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.

Tech Evangelist at BMB Library

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!

A new look for CAB Direct

CAB Direct, a key database for agriculture, animal science, conservation, forestry, global health and nutrition has a snazzy new look. The new interface, which is available now and will replace the existing version on September 1, offers a more intuitive search experience. Features include: Simple and advanced search screens. Suggestions for spelling variations. The ability […]

We’re here to help!

During the summer, reference librarians are available Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm at Woodward Library, and 9am-5pm in the UBC hospital libraries. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance. You can also contact your Subject Librarian directly for help via email or telephone, or to make an appointment.

MyCopy from SpringerLink

UBC Library subscribes to hundreds of electronic books from SpringerLink. Prefer a print copy? Springer now offers a Print on Demand service for UBC faculty, staff and students wanting a personal copy from the library’s collection of Springer ebooks. You can have a black & white softcover copy delivered to your doorstep for $24.95 USD […]

Celebrating Darwin

photo by Colin Purrington It has been 150 years since the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, and 200 years since his birth (February 12). To celebrate, there will be a number of exciting events throughout the year. Check out the Vancouver Evolution Festival web site for local events, including who’s speaking at […]

BIOSIS now on the Web of Knowledge

As of January 1st 2009, we will be moving BIOSIS Previews from the OVIDSP platform to the Web of Knowledge interface. You can try it now at: You’ll be able to search BIOSIS Previews and Web of Science simultaneously, and there is no limit to the number of people who can access BIOSIS at […]

Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum

Woodward Library staff put the finishing touches on the Christmas tree made of green and red journals from the early 1900’s. Which journals did they use? Archiv für Ophthalmologie Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Pathologie Vestnik. Akademiia Meditsinskikh Nauk SSSR Happy Holidays!