Update, March 1, 7:44 a.m.: Problem should be resolved.
It may still be years away, but here in the Archives and Special Collections, we’re busily anticipating Dalhousie’s 200th anniversary in 2018. This summer we scanned a batch of University Yearbooks and made them available online in DalSpace, our institutional repository. We’ve already processed some archival records of past university presidents (e.g., Arthur Stanley MacKenzie) and we’re currently processing a variety of faculty papers.
We’ve also created a new research guide – a Guide to the History of Dalhousie. The guide pulls together some of our existing indices and research tools and adds links and online resources from other university departments.
Over the coming months, we’ll be adding links and other resources to help you research various aspects of Dalhousie’s history and development. The guide is meant for students, external researchers, and Dalhousie faculty and staff.
Let us know what you think!
Our Gender & Women’s Studies Guide brings together the resources you’ll need to do your research in this area. The guide, put together and maintained by one of our subject specialist librarians, includes key databases (have you heard about The Perdita Manuscripts, for example?), reference works, and data and statistics sources. It also features a special section on Writing and Research Help with links to online tutorials, style guides, and tips for search strategies, information retrieval and much more.
Impressed? Find more guides in your subject area on our Subject Guides page.
Did you know that we offer an online guide just for students in the Transition Year Program (TYP)? The TYP is a one-year program designed for First Nations and African Canadian adults who do not yet meet standard Dalhousie entrance requirements. The TYP core curriculum includes non-credit courses in Black and Native Studies, Study Skills, English, Mathematics and a credit course at Dalhousie. An introductory Computer course is also offered.
The TYP Libguide includes information on using the library, doing research, and getting writing assistance. It also provides links to key databases and reference works and to books, theses, ebooks, videos and DVDs in Black and First Nations Studies. Of particular interest are the “Primary Sources” links to digitized documents such as letters, diaries, interviews and early historical accounts.
Interested? Explore the TYP Libguide now!
Looking for statistics on health topics can be a difficult task–especially if you need Canadian data. The Kellogg Health Sciences Library has created a guide on this topic that can get you started and, we hope, headed in the right direction.
The guide features links to resources from a number of NGOs and government agencies at various levels as well as access to a variety of statistics databases.
Looking for data from Nova Scotia? Try the “Community Counts” link where you’ll find data on a number of topics – including health – that can be broken down to such levels as district health authority or health board. If you’re after national data or comparisons among provinces, you might want to try the links to the Canadian census. If you’re looking for a broad overview of a topic, try one of the links to documents such as “Wait times in Canada” or “Economic Burden of Illness: Canada”. Need to find a map of Nova Scotia’s District Health Authorities? We can help with that too, under the “Maps” tab.
Don’t know where to start? We also provide contact information for several librarians who will be happy to assist you in your search. View the Health Statistics Libguide now!
You’ll see these words on our new Open Access Libguide, created in conjunction with Open Access Week by Michelle Paon, Killam Reference Librarian. The OA Libguide offers a wealth of information about open access for faculty, students and researchers, including links to the Directory of Open Access Journals and to institutional repositories, as well as copyright information for Canadian researchers and publisher and funder policies.
Explore the Open Access Libguide and find out what you need to know about this timely issue!
The Dal Libraries are now offering a new subject Libguide specifically designed for international students. It provides basic information on getting started with assignments and finding books and articles, as well as links to instructional videos, the Writing Centre website, reference and research services and much more. Check out the invaluable new Guide For International Students now!