Archive for May, 2012

New Search Interface for Business Researchers

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Business Source Complete iconOC Library has transitioned EBSCOhost’s Business Source Complete database’s search interface to the Business Searching Interface (BSI). BSI “provides business researchers with the highly refined tools they need, in order to conduct sophisticated searches for the business content that they require.”

With the updated look and feel of this interface, company, industry, product, and market information is now easier to find. Users can quickly identify source types and browse company and country profiles, market research reports, business videos and more, with just a few clicks. As an added feature, BSI will also search the additional collections of Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Regional Business News, and AP NewsMonitor Collection.

Researchers are still able to access Business Source Complete’s native interface via the detailed database record screen, under the “public message” field.

A short video on using BSI’s basic search can be viewed below.

Feedback? Let us know what you think by contacting our business liaison librarian.

Cite it Right Now on the Web! New Online APA Tutorial

Friday, May 25, 2012

Missed a cite it right workshop? Are you struggling with APA citation style? The Library has moved our popular APA Cite it Right workshops to an online format. Students can now independently learn about the importance of citing sources and learn how to identify elements of a citation. The tutorial also walks individuals through the process of constructing citations for a number of different source types. Users can access the video from anywhere they have an internet connection.

We would love to receive feedback on this new model of offering citation instruction.

Summer Library Hours

Friday, May 18, 2012

Summer library hours are posted on the Library’s website, as well as in the table below. Hours vary across campuses. All campus libraries are closed on weekends until September. Libraries will also be closed in lieu of statutory holidays May 21, July 2, & August 6.

Contact your campus library for more information.

Summer Library Hours

Kelowna Penticton Salmon Arm Vernon
Weekends Closed Closed Closed Closed
May 14 – June 20 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)

8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Fridays)

8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Fridays)

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Closed Wednesday, June 20

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
June 21 & 22 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Thursday)

8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Friday)

8:00 am – 4:00 pm 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
June 25 – 29 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
July 3 – August 17 8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)

8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Fridays)

8:00 am – 4:00 pm 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (Until Friday, July 13)

8:30 am – 4:00 pm (Tuesdays only beginning July 16, with the exception of August 7, open August 8 instead of August 7)

Closed July 16 – August 31 (excluding above open hours)

8:30 am – 4:00 pm (Until Friday, July 20)

7:30 am – 5:00 pm (Until Friday, July 27)

8:30 am – 4:00 pm (After July 27)

August 20 – 24 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

August 23 & 24 TBA

Closed except Tuesday, August 21 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
August 27 – 31 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed Wednesday, August 29

TBA

Closed Wednesday, August 29

Closed except Tuesday, August 28 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Closed August 29 & September 3

All libraries closed for statutory holidays: May 21, July 2, August 6

Salmon Arm Library will be closed during lunch 12:30 pm – 1:10 pm


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