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Library News October 2006

Creating Bibliographies with RefWorks – Workshops Nov 2-9

Posted: October 31st, 2006

Workshop Description

  • learn how RefWorks helps organize your research by easily creating footnotes, citations, and formatted bibliographies
  • learn how to save references from research databases
  • learn how to create new references
  • learn how to insert citations into a document
  • learn how to format a bibliography in a selected style
  • workshop is 50 minutes long

Workshop Schedule

Thursday, 2 November
Friday, 3 November
Tuesday, 7 November
Thursday, 9 November

12:30 – 1:20 pm
10:30 – 11:20 am
3:30 – 4:20 pm
9:30 – 10:10 am

Workshop Location

Stauffer Library Seminar Room (”Room 121″)

To Attend:   Register online

Virtual News Library – Ontario newspapers from Osprey Media

Posted: October 31st, 2006

Virtual News Library – Ontario newspapers
Access to the full-text of all news articles published in the 28 Ontario newspapers owned by Osprey Media, including The Kingston Whig Standard and the Belleville Intelligencer. Date coverage is 1985 to the most recent paper; database contents are updated daily.

Historical Statistics of the United States – Millennial Edition Online

Posted: October 31st, 2006

Historical Statistics of the United States – Millennial Edition Online
This compendium of statistics (with descriptive essays) provides quantitative, historical data about American social, economic and political conditions and development. The data is provided in both PDF and Excel formats. This is the online version of the 2006 print edition. More information.

E-Books for Science and Engineering Workshop

Posted: October 24th, 2006

You are invited to E-Books for Science and Engineering - a brown bag lunch workshop, which will be held on October 31st, in the Electronic Classroom, Engineering and Science Library.

This is the second in a series of brown bag lunch workshops offered by Michael White, Research Services Librarian in the Engineering and Science Library.

For a complete list of Engineering and Science Library workshops please visit our web page http://library.queensu.ca/webeng/instruct.htm     

Refworks Workshops, Nov 1 & 2

Posted: October 20th, 2006

Refworks is a web-based citation management tool and is available free of charge to all students, faculty and staff courtesy of an institutional subscription by Queen’s University Library.

Workshops will be held October 31st, November 1st and November 2nd in the Engineering and Science Library, Electronic Classroom.

For more information and online registration please go to: http://library.queensu.ca/webeng/instruct.htm

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals

Posted: October 20th, 2006

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals (via ProQuest)
Index (with abstracts) to approximately 300 leading academic and popular film journals published internationally, as well as comprehensive indexing of television periodicals until 2000 and TV-related articles from film periodicals from 2000 to present.

Also includes access to:

  • Treasures from the Film Archives (brief identification information on over 35,000 silent-era film holdings from film archives around the world);
  • Documentation Collections (detailed information about the documentation collections of the world’s foremost film archives, libraries, and educational institutions);
  • FIAF Members’ Publications (detailed information on books, pamphlets, programmes, and other materials published since 1966 by the FIAF archives).

Lillian Allen, Canada Council Writer-in-Residence, to read in Stauffer Library on October 23

Posted: October 17th, 2006

Lillian Allen, the English Department’s first Canada Council Writer-in-Residence, will deliver a reading in Stauffer Library, on Monday, October 23 at 4:30 pm, in celebration of the opening of the Speakers’ Corner in the Queen’s Learning Commons. Lillian Allen, who specializes in the writing and performing of dub poetry, is an internationally renowned poet and writer of short stories and plays, and an influential figure on the Canadian cultural landscape. All are welcome!

More information about Lillian Allen can be found at the following web sites:

Alumni Access

Posted: October 16th, 2006

New Service for Queen’s Health Sciences Alumni

Remote Access to quality electronic information resources. Search Medline; access the full text of over 400 health sciences journals; search and browse the content of 25 full text clinical and reference books; obtain quick answers to clinical questions using PIER… and more!

All this for less than $5.00 a week!

Find out more at:

http://library.queensu.ca/webmed/alumni.php

Botterell Hall closed October 21st & 22nd

Posted: October 16th, 2006

Due to annual updating and maintenance, the ventilation system for Botterell Hall and the entire building will be closed to all but those personnel doing CRITICAL RESEARCH. All staff will be required to sign in upon entering the building. Entry is to be through the front doors of the building ONLY.

Closure will be effective from 7:00 a.m. on October 21 to 7:00 a.m. on October 23. Please note, Building Ventilation Policy will be in effect at this time.

Because of this, Bracken Health Sciences Library will be closed both October 21 and 22. The Engineering and Science Library is open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sundays, while the Stauffer Library will be open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. both Saturdays and Sundays. (Go here for library hours throughout campus.)

(Also, there will be reduced ventilation (down to 75%) from October 23 to October 27.)

If there are any concerns, please contact Kevin P. McKegney, Manager of Building, at x74476.

Keeping Current with RSS Feeds

Posted: October 6th, 2006

On Tuesday, October 17th, Michael White, Research Services Librarian in the Engineering and Science Library, will be offering a noon hour workshop called “Keeping current with RSS feeds“. This is the first in a series of brown bag lunch workshops which will be held this fall. 

For a complete list of Engineering and Science Library workshops please visit our web page http://library.queensu.ca/webeng/instruct.htm     

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