New Library Website!

  Posted on: February 11, 2014

Last Spring we asked you to participate in a library survey where you let us know how we are doing in providing you the resources, services and spaces that you need to do your research and studying.  We received a lot of accolades for what we are doing well and insightful feedback on areas where…

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Database Trial – Passport from Euromonitor International

  Posted on: January 15, 2014

TRU Library now has a trial of Passport from Euromonitor International. Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys, and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide. Passport supports teaching and research across a range of disciplines including business, international marketing, management, economics, travel and tourism, geography, social sciences, and…

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Cancellation of Health Source databases package

  Posted on: January 15, 2014

The TRU Library continuously evaluates resources to ensure that funds and resources are allocated as effectively as possible. Database offerings are changed to reflect usage, content and availability of funds. A recent analysis of usage statistics reveals declining usage of Health Source Nursing/Academic, Health Source Consumer Edition and Alt HealthWatch. There is also a great deal…

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TRU Research across the disciplines: Brown bag lunch & learn series

  Posted on: January 7, 2014

Bring your lunch & find out what some of your colleagues are working on! On Thursday, January 16, the TRU Library kicks off an informal, brown bag lunch & learn series with a talk by psychology faculty member Denise Weisgerber about her research on the relationship between sleep deprivation and driving performance. The weekly speaker…

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Fighting Stress with Dogs and Lego

  Posted on: December 2, 2013

Starting Monday December 2, the TRU Library is once again setting up a “Stress-Free Zone” for final exams. The “Zone” will run December 2-13 on the first floor of the House of Learning. It’s a place for students to take a break from studying, refresh their minds, and have a bit of fun — while…

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TRU Reads: New Leisure Reading Collection @ HOL

  Posted on: November 18, 2013

The Library is introducing a brand new leisure reading collection called TRU Reads.  This collection of books, located in the House of Learning Library (3rd floor HOL), features popular novels and non-fiction titles for your reading pleasure.  Because sometimes you need to take break. Maybe you just need something to read on the bus, or…

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UPDATE: Writing Centre tutor – House of Learning

  Posted on: October 17, 2013

The Writing Centre has a tutor available in the House of Learning in the Learning Commons (1st floor near the Library and IT service desks) on Wednesday evenings from 7pm – 9pm until November 27th. You may receive help with any stage of the writing process, including generating ideas; organizing; managing issues of sentence structure, grammar,…

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Open Access Week: UBC-O’s Peter Arthur to speak about the democratization of knowledge

Open Access Week 2013

  Posted on: October 15, 2013

Open Access Week: UBC-O’s Peter Arthur to speak about the democratization of knowledge As the price tag on access to scholarly research rises exponentially and post-secondary educators and libraries are increasingly, albeit ironically, priced out of the market, “open access” scholarly publishing models have gained widespread attention.  Free, online access to scholarly research could radically…

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Liaison Librarian Program

  Posted on: September 20, 2013

TRU Library is implementing a liaison librarian program to forge better communication between the library and the various academic departments at TRU and to help us meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of the TRU community. Goals of the Liaison Librarian Program: To work with faculty to ensure that the Library is meeting their…

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Harvard Business Review – license changes

Harvard Business Review

  Posted on: September 11, 2013

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) has recently made changes to its licensing provisions. Although there has always been a statement saying that you could not place HBR articles into e-reserves (i.e., Blackboard, Moodle, and online library reserves systems), the publisher has now taken technical steps to prevent this and is actively looking for infringements. In…

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