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It’s time for RECESS!

Posted: April 11th, 2014

Recess: Improve your productivity and reduce your stress.

There will be stress -relief activities in the libraries on campus starting Monday, April 7.  Activities such as drawing, puzzles and crafts will be provided.  These activities are sponsored by the QLC (www.queensu.ca/qlc)

It’s important to take a break from studying to give your brain and body a break. If you need help with studying, consult with Learning Strategies : http://www.queensu.ca/learningstrategies

Engineering & Science Library Teams up with the QLC for Stress Relief Week 2014

Posted: April 7th, 2014

Please drop by the Circulation Desk at 10 am on Wednesday, April 9th, and enjoy a “Stress Relief” treat, brought to you by the QLC and the staff of the Engineering & Science Library.  Post your answer on the easel, conveniently located beside our Circulation Desk, to our question of the week, “What are you looking forward to doing this summer?”

NewspaperDirect Library PressDisplay

Posted: March 31st, 2014

Get online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The service also provides up to a 60-day back-file and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire back-file.

Public Opinion and the Snowden Affair

Posted: March 13th, 2014

Conducted by Angus Reid Global, this 2013 survey asked respondents in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom about their attitudes towards whistleblower Edward Snowden’s actions, as well as their views on government surveillance.

The datasets are available from QSpace, Dataverse, and <odesi>.

Privacy and Surveillance: June 2012 Globalization of Personal Data Follow-up

Posted: March 13th, 2014

Sponsored by Angus Reid Global, this 2012 survey is a follow-up to the 2006 Globalization of Personal Data International Survey on Privacy and Surveillance that queried citizens in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. The study was conducted for the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University. The 2012 survey provides researchers with the ability to study attitudes related to surveillance and privacy over time.

The dataset is available in QSpace, Dataverse, and <odesi>.

Alexander Street Press Engineering Case Studies Online

Posted: February 26th, 2014

Engineering Case Studies Online

Hundreds of hours of video and thousands of pages of text resources to meet the growing needs of engineering programs worldwide; in-depth coverage for the most frequently taught and seminal engineering case studies and failures, from the Titanic to the Challenger space shuttle explosion, to help students and scholars understand each case’s valuable takeaways.

Trial runs February 26 – March 25

Freedom to Read Lunchtime Events

Posted: February 21st, 2014

Join us on Wednesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 27th @ 12:00-1:00 pm in Speaker’s Corner.

Guests will read passages from challenged or banned books as part of the Freedom to Read Week.

For more information about Freedom to Read, go to: http://www.freedomtoread.ca/

Outside Agitator: Black North American Civil Rights Activism and the Canadian Response

Posted: February 21st, 2014

Join us Tuesday, February 25th at 12:00-1:00pm in Speaker’s Corner for a conversation with Stephanie Simpson, Human Rights Office  and Dr. Barrington Walker, Department of History about the following topic:

“Outside agitator: Black North American civil rights activism and the Canadian response”

Light refreshments will be served.

Resource Highlight: Books 24×7 ITPro Collection

Posted: January 23rd, 2014

Looking for IT manuals such as Beginning XML, 5th Edition,  or HTML & CSS: Design and Build Web Sites ?   Are you interested in IT books such as Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers and the Internet, Third Edition,  or The Social Factor: Innovate, Ignite, and Win through Mass Collaboration and Social Networking?  Check the ITPro ebook collection in Books 24×7 for these titles and more.


For the next year, the IT and Desktop Videos collection will also be available via Books 24×7.  These short, relevant videos cover topics such as Microsoft 356, Graphics and Design, Operating Systems, and Mobile Devices.

New Resource – CBC’s curio.ca

Posted: January 23rd, 2014

Queen’s Library has purchased access to curio.ca, the CBC’s recently launched online video portal. Programs available via curio.ca include The Nature of Things, Doc Zone, The Current, Marketplace, The Fifth Estate, and Dragons’ Den, as well as other programs. Search by keyword or browse by show or category. Films are available in English and French.

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