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2011 National Household Survey, Individuals File, Released

Posted: August 11th, 2014

The 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), Individuals Public Use Microdata File (PUMF), has been release by Statistics Canada.

The file provides access to non-aggregated and anonymous data for a 2.7% sample of the Canadian population. It contains a comprehensive, social, demographic and economic database about Canada and its people that includes a wealth of information on population characteristics. The geographic identifiers in the file have been limited to provinces and territories as well as metropolitan areas to ensure the anonymity of respondents.

Access to the 2011 NHS Individual PUMF is available from <odesi>.

New Trial: Scientific Style and Format – 8th Edition

Posted: July 10th, 2014

-provides convenient tools including information on manuscript preparation and markup, sample correspondence, editorial office practices, and a citation quick guide.

Trial runs 1 July – 31 October 2014.

QRDC Researchers Win Publication Prize

Posted: June 23rd, 2014

Two Queen’s researchers, Mike Kottelenberg and Steve Lehrer, are this year’s recipients of the John Vanderkamp Prize for the best article in Canadian Public Policy, for their research titled: “New Evidence on the Impacts of Access to and Attending Universal Child-Care in Canada” (DOI 10.3138/CPP.39.2.26, 3 Issue, Volume 39, Number 2/June 2013).

This research was conducted in the Queen’s Research Data Centre (QRDC) using Statistics Canada master files.

Data Day: Managing Queen’s University Research Data

Posted: May 15th, 2014

Got Data?

Queen’s University’s first Data Day is an opportunity to meet researchers and data service providers in a shared forum. You will hear from researchers working with diverse data sets, learn more about the recent consultation document, Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada, and how services at Queen’s and beyond can help you preserve and increase the reach of your data.

Monday, May 26, 9-11:30 am

Speaker’s Corner, Stauffer Library

Registration and Program

Managing data

Graphic created by Jørgen Stamp and published under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Denmark License (www.digitalbevaring.dk).

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

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