Archive for February, 2014

New! Safari® Tech Books Online

Monday, February 17, 2014

Safari Tech BooksStudents and staff at the College can now access Safari Tech Books Online and find more than 21,000 digital books and videos on topics ranging from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. Access code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos and much more. Search thousands of books simultaneously online via your computer, tablet, or mobile device and quickly finding the information you need. Access is currently limited to two simultaneous users.

Safari’s list of publishing partners has grown to well over 100, including over 85% of the world’s top technology publishers. The interactive platform provides a powerful search engine with features such as:

  • Safari Tech BooksKeyword, phrase, author, ISBN, publisher, or category search options
  • Thumbnails of book covers in the hit list
  • Relevancy-ranked results for both books and terms
  • Hit lists of book chapters containing the search terms
  • Keywords in context in the hit list
  • Cut-and-paste code fragments to save time and eliminate typos

Each title contains a complete table of contents with chapter links for easy browsing. All charts, graphs, and other images are included as originally published, ensuring total access to the entire range of content offered in each title.

Questions? Contact the Library.

Online access to – CBC TV shows, documentaries & more

Monday, February 10, 2014

Curio from CBCThe new platform provides streaming access to the best in educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. Find documentaries from TV and radio, archival material, excerpts and more — thousands of programs and resources available. key features:

  • Videos at your fingertips
  • One-stop shop for the best Canadian content
  • Original English and French content
  • Updates every week — even add your requests!
  • The latest news packaged and explained just for students
  • Over 10,000 resources — television and radio documentaries, archival footage, teacher resource guides
  • Access 24/7 from school, at home or on the go!
  • Target audience is education specialists
  • No advertising

call-stopIf you would like to create playlists and use other personalized features of Curio, you must create an account. Contact our technical services librarian or your liaison librarian for account login information. An account allows you to create and name playlists to organize content, add Curio titles the way you plan to use them in class, and forever after you can retrieve it through My Playlists. This function also offers you the code you’ll need to integrate your playlist into OC’s Moodle.

To access/create a personal account (contact the Library for your access code):

  1. Look for the Login button on the main menu.
  2. Enter using the access code provided by the Library.
  3. Fill out the short registration form and hit Continue.
  4. An activation link will be sent to you by email.
  5. When you receive your activation email, follow the link and use your email and password to login.

SearchThere are multiple ways to find Curio educational content. Using the main menu that always appears at the top of the page, you can navigate Curio by CBC show, by subject category, by collections and by channels.

In the Curio main menu, there is a search engine. Use double quotes (“example of a phrase”) around a specific title or phrase to ensure the most specific results. You can also search on keywords, and then filter your search results by subject category, language, age group and type.

New Resource! Conference Board of Canada e-Library

Monday, February 10, 2014

CBOCA new resource is available to students and staff, the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) database. CBoC is a not-for-profit Canadian organization that researches and analyzes economic trends, organizational performance,  and public policy issues. This resource will be of special interest to students in business, political science, health, and more.

The CBoC e-library contains all of the Conference Board’s periodical publications, research reports and economic studies from 1988 to current. Subjects covered include risk management, taxation, socio-economic performance, health, governance, human resources management, organizational excellence, Canadian economic trends, provincial economic trends, industry trends, international trends, international economic trends, travel and tourism sector trends, and public policy service.

Services include:

  • e-Library: Research reports, webinars and conference proceedings
  • Multi-Year Initiatives: Centre for Food in Canada, How Canada Performs, Centre for the North, Centre for Business Innovation, Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care, Saskatchewan Institute, CIBC Scholar-in-Residence.

Reports & Recordings

The Conference Board of Canada provides objective analyses, in report, conference e-proceedings and recorded webinar form, of key economic, organizational performance and public policy issues of interest to the professional development of our members.

About the Conference Board

  • The foremost independent, evidence-based, not-for-profit applied research organization in Canada.
  • Objective, independent and evidence-based, they do not lobby for specific interests
  • Experts in:
  • Specialists in economic trends, as well as organizational performance and public policy issues.

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