Synopsis: Liberally illustrated with photographs, maps, and other images, Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives offers the latest techniques in obtaining clues from postmortem evidence. The renowned authors follow up on their best-selling Forensic Taphonomy: The Postmortem Fate of Human Remains with new techniques in recovery and analysis; coverage of mass grave investigation; applications of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA techniques; and taphonomic interpretation of water deaths.
Offers three different perspectives on forensic taphonomy. A forensic pathologist discusses taphonomy in modern death investigations, and archaeologist discusses the application of these methods in archaeology and paleontology. A historical examination, recognizing United States and United Kingdom efforts in these disciplines.
A recent study found that many students ask their parents for help when using the Library. If you are a parent you may be interested in reading our brochure, Information for Parents.
The Library is holding a 2-hour workshop for faculty to give an update and orientation on Monday August 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the John R. Pitcairn Teaching Lab.
The Library currently has a trial for Canadian Newsstand through Proquest. The trial for this database is available until September 24th.
Canadian Newsstand provides full text access to major Canadian newspapers, updated daily. It is a full text bibliographic database, which includes the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features published in each.
The core of the database is the Major Canadian Dailies collection which includes national and leading regional papers such as National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader Post, Vancouver Sun, Victoria Times-Colonist and the Winnipeg Free Press. There are 196 newspapers available from across Canada.
A password is needed to access this database. The password is: welcome.
Due to a recent upgrade to the online Library catalogue software, the rules for creating an acceptable PIN have become stricter. If you are having trouble with your PIN, please see the revised FAQ on the subject.
During Orientation week students are welcome to attend Ready-Set-Go, a two hour workshop that will take you through the basics of your computer accounts, library research and give you an orientation to the layout of the library.
Check out a new acquisition to the Reference collection, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (Reference PE 3721 N532 2006). Here you can find out that a chestbonz is "the marijuana smoker who takes the greatest inhalation from a shared water-pipe" (Volume 1, p. 383) or that in Australia a Repat is "a hospital for repatriated service personnel" (Volume 2, p. 1609) or that "textile" used as an adjective describes someone with clothes on (Volume 2, p. 1946).
By the way a cheesy quaver raver is "a member of a social grouping within the hardcore raveculture, characterized by a fashion for boiler suites, white gloves and paint masks" (Volume 1, p. 381) Why? "After Quavers, a cheese flavoured snack food, punning on 'cheesy' (unfashionable) and using raver (a party goer)", of course!