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  • Access to e-resources temporarily enhanced

    As university libraries close their physical spaces amid COVID-19, publishers and information providers have been stepping up to meet the unprecedented demand for electronic resources.

    The Brock University Library has created a guide to point you to these e-books, e-journals, and other resources.

    Additionally, our Frequently Asked Question page is available to answer your questions about your library account, course reserve readings, instruction sessions, consultations with librarians, and more.

    If you have questions, please continue to email us at libhelp@brocku.ca, or chat live with one of our operators on Ask Chat. 

     

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  • Celebrating trans authors on Trans Day of Visibility 

    Brock Library is celebrating Trans Day of Visibility – marked on March 31 annually — by highlighting books by trans authors in our collection. 

    Because Trans Day of Visibility highlights the accomplishments of trans people in all spheres, we want to specifically recognize the contributions of transgender authors to literature and scholarship. These titles represent a diversity of genres and topics, ranging from poetry to memoir, history to romance. Many of the authors spotlighted are Canadian, including Gwen Benaway, Vivek Shraya and Ivan Coyote. 

    Several of these titles are available as e-books for you to read from wherever you are. While the Library’s print books are currently unavailable due to public health measures during the pandemic, please tuck this list aside to check out in future. 

    This year’s theme for Trans Day of Visibility is “surviving, thriving” (#TransThriving). We hope that reading the words of trans authors enriches your own knowledge and encourages you to help the trans community survive and thrive. 

    For more information about this occasion, please check out Trans Student Educational Resources. 

     

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  • Two new databases currently available to test

    Brock users are invited to access the content and test out the functionality of the HeinOnline and Academic Video Online databases during a trial period to last several weeks.

    HeinOnline Academic Core Canada contains treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, and much more.

    Trial access is available until August 16, 2019. Feedback on this database may be sent to lmorrison@brocku.ca

    Academic Video Online bills itself as “the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 67,000 multidisciplinary video titles including 14,000 exclusive to Alexander Street. All with a predictable annual cost, this collection is curated for the educational experience. The massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.

    Trial access is available until August 18, 2019. Feedback on this database may be sent to igibson@brocku.ca

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  • New resource: Embase for biomedical research

    The Library now offers access to EMBASE, a key biomedical database and essential tool for conducting systematic review/evidence synthesis research. EMBASE includes more than 31 million records from more than 8,500 peer-reviewed journals. A crucial complement to the MEDLINE database, Embase provides notable coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research, pharmacology and toxicology as well as robust content from international scholarly publications.

    Contact your liaison librarian for more information.

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  • New Resource! PsycTHERAPY Video Streaming

    Featuring some of North America’s leading therapists, PsycTHERAPY breaks down the 4th wall and allows viewers a first-hand glimpse into how psychotherapy works in practice.  Browse and watch over 400 demonstrations of a variety of approaches to therapy with real-life participants.  Each therapy session includes a word-for-word transcription and videos can be saved, clipped, and shared.  PsycTHERAPY can be used by any member of the Brock community, but may be of special interest to those in Child and Youth Studies, Psychology and Applied Disability Studies.

    Browse & Watch Now!

     

     

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  • Now Available @ Brock University: Lynda.com

    Brock University students, faculty and staff now have unlimited access to Lynda.com, a leading online, self-paced learning platform. Learn more.

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  • New Scholars Portal Books Platform Now Live

    Scholars Portal is pleased to announce the full release of the brand new Scholars Portal Books platform.

    Highlights of the new platform include:

    • Significantly improved browsing and searching
    • PDF chapter downloads if copyright allows
    • Ability to choose only Brock University subscribed titles

    Scholars Portal Books provides access to a wide range of scholarly digital texts on a single platform. Most of our content is from academic publishers, and is available to Ontario universities that have purchased ebooks with perpetual access rights. Some collections on the platform are available to universities across Canada, some are available to Ontario colleges, and some are open access or public domain and available to all.

    For more information please contact your Liaison Librarian.

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  • Indigenous Literature & Poetry: Thematic Book Display for June.

    This month’s book display features the literature and poetry of indigenous authors such as Karen Vermette, Richard Wagamese, Lee Maracle, Drew Hayden Taylor and more. Stop by, take a look and borrow.

    Find the display next to the Ask Us Desk in the Learning Commons.

    Do you have a theme you would like to suggest for future displays? Contact your Liaison Librarian or email libhelp@brocku.ca

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  • New Resource: The John Johnson Collection

    New Resource: The John Johnson Collection

    Dive into a rich collection of documents that illustrate everyday life in Britain during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.  Over a period of several decades, John de Monins Johnson, Printer to the University of Oxford, collected and preserved a wealth of documents that were transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1968.  His collection included:

    • posters & handbills for theatrical and nontheatrical entertainment
    • broadsides relating to murders & executions
    • book & journal prospectuses
    • Popular topographical prints
    • A wealth of advertising materials

    From this collection, nearly 70,000 documents have been digitized, providing researchers with insight into the culture and interests of Great Britain over a period of two centuries.

    Begin your exploration with the Curator’s Choice selections or begin searching the full collection.

    Questions?  Please contact your Liaison Librarian.

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  • Introducing Digital Theatre Plus

    Dim the lights and enjoy a live theatre experience! The Brock Library is excited to provide access to Digital Theatre Plus, a resource that provides streaming access to over 300 live theatre productions from companies such as The Old Vic and The Royal Shakespeare Company, with new content added each month.

    In addition to productions, Digital Theatre Plus includes the following:

    • Study Guides written by practicing actors and theatre faculty (e.g. A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
    • Documentaries such as the BBC Shakespeare Uncovered – David Tennant on Hamlet and Christopher Plummer King Lear
    • Audio recordings from LA Theatre Work
    • Interviews with costume and set designers, directors, and actors

    For more information please contact your Liaison Librarian.

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