Blind date with a book is happening now in the libraries!
We want to set you up with the book of your dreams – find love in a library near you.
Find our book displays at the Killam, Kellogg, Sexton, and Dunn libraries.
A Canadian Legion Educational Services publication series was identified while processing historical government documents at the MacRae Library. They appear to be unique, with very few copies found elsewhere in Canada.
The University of Fraser Valley’s online resource, The Encyclopedia of Canadian Adult Education, indicates that these items were under the care of the Canadian Legion Educational Services from 1939 to 1946. The series at the MacRae aligns with the Encyclopedia’s records, with imprints of 1945 and 1946.
The text on the back of the series instructs students enrolled in courses to carry their textbooks with them while traveling overseas. Upon arrival at their new stations, they were encouraged to promptly connect with the Education Officer or Naval Schoolmaster.
These agricultural textbooks were not just academic resources; they were intended to travel with soldiers during the peak of World War II. They provide powerful insight into the hopes and dreams these students had for their futures.
Visit the MacRae Library to view this publication series.
Hidden Gems contest alert!
The MacRae Library on the Dal Agricultural Campus is hosting a self-guided library tour and gem hunt.
Find the gems, discover the secret phrase, and enter to win a prize!
The contest runs until October 3; the winner will be notified by email.
Dalhousie Libraries is excited to share that we’ve added the comprehensive Burleigh Dodds agricultural eBook collection to our resources. In it, you will find over 1,900 chapters on subjects like crops, livestock, and forestry, that focus on areas including crucial steps in the supply chain, breeding to harvest, and sustainable management practices.
This collection is an excellent resource for undergraduate students, as well as more experienced researchers in the field of agriculture. It features an easy-to-navigate platform and the ability to read chapters online or download them to your computer, with new content chapters being added frequently. The procurement of this collection highlights agriculture-centered resources for our students, faculty, and researchers.
A unique feature of the Burleigh Dodds eBooks collection is its organization. Rather than a limited assortment of full books, this compendium is comprised of themed chapters from a wide range of various books. Searching these chapters for the information you need is simple – a search bar on the top of each page allows you to search by keyword, title, author, ISSN, or subject. You can also do an advanced search by selecting the “search” button at the top of the page. You will then be directed to an advanced search page to sort and narrow your results based on your needs.
We hope you enjoy this expansive collection!
Wednesday, April 26 is Lesbian Visibility Day at Mount Saint Vincent University. To mark this special day, an event will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the MSVU Art Gallery.
The event will highlight the MSVU Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection, the Dalhousie University Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive, and the Dalhousie University Lesbian Oral History Project. Speakers will reflect on lesbian visibility and invisibility, and the need for collections that highlight the lives of women who love women. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
The event is a highlight of Lesbian Visibility Week, which runs from April 24-30.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Are you a graduate student, research assistant, or teaching assistant looking to develop your research skills? The Research Summer Camp is a comprehensive program that will take you through the research process from literature searching and writing all the way to publication. The program is open to any student, faculty, or staff member at Dalhousie, but is specifically tailored to graduate students.
The Research Summer Camp will be offered as a series of online modules on Brightspace and live online sessions. Modules may include short video lectures and interactive exercises to help you brush up on your literature searching, writing, information management, and research skills. By registering for this program, you will have access to all of the pre-recorded modules beginning on May 15th, 2023. You also have the option to register for sessions in the program that will be delivered live (online) in May and June.
Starting in May 2023, we are also offering certificates for completion of Research Summer Camp sessions and modules. For a full list of available certificates, see the Certificate page on the Research Summer Camp website.
Registration is open now, and access starts on May 15th, 2023. To self-register for the program
· Log into Brightspace
· In the Academic Support menu, select Self-registration
· From the list of courses, find and select Online Community – Research Camp 2023-2024
To register for live sessions, visit the Dal Libraries Events Calendar: https://dal.libcal.com/calendar/events
Program website, including schedule, module descriptions, FAQs: https://dal.ca.libguides.com/ResearchCamp
The DMP Assistant will be unavailable from 9am to 6pm AST on February 22nd, 2023 for a system upgrade.
Any work that DMP Assistant users have completed prior to the shutdown will be migrated to the new 3.1.0 platform, along with any other existing data management plans (DMPs), templates and user data. Users should save and/or export any existing DMPs/data that they may require during the shutdown period. Once launched, users will be able to access the DMP Assistant 3.1.0 service at the same URL (https://assistant.portagenetwork.ca/) with their existing credentials, and new users may create accounts as normal.
The upgraded version of the DMP Assistant will improve security and user experience, and come with several exciting new features, including a new “Research Output” tab that allows users to:
For more information or any questions, please contact Shiloh Williams, Product Lead, Data Management Planning, Digital Research Alliance of Canada, at email@example.com.
In honor of ICPSR’s International Love Data Week 2023, which has the theme of “Data: Agent of Change”, Dalhousie Libraries will be hosting a series of online presentations aimed at giving you insights into varied aspects of working with data. Whether you are a new, experienced, secret, or not so secret “data agent”, you may very well find the right tool or approach that you need during a Love Data Week event. Taking place from February 13-17, presentations include:
To register for these (free) online sessions presented by Dalhousie Libraries and other organizations, check out our Love Data Week 2023 Research Guide. You will find Event details and registration information in our Events section.
Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository, will be upgraded February 1. The platform, including Dalhousie Dataverse @ Borealis, will be unavailable from approximately 11 am – 5 pm Atlantic Time.
This upgrade should bring exciting new features, including:
To test these features, feel free to use their demo sandbox environment.
For more details reach out to the Borealis team with questions or feedback.