UpToDate–NEW Nursing e-Resource

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UpToDate is a website and app-based tool that provides quick access to information about diagnosis, clinical practice, and point of care information. UpToDate draws reliable information from many clinical sources and presents it in an easy-to-read format that supports learning and practice in medical fields.

For more information about UpToDate, please contact Richelle Witherspoon, Nursing Librarian, at UNB Fredericton (506-453-4602).

CSA Standards and Codes Online

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UNB Libraries provides access to the full Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standards and Codes electronic collection and archives via the CSA web portal. You can now access CSA standards, and more, from any location with internet access using your UNB login credentials.


  • Over 3,000 current and historical CSA standards
  • IT and Telecommunications standards
  • Standard-related documents, such as handbooks, guidelines and commentaries


The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit standards development, membership-based association for business, industry, government and consumers. CSA is the largest standards development organization (SDO) in Canada and is accredited in Canada and the U.S. to develop standards in a wide range of subject areas.

For more information about the CSA collection, please contact Saran Croos, Engineering & Computer Science Librarian, at UNB Fredericton (506-458-7959).

Digital Media Editing Studio @ HIL


In recognition of the increasing use of digital media modalities for academic and creative expression, UNB Libraries is now providing space for working on media projects (e.g. video, sound, and image, 3D). The studio is primarily intended to meet the multimedia creation and editing needs of UNB students.

The Digital Media Editing Studio is equipped with three 27″ iMacs with Retina 5K display, each loaded with the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software applications as well as iMovie and Garageband. Studio quality headphones (ATH-M20x) and Apple SuperDrives to read optical media such as CDs and DVDs are also available.

This new studio supports the creative learning environment at UNB Libraries. We’ve got the space and the tools for you to do your best work. Drop by and check out the new studio in the John B. McNair Learning Commons on the first floor of the Harriet Irving Library.

If you would like more information about the new Digital Media Editing Studio, please contact Marc Bragdon, Film Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-458-7741).

Find more information about media in UNB Libraries’ Guide to Film, Image, and Sound Collections and Guide to Media Arts and Cultures.


For additional help with using UNB Libraries’ resources, consult our online
Research Help pages or contact the help desk of any library at UNB.

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by
Text (506.800.9044).

Statista – Getting your Facts Straight

statistaLaunched in 2008, Statista is a holistic and multidisciplinary database, one of the world’s largest statistics portals, covering worldwide markets, industries, and societal topics.

Statista Sources

  • Comprehensive and transparent sources
    (e.g. market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases)
  • Data categorized into 21 market sectors
    (e.g. media, business, finance, politics)
  • Data from over 18,000 private and public sources aggregated from North America, Europe, and Asia
  • More than 1.5 million worldwide statistics
  • Forecasts on 500 areas from 41 countries for 5 years
  • More than 20,000 public and private reports
  • Proprietary and exclusive information (including 2,500 dossiers and 40 industry reports)
  • Metadata for each statistic (source, release date, number of respondents, and more)
  • Information prepared and vetted by a research team of 100+ analysts in Hamburg, Germany
  • All data and charts can be republished with full publication rights

Database Functionality

  • Intuitive, innovative, multifaceted, and multidisciplinary research tool
  • Integrates quantitative data on 80,000+ topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single platform
  • Statistics can be directly downloaded in PNG, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint formats
  • Statistics can be displayed in bar chart, line graph, or table format
  • Infographics to illustrate data visually can enhance presentations
  • Citation tool formats downloaded statistics (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Bluebook)
  • Links provided to original sources for further research

If you would like more information about Statista, please contact Leanne Wells, Business Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-447-3075). Or watch Statista’s own demo video.

Find more information about data and statistics in UNB Libraries’ department of Government Documents, Data, and Maps/GIS.

For additional help with using UNB Libraries’ resources, consult our online
Research Help pages or contact the help desk of any library at UNB.

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by
Text (506.800.9044).

Library Loaner Laptops


Take the library with you on a Loaner Laptop!

UNB students can borrow a laptop for 2-hour and 24-hour loans at all libraries–inquire about availability at each library.

  • Connect to the myUNB WiFi network with your UNB login ID and password.
  • Access UNB Libraries’ e-resources, search WorldCat, check D2L, work on assignments, check email.
  • Book a group study room online.
  • Use the Wireless Presentation System (AirMedia).
  • Borrow a laptop, headphones, and an external DVD drive to watch a movie anywhere you want–inside or outside the library!

*Please note that STU students can borrow laptops for 24 hours from the STU computer lab on the 2nd floor of James Dunn Hall, connect to the eduroam WiFi network with their STU Network Account username and password, book group study rooms online, use the Wireless Presentation System (AirMedia), and borrow headphones and/or external DVD drives. See the STU Guide to Technology at the HIL for full details.

AskUsLogoLgNoShadowFor additional help using UNB Libraries’ resources, consult our online
Research Help pages or contact the help desk of any library at UNB.

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by
Text (506.800.9044).

DocTalks Workshop 2


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM APRIL 27, 2017



PRESENTERS:  Marc Bragdon, Librarian, UNB and Casey Burkholder, PhD candidate, McGill University

This workshop will explore film as both an adjunct to traditional instruction methods and, in the form of cellphilms, an alternative modality for student projects and knowledge mobilization. Cellphilms (cellphones + films) are videos made on a cellphone, and are easily disseminated from cellphone-to-cellphone, screened in classrooms and at community events, and/or uploaded onto social media.  In this workshop, our objectives are to introduce cellphilm method drawing on our own experiences with the method and to interrogate and deepen understandings about the contributions and limitations of integrating cellphones into participatory filmmaking.

(bring brown bag lunch – refreshments provided)

NEW Women in Engineering Collection

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A new collection of books dedicated to women in the engineering profession has been established in the Engineering & CS Library.

Founded with donations from the Women in Engineering (WiE) Society at the University of New Brunswick, this collection aims to promote leadership, creativity, and professional development.

The collection has its own location code (ENG-WIE) and will be maintained in a prominent spot in the library to facilitate browsing.


The Women in Engineering Society at UNB was created in 2015
to promote the role of women within the faculty and the profession.

For more information about the WiE Collection, please contact Saran Croos, Engineering Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-458-7959).

Easter Weekend Hours

2017 Easter Weekend Hours
UNB Libraries, Fredericton Campus
Friday, April 14- Monday, April 17

Harriet Irving Library:

Friday           1:00 pm – Midnight
Saturday      7:30 am – Midnight
Sunday         1:00 pm – Midnight
Monday        7:30 am – Midnight

Science & Forestry Library:

Friday            1:00 pm – Midnight
Saturday      10:00 am – Midnight
Sunday         1:00 pm – Midnight
Monday        8:00 am – Midnight

Engineering & Computer Science Library:

Friday           1:00 pm – Midnight
Saturday      10:00 am – Midnight
Sunday         1:00 pm – Midnight
Monday        8:00 am – Midnight

See the list of complete hours for UNB Libraries.

Transgender Archives Exhibition

On Friday, March 31st, UNB Libraries will be participating in the first Queer Research Day, a bi-campus initiative between UNB and STU.  There will be presentations and panels by students and faculty from UNBSJ, UNBF, and St. Thomas.

The day will begin in Tilley Hall, and move in the afternoon to the Harriet Irving Library, where ARTS 3000 student Hannah Ruff will have an exhibit in the Stewart Room built around the University of Victoria’s Transgender Archive.  Head of Archives & Special Collections, Fran Holyoke, will be speaking about the exhibit.  Jeannie Bail, Director of Learning & Research Services, will then speak about libraries supporting LGBTQIA+  communities and the closing keynote and reception will both be held in the HIL:

3:45-4:00 TransArchive Exhibition
Remarks: Francesca Holyoke, Head of Archives & Special Collections (UNB)
HIL Stewart Room

Jeannie Bail (UNB) & Peggy McEachreon, “Libraries as Social Activists: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Communities”
HIL Milham Room

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Lucas Crawford (UNB) “Eating Out Queer Theory: elBulli Restaurant and the New Edible Modernism”
HIL Milham Room

Reception & Student Awards Ceremony
HIL Reading Room
The Queer Research Day is free to attend.  If you’re interested in coming, you can find the registration information here​.

Image by Hannah Ruff.