Category Archives: Featured

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

 

17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers

UNB Libraries is delighted we now have access to the 17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers!

The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of ‘news’ and ‘newspapers’ and the “free press”, totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. These treasures can now be searched, browsed and discovered again within Gale Digital Collections.

http://www.lib.unb.ca/eresources/index.php?id=3548

Women’s History: Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

UNB Libraries is excited to announce our new e-resource Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs!

This database is the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country’s feminist movement on other countries and their movements. The Gerritsen Collection also provides immediate access to many primary sources from around the world that were previously available only in a limited number of rare book rooms.

www.lib.unb.ca/eresources/index.php?id=3547

Summer Employment Opportunities

UNBF Libraries is hiring for the following summer positions.

Please submit all applications through our online application by April 20th.

Make sure you select the  Summer Moving Project  ✅ option to apply.


Student Assistants:

1-2 full-time positions are available beginning late April to assist with a Library moving project.

Key responsibilities include:

  • lift heavy boxes
  • load and unload cargo van
  • experience with Excel
  • operate a Scissor Lift (training provided)

Qualifications:

  • have a valid Canadian Driver’s license
  • be a minimum of 21 years of age (required by vehicle rental agreement)
  • attention to detail
  • be available Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm

Mailroom Student Assistant:

1  full-time general labor position is available.

Key responsibilities include:

  • assist with mail delivery
  • inter-campus deliveries
  • general Library maintenance
  • other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • have a valid Canadian Driver’s license
  • be available Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm

Borrow Tools

Did you know that you can borrow tools from the Engineering & Computer Science Library? These tools are intended for small household projects, with a loan period of 3 days.

Some of the available tools are:
•  Pliers
•  Screwdrivers
•  Hammer
•  Tape Measure
•  Scrapers
•  Ratchet Set
•  Wire cutters & strippers
•  Power Drills
•  Drill Bit Sets
•  Hand Saws
•  Level
•  Arduinos
•  Raspberry Pis