MRU Library

Database Trial – Canada Ebook Subscription

We currently have a trial of an exciting new ebook package! Canada Ebook Subscription is a database that currently has 9,940 titles with a cross-disciplinary Canada-specific focus, including 290 newly-added titles (160 English / 130 French)

This resources features titles from Academic, Education, Small and Trade presses including: Canadian Science (NRC Research Press); Grey House; IDRC Books/Les Éditions du CRDI; Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal; University of Alberta Press; Pembroke; Canadian Museum of History; Coteau Books; Talonbooks; Nimbus Publishing; Ontario Genealogical Society

To access and test out this new resource use the following login information:

 

URL – https://libproxy.mtroyal.ca/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/coppulca

Username: coppultaleln1
Password: Upd48KD2

New faces and expertise in the Library – Maker studio and Visualization spaces

With some of our new spaces in the Library we have also added new staff with matching expertise.

Maker studio

The Maker Studio is a creative space for students, faculty and community users to experiment with new technologies and tools to tackle projects and explore ideas and concepts in a hands-on way. Users from the MRU community can design objects and creations for their research, coursework, or personal projects. Currently located in EL 1355, we looking forward to having the larger Maker Studio (EL 1245) completed by January 2018.

Contact Sandra Sarmiento, Technology Facilitator,  at ssarmiento@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7789 with any questions about using the Maker Studio technology.

Visualization spaces

  • Ideas Visualization Lounge
    • Located on the first floor (EL 1270), the Ideas Visualization Lounge is an exciting event and presentation space, designed to support Library and campus programming with public lectures, presentations, workshops and other interactive events. The state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall is ideal for large-scale displays to augment events and programs. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of August.
  • Visualization classroom
    • The Visualization Classroom, located on the first floor in EL1441, offers a state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall ideal for large-scale displays of text, images, video, data etc.  This exciting new teaching, learning and research space enables innovative teaching and unique opportunities to explore, learn, create and share. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of September 2017.
  • Immersion Studio
    • The Immersion Studio (EL3345) takes experiential and immersive learning to a new level. This “grey box” room allows projection of images or information on all four walls of the room at the same time, creating a unique 360º experience for teaching, learning and research. Construction is expected to be complete by October 2017

Contact Anna Nuhn – Visualization Specialist – anuhn@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7088

Our website redesign project

MRU Library users who have recently visited our website will have seen our calls for volunteers to participate in web usability interviews. These interviews are part of our project to update the website along with the launch of the Riddell Library + Learning Centre. The response was fantastic, and shows how important our online presence is to the MRU community. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest and who donated their time!

Just as with other parts of the new building, as we plan the website we anticipate there will be several opportunities for MRU students and employees to contribute. Keep an eye out for future calls for volunteers; they will be posted to the site.

In the meantime, if you have general website feedback, please contact Sarah Stephens at sstephens@mtroyal.ca.

Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors

Have you completed an outstanding student project? 
 
MRU Library’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors seeks to recognize student projects that incorporate effective use of information resources and demonstrate research skills. Individual student projects can be essays/papers, film projects, poster presentations, web or technology-based projects, honours theses or creative works. Students can compete for $1000 awards in either of 2 categories recognizing Junior and Senior projects.
 
For more information, and to learn about previous winners, please see the award website at: tinyurl.com/MRUlibraryaward

Institutional Repository now available

Just in time for Open Access week, the Library is very pleased to announce that the Mount Royal University Institutional Repository (MRUIR) is now available for viewing and deposit (http://mruir.mtroyal.ca/).

The Institutional Repository (IR) is a digital resource that captures and showcases the scholarship, research and intellectual contributions created by Mount Royal faculty and students. By centrally collecting research publications, data, scholarly endeavours, and creative achievements, we are able to preserve, promote and provide free and open access to the excellent work done at the University, while meeting open access requirements of key granting agencies. Continue reading

New to the A – Z Resource List

We have been busy over the Spring and Summer months! Here are the newest offerings that have been added to our A – Z Resource List:

  • ACLS Humanities Ebooks
    ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of approximately 4,000 books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.
  • Comprehensive Physiology
    Comprehensive Physiology is the most authoritative and comprehensive collection of physiology information ever assembled, and uses the most powerful features of review journals and electronic reference works. Each article is commissioned not only to cover the latest key developments in the field, but to be the authoritative article on the subject.
  • Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
    The most comprehensive and most detailed treatment of molecular biology, cell biology and molecular medicine available today -designed in collaboration with a founding board of 10 Nobel laureates. As such, the Encyclopedia provides a single-source library of the molecular basis of life, with a focus on molecular medicine, discussing in detail the latest advances of the post-genomic era.
  • Joanna Briggs
    Provider: Ovid
    Description: This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI.
  • JoVE – Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
    This Science Education video collection demonstrates how to execute basic techniques commonly used in cellular and molecular biology. Each video shows practical applications of the techniques and other complementary skills.
  • JoVE – General Laboratory Techniques
    This premier collection exhibits how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video allows you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Test in Print
  • Mount Royal University Institutional Repository (MRUIR)
    Provider: MRU
    Description: The institutional repository (IR) is a searchable digital open access collection showcasing the scholarship, research, and intellectual contributions of the Mount Royal University community
  • Mount Royal University Journal System (MRUJS)
    Provider: MRU
    Description:A searchable platform which provides access to full-text open access journals published at Mount Royal University.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    Provider: Oxford University Press
    Description:The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
    Provider: ProQuest
    Description: The world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress, includes nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1743 to the present day together with over 1 million full-text dissertations.
  • PsycTESTS
    Provider: Ebsco
    Description: PsycTESTS® is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery Part 1
    Provider: Gale Cengage
    Description: Debates over Slavery and Abolition contains 7,277 books and pamphlets, more than 80 newspaper and periodical titles, and 18 major manuscript collections.
  • State Papers Online Part 3
    Provider: Gale Cengage
    Description: The third of the four-part archive, State Papers Online, Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I – Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic gives researchers access to the domestic state papers from the reign of James I through the reign of Anne I.

Euromonitor’s Passport Unavailable

Due to infrastructure work, Euromonitor International’s Passport system will be unavailable from Saturday, 10 May until Sunday, 11 May.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

MRU Library Award

Now accepting submissions for the 2014 MRU Library Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors.

This $1000 prize will be awarded for student reseach. Please consult the Award website for more information.