Pre-July 2008

Quest Gets A Facelift

Quest, UNB Libraries’ catalogue, will have a new look beginning Tuesday, April 29.

While all of the functionality from the old Quest catalogue will be retained, the upgrade will allow the library to incorporate a number of new features including book cover images and Tables of Contents information.

It is anticipated that this early rollout will offer our university community ample time to test the new interface prior to Fall term. Questions or comments regarding the Quest upgrade can be directed to Merle Steeves, Cataloguing Dept. UNB Libraries, at mas@unb.ca

Extended Hours Until April 23

The Harriet Irving and Science & Forestry libraries are offering extended hours prior to final exams. Hours are as follows:

HARRIET IRVING LIBRARY (March 31 – April 23)
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – Midnight
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 am – Midnight
SCIENCE & FORESTRY LIBRARY (March 31 – April 23)
Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – Midnight
Wednesday, April 23 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Extended hours at the Engineering Library will begin on April 6:

ENGINEERING LIBRARY (April 6 – 23)
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – Midnight
Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – Midnight
Wednesday, April 23 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

UNB Libraries

Literature Criticism Online

UNB Libraries is pleased to announce that online access is now available to an excellent new electronic reference tool — Literature Criticism Online (LCO).

LCO provides online access to the content of the following literature reference tools:
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Shakespeare Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Children

CAB Direct

UNB Libraries has just purchased an outstanding database that will assist faculty and students with their research — CAB Direct.

CAB Direct* combines CAB Abstracts and the CAB Abstracts Archive into a single database indexing literature in the fields of plant science; animal science; pathogen, pest, parasite, and weed management; natural resources and ecology; forestry, forest products, and agroforestry; soil science; rural development, tourism, and economics; food science and food products; biotechnology; and agricultural engineering.

The database is grouped into the following categories: animal sciences, plant sciences, ecology & environmental sciences, agricultural economics & rural studies, human sciences, and leisure, recreation, and tourism.

To access CAB go to the library website www.lib.unb.ca >> e-Resources >> Indexes & Abstracts >> and select the title from the drop-down menu. Off-campus users will need their login and PIN.

*PLEASE NOTE: CAB Direct is limited to 4 simultaneous users

Easter Hours (March 21- 24)

During the Easter weekend, UNB Libraries will be open during the following hours:

HARRIET IRVING LIBRARY
Good Friday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Easter Sunday 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Easter Monday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
ENGINEERING LIBRARY
Good Friday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Easter Monday 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SCIENCE & FORESTRY LIBRARY
Good Friday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Easter Sunday 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Easter Monday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

UPDATED – Limited Service @ UNB Libraries

Physical Plant & IT Services have scheduled an electrical power outage this Saturday (March 15, 2008) in Head Hall between 6:00am to 11:00pm.

The Harriet Irving and Science & Forestry libraries will remain open during the outage.

Our Engineering Library will be closed.

The outage will affect a variety of IT-related services across the campus. Please see the following list for details relating to library services:

Services that WILL work:

  • Quest Library Catalogue
  • E-resources and the library website
  • Commons Service Desk
  • Document Delivery (inter-library loan)
  • Personally-owned laptops
  • Proxy server
  • Debit card/photocopy card printing
  • Library Web Pages

Services that WILL NOT work:

  • All Novell Login computers (incl. HIL Learning Commons PCs)
  • Library loaner laptops
  • UNB email
  • Datatel applications
  • My UNB e-Services
  • Print Credits from student accounts
  • All UNB webpages
  • Access to computer labs (campus-wide)

Questions or concerns about the outage should be forwarded to the ITS Help Desk at 453-5199 or helpdesk@unb.ca.

Thank you for your kind understanding.

New Book Display In HIL

Browse HIL’s glass “New Book” display. It’s situated behind the Commons Cafe in the newspaper/comfy seating area. New books are often displayed here for a short time before winging their way to our shelves. Enjoy!

Online Reference Tools

UNB Libraries has added several excellent new electronic Reference tools to assist with your research needs:

BLACKWELL REFERENCE ONLINE:
“A vast new online library giving instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the humanities and social sciences. With more than 350 reference volumes to be published in Blackwell Reference Online by the end of 2008, it is the largest academic reference collection available online and includes the critically-acclaimed Blackwell Companions and Handbooks, major reference works such as the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and the Companion to Syntax, and a whole host of other valuable reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and concise companions.”
OXFORD REFERENCE ONLINE

New Electronic Resources

UNB Libraries is pleased to announce the addition of several new electronic research databases.

  • Abstracts in Social Gerontology
  • Psychiatry Online
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
  • Social Work Abstracts
  • Violence and Abuse Abstracts

Access is available via the library website www.lib.unb.ca >> e-Resources >> Indexes & Abstracts >> select the title from the drop-down menu. Off-campus users will need their login and PIN.