Archive for May, 2010

Libraries Can Be Funny Too

Monday, May 24, 2010

Can you think of any for OC library? Leave a Reply below.

Here’s two ….

Chef’s Techniques ….. 4 years later ….. Restaurant Planning Guide

International Handbook of Entrepreneurship ….  4 years later ….

Essential Do’s & Taboos:…International Business & Leisure Travel

What’s Your Medieval Vocational Personality?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Are you a Shepherd, a Ruler, a Discoverer or a White Knight ... want to find out? Take the Kindomality Personal Preference Profile


New LibGuide – Research, Writing and Citing

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Overwhelmed by research? Don’t know where to start? Can’t find scholarly resources? Confused by style guides? The newest OC Library LibGuide, Research, Writing and Citing, will help. It is an all-purpose guide to help you through the research and writing process. It contains lots of information, videos, tutorials and links. Have a look and tell us what you think but don’t forget, you can always ask us for help.

Are you #1b1ting?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Are you involved in the #1b1t project? If you don’t know what #1b1t is, start at the bottom of these articles to get the scoop.

Do You Text or Talk?

Monday, May 17, 2010

How often do you actually use your cell phone to talk to someone? An interesting article from the New York Times last week discusses a changing trend in cell phone use. People are using their phones to manage their lives and stay connected … just not verbally. Read more in the Pew Research Centre 2009 Parent-Teen Cell Phone Survey (Summary of Findings).  Are your fingers walking or your lips talking?

Deakin Newsletter May-June Issue

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Read news and reviews of children’s literature in the May-June 2010 Issue of the Deakin Newsletter.

Facebook vs. Privacy & Your Digital Tattoo

Monday, May 3, 2010

In the article Facebook: personalization vs. privacy from CBC News, the author’s mother says, “If I want a website to know more about me, I’ll take the time to type in my information. I don’t need the warm fuzzies of knowing it recognized me upon entry.” What do you think? Would you rather have a more personalized experience at the websites you visit or keep your personal information personal? There are lots of articles written on the topic to help you decide. It might be time to start thinking about your digital tattoo.

Database Update – Wiley Blackwell Full Collection

Monday, May 3, 2010

A recent change in name and content to the Library’s Wiley database has greatly increased it’s subject coverage and full-text availability. Our old Wiley InterScience database is now the Wiley Blackwell Full Collection and it’s gone from 400+ full-text journals to 1200+. Wiley Blackwell has broader subject coverage including, business, health science, humanities, science, social science and technology. Try using the Advanced Search feature for more effective searches.

New LibGuide – Bridging The Gap

Monday, May 3, 2010
The Library has created a new LibGuide called Research Skills – Bridging the Gap Between High School and First-Year University/College. It is meant to support the collaborative efforts of BC teacher-librarians and BC post-secondary librarians as they strive to explore ways of bridging the information literacy gap between high school and college/university.

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