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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 […]

Web of Knowledge – New Interface/New Features

You may have noticed Web of Knowledge has a new look. UBC Library has 4 databases on this platform: Web of Science with Conference Proceedings Citation Index BIOSIS Previews Journal Citation Reports MEDLINE There are some excellent improvements with this interface change. For a quick update on the changes, see this 8 min. video: New […]

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 […]