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  • Students Wanted!

    Focus group call for participants

    Students! We want to hear from you! What do you think about the Library’s online tutorials and workshops? We are looking for a few students to share their thoughts in a one-hour focus group—and we’ll give you a $20 Brock Card for your time. Join us for some treats and conversation on Monday, March 19 at 10am in TH 253. Interested? 

    Sign up here or contact Amanda at apemberton@brocku.ca for more information.  

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  • Now Online! DSM 5

     

    DSM 5 book cover

    Previously only available in print, Brock researchers now have unlimited online access to the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders.  The DSM 5 is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice and research.  It is used by health professionals, social workers, forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The Library’s subscription also comes with full-text access to the Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Cases.

    This online resource will appeal to Brock researchers in Psychology, Child and Youth Studies, Applied Disability Studies, Health Sciences, Linguistics and others. Try it now or Contact your liaison librarian to learn more!

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  • New Resource: SAGE Research Methods Online

    Sage Research Methods Online search boxSAGE Research Methods is an online collection of books, videos and other full-text materials that provide authoritative information on how to perform hundreds of research methods. This innovative online resource helps students and researchers across the social, behavioral, and health sciences to design research projects, understand methods or identify new methods, conduct research, and write up their findings.

    Try SAGE Research Methods Online today! Contact your liaison librarian for more information.

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  • New Resource: Curio.ca

     

    Image from Anne (2017)

    Image from Anne (2017)

    Dive into Curio.ca and explore the rich collection of streaming video and audio from CBC and Radio-Canada.  From The Nature of Things and Stratford Festival Productions, to the 2017 reboot of Anne of Green Gables, Curio.ca offers a wide variety of content to use in and outside the classroom.  This new subscription offers access to thousands of videos and the ability to create playlists and highlight segments for closer analysis.

    For more information, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

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  • More Access: Canadiana Online

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    How was the weather in Quebec City in 1793? Wonder no more!

    Learn something new about Canada with Canadiana Online, our richest collection of digitized historical documents, ranging from the arrival of European settlers to the late 20th Century. With books, newspapers, and government documents, all digitized and fully searchable, Canadiana Online is the first and best source for Canada’s documentary heritage.

    In 2018, our access to Canadiana Online is greatly increasing, from around 5 million pages of digitized content to than 30 million pages. Check out these newly digitized sources for yourself here or ask your liaison librarian to lean more!

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  • Kudos to David Sharron, Brock University Archivist

    David Sharron receiving award

    Brock University Librarian, Mark Robertson is pictured presenting the OLA Archival and Preservation Achievement Award to David Sharron on February 1, 2018

    David Sharron, Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Gibson Library was recently awarded the Ontario Library Association’s Archival and Preservation Achievement Award. We are very proud of David’s accomplishments and thankful for his contributions to the University and the Niagara community. Learn more.

     

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  • On Display: Fair Dealing Week / Freedom to Read Week

    This week, libraries across Canada are celebrating Freedom to Read Week and Fair Dealing Week. The Gibson Library is supporting this initiative through social media and with two new exhibits in the Learning Commons’ display cases.

    Combo image of freedom to read week and fair dealing week

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  • Laptop Loan Service Coming to an End

    The Library’s laptop loan service has seen a significant decline in usage over the years, especially as personal laptop ownership by students has dramatically increased. After reviewing the program, the Library has decided to discontinue lending laptops. This will take effect as of May 1st.

    The Library will be investing in new desktop computers over the spring and summer of 2018.

    If you have any concerns, please contact libhelp@brocku.ca

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  • New Resource: AAAS Historical Periodicals Collection

    Screenshot from AAAS Historical Periodicals CollectionCheck out the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection – your new primary source for American History. With coverage running from 1684 to 1912, this is the most extensive collection of historical American periodicals available. Search across over 10 million pages of rich content relevant to all aspects of American History during this period.

    Contact your liaison librarian to learn more!

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  • More Access: Human Kinetics Journals

    Human Kinetics E-Journals logo

    You asked for more and we’ve delivered! The Library now licenses all 29 journals from Human Kinetics, the world’s foremost information provider in physical activity and allied health fields. This content is available through many of our databases including CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Sport Discus and SuperSearch. Have a look today!

    Contact your Liaison Librarian if you’d like more information.

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