While the UVic Libraries OPAC is offline for upgrade May 30-June 3, we have access to a UVic McPherson backup catalogue, developed by John Durno. This catalogue contains records from the University of Victoria McPherson Library ( including Curric) and also links to the Reserve catalog. Please note that this catalogue does not show whether items are checked out.
Users will be directed to this backup catalogue from the Libraries Gateway when they click on Main Cat.
Thanks to John Durno for doing this.
At the end of the 2005/06 fiscal year we were able to purchase:
Art Index Retrospective 1929-1984
Book Review Digest Retrospective 1905-1982
Both are Wilson products.
Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) is a historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods. Texts of word-entries whose headword (source) or explanation (target) language is English tell us what speakers of English thought about their tongue in the period served by the Short-title and Wing catalogues, from the advent of printing to about 1700. Their lexical insights, which may at times seem misguided to us, shaped the history of our living tongue. Any contemporary's testimony about the meaning of his own words has an undeniable authority.
UVic has recently been given access to the Lexicon of Early Modern English (LEME) from the University of Toronto, as part of the TAPoR initiative, through the Humanities Computing and Media Centre.
Remote access permitted
As we have seen before, when a new prime minister (or even premier) is elected, one of the first things to disappear from a government's website are the former minister's news releases.
Fortunately, there is an online arcvhie. To read the news releases from the Martin and Cretien government, go to the "Former Prime Minister's Archive"
Financial Post Infomart can now be found under FPinfomart.ca on the Databases A-Z page. This is the same product, we wanted to have the name on the actual site match the description and display title.
CSA'sPhysical Education Index allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information in this comprehensive database. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as they continue to become more prevalent in our society.
Trial Dates: May 8,2006 - June 6th, 2006
Platform: CSA Illumina
FAITS contains hundreds of reports designed to help students, educators,and administrators learn about and keep up with the critical issues, trends, market conditions, products, services, and vendors driving the information technology industry. Topics included are IT infrastructure, telecommunications, wireless communications, data networking, convergence, information security, enterprise systems, Internet and Web, and technology vendors.
Maybe it's just my luck, but how many times have you been helping a patron at the desk with a doc del request, only to find that after you have typed in all the info, they tell you that they don't have their UVic card on them, and therefore don't know their library barcode???
Well, now patrons can find their library barcode when they login to their uSource account! Just click the "Library" tab and voila!
The University of Victoria Libraries is hosting a morning workshop on Statistics Canada resources. The workshop will be conducted by Marion Smith, trainer from the Statistics Canada Vancouver office.
The workshop will run from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and will be held in the McPherson Library classroom, Room 130. The last hour will be devoted to questions from attendees.
The final hour of the workshop will be devoted to “Question Search” This is where you get to have answered by the trainer your reference question. The trainer, Marion, has requested these be sent to her in advance so she can work through the answers prior to the workshop.
Please post your questions on the Ref Blog if you have access to it (if not, send directly to me). Then we can all see them. I will compile those submitted and send to Marion. Please submit you questions by the end of work, Tuesday March 16th.
If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Caron Rollins by Wednesday May 24, 2006
Invitations will also be extended to UVic Tech Services Librarians, and librarians from Royal Roads, GVPL, and Camosun.
Content to be covered:
Using "Search CANSIM"
CANSIM Table Directory
CANSIM tables and the CHASS vector numbers
What's under the Articles tab (eg. article sources)
What's under the Data tab (CANSIM vs Census)
Hidden gems (Human Activity and the Environment)
Census data, mapping and graphing
What's the difference between a census Profile, a Highlight Table, and a Topic-based Tabulation?
Search by Topic
Reference materials: Census Dictionary, Handbook, Illustrated Glossary
Animated files (eg. population pyramids
Has anyone seen the Sibelius User Manual lately? I had a student asking for it this afternoon, but I can't seem to find it. It's usually just sitting beside the Sibelius terminal. If you find it, could you please let me know? Thanks!