Welcome, and welcome back!
Here we go again… September. Start of term. Some things to get you off on the right foot…
The Library launched a new website. We think it is much easier to navigate, and it works well on all sorts of different devices. We hope you feel the same!
Come visit the library to print, scan, borrow laptops, book study rooms, use our computers, or just say hi!
Starting your research?
OCtopus is the search box that you see on the main page. It searches many places at once, for books, articles, and media, and is a great place to start your research.
The Research & Subject Guides tab has many librarian-created guides to help you find authoritative sources for your research, as well as tips on how to evaluate sources and avoid plagiarism!
Our citation guides can help you figure out the complexities of citing your sources in different formats: APA, MLA, Chicago and more…
Some books about about how to be a successful student:
As classes and assignments get underway, it’s time to start your research.
The Library is your source for authoritative, credible, and current information that you can use for your projects, assignments, and papers.
Don’t know where to start? Try out the Library’s Business subject and course guides and learn about some recommended resources for industry, company, consumer research and more.
Most important, if you have any questions about research, just ask!
As the first summer semester comes to a close, it’s time to catch up on some reading. Here’s some suggested business titles at OC Library, recommended by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten in their The 100 best business books of all time:
- The effective executive / Peter F. Drucker
- The tipping point: how little things can make a big difference / Malcolm Gladwell
- The 7 habits of highly effective people : restoring the character ethic / Stephen R. Covey
- Good to great: why some companies make the leap – and others don’t / Jim Collins
- The five dysfunctions of a team: a leadership fable / Patrick Lencioni
- Swim with the sharks without being eaten alive: outsell, outmanage, outmotivate, and outnegotiate your competition / Harvey Mackay
- The leadership challenge / James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
- Discovering the soul of service: the nine drivers of sustainable business success / Leonard L. Berry
- In search of excellence: lessons from America’s best-run companies / by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.
- First, break all the rules: what the world’s greatest managers do differently / Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
Just a quick not that Sustainalytics will be working on its platform this weekend and won’t be available April 21 and 22.
As of Monday 23rd of April all platform services will resume as normal.
The impact of government policy on employers and employees is a common area of interest and OC Library has numerous resources that support this research, including government and public policy documents, books, journals, and more.
For example, there’s lots of talk in the news about the Canadian government’s plans for pension reform, including the introduction of Pooled Retirement Pension Plans. A PRPP is “a pension scheme aimed at self-employed Canadians and especially at those at smaller workplaces where no company pension plan is in place” (CBC, 2011)
A simple search using keywords pension AND Canada AND ( reform OR change ) in the Library search engine, OCtopus, reveal numerous books and documents, peer-reviewed journal articles, and more that address the research area of pension reform in Canada.
I could even add additional databases such as AB/Inform, CBCA, and Canadian Newstand to my search in OCtopus, sort my results by date and look at the most current newspaper and magazine articles that discuss pensions reform in Canada. In OCtopus, use the “Add Aditional Databases” panel on the right side of the results page to include results from additional sources.
Questions? Just ask! Contact BUAD Liaison Librarian, Leanna Jantzi.
Welcome to new and returning Okanagan School of Business students and faculty members. As the Winter 2012 semester begins, here’s a few pointers on OC Library resources and services to help you have a successful semester:
Subject and Research Guides: the Library has a number of Business-related subject and research guides that can help you kick-start your research.
Library Search Engine: the Library recently introduced a new search engine that allows users to simultaneously search for books, audio-visual materials, journal articles, journals, and other resources contained in many of the Library’s databases. Results are returned in a single, relevancy ranked list of resources. Learn more about the new search engine here.
Student Library Services: learn about how to borrow, return, and renew library materials, borrow a laptop, or book a student study room here.
Library hours: when is your campus library open? Check out the hours here.
Contact: have a question? Come visit us in the library, or contact us by phone or email.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. October 19, followed by networking reception.
WHERE: Arts Atrium (ART186), University of British Columbia, Kelowna.
REGISTRATION INFO: No cost and open to the public – but make sure to reserve a space! RSVP your attendance by Monday, October 17.
Learn more about the event and speakers.