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Journal of Visualized Experiments

JOVE

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 have contributed to JOVE. Here is a selection of their video protocols:

Sarah Cohen, Shelly Au, Nelly Panté
Department of Zoology

Elena Zaikova, Alyse Hawley, David A. Walsh, Steven J. Hallam
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

D. Sesath Hewapathirane, Kurt Haas
Brain Research Centre and Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences

Dee Brink, Mary Gilbert, Vanessa Auld
Department of Zoology

Please send feedback about this new resource to sally.taylor@ubc.ca

Grey literature guide, wiki, document – 2010

Grey lit ‘how to search’ document http://guides.library.ubc.ca/greylitforhealth

 

 

Finding Theses and Dissertations Workshop – LIVE ONLINE Fri Feb 26 11AM

workshopsonline

Learn how to find theses and dissertations written by students at universities around the world. Online class on Friday February 26th at 11:00-11:45 AM.

This session is offered online. Please see: How to Prepare for an Online Class

1) Please register here:  http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/934

2) Click on the following link to join the class:  http://67.202.226.156/launcher.cgi?room=theses

If you need help once the class has started, please phone 604.822.4440

Web of Science Workshop 11 AM Feb 19! LIVE ONLINE

workshopsonline

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database that indexes over 10000 journals and offers powerful search options, including:

  • refining results by subject, author, source, year or country
  • tracking how often an article has been cited and the articles that have cited it
  • creating search alerts via email or RSS

Its companion tool, Journal Citation Reports can be used to find the impact factor of a journal to identify highly cited journals in a discipline.

This session is offered online. Please see: How to Prepare for an Online Class

1) Please register here: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/937

2) Click on the following link to join the class: http://67.202.226.156/launcher.cgi?room=WebofScience

If you need help once the class has started, please phone 604.822.4440

New Natural History Image collection: Cook’s Voyage to the South Seas 1768-1779

Over 1600 digital images from Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas are now available.

To find the images,  click on Artstor ,  then next to “enter Artstor digital library”, click on go.  Under Browse, choose “collections” and select “Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas: Natural History Museum, London”. This will show all 1647 images.

Just let us know if you’d like more help searching this collection!

Woodward Library is renovating the basement!

Woodward Library Renovation Survey

Help us plan your space – Tell us what is important to you!

Click here to access  the short survey.

Woodward Library is renovating the basement!

Woodward Library Renovation Survey

Help us plan your space – Tell us what is important to you!

Click here to access  the short survey.

Latest PubMed® Revisions

The latest changes to PubMed® involve a reconfigured Advanced Search page, the addition (or re-addition) of a Limits page with more flexible date options, and Limits and Clipboard links being added to the PubMed homepage.

For a summary of the changes, see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf10/jf10_pm_advanced_search.html

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 years. These books can be identified in the catalogue with the location Koerner Library – Woodward collection (floor 1), and you can still borrow them.
  • Serials with online equivalents are journals for which there is an electronic version. To prepare for the move, UBC Library has purchased the ejournal archives for more than 800 titles from the following publishers:  Nature PublishingAnnual Reviews, Oxford University Press, ScienceDirect, American Medical Association and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (Journals@Ovid). For many journals, you’ll be able to access articles dating back to volume 1 from your desktop!

This is a large project, and we anticipate that there will be some record clean-up required. Please contact Sally Taylor or Greg Rowell if you have any questions or concerns about the move.

Starting at A

First day of the book move, starting at A (photo courtesy of J. Procyk)

Moving books

Preparing books to move to Koerner Library (photo courtesy of K. Miller)