Blog Archives

Inside the Archives

Posted by: sjanes1 on 2016-03-29 Blog Tags: archives
If you’ve been up on the 5th floor of the library, you may have noticed some activity in the Archives. Now that the library has an archivist on staff, these valuable historical collections will be getting some attention, and it’ll be easier for you to find out about what’s there and how to use it. Archives deal with unique material -- photographs, ledgers, diaries, letters, and other original records -- and provide access to these primary sources for people engaged in all kinds of research. Here at Lakehead, we keep the records of the university itself, as well as important collections about natural resources and development, Finns and Finnish-Canadians in the region, politics and activism, and many other subjects.

Ontario Open Access: Accelerating Science

Posted by: kkeiller on 2016-03-21 Blog Tags: open access | open government
I attended Ontario Open Access: Accelerating Science organized by Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation on March 18, 2016. It was a one-day symposium to discuss the challenges, opportunities and perspectives of open access in Ontario. twitter #oaon John Willininsky (author of The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship amongst many other accomplishments) was the keynote speaker. In crafting an open access policy his advice is to not include any embargo period. He also cautioned against policies that allow the deposit of a "final draft" as good enough: "final draft is a distortion of the scholarly record."

Therapy Dogs visiting the Chancellor Paterson Library

Posted by: hrana on 2016-03-17 Blog Tags: exams | therapy-dogs
On Monday night, March 21st (the first night of our 3am extended exam hours) we'll be welcoming back the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program to the Chancellor Paterson Library! Join us at 6pm for free coffee and snacks and at 7pm lineup to interact with the therapy dogs! From the St. John Ambulance website: University campus visits are very popular, helping to relieve stress during exam periods. The Therapy Dog Program provides an opportunity for individuals to: Talk with the volunteer and the dog Feel, touch, pet and cuddle the dog Receive unconditional love from the dog Carry-out or practice an activity in the presence of the dog When: Monday night, March 21 at 7pm Where: Main floor, the Chancellor Paterson Library

International Women's Day

Posted by: dgold on 2016-03-08Blog Tags:
Looking for information about Women's Studies? Check out some of these resources: Women's Studies Research Guide Women's Studies Databases including: Bibliography of English Women Writers 1500-1640 Canada's Early Women Writers Defining Gender, 1450-1910 Women and the Law - Peggy ( a collection that brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law.) Women's History (part of Early Canadiana Online) Women's Studies International Collections of Writings: Jane Austen - Letters Charlotte Bronte - Letters The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Native American women: a biographical dictionary Routledge international encyclopedia of women : global women's issues and knowledge Encyclopedia of women and gender : sex similarities and differences and the impact of society on gender

BrowZine News Flash: My Bookshelf is Coming!

Posted by: dgold on 2016-03-07 Blog Tags: BrowZine
Sync My Bookshelf and get alerts on ALL devices Starting next week, you can sync My Bookshelf and get article alerts on all of your devices – web, iOS, and Android too! What’s in the update? If you use My Bookshelf on BrowZine Web you will now start receiving new article alerts, just like on mobile If you make changes to My Bookshelf on any device – add journals, read articles – My Bookshelf will synchronize across the web and all your mobile apps. What do I need to know?

Can-Core Post Secondary

Posted by: kkeiller on 2016-03-02 Blog Tags: trial | videos | streaming
We have a 30 day trial of Can-Core. http://www.can-core.ca (on campus only) Username: Lakehead Password: guestpass "Can-Core is a core curriculum content platform created by McIntyre Media Inc. for use in Canadian schools. The content is 100% Canadian Produced and has been selected for its strong curriculum fit. Our aim is to create and populate the platform with resources that are relevant to teachers and K-12 students and to emphasize ties to the curriculum. Every segment meets a specific area of the curriculum and course, grade and strand or expectations are easily viewable. After almost 50 years of adapting and changing to meet the needs of the education market in Canada we are excited about this next phase! If you have suggestions for us regarding functionality or design please let us know as this has been developed based on the guidance and requests from teachers but we know that there is always room for change and improvement."