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Library News April 2012

Return to Normal Library Hours

Posted: April 27th, 2012

Bracken Library returns to normal hours of operation on Saturday, April 28. For more information, go to http://library.queensu.ca/health/hours

Mining grads hit pay dirt amid labour crunch

Posted: April 19th, 2012

From the Globe and Mail, April 18th, 2012

AUCC has reached an agreement with Access Copyright on a new model licence

Posted: April 18th, 2012

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) have negotiated a model license with Access Copyright.

Each institution must now assess the model licence and make its own determination as to whether it would be preferable to enter into an agreement with Access Copyright on the basis of the model license or to continue to operate outside of the proposed tariff.

Queen’s is currently reviewing the model licence and its implications for the university.

New resource: Anatomy and Physiology Online

Posted: April 11th, 2012

Anatomy and Physiology Online is a comprehensive resource that provides a guided learning approach to anatomy and physiology in 19 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, and dissection slides you can label. It also includes clinical case studies, special consideration for the impact of aging on each body system, a pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more.

Try it out!

Wellcome Trust joins ‘academic spring’ to open up science

Posted: April 11th, 2012

“One of the world’s largest funders of science is to throw its weight behind a growing campaign to break the stranglehold of academic journals and allow all research papers to be shared online” … read more (The Guardian, April 9, 2012)

Student Survey on Course Readings

Posted: April 9th, 2012

Help us learn how you prefer to find and read online course readings.  Let us know your opinion in this brief Course Readings Survey.  Thank you, from the QUL E-Course Support Project Group.

Extended Library Hours

Posted: April 9th, 2012

During the exam period (April 9 – 27), Bracken will be open:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Happy studying!

The Great Corpus of Dictionaries (9th-20th century)

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.

Library Hours: April 6-8

Posted: April 2nd, 2012

April 6 (Good Friday): 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Access Services/Reserve: Limited Services
  • Document Delivery Office: CLOSED
  • Reference Services: CLOSED

April 7: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

April 8: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


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