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UNB Libraries Space Survey

We Want to Hear from All Students!!!

Thank you to all of you who participated in the UNB Libraries Space Survey last week. We appreciate your comments, and it is valuable to have your feedback so that we can plan for the future, and build on our improvements to library space.

As a follow up to last week’s survey, we want to connect with those of you we didn’t catch last week – including those of you who don’t use the libraries regularly. Please fill out our brief survey, and register for a chance to win $50 in UCard Cash. The survey will be available until December 4th 2018.  

Wiley/Blackwell Reference Online Collection

Good news!  The Wiley/Blackwell Reference Online Collection has recently completed its migration to a new and improved platform and now provides users with instant access to numerous full-text, academic reference titles including Blackwell companions, handbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Please note, this is no longer a discreet collection.  Users are not able to land on a webpage and view only a list of titles or access only the Reference ebooks, but will now see all Wiley Online Library materials, journals and other select titles we have purchased,  mixed together.  However, ALL 500+ titles, regardless of the collection, can be found in the eBook search.

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 us:
askus@unb.ca
(506) 453-3546

 

 

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