October 28, 2014

New Edition of Oxford E-Reference Title

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

‘A glorious treasure-house for browsers’ – Times Literary Supplement
Over 20,000 quotations
A major new edition of the most authoritative dictionary of quotations available brings you the wit and wisdom of past and present – from the ancients of East and West to the global village of the 21st century. Find that half-remembered line in a paradise of quotations for all occasions, from over 3,700 authors. Lord Byron may have taken the view: ‘I think it great affectation not to quote oneself’, but for the less self-centred this classic work provides a quote for every occasion, whether from the greatest minds of history or from undistinguished characters known only for one happy line.
Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and unique language monitoring, over 700 new quotations have been added to this eighth edition from authors ranging from St Joan of Arc and Coco Chanel to Albrecht Dürer and Thomas Jefferson. Here is the ultimate answer to the questions ‘Who said that?’ (and when, and why).
Click here to access this title (authentication may be required)

October 24, 2014

New Offline Image Viewer Now Available for Artstor

We are pleased to announce the release of our Offline Image Viewer 4.0. This new release includes the following new features and a bug fix:

New Features:
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and Windows 8.
  • Link to image viewer - clicking the link to image viewer icon on an image will open that image in the image viewer within the Digital Library.
  • Embedded hyperlinks - you can now embed hyperlinks in your OIV slides.
  • Saving to legacy format - this version of OIV allows presentations to be saved in OIV 2.6 format so that they can be opened by OIV version 2.6 and above (without image viewer linking functionality). This version can also open OIV 2.6 and 3.X files.
Bug Fix:
  • Dual-screen presentations - when using two screens in presentation mode, images will advance in pairs, e.g. screen 1 will show odd-numbered images, screen 2 will show even-numbered images.
To access this new version, uninstall any previous versions of OIV, log into your account, and install OIV 4.0 by following these directions: http://help.artstor.org/wiki/index.php/OIV_Installing.

October 21, 2014

Now on display on the upper level of the Library ... Field notes

Recent  works  by  Trinity  Western  University  Environmental  Studies  students

Now on display on the upper level of the Library

are ENVS Theses posters from 2013 FNAS graduates.

... come on up to the hallway gallery and have a look.

October 20, 2014

Alloway Library now has access to Curio.ca, the new CBC streaming multimedia site.

Curio.ca provides access to thousands of programs and documentaries – the best audio and video content CBC and Radio-Canada has to offer.  English and French-language content is included and updated weekly – with no advertising – via an educational streaming platform.  Material is available via broad categories (art, business, current events, law, education, health, history and geography, sciences, social sciences…) and the site can be searched for specific programs, themes, etc. to locate exactly what you need.  

Instructors may set up individual accounts in order to create playlists. Contact the Library HelpDesk (infodesk@twu.ca) for the institutional access code.
The Library will also be also be cataloguing individual programs which can be access via the Library's online catalogue.
NOTE: The Library’s subscription does not include News in Review or the News in Review Archive.

October 15, 2014

Wiley Online Library - Enhanced PDF functionality coming soon

Readability, Discoverability and Mobility - ReadCube Enhanced PDF

Users of Wiley Online Library will now have an even better reading experience with our new enhanced ReadCube PDF. Coming this winter for all articles, Wiley has improved the PDF reading experience to complement the enhancements made to the HTML reading experience using our Anywhere Article format.

Wiley’s partnership with ReadCube enables readers to keep the clear layout and simple design of the standard PDF, but with the benefits of value-added functionality.

The enhanced PDF features hyperlinked in-line citations and clickable author details, allowing quick look up and cross reference. Supplementary information, figures and other valuable article data are always just a click away, making it easier for researchers to discover, access and interact with our scientific literature. Integrated social sharing and social metrics data are also available from Altmetric, connecting our articles in new, innovative ways.

Watch the video for a preview and tell us what you think.

October 10, 2014

New Substance Detail View in Latest SciFinder Release Improves Readability and User Experience

The latest SciFinder release, available now, introduces a new layout for Substance Detail pages. 

Features of the improved layout include:
  • The addition of an expandable/collapsible menu for content areas
  • Tabbed navigation between sections within those areas
  • Regulatory information included in the new collapsible menu
  • Selectable print and export options for individual content areas 
The new layout allows for better readability and a more user-friendly experience that lets users focus on the content that matters most to their research.

For more details about these enhancements, please visit What's New in SciFinder.