Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Nursing Reference Center

NRC is a great tool for nursing students on placement! A point-of-care tool, it is designed to provide quick answers to questions while dealing with patients. It includes disease overviews, procedural descriptions, and integrated drug information from the AHFS and Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses. Patient education pamphlets and Continuing Education modules are also included.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Berg Fashion Library

This database provides access to the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, as well as an extensive collection of e-books and reference works covering both contemporary and historical fashion. It also includes an image library featuring several international museum collections.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

SimplyAnalytics: Mapping for Business and Social Science Research

SimplyAnalytics (formerly known as SimplyMap) is a user-friendly mapping tool for Business and Social Science research. It allows you to create national, regional or local maps and reports using Canadian demographic, household, business, and marketing data. SimplyAnalytics includes market segmentation information for the analysis of consumer lifestyles and trends.

SAGE Research Methods Database

The SAGE Research Methods database is a comprehensive collection of articles, books, case studies, videos and datasets that describe various qualitative and quantitative research methods, and help build practical skills in conducting research.

Scientific Experiments in Streaming Video

Have you ever read a description of a scientific experiment and wished that you could visualize how it’s performed? Now you can! UAlberta Libraries subscribes to the complete contents of JoVE, a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes experimental methods in video format. Launched ten years ago as the Journal of Visualized ExperimentsJoVE has published over 7,000 high-quality videos demonstrating experiments from laboratories at the world’s leading research institutions, including the University of Alberta.

JoVE Video Journal contains cutting-edge experiments, accompanied by detailed text protocols. Collections include Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Medicine, Cancer Research, Immunology and Infection, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering, Bioengineering, Behaviour, and Environment.

JoVE Science Education videos allow educators and students to better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. These simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.

 JoVE today for a new perspective on lab experiments.

Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

Shoah: (noun) a modern Hebrew term used since the 1940s to describe the Holocaust. The mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime during 1941–45.

The University of Alberta Libraries now offer access to the Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, the world’s largest archive of audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses to genocide. The USC Shoah Foundation was founded by Steven Spielberg in 1994 after he began filming Schindler’s List. Spielberg began interviewing survivors and the interview structure came from his desire to tell a complete life story. Survivors would be asked to start with their background history, then their experiences during the war, and then describe how their lives unfolded in the aftermath.

52,000 interviews were conducted between 1994-1999. The collection was then transferred to USC who will preserve in perpetuity. The collection has grown to capture the testimony of people who have survived mass violence.

The collection, which began as a repository of Holocaust and World War II testimony, has grown to include 52,000 testimonies from the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide, the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-96, and the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. Testimonies were collected in 62 countries and 41 languages.

This includes experiences such as:
  • Jewish Survivor
  • Political Prisoner
  • Rescuer and Aid Provider
  • War Crimes Trial Participant
  • Jehovah’s Witness Survivor
  • Sinti and Roma Survivor
  • Liberator
  • WWII Survivor
  • Non-Jewish Forced Laborer
  • Eugenic Policies Survivor 
  • Homosexual Survivor 

Given the diversity and deeply insightful content of the Shoah Foundation’s archive, the testimonies have the potential to support research, teaching and learning in many disciplines. If you wish to learn more about this new collection, please contact your Subject Librarian.

Nursing Reference Center

NRC is a great tool for nursing students on placement! A point-of-care tool, it is designed to provide quick answers to questions whi...