GEAR – Free workshops for graduate students

All graduate students are welcome to attend GEAR [Graduate Essentials for Academic Research] a series of free workshops hosted by UNB Libraries. Sessions will take place in the Learning Lab (Room #112), in the Harriet Irving Library.

Date Time Session
January 28 10:00am – 11:30am Zotero
February 7 10:00am – 11:30am Mendeley
February 28 10:00am – 11:30am Image Use and Copyright
March 14 10:00am – 11:30am Theses and Dissertation
March 21 10:00am – 11:30am Market Research

 

Zotero: An intro to Zotero, which is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
Instructor: Richelle Witherspoon

Mendeley: Learn how to optimize Mendeley for your research projects. By the end of this session, you will be able to create your first bibliography, network with colleagues and peers, and discover new research in your field! You’re encouraged to bring your own laptop.
Please RSVP
Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya

Image Use and Copyright: Images are playing an increasingly prevalent role in every facet of our digital expression. This session will explore the effectiveness, sourcing and evaluation of images for personal and professional use. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week in Canada, we will practice the skills presented in the session for a few rousing rounds of the Canadian Copyright Card Game!
Please RSVP
Instructors: Josh Dickison, Marc Bragdon, and Kim Vose Jones

Theses and Dissertation: A primer on how you can make your life easier by utilizing thesis/dissertation templates provided by UNB Libraries and the School of Graduate Studies.
Please RSVP
Instructors: Mike Nason and Rob Glencross

Market Research: Discover UNB Libraries market research databases. Learn how they can help validate a business idea, lead you to competitors, provide information on emerging technologies, and more.
Please RSVP
Instructor: Sally Armstrong

 

Launch of New Brunswick Historical Newspapers Online

Celebrate with UNB Libraries as we launch
New Brunswick Historical Newspapers Online
Thursday, March 21st at 4:00pm
Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library
Light refreshments will be provided.

New Brunswick Historical Newspapers Online provides free, online access to selected historical newspapers (primarily pre-1940) from UNB Libraries collections, digitized by the Libraries’ Centre for Digital Scholarship. New content will be added on an ongoing basis, to create a truly unique resource for the study of New Brunswick history.

Workshops: Research Data Management and Issues in Scholarly Publishing

You are invited to attend one or both of the following workshops.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Hans W. Klohn Commons

 

 

Research Data Management: Challenges and Opportunities
10:00am – 11:00am  OR 
1:00pm – 2:00pm
James MacKenzie (Director of Scholarly Technologies) & Tatiana Zaraiskaya (STEM Librarian)

Careful planning for managing your research data has never been more important! Find out more about how UNB Libraries’ Research Data Management Services can help. In this session, we’ll explain how research data are different from other datasets and discuss issues, as well as opportunities for data sharing and dissemination. We’ll highlight new and upcoming Tri-Agency requirements regarding research data management planning and data deposit and provide a brief overview of the role of Portage Network, a national initiative to develop research data management services and infrastructure.

Issues in Scholarly Publishing
11:00am – 12:00pm  OR 
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Mike Nason (Scholarly Communications Librarian)

Scholarly Publishing is increasingly evolving. Navigating these shifts can be overwhelming. Researchers are being asked to consider open access. Bad faith publishers and vanity presses are preying on folks under pressure to publish. Funding bodies are requiring more public access to publications and research data. And, on top of it all, researchers have more ways to connect with their communities of practice than ever before. There are an overwhelming amount of ways to share your work. This session addresses some of these trends in publishing, intellectual property, and scholarly profiles.

RSVP: Jenny.palk@unb.ca
Please indicate the time(s) you will be attending.

Registration Deadline for New Brunswick Bibliography Symposium – March 20

Please note that Registration closes on March 20, 2019 for the full-day for the full-day New Brunswick Bibliography Symposium  to be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.  Subtitled Embarkation, Setting Sail, the symposium will bring together scholars, librarians, archivists, and others interested in bibliography and book history, and in the preservation of the published heritage of New Brunswick.  The symposium will offer a varied program of speakers on current and prospective research, will review developments since the first symposium (held March 2018), and will consider next steps on the journey.   The keynote address at this event will be delivered by Tony Tremblay, Professor of English and Canada Research Chair in New Brunswick Studies at St. Thomas University.

To view the full program and to register, please follow this link:  https://go.lib.unb.ca/nbbiblio

United Nations iLibrary

For a comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations, access the UN iLibrary.

Themes include Agriculture Rural Development and Forestry, Children and Youth, Democracy and Governance, Disarmament, Drugs, Crime and Terrorism, Economic and Social Development, Environment and Climate Change, Human Rights and Refugees, Human Settlements and Urban Issues, International Law and Justice, International Trade and Finance, Migration, Natural Resources, Water and Energy, Peacekeeping and Security, Population and Demography, Public Health, Transportation and Public Safety, United Nations, and Women and Gender Issues.

OECD iLibrary

(Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)

UNB Libraries is now providing access to OECD iLibrary. This online library features its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. OECD Books and Papers covers all OECD’s published (ISBN/ISSN) monographs, journals, statistical annuals and periodicals available online in 17 subject themes. The main texts are accessed as PDFs, whilst related tables are in XLS, PDF or HTML.OECD Statistics provides online access to all OECD’s published data, irrespective of format. It includes the dynamic interactive databases, as well as the statistical annuals and periodicals in PDF format, and their related tables in XLS, PDF and HTML.