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.
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.
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.
Posted: January 17th, 2014
Project Euclid is an exemplary collaboration between a university library and a university press. A mission-driven organization led by a community of librarians, publishers, and researchers, Project Euclid provides sustainable publishing services for independent, society, and open-access publications.
Project Euclid is pleased to announce the launch of a fully redesigned platform at projecteuclid.org. A joint partnership of Cornell University Library and Duke University Press, Project Euclid is an online platform that hosts high-quality mathematics and statistics content.
Its new website is uniquely designed to meet the research needs of mathematicians and statisticians, and it combines rich functionality with a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. New features include improved searching, citation exports, publisher landing pages, mobile optimization, print-on-demand purchasing, customized e-mail alerts, and access indicators for all content.
The new site implements a powerful new faceted search tool that allows users to navigate over 1.7 million pages of scholarship more efficiently. By applying filters to search results, users can progressively refine their searches, focusing on the content most related to their subject areas. Additionally, users can sign up to receive e-mail alerts when new scholarship is published in their areas of interest.
The Project Euclid redesign meets the changing needs of researchers, who now confront an overload of content on multiple devices. The new site makes it easier to find and access high-quality, curated scholarship, and its responsive design optimizes the site for working and reading on mobile devices. Symbols and formulas are rendered beautifully with the MathJax display engine, and users can quickly and easily export or download citations to e-mail or reference management systems.
Posted: December 23rd, 2013
Present your research or your innovation/experiential learning projects! The 8th Annual Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference will be held in the Queen’s Learning Commons, Stauffer Library, March 6-7, 2014.
The conference is an opportunity for you to share your research while participating in an academic conference. As a presenter you will gain graduate and career skills, such as critical thinking, effective writing and presenting. You will engage in scholarly communication with students and faculty from many disciplines.
For more information and to submit your abstract: Go to http://www.queensu.ca/iatq/conference.html
Submission deadline: Midnight January 31, 2014.
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
Need a break from studying?
*Check out our Question of the Day
*Sign out a game from the Circulation Desk
*Work on a Sudoku, wordsearch, or jigsaw puzzle
*Enjoy a treat on Wednesday, December 4th!
Posted: November 28th, 2013
Access the Exambank to see past exam questions from your courses. Exambank! Exambank is the official database of past exam questions from courses offered at Queen’s University.
Search for Law Exams
Posted: November 25th, 2013
Queen’s University Library is pleased to announce a new option for accessing library resources from off-campus, the Library VPN Service. VPN (Virtual Private Network) provides a secure and stable method of remotely accessing licensed web-based resources. VPN is not a replacement for EZproxy, which will continue to be the Library’s primary off-campus remote access service.
The main difference between VPN and EZproxy is that VPN is tied to a user’s computer or mobile device. After installing the VPN software, users can connect remotely to library resources with a single login. EZproxy, on the other hand, is a web-based system linked to a user’s web browser session. If a user closes their web browser after logging in to EZproxy, the connection will be lost and the user will have to login again when they launch a new browser session or window. For more information, see the comparison of EZproxy and VPN.
Queen’s Engineering and Science faculty may request a personal VPN account by completing an online form. At this time, VPN service is only available to faculty in Health and Life Sciences, Engineering and Science Departments. For more information about the service, please visit the Library’s VPN guide or contact your liaison librarian.
Posted: November 11th, 2013
A Brief Communication about Dr. Nancy Ossenberg’s Cranial Nonmetric Trait Database has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. This database represents Dr. Ossenberg’s life’s work from 1963-2003, in which she took skull measurements at museums around the world. The database is available at the Cranial Nonmetric Trait Database website, Scholars Portal Dataverse, and in QSpace.
Posted: October 28th, 2013
Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond?
The Equity and Human Rights offices are calling for nominations for the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award.
The award, established in 2008, recognizes and celebrates the efforts of faculty, staff and students who demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, innovation and commitment to creating a learning and work environment in which persons with disabilities enjoy full participation.
Here are just a few examples of efforts in advancing employment equity:
- developing and delivering interesting and effective awareness training about disability and accessibility issues
- demonstrating flexibility, respectfulness and creativity in responding to requests for accommodations in the classroom or in the workplace
- conveying a welcoming and inclusive attitude towards students and employees with disabilities in one’s department
- utilizing elements of universal instructional design in one’s curriculum that at the same time enhance accessibility
- paying particular attention to accessibility when planning projects or events at the University
If you know someone who has made such efforts, they may be eligible for an award! More information about the award, and access the online application form, can be found on the Equity Office website.
Nomination Deadline: January 17, 2014