Archive for January, 2013

Trial of Business E-Book Collection Underway

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Library is currently trialling a collection of e-books from Business Expert Press. The collection includes curriculum-focused content for business students. The collection offers e-books without restrictions, meaning e-books can be viewed and downloaded on any device, they are downloadable, printable, and can be used by multiple users simultaneously. The trial will run until March 31, 2013.

Okanagan College students and staff can access the collection here, or it can be found in the Library’s database listings, under the subject “business”. The e-books in this collection cover the subjects of accounting, entrepreneurship, small business management, human resources, organizational behaviour, international business, marketing, management, supply and operations management, and other core business topics.

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AskAway Online Librarian Chat Service – Opens Jan. 20th at 10 am

Sunday, January 6, 2013

AskAwaybannerAskAway is a live chat reference service, with service provided by librarians from across the province. The help AskAway offers is similar to the assistance you receive at library reference desks. Librarians can assist with finding materials , brainstorming  search terms, and discovering information.

Find links and chat boxes on the Library website, within databases and research guides, and within OCtopus.

chat (1)AskAway librarians can assist with questions relating to:

  • research
  • citations
  • using the library
  • finding materials
  • journal databases
  • other library topics

AskAway can be used from home, on campus, or even via your smart phone! Hours are as follows (hours vary during holidays and between terms)

ClockSunday to Thursday – 10:00am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday – 11:00am – 5:00pm

Sample questions an AskAway user may ask

  • I need to write a paper on Bill Reid’s The Raven and The First Men, but I do not know where to find good articles on art history topics.
  • How do I use Business Source Complete database? Can you help me with my search?
  • How do I cite class notes in APA style?
  • What is the difference between “scholarly” and “peer-reviewed” journal articles?
  • I am getting too many results when I search – can you help?

Should I be concerned about online privacy?

The personal or identifying information of AskAway users is not collected. The BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act states that personal information may not be stored on servers located in the United States without permission. Transcripts of sessions are stored on servers in the US, therefore to comply with BC law, AskAway is not permitted to collect personal information such as names, email addresses, phone numbers etc.

2013 Database Cancellations

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

As communicated previously, the below databases have been cancelled as of December 31, 2012.

  • Alt HealthWatch (EBSCOhost)Alt_HealthWatch_productButton_100
  • BioOne (ProQuest)
  • Canada’s Heritage from 1844 (MicroMedia ProQuest)
  • Early Canadiana Online
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost)Health-Source_Nursing_Academic-Edition-button(100x50)
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost)
  • Oxford University Press (OUP) Journals* (Oxford University Press)

*Please note: Some previously purchased Oxford journals may remain accessible depending on the title and date.  Access will vary on a title by title basis. Search the Library’s listing of e-journals to find licensing information and access rights.

Please send any comments to the Library.

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