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Library News November 2006
Bracken Library is giving away great prizes to Health Science students who can answer questions relating to Bracken Library. There is a new question every day, so check back regularly and answer as many as you like! Contest ends December 8th so don’t put it off… Enter now and win these fabulous prizes!
Grand Prize: $25 Gift Certificate from Queen’s University Bookstore
Secondary Prizes: OVID T-shirts; Pictorial tribute to Sir William Osler coffee table book.
Enter the contest at http://library.queensu.ca/webmed/contest.html
Starting on Monday, November 27th and continuing through to 11 pm on Thursday, December 21st, the Stauffer Library building will remain open 24 hours, every day, in order to provide student study space on campus during the exam period.
PLEASE NOTE: Between 11 pm and 8 am, only current Queen’s University students, staff, faculty and community cardholders will be allowed in the building. Patrons should be prepared to show identification to Security upon request. Also, library circulation and reserve services will not be available beyond the regular hours of service.
Students leaving Stauffer Library after midnight are encouraged to call the AMS Walkhome service. Check the posters in the Library for Walkhome contact information or speak to the Security personnel at the Library entrance.
Now you can easily capture web page data with a single click! RefWorks new feature, RefGrab-It, works with your browser to capture bibliographic information from web pages.
RefGrab-It also searches the web for additional information related to your web page (based on ISBN numbers, PubMed IDs and DOIs) working behind the scenes to get you the most complete bibliographic information. You have the option to seamlessly import any of the data RefGrab-It locates into your RefWorks account.
To install RefGrab-It log in to Refworks, click on the link under the Tools menu, and follow the download instructions.
This full-text, e-book collection provides browse and search access to more than 260 professional and technical texts on topics relating to environmental science, engineering and technology. The contents of the books, published by CRC Press, are fully searchable.
Subjects covered in the collection include: ecology and natural history, environmental modelling and systems analysis, environmental and ecological risk assessment, environmental and occupational health and safety, environmental chemistry and toxicology, environmental engineering, environmental law, management and compliance, landscape ecology, remote sensing, GIS, and mapping, resource management and sustainability, turfgrass science and engineering, water science, technology and engineering.
If you have passed through the Stauffer Library Loggia recently, scaffolding and drilling and other signs of construction activity have been hard to miss.
What’s going on?!
The activity is preparation for installation of a cafe, scheduled to open in Winter 2007. The cafe service point will be in the Rotunda area (shown in the adjacent photograph). Six booths for cafe seating will be built in the open area leading toward the Union Gallery.
Menu items available at the new cafe will include hot and cold drinks, as well as cold food such as sandwiches, pastries, cookies, etc. No hot food will be served (with the exception of hot beverages). The coffee will be Fair Trade blends.
As much as possible, cafe construction is being done off site, to minimise noise and dust. We thank library patrons for their understanding during this construction period.
An index, with selective full text coverage, to journals in all disciplines of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Date coverage is from 1886 to present.
Business Source Complete also includes additional fulltext, non-journal content: financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.
More information about BNC is available in the vendor’s product guide
Stauffer Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 22nd from 5:30 to 9:30 pm, in order to accommodate the Dunning Trust Lecture to be given by Elie Wiesel. (Please note: Tickets for the lecture are no longer available. If you wish to hear Professor Wiesel, please tune into Queen’s Radio CFRC, 101.9 FM, where the lecture will be broadcast live.)
All library services will be available as normal throughout the rest of the day (check Stauffer Library hours for November 22nd). While the Stauffer building is closed, we invite you to use any of the numerous study spaces available in the Douglas Library and the John Deutsch University Centre.
Thank you for your co-operation and understanding. Please address any questions about this event to Queen’s Students Affairs (613-533-6000 ext 76944).
With mid-terms and other November deadlines arriving, work space in the campus libraries becomes harder to find. This year, Stauffer Library has introduced the following Share the Space policy to help address the problem:
Library patrons have been leaving personal belongings at computer workstations and study cubicles to ‘reserve’ the space as they come and go throughout the day. This is frustrating to other patrons since it ties up valuable space and equipment, making it unavailable to them. During our peak times, when there is a high demand on our resources, there are simply not enough computers and study spaces to meet the demand.
For everyone’s sake, we need to Share the Space!
Starting September 2006, personal belongings left unattended for an extended period of time at a Library computer, study table or cubicle will be removed by library security and placed on the floor next to the space. The equipment and/or study space in question will then be available to the next person waiting.
The Share the Space policy is online at http://library.queensu.ca/libdocs/share-the-space.htm.
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