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.

Highlights:

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

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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

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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.


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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.


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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

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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.


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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 2017 Workshop

PARTICIPATORY FILMMAKING: A CASE STUDY

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MARCH 30th, 2017

UNB HARRIET IRVING LIBRARY,

MILHAM ROOM

Dr. Matt Rogers, Assistant Professor, UNB For this presentation, Dr. Rogers will share information about his current research partnership with the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre, which is focused on addressing cyber-violence with youth through participatory filmmaking.

Dr. Matt Rogers is an Assistant Professor in the UNB Faculty of Education and an Atlantic Canadian Filmmaker. His research focuses on youth-centered participatory filmmaking and documentary inquiry as a knowledge mobilization tool. Dr. Rogers’ personal film work, through the production company Frictive Pictures, has been internationally recognized with awards and nominations cinematography, editing, writing, and direction. Recently, he won Best Short Film Director for his film “a list,” at the Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston.

(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.


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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).

Winter Warmer Series in the HIL

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7 principles – 7 presenters – 7 faculties


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) is offering a new series of 7 sessions based on the book How Learning Works – Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose et al. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010).

Each session features one of the 7 principles. The 7 presenters come from 7  faculties, and each presenter is free to design the session as s/he wishes.

Find full details about the sessions, including descriptions and times.

All sessions will be in the Milham Room of the Harriet Irving Library.

Sessions are open and free, but pre-registration is required.

Romancing Roberts: Rescheduled for Feb. 28th

Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, born in 1860 in New Brunswick, was a UNB graduate, known as one of the Fathers of Canadian Poetry, and is among those recognized at UNB’s Poets Corner of Canada, a designated historic site. He was also an inveterate correspondent exchanging letters with acquaintances, friends, literati, and several women with whom he was known to have had romantic relationships.

Robert’s letters to Evelyn Smith, about whom little was known, add another name to the list. On Feb. 28th, we will tell the story of how UNB’s Archives & Special Collections came to acquire this previously unknown collection, and to reveal something about the nature of Smith and Robert’s liaison.

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Location: The Lord Beaverbrook Room, 4th Floor, Harriet Irving Library (an accessible building)