UNB Libraries’ Research Toolkit

A self-paced, interactive set of modules for learning the basics of library use and academic research. Housed in D2L Brightspace, the Toolkit introduces students to library services and the academic research process at UNB.

Find it in the ‘Free Course Registration’ section in D2L.


•  UNB Libraries’ services and spaces, including course reserves
•  UNB WorldCat, including how to locate items on the shelves
•  Subject Guides, including discipline-specific databases and other eresources
•  Academic research vocabulary, including peer review
•  Academic publication cycle from idea to published findings
•  Research tools, including how to choose the most effective ones
•  Academic integrity, including the mechanics of citing and paraphrasing
•  Strategies for shaping research topics and evaluating sources
Searching UNB Libraries’ databases
•  Keywords, phrase searching, and synonyms
•  Boolean operators
•  Subject headings
•  Citation management via Zotero


Benefits for Instructors: Benefits for Students:
• incorporate content relevant to course requirements
• assign modules for course marks
• focus on subject specific instruction with your librarian
• learn effective use of UNB Libraries’ resources
• recognize markers of quality for academic sources
• discover library services and spaces


For more information contact:
Alicia McLaughlin amclaugh@unb.ca
Aggie Sliwka asliwka@unb.ca


Film Screening & Town Hall discussion

As part of Open Access Week we will be screening the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. A documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. 

Followed by a Town Hall discussion lead by Mike Nason, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Please join us Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Milham Room of the Harriet Irving Library.

Flu Clinic

Flu Season is here!

Get your flu vaccine at the HIL Flu Clinic:

When:  Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

10:00am – 2:00pm

Where:  Reading Room (Rm. 109), Harriet Irving Library, UNBF

Cost:  $15 for students, $25 for faculty and staff

Cash or cheque only  – due at the time of the injection.

Some people may qualify for free flu immunization.

Please note that you will be required to wait for 20 minutes following your injection for your own safety!


In addition to the HIL Flu Clinic, flu shots are now available at the Student Health Centre and at one of the following clinics on campus:

• Wednesday, Oct. 24th: 10:00am – 2:00pm at Human Resources Dept., Room 106 – near HR in Physics and Admin. building

• Wednesday, Oct. 31st: 10:00am – 2:00pm at Ludlow Hall, Room 26

• Thursday, Nov 1st: 10:00am – 2:00pm at STU – J.B. O’Keefe Fitness Centre

• Friday, Nov 2nd: 10:00am – 2:00pm at UNB Student Union Building – Cafeteria near food vendors

• Thursday, Nov 15th: 10:00am – 2:00pm at Head Hall, Room 302

• Friday, Nov 16th: 10:00am – 2:00pm at UNB Bookstore

Cost: $15 for students, $25 for staff and faculty.








NEW – Writing Centre Sessions

Starting September 19th the Writing Centre will be having drop-in sessions in the Science & Forestry Library every Wednesday from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, in Study Room A.

Art Exhibit: Erasing Frankenstein

Erasing Frankenstein: A Collaborative Prison Arts Project will be on exhibit on the first floor of the Harriet Irving Library from mid-September to mid-November. The project received Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funding, and is led by Sue Sinclair & Elizabeth Effinger (Department of English).

On the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this exhibit showcases the result of an artistic collaboration that brings together university students and members of the Walls to Bridges Collective, a group of incarcerated and non-incarcerated women dedicated to creating collaborative and innovative learning communities within correctional settings. Participants each “erased” several pages of the novel, strategically blotting out words to create a new literary work of art: an “erasure,” a long poem piggybacking on Shelley’s original work.

The novel has been reassembled into a rich and crinkly book, which will be on display at the library, as well as blown-up images of some of the individual pages and statements from participants.


Graduate Essentials for Academic Research (GEAR)


This graduate student workshop, hosted and led by UNB Libraries, features Instruction sessions that include how to:

* Optimize citation management tools, including Mendeley and Zotero, and how to leverage them to discover new research

* Manage and share your research data, including information on the new Tri-Agency requirements

* Navigate the world of scholarly publishing, from accessing content from peers to publishing your own work

Date: Thursday, October 11th

Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room (Rm 100)

RSVP: bit.ly/2xRvKyZ

Light lunch provided.

Please contact Jeannie Bail, jbail@unb.ca  or Jamie MacKenzie, jmackenz@unb.ca for further information.