Archive for March, 2010

Canada at a Glance – Quick Access to Current Cdn Stats

Monday, March 29, 2010

Canada at a Glance is a very useful reference for those who want quick access to current Canadian statistics. Available in PDF or HTML format, it is an annual publication by Statistics Canada that presents the current Canadian demographic, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, household, economic, travel, financial, agricultural, foreign trade and environmental statistics. It also includes important international comparisons, so that readers can see how Canada stacks up against its neighbours.

Ebrary – More than 2500 e-books now available!

Monday, March 22, 2010

We have just added over 2500 e-books to our Ebrary collection. The collection is from mostly Canadian publishers, covering all subject areas but with a focus on history, literature and biology. You can access the books from our E-books page along with other e-book collections available through your OC Libary. No need to come to the library to pick up these books … just click and read.

New Database – Literature Criticism Online

Monday, March 8, 2010

Literature Criticism Online has been added to our A-Z Article Database list and the Arts, English and Literature Database Subject lists. Literature Criticism Online provides a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. It’s full-text coverage dates back to Volume One of the following titles: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteeth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism and Children’s Literature Review.

Group Study Rooms

Friday, March 5, 2010

Group study rooms are now available in the Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon libraries. These rooms are provided within the library to give groups a place to work so their talking does not disturb others.  Whiteboards, chalkboards and/or LCD displays are also provided in the rooms to assist groups in communicating their ideas. There are several ways to book a group study room up to one week in advance, including in-person, by phone and by email.

Database Trial – Martin’s Online Criminal Code

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Trial access is available until April 1, 2010 to Martin’s Online Criminal Code which provides access to the Canadian Criminal Code at a particular point in time, along with the corresponding commentary. It also includes the full text of all versions of the Criminal Code dating back to 1955, cross-references, synopses, and annotations from Martin’s Annual Criminal Code dating back to 1955, forms of charges dating back to 1970, and cases referred to in Martin’s case law annotations.

Deakin Newsletter Spring Issue

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Read news and reviews of children’s literature in the Spring 2010 issue of the Deakin Newsletter.

Kelowna’s Very Quiet Third Floor

Monday, March 1, 2010

Finally a little quiet in the library –  no shushing required!

Things have been shuffled around on the third floor in Kelowna now that the computers have been moved and we think you’ll agree, it’s as quiet as a library up there! Group study rooms available in the Library and the E building are making a big difference now that groups have a place to work together. You can book library group study rooms a week in advance at the library circulation desk or by calling 250-862-5452. Rooms need to be booked manually on the time sheets outside each room if you need one the same day you are booking. If there are none available and your group would still like to work in the library, the tables in the NW corner (beside the atlas stand) are available for overflow groups. The rest of the floor is reserved for quiet study.

APA Style Guide – Updated HTML version

Monday, March 1, 2010

The HTML version of the library’s APA Style Guide has been updated and is now available.

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