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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

New Database: HRInsider

Posted: April 8th, 2014

The HRInsider provides information, tools and resources to help human resources professionals manage their companies and to ensure that they are 100% compliant with federal and provincial human resources laws, rules and regulations.  It provides ready-to-use human resources tools including model policies, practice and checklists, updates and analysis of new federal and provincial human resources laws, rules and regulations, and analysis of the latest human resources court cases and rulings.

Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Volume II and III: Trial Database until May 1st

Posted: April 3rd, 2014

Classical Scores Library : Volume II includes previously unpublished, in-copyright works by major contemporary composers from around the world including Mark Isaacs, Andrew Schultz, Mary Finsterer, Nicholas Vines, Damien Ricketson, Thomas Oboe Lee, Matt Malsky, Yotam Haber, Huck Hodge, Marc Yeats, and Thomas Reiner.

Volume III consists of modern editions from major publishers like Chester Music, Novello and Company, Faber Music, Wilhelm Hansen, Donemus and more; expanded coverage of great choral works and instrumental scores for brass, woodwind, and other instrument groups; material suited to supporting courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and composition.

NewspaperDirect Library PressDisplay: Trail database until April 27

Posted: March 28th, 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. Click here to access.

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>.

A Pocket Cathedral virtual exhibit launched

Posted: March 3rd, 2014

A new virtual exhibit has been launched to correspond with the opening of A Pocket Cathedral, which opens March 3 at the W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library, featuring the collected works of Geoffrey Chaucer printed by the Kelmscott Press in 1896.

To view the virtual exhibit, please go to:


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

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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