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Introduction To R: A Language For Statistical Computing

introtorR is an environment for statistical computing and graphics.

This one-day workshop, organized by the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, will provide a brief introduction for new users, with a focus on practical applications:

  • R syntax and objects (e.g. matrices, data frames)
  • Importing, exporting, and manipulating data
  • Creating and using functions
  • Basic plotting and data analysis

Participants are not expected to have any previous experience working with R, but should have some familiarity with basic data manipulation and statistical analysis in other software, such as SAS, SPSS, S-PLUS, or STATA. Computers are available on-site; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.


Date & Time:
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 (9am-4pm)
Location:
Data/GIS Lab (Rm 310)
Harriet Irving Library [map]
UNB Fredericton campus
5 MacAulay Lane
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H5


REGISTER for this free workshop.

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Report Of Survey On Library Resources Now Available

A survey was conducted by UNB Libraries in Spring 2016 seeking information on the use of library resources for research and teaching. Participation by faculty was high, and the feedback from the survey confirmed the importance placed on Library-provided access to critical journals and books. The survey results also revealed a growing dependence on streaming video for classroom teaching and a growing acceptance of ebooks. The survey findings have been compiled and the report has been posted to //lib.unb.ca/collections/. UNB Libraries are grateful to all those who took the time to complete the survey.

Copyright–Images In The Classroom

A new addition to the copyright webpage covers the use of images in the classroom. For the purposes of class instruction, faculty can rely on the public domain, licenced resources, fair dealing, and educational exceptions to deliver images to students.

The video tutorial on Images in the Classroom further explains how to utilize images within the limits of copyright legislation and licences.


For more information about copyright at UNB, see UNB Libraries’ Copyright Links:

Alternately, contact the Copyright Office by email copyright@unb.ca or by phone (506-447-3378).

Intro To Palaeography

Do you need help reading handwritten documents?

If so, come to this 2-part session to learn techniques and strategies that you can use to approach reading and analyzing manuscripts.

Part One:

Tuesday, February 16th (2-2:50pm), HIL Milham Room
Topics include transcription, writing materials, and styles (hands).

Part Two:

Tuesday, February 23rd (2-2:50pm), HIL Learning Lab
Hands-on practice using 18th-century and 19th-century sources from North America and Great Britain.

This free session is primarily intended for undergraduate and graduate students working with primary documents. No registration is required.


For more information, please contact Dr. Leah Grandy by email lgrandy@unb.ca or by telephone (453-4834).

Intro To UNB Libraries For INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Are you new to UNB Libraries?

UNB Libraries will offer a session designed to introduce international students to the library system, including the various resources, services, and study spaces that are available to support your academic success.

Resources

  • What kind of materials the library offers (books, journal articles, newspapers, films, and more)
  • How to find materials using the catalogue UNB WorldCat, databases, and UNB Libraries’ Subject Guides
  • Where physical materials can be found in the library
  • How to get to the fulltext of online/electronic resources
  • How to print, save, and organize your research findings

Services

  • Research Help Desks: Ask Us for help in using any of UNB Libraries’ resources or services
  • Subject Area Librarians: Ask your librarian for subject-specific research support
  • Commons Service Desks: Sign out materials with your library card, pick up printed course reserves, pick up keycard for group study rooms, borrow equipment (e.g. laptops, mobile chargers, headphones, external DVD drives, calculators, tools, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and molecular model kits)
  • Document Delivery Service: Borrow materials from other libraries
  • CURBA Card: Borrow materials when visiting other libraries
  • Graduate Student Services: Find the services UNB Libraries offers to support graduate students’ research, writing, and teaching
  • Printing, Scanning, & Photocopying: available at all libraries
  • Accessibility Services: Find the services UNB Libraries offers to students with disabilities
  • Lockers: Rent a locker at the HIL to store your belongings while you study
  • Information Technology Services (ITS Helpdesk): Find help with technical issues on your computer or mobile devices (e.g. login id/password, wifi, printing, UCard) from ITS in the HIL
  • Writing Help: Find help with your writing during “drop-in hours” in the HIL and the Engineering Library

Study Spaces


Wednesday, February 3rd (2:30-4pm)
Learning Lab (Room 112), Harriet Irving Library
UNB Fredericton

2:30-3:30pm – Presentation & Tour of the HIL
3:30-4:00pm – Open question/discussion period

Refreshments will be provided


Bring questions and learn how to make the best use of your library!

This free session is intended for all international students studying at the undergraduate or graduate level.

No registration is required.


For more information, please contact Alicia McLaughlin (amclaugh@unb.ca; 506-453-4749).

New Business E-Resources

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Check out these 3 NEW e-Resources for Business Administration at UNB Libraries!

Passport GMID is an international market research database and analysis tool from Euromonitor. The database contains business intelligence and reports across key industries, companies, markets, and consumers in more than 200 categories for 80 countries. It also provides data on lifestyle, demographic and socio-economic country that spans 206 countries.

Hoover’s Online (D & B/Mergent) is a quality business database from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) that offers reliable and comprehensive insight and analysis on more than 85 million companies, 100 million contacts, and 900 industry segments. Whether you are generating leads, researching companies and industries, or comparing competitive strategies, Hoover’s data provides some of the most up-to-date information available.

Mergent Online provides access to the most detailed financial data available for over 25,000 public U.S. and global companies. Results include: company details/history, executives, ownership, key financials, equity pricing, reports, filings, news, competitors, plus a customized Report Builder. Company financial reports for up to 15 years can be downloaded via Excel spreadsheet software. Mergent also offers real-time access to company filings submitted to the SEC (U.S.) and SEDAR (Canada). Additional attributes include a Global Private Company database for over 20 million private companies, reports (industry or equity), economic indicators, and country profiles.


For more information about these Business e-resources, please contact Leanne Wells, Business Librarian, (447-3075); for more resources relevant to studies in Business, please consult UNB Libraries’ Business Administration Guides.

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.

Films On Demand

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Films on Demand offers an extensive online educational video streaming library with:

  • Thousands of high quality educational videos viewable by faculty and students anytime, anywhere;
  • Thousands of fully annotated segments that can be integrated into lectures and presentations with ease;
  • Participating producers include Films for the Humanities & Sciences, BBC, PBS, TED, CBC Television, NFB, Cambridge Educational, The Open University, and many more.

Some highlights of the new service:

  • Playlist creation enabling the assembly of segments from various titles;
  • Unlimited 24/7 access on or off campus for faculty and students;
  • Hundreds of new titles added every year;
  • All programs include Canadian Public Performance rights;
  • Use keywords to search the FOD digital library by title or by segment;
  • Browse the FOD digital library by subject, special collections, related titles and subject tag “clouds”;
  • Closed captioning available on many titles.

Take advantage of the power of digital media in your classrooms, in your assignments, and in Desire2Learn (UNB) or Moodle (STU).

Access Films on Demand.

For more information or a demonstration, contact Marc Bragdon (458-7741).

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Google @ UNB Libraries

Google @ UNB LibrariesUse this series of video quick tips to become a more effective Google user. Learn how the internet-at-large compares to the internet-based resources available through the Library, how Google thinks and what it does with your search terms, how to control Google searching with limiting commands, and how to integrate Google Scholar into your research. See the 5-part series, Google@UNB Libraries, and get other help at our Video Quick Tips page.

CoolTools @ UNB Libraries

CoolTools @ UNB LibrariesCool Tools are sessions that encourage a greater familiarity with library resources and promote an understanding of the general research skills and strategies required when conducting academic research.

Each session helps students to develop their abilities to access different types of information effectively through a combination of demo instruction and hands-on practice.

To take a look at the Cool Tools sessions, or to register, please go to our Cool Tools webpage:

//www.lib.unb.ca/research/CoolTools.html