April 22, 2015

Curio.Ca Gets A Full Upgrade

Curio.Ca Gets A Full Upgrade — Check Out The New Features!

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's Research Help Desk (infodesk@twu.ca) for the institutional access code.

The Library has also catalogued individual programs which can be access via the Library's online catalogue.We are very excited to let you know about the brand new version of Curio.ca! Our full site revamp includes a comprehensive suite of upgrades, thanks to feedback we've received from our many Curio.ca subscribers. We listened and now you can benefit from the results of our teamwork!

Please take a moment to check out these new features:

Responsive user interface The Curio.ca reboot means the site will be equally at home on your computer, mobile phone or tablet.

Latest Additions & Simplified Categories We've made it easier to find new content with our Latest Additions category that appears at the top of the Categories menu. We've also recast our top-level category navigation to simplify your browsing.

Curriculum CorrelationsExpanded Curriculum Correlations Looking for programs that fit a particular course? Look no further. Our new Resources section helps you find titles suitable for specific courses in provincial K-12 curricula from coast-to-coast.

New Guides sectionOur new Resources section does double duty! It also provides you with an easy way to find all the teacher resource guides we offer (more then 900!)

Advanced Search Our basic keyword search pulls data from fields like program title, series name and description. And now our new Advanced Search allows you to refine your search based on production year, language, age group, file type or captioning availability.

Improved Playlists function Your ability to create Playlists just got better! If you haven't taken advantage of this feature yet, start curating your own custom collections of Curio.ca audio and video now.

April 10, 2015

New Cambridge Companion Online now available

Access to these resources is made possible by a generous donation from the Trinity Western University Graduate Student Association.

The Cambridge companion to modern Arab culture / edited by Dwight Fletcher Reynolds.

Summary: Dwight F. Reynolds brings together a collection of essays by leading international scholars to provide a comprehensive and accessible survey of modern Arab culture, from the early nineteenth to the twenty-first century. The chapters survey key issues necessary to any understanding of the modern Arab World: the role of the various forms of the Arabic language in modern culture and identity; the remarkable intellectual transformation undergone during the 'Nahda' or 'Arab Renaissance' of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the significant role played by ethnic and religious minorities, and the role of law and constitutions. Other chapters on poetry, narrative, theatre, cinema and television, art, architecture, humour, folklore, and food offer fresh perspectives and correct negative stereotypes that emerge from viewing Arab culture primarily through the lens of politics, terrorism, religion, and economics.

Contents: Modern Arab culture: introductory remarks / Dwight F. Reynolds -- The question of language / Kristen Brustad -- Religious and ethnic minorities / Andrew D. Magnusson -- Nahda: the Arab project of enlightenment / Yoav Di-Capua -- Law / Joseph E. Lowry -- Poetry / Shawkat A. Toorawa -- Narrative / Muhsin Al-Musawi -- Music / Scott Marcus -- Cinema and television / Andrew Hammond -- Theater / Dina Amin -- Art / Nuha N. N. Khoury -- Architecture / Nasser Rabbat -- Humor / Devin Stewart -- Folklore / Dwight F. Reynolds -- Food and cuisine / Juan E. and Magda Campo -- Migration and diaspora / Christina Civantos.

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