Articles tagged with: Our Collections

  • Omni partnership pays dividends

    Brock University students, staff, and faculty can now use Omni to request shared physical resources quickly and easily from across all 16 Omni partner institutions, a collection of nearly 23.5 million resources.

    Read more about this innovative collaboration in the Brock News and learn how to make your request in just a few clicks.

    Questions? libhelp@brocku.ca

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  • University Life

    Whether you are a new or returning student, a first-time instructor or seasoned faculty, this selection of books will have useful insights for you.

    Browse this collection of e-books and explore such topics as:

    • diversity in higher education
    • educational administration
    • the mechanics of teaching
    • supporting student well-being
    • writing guides
    • learning mindfully
    • career development, and more.

    All titles are available online.

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  • Canadian Reads

    Dear Reader, this month we present recent Canadian titles covering topics as diverse as historic exploration, and graphic novels to hip hop, and synchrotron radiation. With plenty of fiction and poetry also in the mix, there’s something for everyone!

    While a few titles are available in print only, it’s quick and easy to place a hold for pickup.

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  • New titles from Cambridge Histories Online

    Cambridge Histories, with over 100 years of content and 350+ volumes, is a series of continually updated reference works covering a broad range of subjects across the humanities and social sciences. Cambridge University Press intended the series to cover all of human history with concentrations in political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music, and the arts. Each volume includes authoritative narrative accounts by specialists and extensive bibliographies. Some histories are individual volumes, while others are part of multi-volume series (eg. History of Violence). The search interface is simple and straightforward, the text is fully searchable and books or book chapters can be linked directly from Sakai. Downloading of individual chapters is permitted.

    New 2021 titles include: The Cambridge History of the Kurds and The Cambridge History of Terrorism.

    For more information about Cambridge Histories Online, please contact Laurie Morrison at lmorrison@brocku.ca

     

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  • Spotlight on Trans titles

    Happy Pride Month #BrockU

    Here’s a look back at a featured collection we first brought to you for International Trans Day of Visibility, held ever year on March 31.  This selection of books and e-books 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. 

    This collection is a mix of print and e-books but it’s quick and easy to place a hold on print items for pickup.

     

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  • Celebrating Pride Month

    Happy Pride Month #BrockU

    Here’s a look back at a featured collection we first brought to you during Brock Pride Week this past March.  This selection of books and e-books features titles from Canada and around the world written by LGBTQ2S+ authors, and about LGBTQ2s+ theory.

    This collection is a mix of print and e-books but it’s quick and easy to place a hold on print items for pickup.

     

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  • Trio of Featured Collections for National Indigenous History Month

    In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

    In honour of NIHM, we offer three featured collections within Omni that showcase books, e-books and streaming videos by and about Indigenous creators.

    While a few titles are available in print only, it’s quick and easy to place a hold for pickup.

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  • New Resource: CAB Abstracts with Fulltext

    CAB Abstracts (previously produced by the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, now produced by an international non-profit agency CABI) covers agriculture very broadly, from agronomy, economics, all applied and biological sciences, plant sciences, tourism, hospitality, and leisure, environmental, food, international, and rural development, global health, veterinary and animal sciences, and much more. Includes journals, monographs, conferences, books, annual reports, and other sources. The scope of content in current international and least-developed scholarly research not cited in most mainstream scholarly databases.

    • Instant access to over 12.5 million bibliographic records, includes news and blogs
    • Over 475,000 hard-to-find linked full text sources, so nice!
    • Comprehensive subject indexing coverage in all interdisciplinary research areas
    • Includes access to relevant world-wide sources back to 1910
    • English language summaries, indexing, abstracts, and organism descriptors
    • Check out the CAB Thesaurus to better define search, organism, and preferred keyword search terms
    • Works well with linking to Brock Library full-text articles, open sources, and citation management systems e.g. Zotero
    • Create a My CABI account to save searches, set up email alerts, and share findings with colleagues
    • Best kept Brock Library database secret – try it today!

    Ian Gordon
    Science Liaison Librarian

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  • New Resource: Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Historical Archive

    The Brock Library is pleased to announce new online access to the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Historical Archive (1902-2014).  The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) is one of the most esteemed and essential publications for those who love to discover new literary works and explore lively discussions on diverse topics.  Beginning in 1902 as a supplement to the Times (London) newspaper, the TLS publishes reviews, poetry and prose, as well as timely essays.  In addition to introducing readers to literary works and ideas, the TLS provides a window into contemporary issues and discussions.

    Researchers can find reviews of major literary works such as Andrew Lang’s 1902 review of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles).  Individual poems and book extracts are also included, as in this Ted Hughes poem, published in 1960.

    Explore the TLS Historical Archive

    Discover current TLS issues here.

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  • Personal and professional development: taking time for you

    Amid the hustle and bustle of the fall and winter academic terms, finding time to devote to your personal and professional development can be challenging. Spring and summer can be a great time to shift your focus from the rigours of the fall and winter study terms to taking some time for you.

    What do you want to learn more about? What do you want to work on? In what areas do you want to grow or improve? What skills do you want to pick up or fine tune?

    The titles in this collection are meant to inspire you to work towards achieving your own personal and professional development goals.

    This collection is a mix of print and e-books but it’s quick and easy to place a hold on print items for pickup.

    Find additional #VirtualBookDisplay topics in Omni.

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