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UNB Libraries’ Research Toolkit

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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 - under 'Libraries' Research Toolkit'.

•  UNB Libraries’ services, including course reserves and document delivery
•  UNB WorldCat, including finding e-books
•  Research Guides, including discipline-specific databases and other e-resources
•  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

 

For more information contact us:
askus@unb.ca
(506) 453-3546

 

 

 

 

STEM Virtual Office Hours

STEM

This Summer term a team of five librarians will be working to provide research help to students, faculty, and researchers in the UNBF faculties of Science, Engineering, Computer Science, and Forestry & Environmental Management, as well as the UNBSJ Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering.

Librarians offering Virtual Office Hours using MS Teams, available for research help via email, and by appointment via MS Bookings:

Librarians available for research help via email, and by appointment via MS Bookings:

 

About UNB Libraries STEM team:

BARRY CULL, MLIS
Barry has been a teaching and learning librarian at the University of New Brunswick for over two decades, and is currently located at the Science & Forestry Library. He helps students and faculty understand, access, and use research and scholarship. He helps researchers use appropriate databases and other research tools and services, and is especially interested in motivating students to develop their creative thinking and deep reading skills, on paper and on-screen. This is also his ongoing area of research, and a selection of his publications can be found on his web profile.

TATIANA ZARAISKAYA, MLIS, PhD
Tatiana works with five departments in the Faculty of Science, including Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, as well as the Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management. Tatiana helps graduate as well as undergraduate students finding, accessing and evaluating scholarly research information. She provides virtual group sessions as well as in-person consultations on how to use academic databases such as Scopus, Inspec, SciFinder, IEEE and more, the citation management program Mendeley, and how to deposit research datasets into UNB data repository Dataverse.  If you have any questions or need help with your research project contact Tatiana using any method outlined below at any time!

SARAN CROOS, MPA, MLIS
Saran has been the Engineering and Computer Science librarian at the Engineering and Computer Science library for nearly eight years. In this capacity, as the liaison librarian for the Engineering and Computer Science faculties, he provides instruction, reference and collection development services for the faculty, and both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to his liaison responsibilities, he also provides annual workshops in patent searching and graduate seminars during the fall and winter terms. Saran is also part of Canadian national library organizations such as CARL, and his research interest includes information seeking behaviour of STEM researchers, and equity, diversity and inclusion within Canadian academic libraries.

ALEX GOUDREAU, MA, MLIS
Alex is the liaison librarian to the Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering on the Saint John campus. She assists undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and researchers with their information needs. This can include helping to find articles for assignments, instruction on navigating databases and evaluating sources, buying books, and consulting on systematic reviews. Alex is a member of, and provides knowledge synthesis support for, the Centre for Research in Integrated Care and the UNB Saint John Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence.

SALLY ARMSTRONG, MI
Sally is the Entrepreneurship Librarian providing research support to all students, faculty, and researchers involved in entrepreneurship or considering commercialization opportunities for their research. She provides research support in areas such as competitor and customer intelligence, market validation, and emerging technology trends. She also provides expert instruction on resources including Frost & Sullivan, BCC Research, Pitchbook, and many other entrepreneurship databases. As a member of UNB’s Entrepreneurship Working Group she organized last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week on campus which included a graduate seminar on conducting market research.

 

Films on Demand

Are you looking to watch streaming videos?  Check out Films on Demand!


UNB Libraries subscribes to the Master Academic Collection, along with access to FMG Archival Films & Newsreels Collection and the Entertainment Collection. Includes 42,000+ full-length videos and over 323,000 video segments licensed for use in Canada, covering a broad range of subjects including business, social sciences, education, health and medicine, humanities, sciences, and guidance, and including archival films and newsreels.