September 30, 2015

New Oxford Quick Reference Updates

This quarter's subject release focuses on expanding Technology and Science and English Language content within Oxford Quick Reference with seven fully revised and updated new editions and one new online-only title: (authentication required):

In addition to the new Science and Language content above, the following new editions have added to Oxford Quick Reference:

September 15, 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 the Communist manifesto / edited by Terrell Carver and James Farr.

The Cambridge Companion to the Communist Manifesto covers the historical and biographical contexts and major contemporary interpretations of this classic text for understanding Marx and Engels, and for grasping Marxist political theory. The editors and contributors offer innovative accounts of the history of the text in relation to German revolutionaries, European socialism, and socialist political projects; rhetorical, dramaturgical, feminist and postcolonial readings of the text; and theoretical analyses in relation to political economy, political theory and major concepts of Marxism. The volume includes a fresh translation into English, by Terrell Carver, of the first edition (1848), and an exacting transcription of the rare earliest English translation (1850) by Helen Macfarlane.

Contents: Part I. Political and Biographical -- Context: 1. Rhineland radicals and '48ers /Jurgen Herres -- 2. Marx, Engels and other socialisms / David Leopold -- 3. The rhetoric of the Manifesto / James Martin -- 4. The Manifesto in Marx and Engels's lifetimes / Terrell Carver -- Part II. Political Reception: 5. Marxisms and the Manifesto after Engels / Jules Townshend -- 6. The permanent revolution in and around the Manifesto / Emanuele Saccarelli -- 7. The two revolutionary classes of the Manifesto / Leo Panitch -- 8. Hunting for women and haunted by gender: the rhetorical limits of the Manifesto / Joan C. Tronto -- Part III. Intellectual Legacy: 9. The Manifesto in political theory: anglophone translations and liberal receptions / James Farr and Terence Ball -- 10. The spectre of the Manifesto stalks neoliberal globalisation: reconfiguring Marxist discourse(s) in the 1990s / Manfred B. Steger -- 11. Decolonising the Manifesto: communism and the slave analogy / Robbie Shilliam -- 12. The Manifesto in a late capitalist era: melancholy and melodrama / Elisabeth Anker -- Part IV. The Text in English Translation.

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New Online Resource now available...English Historical Documents Online

English Historical Documents Online is the most comprehensive, annotated collection of documents on British (not in reality just English) history ever compiled. Conceived during the Second World War with a view to ensuring the most important historical documents remained available and accessible in perpetuity, the first volume came out in 1953, and the most recent volume almost sixty years later.
The print series, edited by David C. Douglas, is a magisterial survey of British history, covering the years 500 to 1914 and including around 5,500 primary sources, all selected by leading historians. It has over the years become an indispensable resource for generations of students, researchers and lecturers.
EHD is now available in its entirety online. Bringing EHD into the digital age has been a long and complex process. To provide you with first-rate, intelligent searchability, Routledge have teamed up with the Institute of Historical Research (one of the research institutes that make up the School of Advanced Study, University of London ( to produce EHD Online. The IHR’s team of experts have fully indexed the documents, using an exhaustive historical thesaurus developed by the Royal Historical Society for its Bibliography of British and Irish History.
The sources include treaties, statutes, declarations, government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, orders, acts, sermons, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters, diaries and more. Each section of documents and many of the documents themselves are accompanied by editorial commentary. The sources cover a wide spectrum of topics, from political and constitutional issues to social, economic, religious as well as cultural history.
Key features of EHDO include
  • Each document indexed and classified by experts at the Institute of Historical Research
  • Highly discoverable content through Quick and Advanced search
  • Explore content by Subject, Date, People, Place
  • Timeline to help students to look at events from a clear chronological perspective
  • All documents are available to print and download for use in coursework
  • Print, share and cite entry tools

Available to the TWU community and authorized Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) users.

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September 04, 2015

Update re: CAMPUS (National Film Board of Canada) streaming video collection

Recently the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has started an online screening room called Canada Screens (Excentris in French), an online film rental service for non-NFB titles. This is an opportunity for the NFB to showcase Canadian cinema produced outside the NFB, while maintaining its mandate of being accessible to Canadians. As a result of this, CAMPUS users could come across films that are part of Canada Screens, asking them to pay to rent or download them. These titles are not part of the CAMPUS collection, nor do they make up a large number of films. If searches are done using an institution’s library system, these will not come up in searches, as they are not included in the MARC records.

This issue will be rectified as we work towards separating the online CAMPUS experience from the experience, but for the time being Canada Screens titles will be searchable within the CAMPUS environment. We are asking that this message be sent to the subscribing institutions to alleviate any concerns CAMPUS subscribers may have.

The TWU Library subscribes to NFB CAMPUS ... the collection can be search via our Library catalogue.

To explore the collection as a whole search the Library catalogue by author "NFB Campus" click here.

September 01, 2015

Pro-D days at Alloway Library

Alloway Library will be closed Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3 so that staff can participate in professional development days.
On Wednesday, we'll be visiting libraries and colleagues at three Fraser Valley post-secondary institutions to gather ideas and network with folks we may know just by their email signature.
On Thursday we will gather for an special day of planning and team-building with consultant Betsy Chan.
We are sorry that these closures are an inconvenience for our users but we believe that by investing this time in our staff we will better serve our community in the days and weeks to come.