eBook Days @ Dal Schedule

eBookdaysfeatureimageDid you know that the Dalhousie Libraries provide access to over 400,000 electronic books, in every subject area?

eBooks offer many great features you may not be aware of. Join us for a day of discussion and information sharing at “eBook Days at Dal,” a special event hosted by the Dalhousie Libraries in partnership with publishers Elsevier, Proquest and Springer. Publisher reps will be on hand to answer your questions and give out cool freebies.

When: Tuesday March 17 and Wednesday, March 18

Event Schedule:

MacRae Library
Tuesday, March 17

9 – 11 a.m.   Meet representatives from Elsevier and Springer and ask the experts any questions you have about eBooks and their products

Sexton Library
Tuesday, March 17

2 – 4 p.m.   Meet representatives from Elsevier and Springer and ask the experts any questions you have about eBooks and their products

Kellogg Library
Wednesday, March 18

9 – 11 a.m. Meet representatives from Proquest, Elsevier and Springer and ask the experts any questions you have about eBooks and their products (Tupper Link)

Killam Library
Wednesday, March 18

12 – 1:30 p.m. Author Workshop with Springer and Elsevier * (G70)
* Geared toward future authors as well as those interested in learning about available author tools, these workshops will offer advice from the experts, with an opportunity for discussion as well as Q&A.‎ Springer will host the first half of the workshop and Elsevier the second half.

2 – 4 p.m. Meet and greet with representatives from Proquest, Elsevier and Springer and ask the experts any questions you have about eBooks and their products (Killam Lobby)

Fill out the following survey for a chance to win a prize! https://surveys.dal.ca/opinio/s?s=27818

Results from this eBooks survey will help us make decisions about future purchases and services at Dal. The survey will be open from March 16-31.

If you have any questions about eBook Days @ Dal please email kellelec@dal.ca.

 

Profiling the Medical Humanities Collection at the Kellogg Health Sciences Library

MH_detailTo support research in the Medical Humanities the Kellogg Library provides its users with an eclectic selection of both the substantial works of art engendered by the practice of Medicine and lived experiences of health and wellness as well as the results of current research in the Medical Humanities.

Over the next few months we will be showcasing samples of subject specific books from that collection, and invite you to browse and enjoy.  Drop in to see our onsite display or view our list of books  on our Tumbler account dalmedhumanities.tumblr.com or  on our Medical Humanities Subject Guide at: http://dal.ca.libguides.com/Medical_Humanities

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Dalhousie Libraries Have Subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) for a One Year Trial

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The Journal of Visualized Experiments (commonly known as JoVE)  is a new kind of journal that makes peer reviewed scientific research available in video format. Because of its unique coverage, the journal is particularly useful in supporting the development of research protocols and has been regularly requested by faculty and students across the campuses.

There are several sections to the journal and at this point the libraries are subscribing to two of the sections:

  • Neuroscience
  • Immunology and Infection

We will be assessing use of JoVE, seeking input on the utility of the two sections on trial, and the desirability of the other sections for Dalhousie users. We hope that this one year trial will give us sufficient time to both assess JoVE for Dalhousie, and determine whether we can maintain an ongoing subscription.

You can learn more about JoVE by reading an interesting article from the Dalhousie Gazette (Jan 2, 2011) here.

You can access JoVE here.

Academic Term Hours for the Dalhousie Libraries, winter 2015

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Welcome back from the holiday break! The five Dalhousie Libraries are getting back into the swing with our academic term hours. Check each location for specific hours and the start date.

Killam Memorial Library

Effective Monday, January 5

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–midnight
Saturday & Sunday:10 a.m.–midnight

Open from 1–8:45 p.m. on the following holidays:
Munro Day (Friday, February 6)
Viola Desmond Day (Monday, February 16)
Good Friday (Friday, April 3)

MacRae Library

Effective Monday, January 5

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: noon–5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–10:30 p.m.

Holiday hours
Viola Desmond Day, Monday, February 16: CLOSED
Good Friday, April 3: noon–midnight
Easter Monday, April 6: 10 a.m.–midnight

Sexton Design & Technology Library 

Effective Friday, January 2

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–midnight
Friday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–midnight

Sir James Dunn Law Library

Effective Monday, January 5

Monday–Wednesday: 8 a.m.–10:45 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday: noon–6 p.m.
Sunday: noon–10:45 p.m.

Holiday hours
Munro Day (Friday, February 6) 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library

Effective Saturday, January 3

Monday–Thursday:  7:30 a.m.*–11 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.*–7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

* Note: Circulation opens at 8 a.m. Mon.–Fri

 

 

Congratulations, Angela!

Congratulations to Angela Hersey, who works at the W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, for successfully defending her thesis and graduating with her Master of Environmental Studies (MES) degree.

Angela’s thesis examined Farm Link programs in the United States. Farm link programs are matchmaking programs that connect farmers who are ready to retire with new farmers looking for land and farming opportunities to launch their career. Her research goal was to learn if these programs work, and if not, what might impede their success. Farmer retirement, and what to do with farmland is a topical issue these days in the agricultural world. Angela is currently working on publishing the results of her research with her supervisor Dr. Michelle Adams.

Angela has some ideas for the future, but she’s not ready to announce them just yet. Convocation will be in May. Again, all the best to you Angela, from your colleagues at the Dalhousie Libraries!

Angela

 

 

 

Aboriginal Data Tour

The Atlantic Research Data Centre (ARDC) is hosting a free half-day information session on datasets available from Statistics Canada for undertaking research related to Aboriginal peoples, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations and communities.

Friday, January 16
9 a.m.–noon
Student Union Building
Dalhousie University (6136 University Avenue) Room 307

The session will give participants an overview of the Statistics Canada data that can be used to address issues related to Aboriginal peoples’ demography, health and socio-economic conditions. This will include a presentation of the data currently available, focusing on the recently published 2012 Aboriginal People’s Survey and the 2011 National Household Survey, and will also discuss the use of soon-to-be released datasets, including linked data that hold significant potential for answering questions that were not possible using the traditional data. They also hold potential for developing new partnerships among researchers, academic institutions, government agencies, and research communities.

There is no cost to attend this information session but please register in advance through the Atlantic Research Data Centre website:
http://www.dal.ca/faculty/ardc/training-opportunities/workshops/register-for-a-workshop-form.html

If you have any other questions, contact either Catherine Lyle (902-719-8886) or Monique Comeau (902-494-2037) at ardcad@dal.ca

For more information, please see this flyer: ARDC 2015 Aboriginal Data Tour 2015Jan16

 

New Database Subscription: Scopus

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The Dalhousie Libraries now subscribe to Scopus, a large abstract and citation database of journals, books, and conference proceedings with strong Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medical content.  Humanities and Social Science content is also indexed in Scopus. Faculty members and students in the Faculty of Agriculture will be familiar with this database from before the merger. Halifax-based university community members may have used Scopus during a 2011-2012 trial.

Scopus offers a wide range of search, discover, and analytics tools. In particular, Scopus provides tools to assist researchers in tracking various impact factors. If you’d like to get started using Scopus, a short video overview of the main functions is available.

Scopus is available on and off campus if you have a valid Dalhousie Net Id and password.
http://util.library.dal.ca/dmsearch/click.php?product=Scopus&pid=20452&site=http://ezproxy.library.dal.ca/login?url=http://www.scopus.com

Esri Canada GIS Scholarship

Through the Esri Canada GIS Scholarships program, Esri Canada is proud to recognize students at Canadian post-secondary institutions who are involved in projects. The scholarships are provided through schools, Dalhousie being one of 50 schools across the country, that demonstrate strong, multidisciplinary GIS courses and programs. This scholarship provides recipients with great networking opportunities, funding and access to extensive GIS resources including Esri ARCGIS software, books and training to develop their GIS skills and knowledge.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015.

For more information: ESRI Scholarship

 

Downtime for Nature and Palgrave Journals and eBooks this Weekend

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Please note that we have been informed that  Nature.comPalgrave-Journals.com and Palgraveconnect.com will be receiving essential maintenance this weekend.

The maintenance will run from 9 a.m. AST to 1 p.m. AST on Saturday, December 13. During this time the sites will not be accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Holiday Hours for the Dalhousie Libraries 2014

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Killam Memorial Library*

Sunday, December 14: 8 a.m.–midnight
Monday, December 15–Friday, December 19: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday, December 22 & Tuesday, December 23: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24: 8 a.m.–noon
Thursday, December 25–Saturday, December 27: Closed
Sunday, December 28 & Monday, December 29: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 30–Thursday, January 1: Closed
Friday, January 2: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday January 3 & Sunday, January 4: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, January 5: Regular hours resume

*Please note: Access to GISciences Centre, Archives, and Special Collections is unavailable from December 25–January 1.

MacRae Library

Thursday, December 11 & Friday, December 12: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14: CLOSED
Monday, December 15–Friday, December 19: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21: CLOSED
Monday, December 22 & Tuesday, December 23: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24: 8:30 a.m.–noon
Thursday, December 25–Thursday, January 1: CLOSED
Friday, January 2: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 3 & Sunday, January 4: CLOSED
Monday, January 5: Regular hours resume

Sexton Design & Technology Library

Monday, December 15–Friday, December 19: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21: CLOSED
Monday, December 22 & Tuesday, December 23: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24: 8 a.m.–noon
Thursday, December 25–Thursday, January 1: CLOSED
Friday, January 2: Regular hours resume

 

Sir James Dunn Law Library

Friday, December 19: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21: CLOSED
Monday, December 22: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday, December 23: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24: 8 a.m.–noon
Thursday, December 25–Thursday, January 1: CLOSED
Friday, January 2: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday, January 3 & Sunday, January 4: CLOSED
Monday, January 5: Regular hours resume

 

W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library

Wednesday, December 17–Friday, December 19: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21: CLOSED
Monday, December 22 & Tuesday, December 23: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24: 8 a.m.–noon
Thursday, December 25–Thursday, January 1: CLOSED
Friday, January 2: ​8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, January 3: Regular hours resume