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Virtual Escape Room - Fair Dealing Week edition

What is Fair Dealing?

You probably make use of fair dealing every day without even realizing it! Whether emailing a news article to a friend, using a clip from a song, using a copyrighted image on social media, or quoting passages from a book when writing an essay. Activities such as these are not considered to be copyright infringement – in fact, the ability for users to make copies for specific purposes is an integral part of the Canadian Copyright Act.

Every year libraries and educational institutions across North America celebrate the rules that allow sharing of portions of published works for research and education.

In celebration of Fair Dealing Week 2021 you're invited to enter our Virtual Escape Room.

Click here to find more info on Fair Dealing Week...

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNB Libraries Celebrates Black History Month

The first step towards honouring the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and people of African descent is a commitment to learning their legacy.

Here are some texts, films, and online resources from the library’s collection to help members of the UNB community begin or continue that journey.

“Dinah, Portrait of a Negress”, painting circa 1867 by Eastman Johnson. (Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Databases

Select Books

Select Films

Subject Guides

Also check out the blog posts on Atlantic Loyalist Connections

Library Instruction for Winter 2021

UNB Libraries is dedicated to developing critical information and digital literacy skills within our undergraduate and graduate students. For the 2020/2021 academic year, librarians have been developing a wide range of digital materials to support faculty and instructors, whether instruction will be provided in-person, or remotely via Alternative Delivery Methods (ADM).

To incorporate either synchronous, or asynchronous library instruction into your course for winter term, please reach out to the Liaison Librarian in your discipline to discuss content and selected delivery platform, if other than D2L. Librarians are also available for consultation regarding instructional design for class assignments, or activities that incorporate library research skills or resources.

Also, consider including a relevant Library Help Video or Research Guide in your D2L course shell, along with Liaison Librarian contact information. The inclusion of this information will help familiarize students with the people available to help them, and introduce key resources and tips tailored to your discipline or course.

Other options include:

Virtual GEAR sessions - December

Learn about archival research at New Brunswick archives during December's virtual GEAR (Graduate Essentials of Academic Research) session!

 


World of Archives

Tuesday, December 8

11:00 am - Noon

Have you ever wondered how to identify relevant archival collections for your research, or how to access primary documents?

This hour-long workshop will begin with an overview of how archives function and will be followed with an introduction to some of the major collections held at UNB and the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.

This session will appeal to graduate students in the humanities.

When registering please indicate your area of research interest.

Instructor: Christine Lovelace (UNB Archives & Special Collections) and Heather Lyons (Provincial Archives of New Brunswick)

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Virtual GEAR sessions - November

 
Are you a Graduate Student looking to boost your research skills? Check out our virtual Graduate Essentials of Academic Research (GEAR) session this November:

Intro to Zotero

Wednesday, November 18  •  11am - Noon

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Instructor: Richelle Witherspoon

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Managing citations with Mendeley

Tuesday, November 24  •  11am - Noon

This session gives an overview of Mendeley and covers the basics of using Mendeley for reference management as well as advanced functions such as editing citation style, using 'Watch folder', creating groups, and sharing references.

 Learn how to:
    •    create Mendeley account
    •    add, edit and organize references
    •    create bibliographies and manage PDF documents
    •    collaborate, use social networking options and discover new research in your field

Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya

 RSVP

Click here for more information on the GEAR series!

Pick-Up Service

UNB Libraries is pleased to make our print collections available to UNB and STU students, faculty, and staff. We are offering a pickup service for on-shelf, circulating materials.

Our Pick-Up service is easy to use:

  • Sign in to the library catalogue (UNB WorldCat)
  • Search for the items you need
  • Select the Request Item button, and your pickup location (for users unable to retrieve from a designated library location, please put your address in the Notes Field, and items will be mailed to you)
  • Once your items are ready, you will receive an email notification.

Pickup locations:

Once your items are ready, you will be contacted by library staff via email. You can pick items up at the main service desk at your designated library location.

  • Fredericton: Harriet Irving Library
  • Saint John: Hans W. Klohn Commons

 

Things to note:

  • For borrowers outside the Fredericton or Saint John regions, a limited number of requested items will be mailed.
  • Allow at least one business day for requested items to be processed and prepared by staff.

Help:

If you have any questions, please contact:

For assistance with identifying materials for your research, or questions about our services, please contact AskUs.