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Good Luck on Final Exams

Good luck on Exams
UNB Libraries’ staff wish you “good luck” on your final exams!

Just a reminder that computers and quiet study space are in high demand in all our libraries at the moment.

We ask that you please respect everyone’s academic needs.


If you are studying in the Harriet Irving Library, keep in mind that the Milham Room (Room 100), Room 310, and the study carrels on the 4th floor are the quietest areas in the building.

Need assistance finding a quiet space?

Ask at the research desks in any of our libraries.

Good luck everyone! Happy Spring!

Music Online

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Music Online: Listening is the most comprehensive and highest quality streaming audio collection that supports the teaching and research of music.

Some highlights:

  • streaming access to over 765,000 tracks, including over 45,000 unique recordings
  • new recordings are added monthly
  • unlimited simultaneous users

Listening databases include:

  • American Song
  • Classical Music Library
  • Contemporary World Music
  • Jazz Music Library
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

For more information about Music Online, please contact Marc Bragdon (458-7741).

For more music resources, check out UNB Libraries’ newly revamped Guide to Sound, Film, and Image Collections and/or UNB Libraries’ Guide to Music.

Ask Us logo for help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources.

BrowZine: Browsing for journals on your tablet

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BrowZine is an app for iPad or Android tablets that delivers more than 10,000 academic journals in UNB Libraries’ collection to your device in an easy-to-use format. The result is an intuitive way for users to browse by subject, discover new titles, and easily read and monitor scholarly journals.

You can browse a list of subjects or an A-Z list of journals, or conduct a keyword search of journal titles. Once you add favorite journals to your personal bookshelf, you will receive alerts when new issues of journals in your bookshelf are published. You may also save articles locally to the application for later review, or share articles via email or social media.

Visit the BrowZine website to watch an introductory video and learn more, then download the app. Please note that BrowZine is not available on desktop computers or smart phones.

For help with BrowZineTM or any of UNB Libraries’ resources, visit the Research Help or Service Desks of any UNB Library or visit http://www.lib.unb.ca/research/

Popular Reading Collection – Fredericton

Popular Reading CollectionThe popular reading collections launched late last year at the HIL and the branch libraries are proving, well, popular. We highly recommend reading for pleasure and relaxation and invite you to visit one of our locations to stock up on great books. You will find both best-selling fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as graphic novels. The collection at the HIL is opposite the Film Collection on the ground floor.

If you have suggestions for books you’d like to see on our shelves, please let us know.

 

Key e-Resources for Psychology

Psychology e-Resources

Take a look…

PsycBOOKS is a comprehensive source of chapters from thousands of scholarly and professional books published by the APA and other distinguished publishers, indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

In this e-resource, you can access the following:

  • approximately 55,000 chapters in PDF from over 3,500 books
  • nearly 2,600 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology, dating from the 1600s
  • more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology
  • digitized content from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection

PsycTESTS, produced by the APA, provides access to tests that are relevant to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. It is a unique database providing descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching. Each record includes data on the scope of the test, test implementation, a high-level overview of the test’s development, and reliability and validity data (when available). International in scope, PsycTESTS provides access to an increasing number of tests in languages other than English. While focused on contemporary instances of test use, coverage dates from 1910 to the present.

Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes Master test profiles and actual tests or test items for:

  • Unpublished tests
  • Tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located
  • Information about published tests available from commercial publishers

Content covers diverse subject areas and types of tests, including:

  • Developmental Measures
  • Scales for Beliefs, Relationships, or Expectancies
  • Aggression, Coping, or Functional Status Questionnaires
  • Racial and Ethnic Identity Scales
  • Resilience, Anger Response, or Substance Abuse Inventories
  • Physical Health Related Assessments
  • Personality Assessments
  • Educational Measures
  • Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Aptitude and Achievement Measures
  • Competency Measures
  • Occupational Measures
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Military Tests

If you would like more information about PsycBOOKS or PsycTESTS, please contact Linda Roulston, Psychology Librarian, (451-6879); for more resources relevant to studies in Psychology, please consult UNB Libraries’ Psychology Guides.

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.

New Business e-Resources

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Check out these 3 NEW e-Resources for Business Administration at UNB Libraries!

Passport GMID is an international market research database and analysis tool from Euromonitor. The database contains business intelligence and reports across key industries, companies, markets, and consumers in more than 200 categories for 80 countries. It also provides data on lifestyle, demographic and socio-economic country that spans 206 countries.

Hoover’s Online (D & B/Mergent) is a quality business database from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) that offers reliable and comprehensive insight and analysis on more than 85 million companies, 100 million contacts, and 900 industry segments. Whether you are generating leads, researching companies and industries, or comparing competitive strategies, Hoover’s data provides some of the most up-to-date information available.

Mergent Online provides access to the most detailed financial data available for over 25,000 public U.S. and global companies. Results include: company details/history, executives, ownership, key financials, equity pricing, reports, filings, news, competitors, plus a customized Report Builder. Company financial reports for up to 15 years can be downloaded via Excel spreadsheet software. Mergent also offers real-time access to company filings submitted to the SEC (U.S.) and SEDAR (Canada). Additional attributes include a Global Private Company database for over 20 million private companies, reports (industry or equity), economic indicators, and country profiles.


For more information about these Business e-resources, please contact Leanne Wells, Business Librarian, (447-3075); for more resources relevant to studies in Business, please consult UNB Libraries’ Business Administration Guides.

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.

Grant Connect

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Grant Connect (formerly Canadian Directory to Foundations & Corporations) is a bilingual database that provides detailed information on all Canadian grant-making foundations, hundreds of corporate community investment programs, as well as government funding programs and American foundations that will fund Canadian charities.

Features:

  • Updated daily with information from multiple data sources
  • Financial history of the funder
  • Giving history of the funder
  • Application guidelines, including deadlines, evaluation criteria, and application turnaround time

Four Ways to Search:

  1. Quick Look-up by name or charitable business number to find a specific funder
  2. Funder Search to identify which funders are most likely to support your organization or project
  3. Gift Explorer to look for organizations like yours that have received gifts or to find a funder that has made grants to organizations in your field
  4. People Seeker to look for a particular individual associated with a funder (e.g. an officer, board member, or staff person)

Learn more…

Register for 2 free webinars to learn how Grant Connect can help your organization achieve its fundraising goals:

  1. Grant Connect 101: An Introduction to Grant Connect designed for those who have little-to-no experience with Grant Connect or similar tools. Topics include the following:
    • Understanding Prospects: An overview of the funding available to Canadian charities
    • Grantseeking Basics: A look at best practises in grant solicitation
    • Effective Searching: How to find great prospects using our Grant Connect Funder Search
    • Managing Prospects: Perform successful funder management with the MyPipeline report
  2. Grant Connect 201: Advanced Learning Session designed for more experienced users who are comfortable using the basic features of Grant Connect or a similar tool. Topics include the following:
    • Our Methodology: An interesting look at the data that drives Grant Connect
    • Advanced Searching: Learn to maximize your results in all four Grant Connect searches
    • Evaluating Prospects: How to distinguish between decent prospects and great ones
    • Networking with Grant Connect: Using the power of LinkedIN to uncover connections

ImagineCanada

Imagine Canada is a national charity whose mission is to advance knowledge and relationships to foster effective and sustainable charitable and non-profit organizations. Grant Connect is Imagine Canada’s social enterprise, driven by social good above profit, with decades of success in the Canadian charitable sector.


If you would like more information about Grant Connect or any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.

New e-Resources for Psychology

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Take a look…

PsycBOOKS is a comprehensive source of chapters from thousands of scholarly and professional books published by the APA and other distinguished publishers, indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

In this e-resource, you can access the following:

  • approximately 55,000 chapters in PDF from over 3,500 books
  • nearly 2,600 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology, dating from the 1600s
  • more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology
  • digitized content from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection

PsycTESTS, produced by the APA, provides access to tests that are relevant to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. It is a unique database providing descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching. Each record includes data on the scope of the test, test implementation, a high-level overview of the test’s development, and reliability and validity data (when available). International in scope, PsycTESTS provides access to an increasing number of tests in languages other than English. While focused on contemporary instances of test use, coverage dates from 1910 to the present.

Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes Master test profiles and actual tests or test items for:

  • Unpublished tests
  • Tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located
  • Information about published tests available from commercial publishers

Content covers diverse subject areas and types of tests, including:

  • Developmental Measures
  • Scales for Beliefs, Relationships, or Expectancies
  • Aggression, Coping, or Functional Status Questionnaires
  • Racial and Ethnic Identity Scales
  • Resilience, Anger Response, or Substance Abuse Inventories
  • Physical Health Related Assessments
  • Personality Assessments
  • Educational Measures
  • Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Aptitude and Achievement Measures
  • Competency Measures
  • Occupational Measures
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Military Tests

If you would like more information about PsycBOOKS or PsycTESTS, please contact Linda Roulston, Psychology Librarian, (451-6879); for more resources relevant to studies in Psychology, please consult UNB Libraries’ Psychology Guides.

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

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This key reference source for economics includes contributions from over 1,500 writers, contains over 1,900 articles, and is updated on a quarterly basis.

Bringing together the world’s most influential economists writing in their areas of expertise, the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online is a comprehensive, dynamic, and updated resource that serves the information needs of a new generation of economists. A rich reference collection of articles, this online resource provides access to archived material and to new material that is added quarterly.

Features of the Online Dictionary:

  • full text of the 1987 archive edition
  • full text of the 2008 print edition
  • quarterly additions and updates
  • search and browse facilities to explore the Dictionary with speed and ease
  • hyperlinked cross-references within articles
  • carefully selected and maintained links to related sites
  • My Dictionary, personal account option, to save searches, bookmark articles, and make notes

History:

R. H. Inglis Palgrave’s original Dictionary of Political Economy (1894-9) was a landmark in both publishing and economics: a liberal and scholarly overview of the whole sphere of economic thought in its day. Henry Higgs’s revised edition, Palgrave’s Dictionary of Political Economy (1923-6), retained the spirit of the original while embracing new concepts in the development of economics as a discipline.

1987 Archive Edition:

The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics was published in 1987 to international acclaim. Its scope had expanded and evolved, and the tradition of drawing together eminent contributors from across the spectrum of methodological and ideological schools produced not only an unsurpassed work of reference, but also many individual classic essays of enduring importance.

2008 Print Edition:

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, was published in 2008. While some classic articles from the 1987 edition were retained, approximately 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions.

For more information about the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online, please contact Leanne Wells Subject Area Librarian for Economics, (447-3075); for more resources relevant to studies in economics, please consult UNB Libraries’ Economics Guides.

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.