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New Tri-Agency Policy to Expand Access and Reach of Research Results

Posted: March 5th, 2015

Open Access logo

The Tri-Agency – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – recently announced an open access policy on publications.

Grant recipients who receive funding from the three federal granting agencies after May 1, 2015 must make their peer-reviewed journal publications freely accessible online within 12 months of publication.

The new policy requirements do not pertain to other research outputs – for example, books, chapters or creative writing.

See the joint statement issued by the Vice-Principal (Research) and Vice Provost and University Librarian. March 3rd 2015.

For more information on easy compliance with the new policy see: Meeting Tri-Agency Open Access Policy Requirements.

Now hiring for 2015/16! Jobs for Students at Stauffer and Engineering & Science Libraries!

Posted: March 5th, 2015

Are you interested in working in one of the Queen’s Libraries during the 2015/16 academic year?

We have a variety of positions available for students who qualify for the Queen’s Student Awards – Work Study Program.

For more information:

Visit our Student Employment Opportunities website and contact us soon!

Library staff will begin reviewing applications with interviews starting shortly thereafter.

Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted: March 4th, 2015

We invite the Queen’s community to come and support student research at the 9th annual Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference.

For program information, please go to I@Q website: www.queensu.ca/iatq/conference/program.html

New Database: Acsess Digital Library

Posted: March 4th, 2015

The ACSESS Digital Library is a complete collection of all content published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Full-text (journal articles) / Full-text (e-book collection)

ProQuest outage Feb 28, 10pm-5am

Posted: February 19th, 2015

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. for five (5) hours.

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

Research databases:
ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
ProQuest Dialog (search.proquest.com/professional)
Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)
CultureGrams
eLibrary (all editions)
ProQuest Digital Microfilm
ProQuest Obituaries
ProQuest Research Companion
SIRS (all editions)
Dissertation publishing
ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator


Reference management/Research support tools
RefWorks
COS Funding Opportunities
COS Scholar Universe

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
Books in Print®
LibraryThing for Libraries™
ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™

Freedom to Read Lunchtime Events

Posted: February 10th, 2015
The Queen’s Learning Commons would like everyone to uoin us on Tuesday, February 24, Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26 @ 12:30-1:30 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/

The Queen’s Learning Commons would like everyone to join us on Tuesday, February 24, Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26 @ 12:30-1:30 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/

Can’t join us? View the presentation (pptx)

W.D. Jordan Library in the Journal

Posted: January 21st, 2015

This article looks at the stereoscopic project that digital humanities student Tiffany Chan is working on at W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library.

digital humanities student Tifany Chan

Tiffany Chan

Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference – Call for Proposals

Posted: January 21st, 2015

Present your research or your innovation/experiential learning projects! The 9th Annual Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference will be held in the Queen’s Learning Commons, Stauffer Library, March 5-6, 2015.

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/
Submission deadline: Midnight January 30, 2015.

Featured Display: Sir John A.

Posted: January 8th, 2015

Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial–This display, on the main floor of Stauffer Library, provides a glimpse of some of the items that are part of the W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library.

Sir John A Macdonald display

Sir John A Macdonald display

Register for QLC Workshops

Posted: January 6th, 2015

Welcome back!  The Queen’s Learning Commons offers a wide variety of workshops. To register, go to: www.queensu.ca/qlc/workshops

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