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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

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

Access:


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).

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).

Course-related Use Of Library EBooks

UNB Libraries are seeking the cooperation of faculty to ensure online access to the titles they need to deliver their courses.  Faculty who use specific e-books in their courses are asked to check the library catalogue //lib.unb.ca/ for continued availability before the start of classes, both in September and in January.  If access is lost, be sure to contact the appropriate liaison librarian immediately so that measures can be taken to restore it.  The list of liaison librarians by department and faculty can be found on the Library website at //lib.unb.ca/collections/

NEW EResource–Frost & Sullivan

FrostSullivanIn partnership with the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME), UNB Libraries is pleased to advise members of our university community that they now have IP-authenticated access to the Frost & Sullivan database.

This resource, updated as new reports are produced, offers in-depth, full-text market research and strategy reports with global coverage of the following high-technology sectors:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Chemicals, Materials and Food
  • Electronics & Security
  • Energy & Power Systems
  • Environment & Building Technologies
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Automation & Process Control
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Measurement & Instrumentation

Please note that UNB Libraries does not subscribe to all Frost & Sullivan content.

Our licensing agreement with Frost & Sullivan limits access to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University. As such, database login via our UNB Libraries proxy server is required.


If you would like more information about Frost & Sullivan, please contact the appropriate librarian listed below:

Business: Leanne Wells: lwells@unb.ca (447-3075)

Engineering & Computer Science: Saran Croos: saran.croos@unb.ca (458-7959)

Science & Forestry: Steve Sloan: sloan@unb.ca (453-4814)

UNB Saint John: Linda Hansen: lhansen@unb.ca (648-5788)

St. Thomas University: Barry Cull: bcull@unb.ca (458-7057)

NAXOS Music Library

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NAXOS Music Library (NML) is the world’s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 127,240 CDs with more than 1,903,700 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire.

Content
  • Complete Naxos, DaCapo and Marco Polo catalogues via streaming audio
  • Selected titles from over 650 record labels, with more labels joining every month
  • Multiple genres: Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Legends, Folk Legends, Blues Legends, Nostalgia, World, Contemporary Instrumental, Chinese Music, Pop and Rock, Gospel Legends, Spoken Word, Relaxation Music
Access Information
  • 24/7 Access—anywhere, anytime from any computer
  • Access the “service on the go” with the iPhone/iPod and Android mobile app
  • Stream music through the standard internet connection of most phones and tablets with the HTML5 player
  • Unlimited simultaneous users!
Searchability
  • Search by composer, work, genre, label, or keyword
  • Advanced search: Combine up to 11 search criteria
Extra Functionality
  • Find liner notes for many recordings
  • Create personalized playlists or use predefined Naxos Music library playlists
  • Find playlists for graded music exams (ABRSM, Trinity/Guildhall) in various categories and grades
  • Listen to audiobook transcriptions about the history of classical music and opera
  • Find libretti and synopses of over 700 operas
  • Use a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names
  • Consult a glossary or an overview of important musical terms
  • Find details about analyses of work, instrumentation, publishers, duration, and other information, including available recordings
  • Find classical music podcasts
E-Learning Resources
  • Take Guided Tours through different historical eras of music: the Baroque Era, the Classical Era, the Romantic Era, or explore Nationalism in the Romantic Era
  • Find a wealth of information and exercises designed to introduce the world of classical music to young children, specifically those in Australia, Ireland, Korea, America, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

  • If you would like more information about Naxos Music Library, please contact Leanne Wells, Music Librarian at UNB Fredericton, (506-447-3075). Find additional information about music in UNB Libraries’ Guide to Music.

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

Web Of Science Cancellation And Access To Online Journals

Don’t panic! You still have access to the online journals that you may have found using the database Web of Science. You can still get to your destination (online content), but you now need to take a different route to get there.

Let us explain. It may have seemed as if your online journal articles were provided by Web of Science because you could easily click on the “Check for Fulltext” link to get to your final destination (the fulltext of the article). However, that “Check for Fulltext” link has been added by UNB Libraries to move users seamlessly from the database in which the citation for an article has been found to the database in which the fulltext of the article is held. The important distinction is between databases that index bibliographical records and enable you to discover relevant citations on the one hand and databases that provide content (e.g. the fulltext of articles) on the other.

UNB Libraries never purchased journal content from Web of Science—rest assured, the online journal content is still available. What’s changed is the finding process—instead of “discovering” citations in Web of Science and then proceeding to the fulltext held in other databases, you will now need to “discover” relevant citations in other indexing databases that are identified under the “Find Articles” TAB of the Subject Guide for your discipline.

If you would like some help identifying other indexing databases that you can use to discover citations to relevant articles before linking to the fulltext, do not hesitate to contact your Liaison Librarian or Ask Us for help (by instant message, text message, email, or phone) or in person at our Research Help Desks.

NEW! Copyright Tutorials For Faculty And Instructors

Copyright

Faculty and instructors are invited to view our new Copyright in the Classroom video tutorials available from the copyright webpage and Desire2Learn, under Free Courses.

The video tutorials explain how to utilize copyrighted materials within the limits of copyright legislation and licences. Copyrighted materials frequently used in university classrooms, covered in these videos, include images, music, audiovisual works, print materials, online text-based materials, and government documents.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at copyright@unb.ca.

Young Ebook, Nature’s Bounty

cover imageUNB Libraries is pleased to announce the publication by our Centre for Digital Scholarship of Dr. C. Mary Young’s study, Nature’s Bounty: Four Centuries of Plant Exploration in New Brunswick, in electronic format.

This study documents nearly 400 years of botanical exploration in New Brunswick. It not only describes how New Brunswick flora has changed over time, but also tells the longer story of many less celebrated individuals, early naturalists and botanists, who contributed their skills and expertise to expanding the store of scientific knowledge. Armed with the tools of their trade—the trowel, pocket knife, vasculum, plant press, and cartridge paper—these pioneers traversed bogs and waterways and braved the forest depths to determine the nature of New Brunswick’s plant communities.

Analyzing botanical periodicals, naturalist journals, personal correspondence, archival materials, and herbaria (libraries of pressed and dried plants), Young provides an historically contextualized account of individual endeavour and commitment through which New Brunswick emerges not only as a geographical place of botanical interest, but also as a locus for increasingly active participation in botanical enquiry that had previously been the prerogative of Europeans.

Amongst the many early explorers chronicled in the study are several figures affiliated with the University of New Brunswick. For instance, Young details the 19th-century work of Dr. James Robb, the first lecturer in Chemistry and Natural Science at King’s College (later the University of New Brunswick), whose personal collection of pressed and dried plants from New Brunswick constituted the beginning of the Connell Memorial Herbarium at UNB. Contributions from other UNB professors (such as Dr. Loring Woart Bailey and Dr. Philip Cox, both of whom taught chemistry, physics, geology, and the natural sciences), and from countless others (such as Rev. James Fowler, Dr. E.O. Hagmeier, Dr. A.R.A. Taylor, Dr. Harold Hinds, and Dr. Patricia Roberts-Pichette) expanded the herbarium, the oldest institutional collection still extant in Canada, which now houses over 64,000 specimens.

In Nature’s Bounty, Young examines early ecological studies and curious anomalies of plant distribution, explores the modern emphasis on plant diversity and the need for conservation, and speaks to present-day concerns with climate change and the environment. By elucidating the intellectual debt owed to the dedicated amateurs who became experts in their chosen fields of interest and made significant contributions to the field of natural history, Young claims a place for New Brunswick, for generations of naturalists, and for the University of New Brunswick in botanical and environmental historiography.


“Just like the scholars and scientists that she highlights in her book, Mary exemplifies the time-honoured tradition of a scientist and scholar with a broad range of expertise that extends well beyond the discipline that she devoted her career to. Mary’s academic training and career focused on entomology, but she has become a very knowledgeable botanist, both in the field and in the laboratory. Her scientific expertise and her love of botany are clearly evident in her botanical illustrations that accompany this book; these are not only accurate but beautiful.”
~Dr. James Goltz, from the Foreword


Young E-book Launch, Nature’s Bounty

cover imageUNB Libraries is pleased to announce the publication by our Centre for Digital Scholarship of Dr. C. Mary Young’s study, Nature’s Bounty: Four Centuries of Plant Exploration in New Brunswick, in electronic format.

This study documents nearly 400 years of botanical exploration in New Brunswick. It not only describes how New Brunswick flora has changed over time, but also tells the longer story of many less celebrated individuals, early naturalists and botanists, who contributed their skills and expertise to expanding the store of scientific knowledge. Armed with the tools of their trade—the trowel, pocket knife, vasculum, plant press, and cartridge paper—these pioneers traversed bogs and waterways and braved the forest depths to determine the nature of New Brunswick’s plant communities.

Analyzing botanical periodicals, naturalist journals, personal correspondence, archival materials, and herbaria (libraries of pressed and dried plants), Young provides an historically contextualized account of individual endeavour and commitment through which New Brunswick emerges not only as a geographical place of botanical interest, but also as a locus for increasingly active participation in botanical enquiry that had previously been the prerogative of Europeans.

Amongst the many early explorers chronicled in the study are several figures affiliated with the University of New Brunswick. For instance, Young details the 19th-century work of Dr. James Robb, the first lecturer in Chemistry and Natural Science at King’s College (later the University of New Brunswick), whose personal collection of pressed and dried plants from New Brunswick constituted the beginning of the Connell Memorial Herbarium at UNB. Contributions from other UNB professors (such as Dr. Loring Woart Bailey and Dr. Philip Cox, both of whom taught chemistry, physics, geology, and the natural sciences), and from countless others (such as Rev. James Fowler, Dr. E.O. Hagmeier, Dr. A.R.A. Taylor, Dr. Harold Hinds, and Dr. Patricia Roberts-Pichette) expanded the herbarium, the oldest institutional collection still extant in Canada, which now houses over 64,000 specimens.

In Nature’s Bounty, Young examines early ecological studies and curious anomalies of plant distribution, explores the modern emphasis on plant diversity and the need for conservation, and speaks to present-day concerns with climate change and the environment. By elucidating the intellectual debt owed to the dedicated amateurs who became experts in their chosen fields of interest and made significant contributions to the field of natural history, Young claims a place for New Brunswick, for generations of naturalists, and for the University of New Brunswick in botanical and environmental historiography.


“Just like the scholars and scientists that she highlights in her book, Mary exemplifies the time-honoured tradition of a scientist and scholar with a broad range of expertise that extends well beyond the discipline that she devoted her career to. Mary’s academic training and career focused on entomology, but she has become a very knowledgeable botanist, both in the field and in the laboratory. Her scientific expertise and her love of botany are clearly evident in her botanical illustrations that accompany this book; these are not only accurate but beautiful.”
~Dr. James Goltz, from the Foreword


E-book launch of

Nature’s Bounty: Four Centuries of Plant Exploration in New Brunswick

C. Mary Young

Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 4:00pm
Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton campus

All welcome to attend.