Posts Tagged ‘Reference’

Searching on GEOBASE

Welcome back to all new and returning geography and environmental studies students. I know that you’re eager to get started on researching for your papers, so I’ve created a 4 minute video (closed captioned) for those of you who need some basic guidance on how to search GEOBASE.

GEOBASE is a multidisciplinary database of indexed literature on human & physical geography, earth sciences, ecology, environmental studies/sciences, energy, pollution, waste management and nature conservation. It has over 2.4 million records and covers thousands of peer-reviewed journal, trade publications, book series and conference proceedings.

Here is the link to the video. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or email me!


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Find out how online tools like RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, Wizfolio can help keep your research work organized and save you time when you need to prepare properly formatted bibliographies and in-text citations.

To register for a workshop, or for any related questions, please send an e-mail to refworks@library.carleton.ca. All workshops take place in the Library in Room 252.

Today’s workshop runs from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Other dates and times this term are:

March 7     2:30 – 4:00 pm

March 15     10:30 – Noon

March 18     10:30 – Noon

March 26     10:30 – 11:30


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The CIW Canadian Index of Wellbeing was released yesterday. It measures the overall well being of Canada. According to their press release, since 1994, the starting point for the CIW, Canada’s well being has seen an overall improvement of 11 percent, paling in comparison to the 31 per cent growth in the country’s GDP over that same time frame.

If you’re interested in learning more about the new Canadian Index of Wellbeing, watch this CIW video.

Source: CAGList

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All of the titles from the SAGE reference series on Green Society online collection are now accessible through a trial that has been set up by the Library.

The trial for this product is now closed.

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Carleton University is no longer operating under a photocopying license with Access Copyright. This decision has significantly changed the playing field for the provision of teaching materials such as class handouts, library course reserves, and coursepacks.

The University has adopted the Fair Dealing Policy developed by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). These guidelines are based on the Copyright Act of Canada.

To help instructors and staff transition to the new situation, we have consolidated relevant information on the following pages:

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A new database which profiles the intellectual property (IP) experiences of inventors, creators, entrepreneurs, and researchers. This tool aims to promote a better understanding of how IP is created and protected, and how inventors, creators and society at large benefit from the IP system.

The IP Advantage database is a fully searchable one-stop gateway to the wealth of case study material available on WIPO’s website. The case studies featured in the database demonstrate how IP works in the real world and how IP rights – such as patents, marks and copyright – can be used to promote innovation in both developed and developing countries.

Access the database here.

Source: World International Property Organization

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Are you using RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based tool that lets you create, manage, and format bibliographies and papers. It helps you keep organized and saves you time!

  • It can easily create bibliographies in a wide variety of styles (such as APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)
  • It can also format in-text citations.
  • It’s great collaborative tool that allows students and researchers to create and share reading lists of references and annotations.

Here is the library’s basic tip sheet that will help you get started using RefWorks, or if you prefer plan to attend one of the basic Refworks Workshops. Here our fall schedule for 2010.

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