a Virtual Lantern or Light Switch! To learn more, […]

Journal of Visualized Experiments

We’re pleased to announce that the Library has subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE), a peer-reviewed journal for biological research in a video format. JOVE has more than 500 videos demonstrating laboratory methods in the fields of cellular biology, developmental biology, microbiology, immunology, plant biology, medicine, and neuroscience. A number of UBC researchers […]

Woodward book and serials move

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 […]

Launch of PubMed Central Canada

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 […]

Upcoming workshops

Fine tune your research skills with the following workshops: September 15: PubMed: the Basics and Beyond September 16: Current Awareness Tools (email alerts & RSS feeds) September 17: RefWorks for the Sciences For details and registration, click on the complete list of workshops in the Life Sciences.

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