Archive for September, 2012

NOW AVAILABLE: “Where Can I Get This?” Links in OCtopus & Databases

Thursday, September 27, 2012

“Where Can I Get This?” links in EBSCO and OCtopus  have been unavailable due to technical issues. These issues have now been resolved and you can click “Where Can I Get this article?” links to find the online, full-text versions of articles from other external databases.

Please contact the Web Services Librarian with questions.

Chicago Manual of Style ONLINE

Monday, September 17, 2012

The online edition of the Chicago style guide is the most up-to-date resource on citing in Chicago style. The online edition supersedes older print editions of the Guide.  The 16th ed. of The Chicago Manual of Style Online contains guidance on citing sources, reference formats, grammar and usage, and manuscript production. Also provided are convenient tools, such as sample correspondence, proofreaders’ marks, and a quick guide* to citation. This new online version makes information available to you anywhere there is an internet connection, with easy access to each section, figures and tables, and a search function. Both the 15th (2003) and 16th (2010) editions are available online.

Students, researchers, writers: for help citing sources, visit the Quick Guide to see clear examples of how to use Chicago-style citation.

*Please note: There are two formats in Chicago style: notes with bibliography, used for the humanities and some social sciences, and parenthetical citations with reference list, used predominantly by the physical, natural, and social sciences.

For Humanities courses such as History please refer to the Notes and Bibliography TAB in the Quick Guide
Geography & Sociology
For Social Sciences courses such as Geography and Sociology please refer to the Author-Date TAB in the Quick Guide.

Times Literary Supplement Online (NEW!)

Monday, September 17, 2012

TLSThe Library now holds a subscription to the Times Literary Supplement, online. TLS is a weekly literary review published in London. It offers comprehensive coverage on the latest and most important publications, in every subject. As a user you can access 16 years’ worth of content, in an easily searchable and usable format. Also included is access to the TLS blogs, Poem of the Week, and more.

In order to use the online subscription, Okanagan College users must use an access token to create a personal account. Click here for access information.

New Research Guides: Astronomy, Modern Languages, English Lit

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Research and course guides (aka. LibGuides) are online help guides created by librarians for students. These are custom made to meet the needs of students in specific courses and who may be conducting research on specific topics. Wondering if guides exist for your research needs? Click here to check.

New Research Guides for Fall 2012


 Modern Languages

English Literature

 TESL (updated)

ENGL 100 (updated)

Research, Writing, & Citing: Condensed (updated) & Full (updated) versions

Would you like to see a LibGuide that does not yet exist? Contact the subject liaison librarian to make a request.

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