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Queen’s University librarians in Bangladesh

Posted: April 12th, 2014

Queen’s University health sciences librarians Paola Durando and Suzanne Maranda are in Bangladesh April 4-16 on a library development project. See photos on the Bracken Health Sciences Library facebook page.

The project is taking place at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed-Bangladesh Health Professions Institute in Savar. With colleague Mohesana Mosammet, participants from allied health programs are learning to navigate e-resources via an e-library.

Under the auspices of the Queen’s International Centre for the Advancement of Community-Based Rehabilitation, the project is funded by the Southeast Asia Assn. for Regional Cooperation. In providing resources and services for a new Master of Rehabilitation Science program which will get underway in July, the e-library also strengthens all allied health programs at the Centre.

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

Stress Relief Week Activities – April 7 – 11, 2014

Posted: April 7th, 2014

Need a break? Here are some activities to consider – work on a jigsaw puzzle, write an encouraging phrase on the white board, read the stress relief pamphlets and on Wednesday, April 9 snacks will be available. These activities are sponsored by the Queen’s Learning Commons and Bracken Library. Good luck with your exams!

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>.

Now available Euromonitor International’s Passport database

Posted: February 26th, 2014

From Euromonitor International, Passport is a database of market research on countries, markets and companies. It provides country demographics and economic conditions; consumer lifestyle profiles; sales volume, value and forecasts for retail products; major brands and companies. It covers consumer products and services in 80 national markets, demographics and economic data for 206 countries and has over 100 million exportable statistics and 18,000 regularly updated qualitative reports on industries, companies, countries, and consumers. Data spans 40 years with 15 year forecasts. Formerly known as GMID, Global Market Information Database.

Access: Passport or via http://library.queensu.ca/research/databases/record/10964

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.

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