Posted: February 21st, 2013
On Tuesday, February 26, join us in Speaker’s Corner, Stauffer Library, to celebrate our Freedom to Read. Public readings drawn from a wide variety of works in a range of disciplines and formats will take place each day between noon and 1pm.
The readings represent material that is inspiring, provocative, sometimes enjoyable and sometimes challenging. Many readings represent challenged and banned works.
Recognizing the nature of academic inquiry and scholarship, please note that the reading selections do not necessarily reflect the views or values of the readers, the Library or the University.
An assistive listening device is available from the Circulation Desk in Stauffer Library for persons who are hard of hearing.
Additional information on intellectual freedom, censorship issues and the Freedom to Read is available from the following websites:
Freedom to Read Week (Book and Periodical Council, Canada Council for the Arts)
Canadian Library Association Statement on Intellectual Freedom
American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom
Posted: February 19th, 2013
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a university wide competition for Queen’s Masters (thesis only) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research material in an engaging, compelling way, using only one slide.
More info here: http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/events/3mt.html
Posted: December 3rd, 2012
Recess: Improve your productivity and reduce your stress.
There will be stress -relief activities in the libraries on campus starting Monday December 3rd. 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
Posted: October 23rd, 2012
In the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report for 2013, distributed with Tuesday’s paper and also available online, Queen’s University Library has once again received an A grade – the only medium-sized university library to achieve that ranking. Queen’s Library has consistently received high grades in the report over the years.
University Librarian Martha Whitehead cites a number of factors that contribute to the high regard for Queen’s Library. These include the exceptional services provided by Library staff in supporting students to achieve academically, the depth and breadth of the Library’s collections, and welcoming Library spaces across campus where students gather to study, learn and collaborate with their peers. “The Library is integral to student success and to campus life,” states Ms. Whitehead. “The A grade in this year’s Canadian University Report is a tribute to the dedicated people who ensure the Library provides the services and resources our students need.”
See all of the 2012 University Report Card library rankings.
Posted: October 15th, 2012
Research resources at Queen’s are extensive and there are several approaches to discovering what is available in your discipline. This workshop provides an introduction to searching research literature strategically and comprehensively using a range of tools including discovery layers, interdisciplinary and discipline-specific databases, article alerts, open access materials, and citation analysis. Support for e-thesis production and citation management will also be reviewed.
This workshop will be held on Thursday, 25th October, 4:00-5:30pm.
To register, or to see a list of all Expanding Horizons Workshops, go to http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/exphor/schedule.html
Posted: July 26th, 2012
Stauffer Library’s summer hours (April 30 until September 3, 2012)
SPRING/SUMMER Hours: April 30 to August 16
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
EXCEPTION: Tuesday, May 29: 10:15 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Monday, May 21
Monday, July 2
Monday, August 6
END OF SESSION: August 17 to 31
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
LABOUR DAY Weekend: September 1 to 3
Saturday – Monday 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Posted: April 2nd, 2012
From now until the 28th of April, the library is trialling The Great Corpus of dictionaries. The Corpus gathers the 24 most important dictionaries on French language, in total about 200 000 pages (2 500 signs per page), 900 000 entries and definitions. It is the greatest collection today available on the subject.
To try this resource, go to the library’s database trial page and click on the link for the Grand Corpus des dictionnaires.
Posted: March 5th, 2012
We invite everyone to attend the 6th annual Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference on March 8th and 9th, 2012. The conference will begin at 9:30am in Speaker’s Corner (main floor of Stauffer Library). Come and listen to students’ research at Queen’s!
For the agenda and more information about the conference, please visit the I@Q website .
We look forward to seeing you!
The Inquiry@Queen’s Planning Committee
Posted: February 29th, 2012
“Writing Successfully in the Social Sciences: Advice from the Experts” will be a Speaker’s Corner Forum event presented by the Writing Centre and the Queen’s Learning Commons.
The forum will be held on Monday, March 5, 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Speaker’s Corner, ground floor, Stauffer Library.
Featured Panellists: Professor Jonathan Rose, Department of Political Studies; Sylvia Andrychuk, Stauffer Library, Gender Studies and Sociology Librarian; Christina Salavantis, Head TA, Sociology 122; Nadine Compton, 4th year student, Global Development Studies
The event is open to all students, TAs, and faculty
Posted: July 27th, 2011
RefWorks 2.0—RefWorks’ new interface—is now the default for Queen’s users! The new, easy-to-navigate interface will make managing and sharing your research even easier. Your favourite features, including Write-N-Cite, are still available. In fact, additions such as the “My List” folder option and the ability to create subfolders enhance already-popular features like RefShare and Create Bibliography.
The traditional interface—RefWorks Classic—will be available until the end of December, 2011. Until then, you may return to Classic by clicking the “Login using RefWorks Classic” link on the RefWorks login center page. Alternately, once you have logged in to RefWorks 2.0, you can click on the “RefWorks Classic” link at the top right of the page to set your default to RefWorks Classic. You will be able to switch between Classic and 2.0 until RefWorks Classic is completely phased out.
For more detailed information, please see the RefWorks 2.0BETA Quick Start Guide, the RefWorks 2.0 demo, or the RefWorks 2.0 FAQs. For more information about RefWorks in general, or to sign up for an account, please go to http://library.queensu.ca/help/refworks.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Szwec, Academic Public Services Intern at Bracken Health Sciences Library, with any questions you may have about RefWorks Classic or 2.0: email@example.com.