News

  • Film Screening & Town Hall discussion

    UNB Library News - Friday, October 19th, 2018

    As part of Open Access Week we will be screening the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. A documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit...

  • Open Access Week 2018 – Events

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Thursday, October 18th, 2018

    International Open Access Week this year runs from October 22–28. We celebrate it annually at the Dalhousie Libraries, but what is Open Access Week and why should it matter to Dalhousie students and faculty? Open Access Week provides an opportunity for academics and researchers to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to… Read More »

  • New Study Tools: Board Vitals & OSCE Clinical Skills Videos

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

    The Kellogg Health Science Library has recently subscribed to two new study tools that our users will find helpful as they prepare for examinations: –          Board Vitals, includes USMLE steps 1, 2, and 3 content which is vetted by experts and physician contributors, and also Shelf Exams covering seven medical specialties. Students and residents can create personalized practice exams… Read More...

  • Scholarship @ Dal Libraries – New series starting fall 2018

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

      Dal Libraries is launching a new seminar series this month focused on research tools and services. This series will focus on a range of topics going forward but the fall 2018 sessions will focus on aspects of the publishing and research process including research reporting, rights and impact. Open Access: Tips for Planning Wednesday,… Read More »

  • Discontinuation of Safari Tech Books Subscription

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

    The Dal Libraries, in consultation with the Faculty of Computer Science, the Department of Engineering Mathematics & Internetworking, and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, have decided not to renew our subscription to Safari Tech Books, a subscription that provided access to 69 titles. Early in September, the Libraries learned the content of the… Read More »

  • Welcome Daryl Atkinson, the new Evening Supervisor at the MacRae Library 

    Dalhousie Libraries News - Monday, October 15th, 2018

    Daryl has significant experience working in academic libraries and archives, having worked as an Access Services Assistant at Mount Allison University for six years, where he assisted in directing the student assistants and maintaining the stacks. He holds a BA in psychology from Mount A and an Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management from NBCC. He is currently eyeing… Read More »