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GEAR – Free Workshops For Graduate Students

All graduate students are welcome to attend GEAR [Graduate Essentials for Academic Research] a series of free workshops hosted by UNB Libraries.

Date Time Session Location
Oct. 17 2pm - 3:30pm Zotero Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Oct. 29 10am - 11:30am Library Research Tools for STEM Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Nov. 5 10am - 11:30am Mendeley Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Nov. 21 2pm - 3:30pm Market Research Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Nov. 25 6pm - 7:30pm Issues in Scholarly Publishing UNB Grad House, Windsor Street

Zotero: An intro to Zotero, which is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
Instructor: Richelle Witherspoon and Aggie Sliwka

Library Research Tools for STEM: This session will review how to effectively use a variety of databases for patents and standards research. Topics include an overview of the advanced Scopus features and functions, such as journal analytics and metrics,  author profile, research trends, PlumX metrics, alerts, and export citations to Mendeley and other programs.  We will compare Google Scholar and Scopus, and demonstrate how to set up off-campus access to full-text publications in Google Scholar. Please bring your laptop with you if you wish to follow along!
Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya

Mendeley: Learn how to optimize Mendeley for your research projects. By the end of this session, you will be able to create your first bibliography, network with colleagues and peers, and discover new research in your field! You’re encouraged to bring your own laptop.
Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya

Market Research: Discover UNB Libraries market research databases. Learn how they can help validate a business idea, lead you to competitors, provide information on emerging technologies, and more.
Instructor: Sally Armstrong

Issues in Scholarly Publishing: Scholarly Publishing is increasingly evolving. Navigating these shifts can be overwhelming. Researchers are being asked to consider open access. Bad faith publishers and vanity presses are preying on folks under pressure to publish. Funding bodies are requiring more public access to publications and research data. And, on top of it all, researchers have more ways to connect with their communities of practice than ever before. There are an overwhelming amount of ways to share your work. This session addresses some of these trends in publishing, intellectual property, and scholarly profiles.
Instructors: Mike Nason

 

 

 

United Nations ILibrary

UN iLibrary

For a comprehensive global search, discovery, and viewing source for digital content created by the United Nations, access the UN iLibrary.

Themes include Agriculture Rural Development and Forestry, Children and Youth, Democracy and Governance, Disarmament, Drugs, Crime and Terrorism, Economic and Social Development, Environment and Climate Change, Human Rights and Refugees, Human Settlements and Urban Issues, International Law and Justice, International Trade and Finance, Migration, Natural Resources, Water and Energy, Peacekeeping and Security, Population and Demography, Public Health, Transportation and Public Safety, United Nations, and Women and Gender Issues.

New E-resource: EMBASE Biomedical Answers

Attention Nursing students and Faculty! The database EMBASE, a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing international journals, is now available at UNB Libraries.

• Over 32 million records, including MEDLINE titles
• Over 8,500 journals from over 95 countries, including MEDLINE titles
• Over 2,900 indexed journals unique to Embase
• Over 1.5 million records added yearly, with an average of over 6,000 each day
• Over 2.4 million conference abstracts indexed from more than 7,000 conferences dating from 2009
• Full-text indexing of drug, disease and medical device data

Zotero Workshop

Want to learn how to organize your research and manage citations?  Zotero is a free research organization tool that facilitates citing, organizing papers and sharing articles.

Zotero Workshop
July 15, 2019
1:00pm
Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab (room 112)

All students, faculty, and researchers are welcome!  We encourage everyone to bring a laptop, however there will be computers available.

Early Modern Maritime Recipes Project Launch

Please join UNB Libraries for the launch of the Early Modern Maritime Recipes project on Thursday, April 11, at 3:30 in the Milham Room (Room #100) of the Harriet Irving Library.

Led by Dr. Edith Snook (UNB) and Dr. Lyn Bennett (Dalhousie), and developed in partnership with UNB Libraries, Early Modern Maritime Recipes is a database that collects recipes circulating before 1800 in print and manuscript in the area now defined as Canada’s Maritime provinces. Dr. Snook, Dr. Bennett, and James MacKenzie (UNB Libraries) will introduce the EMMR database and its images, transcriptions, and essays.  This research was undertaken with funding support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, UNB Libraries, and Dalhousie Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

All are welcome and light refreshments will be served

OECD ILibrary

(Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)

UNB Libraries is now providing access to OECD iLibrary. This online library features its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. OECD Books and Papers covers all OECD’s published (ISBN/ISSN) monographs, journals, statistical annuals and periodicals available online in 17 subject themes. The main texts are accessed as PDFs, whilst related tables are in XLS, PDF or HTML.OECD Statistics provides online access to all OECD’s published data, irrespective of format. It includes the dynamic interactive databases, as well as the statistical annuals and periodicals in PDF format, and their related tables in XLS, PDF and HTML.

Renaissance College – Photography Exhibition

UNB Libraries is excited to host the student photography exhibition, In Focus, which will run from February to April 2019. The exhibit, on display on the main floor of the Harriet Irving Library, was created by third-year students of Renaissance College as part of the course “Images and Insights”.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Launch Of New Brunswick Historical Newspapers Online

Celebrate with UNB Libraries as we launch
New Brunswick Historical Newspapers Online
Thursday, March 21st at 4:00pm
Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library
Light refreshments will be provided.

New Brunswick Historical Newspapers Online provides free, online access to selected historical newspapers (primarily pre-1940) from UNB Libraries collections, digitized by the Libraries’ Centre for Digital Scholarship. New content will be added on an ongoing basis, to create a truly unique resource for the study of New Brunswick history.

Workshops: Research Data Management And Issues In Scholarly Publishing

You are invited to attend one or both of the following workshops.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Hans W. Klohn Commons

Research Data Management: Challenges and Opportunities
10:00am – 11:00am  OR 
1:00pm – 2:00pm
James MacKenzie (Director of Scholarly Technologies) & Tatiana Zaraiskaya (STEM Librarian)

Careful planning for managing your research data has never been more important! Find out more about how UNB Libraries’ Research Data Management Services can help. In this session, we’ll explain how research data are different from other datasets and discuss issues, as well as opportunities for data sharing and dissemination. We’ll highlight new and upcoming Tri-Agency requirements regarding research data management planning and data deposit and provide a brief overview of the role of Portage Network, a national initiative to develop research data management services and infrastructure.

Issues in Scholarly Publishing
11:00am – 12:00pm  OR 
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Mike Nason (Scholarly Communications Librarian)

Scholarly Publishing is increasingly evolving. Navigating these shifts can be overwhelming. Researchers are being asked to consider open access. Bad faith publishers and vanity presses are preying on folks under pressure to publish. Funding bodies are requiring more public access to publications and research data. And, on top of it all, researchers have more ways to connect with their communities of practice than ever before. There are an overwhelming amount of ways to share your work. This session addresses some of these trends in publishing, intellectual property, and scholarly profiles.

RSVP: Jenny.palk@unb.ca
Please indicate the time(s) you will be attending.

Reading By UNB Writer-in-Residence, Phil Hall

Join us for a Reading by UNB Writer-in-Residence, Phil Hall

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Beaverbrook Room, Harriet Irving Library

Phil Hall is an award-winning poet with many books to his credit, most recently: Guthrie Clothing: the Poetry of Phil Hall – a Selected Collage (2015), and Conjugation (2016). He is also a visual artist, working in collage. His art exhibit Cut & Past is on display at the Harriet Irving Library until February 1st.