Archive for October, 2006

To Netspeed and Back

October 24, 2006

Last week several staff from the library attended the Netspeed Conference in Edmonton. Netspeed is a technology conference for all things library. We learned a lot about how to use technology to make the library more accessible. Three of our staff members – Sona Kothari, Kristine Plastow and Lillian Teh-Frenette – presented “Beyond Blogs” to a group of about 100 eager library folk. If you want to look at their presentation it is available via the Netspeed website or you can find it under the NEW “Presentations” section on the main page of this blog. Check this section regularly to find out what new and fabulous presentations the library staff have created.

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Student Research Help is Here!

October 17, 2006

Disappointed with the quality of research you receive in assignments? The library can help you increase the information literacy skills of your students, showing them that there‚Äôs more to doing research than typing their topic into a Google search box. (more…)

Looking for a Good Book…

October 6, 2006

…or maybe just a useful one?

You now have access to 2 new electronic resources that can help you find information on the books you want and need to read. (more…)

More Fun with Feeds

October 3, 2006

In our last post we showed you how to use the FindArticles search engine to add searches to your aggregator. Now we are going to tell you about a similar tool, called “search alerts.”

With search alerts you can receive continuous updates on your area of research via e-mail or RSS feeds from databases to which the library subscribes. It works on the same principle as FindArticles, except that you do your searching in one of our online article databases. Search results are sent to you when a database is updated. (more…)