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Access to download a paper

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Q. Hello. I am an SFU student trying to download this paper: Qualities of thoughtful social studies classes: an empirical profile – from the Journal of Curriculum Studies, Volume 22, Issue 3, 1990. http://www.tandfonline.com.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/doi/abs/10.1080/0022027900220304

Do I not have access to this?
Thanks

A. Hello,

According to the holdings information for the Journal of Curriculum Studies, our access entitlement begins with 1997 at volume 29, issue no. 1.

http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CJDB/BVAS/journal/142639

We have print holdings for the back issues of this title in the Bound Journals section of Bennett Library, located on the 6th floor:

http://troy.lib.sfu.ca/record=b1647302~S1a

Journals are shelved alphabetically by the name of the journal and photocopiers are located on the 6th floor as well.

Please feel free to contact us again if you have further questions.

Sandra Wong, Electronic Resources Librarian.

Hoovers Database Subscription

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Q. Would it be possible for SFU to subscribe to Hoovers? Its an excellent business database that many of the other post secondary institutions subscribe to– it would be extremely helpful for my many research papers!

A. Thanks for the suggestion, Emily. Although we don’t currently subscribe to Hoover’s directly through the publisher, SFU researchers do have access to the in-depth Hoover’s reports via our LexisNexis subscription. We’ve set up a direct link to that part of LexisNexis to make things simpler: http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/BVAS/resource/5731

We also have many other resources that provide profiles and financials that are either similar to Hoover’s or much more detailed. For instance, Datamonitor360 [http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/BVAS/resource/11401] is great for company and industry reports and we provide several major financial data sources ranging from Bloomberg to ThomsonOne: http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CRDB/BVAS/browse/facets/subject/635

I’d be happy to chat with you about other resources that might fit your needs.

Regards,
Mark

Mark Bodnar
Business Librarian

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Nature Climate Change

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Title: Nature Climate Change
Publisher & where & when published: Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
Acquire for which library?: Bennett (Burnaby Mountain)
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A. Thank you for suggesting that the library subscribe to Nature Climate Change. This title was also recommended by a faculty member in Geography, and is currently on the Department’s library ‘wish list.’ Unfortunately, the annual subscription price is very expensive. I am hoping to explore cost-sharing options with other departments in the new year. Please contact me directly at ltripp@sfu.ca and I will sure to keep you updated as discussion around this title progresses.

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions you might have. And thank you again for your input – it is very important to us!

All the best,
Lindsay

Lindsay Tripp
Liaison Librarian for Faculty of Environment

Refworks

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Q. I am new to Refworks, and am trying to figure how to export a reference from: Grossman, Henryk (2006) ‘The Beginnings of Capitalism and the New Mass Morality’ Journal of Classical Sociology 6 (2): July to my Refworks account. I cannot figure out how to do it, there is no Refworks icon on this journal. Am i missing something?

A. Hello,

Thank you for contacting the SFU Library with your question and sorry to hear you’ve had difficulties exporting the citation for ‘The Beginnings of Capitalism and the New Mass Morality’ to your RefWorks account.

The Journal of Classical Sociology (JCS) has a direct export feature for RefWorks. To upload the citation for this article to your RefWorks account:

Access the article in JCS through the SFU Library website at: http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CJDB/BVAS/journal/148454
Click on ‘Abstract’ under the article to see the full record for the article (see JCS_scrnsht1.jpg attached).
Click on ‘Download to Citation Manager’ under ‘Services’ to the right of the screen (see JCS_scrnsht.jpg screenshot attached).
Click on ‘Refworks’ under ‘Citation Manager Formats’ to the right of the screen.
If you are logged into your Refworks account, the citation should automatically export to your account now (check your ‘Last Imported’ folder). If you’re not logged in to your account, you will see the RefWorks login page.

I hope this helps! If you encounter any further difficulties, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Warm regards,
Lindsay

Lindsay Tripp
Liaison Librarian

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Nature Reviews: Neurology

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Title: Nature Reviews: Neurology
Publisher & where & when published: Nature Publishing Group
Where you saw this item mentioned: Several References
Acquire for which library?: Bennett (Burnaby Mountain)
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A. Thank you for your suggestion of Nature Reviews: Neurology. When we want to add a new journal to our collection we often need to cancel another due to budget constraints. Usually the departmental rep, Mike Hart, and the Liaison Librarian, myself, work together on this process. I know Mike is on vacation for the next while so I will put this title on our wish list for discussion. I see that you are in the FAB lab so you may want to discuss this with Mike directly.. I have had another request from your lab and I will suggest the same.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you have suggestions for our collection, including monographs. As Liaison Librarian for Biological Science I’m here to assist you with your research.

Best regards,
Leslie

Collections Librarian
Liaison Librarian for Biological Sciences

Suggestion for New Title: Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Title: Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies
Publisher & where & when published: London, UK: http://www.islamic-college.ac.uk/Research/JSIS.html
Where you saw this item mentioned: Research Searches
Acquire for which library?: Bennett (Burnaby Mountain)
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A. Thank you for your suggestion . We will look into acquiring this journal and be in touch with you soon.

Regards,
Leslie

Leslie Rimmer
Collections Librarian
Liaison Librarian for Biological Sciences

Suggestion for New Title: Sensors & Transducers journal

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Title: Sensors & Transducers journal
Publisher & where & when published: International Frequency Sensor
Association (IFSA), Canada (Toronto), Spain (Barcelona)
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/DIGEST/Journal_Subscription_2011.htm
Acquire for which library?: Belzberg (SFU Vancouver)

A. Thank you for your suggestion of this journal, however we will not be pursuing this at this time.

Regards,
Leslie Rimmer

Leslie Rimmer
Collections Librarian
Liaison Librarian for Biological Sciences

Suggestion for a New Title Purchase: Postmedieval Journal

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Author: Eileen Joy & Myra Seaman (eds.)
Title: Postmedieval Journal
Publisher & where & when published: Palgrave Macmillan, England, 2010 -
Where you saw this item mentioned: Recommendation of colleague
Acquire for which library?: Bennett (Burnaby Mountain)
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A. Hi,

Thank you very much for your recent suggestion that the SFU Library begin a subscription to Postmedieval Journal. Unlike book purchases, journal subscriptions represent an ongoing annual cost to the library (in this case about $350 CAD per year). Given the current library collections budget, this may mean that another journal must be cancelled in order to start a new subscription.

As the English Literature Liaison Librarian, I will look into whether the departmental collections budget can absorb the cost of this subscription. In the meantime, please consider requesting any articles of interest via our free Interlibrary Loan service: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/find/document-delivery/request-form

You can browse the table of contents and article abstracts for current issues of Postmedieval Journal through the publisher’s website: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/pmed/index.html

I will keep you updated on the progress of this request.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Dowson

Rebecca Dowson
Liaison Librarian: English and History

Retention Rules for Magazines

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Q. Are there any free magazines to take? As in, the non-current Times, Newsweeks etc offered? What happens to the old ones once they are not current?

A. Thank-you for your question.

Each magazine that we purchase has it’s own retention rule.

For example the paper copies of Newsweek and Times (London, England) are kept until the microfilm copy we purchase arrives. The microfilm arrives quite a long time after the paper issues; the exact timing varies for each title.

When we remove the paper copies from the 6th floor we generally recycle them.

We do have some special requests (mainly from professors and staff, and once in a while from students) to have the paper copies we are discarding passed-on to individuals.

Please let me know if you have any further questions about this topic.

Sincerely,
Patty

Patty Gallilee
Head, Acquisitions and Serials Division

Journals for Donation

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Q. I’m the Editor of JABES (Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics). As such, the publisher forwards me BOUND copies of the volumes for which I am editor. I have no need of these. Are these useful for the Library? I have bound copies of Volume 13 (2008), Volume 14 (2009) and likely will also get Volume 15 (2010). The binding is in green. If useful, where do I send them. If you need unbound issues, I also have these going back to V.4.

A. Hi,

Thank-you for your offer of the Bound volumes Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics.

The Library has the current Journals in our collection and as we no longer hold paper volumes after 5 years, We no longer bind older journals
For earlier articles we have online access via Jstor : http://troy.lib.sfu.ca/search~S1?/s=jabes/sjabes/1%2C1%2C2%2CB/frameset&FF=sjabes&2%2C%2C2

Perhaps another home can be found for them.

Walter Piovesan
Librarian – Statistics & Actuarial Science