The Library Toolbar has been updated and now includes a Staff Directory search!
The Library Toolbar has been created to provide you with quick access to some of the most used features of the UWinnipeg Library website, as well as popular areas to login to (e.g. WebCT/Learn, RefWorks, etc.).
Be sure to download our newest version here.
Feedback is always welcome!
Dear Library Users,
During the months of January, February and March, 2008 we conducted a small experiment: we loaded catalogue records for approximately 7,000 electronic books from the company called netLibrary, to see which ones would be most frequently accessed by our users. We made arrangements to purchase the top 100 requests. (Several other western Canadian libraries follow a similar procedure, but with much larger e-book purchases). Please view the analysis of the books that you helped us select.
We would be pleased to receive any feedback that you may wish to offer about e-books: whether you like to use them, how frequently you use them, whether you encounter any problems or difficulties with them, and whether you would like the Library to conduct a similar selection process again. Please provide your feedback by emailing us.
The Library has added a number of new online resources to its collection. Links may be found in the Database A-Z list and in the Catalogue.
Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences is a resource for understanding and managing our water resources.
Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology topics found in this encyclopedia include: human learning and development, motivation, measurement and statistics, and curriculum and teaching.
Sage eReference is a collection of encyclopedias covering a wide range of subject areas, including anthropology, criminal justice, leadership, governance, homelessness, human geography, politics, psychology, statistics, terrorism, and many more.
Peace Research Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
Race Relation Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
Urban Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
Encyclopedia of Religion presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life, and as a unique experience from culture to culture.
Encyclopaedia of Islam is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only on the religion, but also on the believers and the countries in which they live.
The following are some of the resources recently added to our databases. These journals and encyclopedias are free online sources, but are now available on our database A-Z listing.
PILOTS is a bibliographic database covering the published international literature on traumatic stress.
Encyclopaedia Iranica is a multi-disciplinary reference work and research tool designed to record the facts of Iranian history and civilization.
Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence provides chronological indexes, case studies, analytical contributions on socio-political violence in a given country.
Zeitgeschichtliches Archiv is a database of newspaper articles (primarily in German) dealing with German history from 1946-1992.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a bibliographic database for library issues and information management.
Teacher Reference Center (TRC) is a database that indexes articles from teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.
GreenFILE is a database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.
The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online is by far the largest Darwin publication in history. It contains over 43,000 pages of searchable text and 150,000 electronic images.
BioMed Central is a database of science and medical research articles in journals published by BioMed Central.
Free Medical Journals was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet.
Cluster Med is a new way to search the PubMed database. Information retrieved from a search is clustered into natural or meaningful groupings.
Two of our longstanding databases are now also available on EBSCOhost. America: History & Life, and Historical Abstracts are now available on both the ABC-CLIO platform and the EBSCOhost platform.
America: History & Life is an index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
Historical Abstracts is a resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more...
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RefAware is a web-based alert service that provides researchers and students with timely access to new research within their field. RefAware searches more than 8,000 peer-reviewed journals along with other online sources of information based upon user-defined search strategies. The RefAware service will then send email alerts to users when new articles are published, and store the references in their RefAware account for online viewing.
To begin using RefAware create a new account by registering using either a @uwinnipeg or @iam.uwinnipeg.ca email address.
JSTOR is excited to announce the launch of their new platform on Friday, April 4. The behind-the-scenes process for switching from the existing JSTOR to the new platform will begin around 7:00 a.m. EST. Changes will be made throughout the day, but the vast majority of users should experience no interruption or downtime. If you do have any difficulties or encounter problems, please contact Christine Hoeppner. To view some of the highlights of the new platform see the following document Highlights of the New JSTOR Platform.
The end of term can be a stressful time, however, there are a number of resources available that can help make things go more smoothly.
Have a safe and happy spring/summer!