Monday, November 2, 2009

How to Cite Twitter & Blog page, etc.

Information exchanged and published through Twitter and blog are also part of scholarly and professional communications. So how do we cite those twitter feeds or posts and blog posts? The recent issue of Info-Rx, a newsletter published by the colleagues at the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library, povides a list of citation examples related to Twitter, Blog, & Facebook sources in APA format.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Elizabeth Dafoe Library Graduate Student Lectures 2009-2010

The Dafoe Library is pleased to present October 2009 Graduate Student Lecture by Sheila Simonson, Department of English, Film and Theatre.

Evenryone is welcome!

The Imaginary (of the) City: (re)Positioning
London's Urban Underclasses

Date: Friday, October 23, 2009

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: Iceland Board Room, 3rd Floor Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Video Clip to Show How to Install UML Proxyserver Bookmarklet

Here is the link to the video clip demonstrating how you can install the proxyserver bookmarklet on your browser toolbar.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

CitationLinker & Proxyserver Bookmarklet Video Clips

Reference Services recently created two video clips to demostrate CitationLinker, and Proxyserver Bookmarklet installed on your browser tool bar.


Have you had instances where you want to quickly go to the full-text article based on a citation at hand?

The Libraries has a solution for you: CitationLinker.

Proxyserver Bookmarklet:

We all navigate the Internet using a wide range of freely available searching & browsing tools. The University of Manitoba Libraries offers many research journals across the disciplines and other periodicals through its E-Library resources to the University community. For many research areas, our E-journal resources support PhD programs. Proxyserver Bookmarklet quickly connects you to E-Library resources while searching & browsing the Internet.

Here is a demo.

This is an old blog post explaining how to install the bookmarklet on your browser tool bar.

Citation Tool is Everywhere - WorldCat

WorldCat is the mother of all academic/research library catalogues. Bison, the University of Manitoba Libraries' catalogue is also networked to WorldCat. WorldCat has added its citation tool and shows you how it works on YouTube:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

EbscoHost Searching Interface Changed

This week, the Libraries changed EbscoHost searching interface to Basic option with one simple box to type in your searching string/strategy.

The intent is to emulate the Google-like searching experience for many students and the default results list is now ordered by relevancy. (Previously, the results were listed by date). If you already learned how to manage your search by combining various keywords using "And" or "Or" operators, the Advanced Search option is a click away as indicated in the red arrow.

If you wish to change how you list your search results, just pull down the menu and select the option that would fit your browsing activities.