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:
Exams are upon us, and you’re probably already anticipating the break from school and stress, although holidays can bring on their own type of stress, with parties, gifts, visiting family and friends all becoming competing priorities. You are looking forward to winding down, but did you know: research shows that reading can be a great way to de-stress, while also improving your cognitive abilities and your understanding of other people?
This Wall Street Journal article discusses some of the known benefits of reading and suggests putting aside 30 minutes a day with a good book. We have plenty of books in the library to help you out with that. Check out my suggestions, some of which come from the Financial Times business book awards in the last couple years:
Here are some new titles available in the library, for more summer reading:
Happy reading 🙂
Many summer reading lists come out this time of year– if you’re looking for beach reads, check out Publisher Weekly’s Best Summer Books 2014, CBC’s Ultimate Summer 2014 Reading List, or TED’s Summer Reading List (recommendations from Bill and Melinda Gates and others).
For those of you looking for summer business reading, there are also lists out there for new business books worthy of perusing on a patio, beach or park:
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business: Top 10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders
Below are links to books that have been in previous JP Morgan summer reading lists– these books are all available at the library to borrow (just don’t drop them in the pool):
And a few summer reads from other reading lists:
And… in case you’re finishing with school, and moving on to the next chapter… a book to help you out with whatever is next:
Happy reading 🙂
Pop into the Kelowna library to check out the display created by Fran Drummond, in time for the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival!
The display includes books and reports about the BC wine industry (including reports by faculty members in the School of Business), books about marketing wine, wine labels and making wine– and many interesting bottles (empty– too bad) collected from around the Okanagan… check out some of the links below for books available at the library about the wine industry:
Happy reading 🙂
We have recently re-subscribed to the Conference Board of Canada e-library. If you are not familiar with CBoC, you might want to take a look at some of their resources if you are interested in education, economic trends, human resources, risk management and trade policy in Canada. The Conference Board is a not-for-profit applied research organization. They publish research on the previous topics mentioned, as well as industry trends, travel and tourism, socioeconomic indicators and taxation.
Recent publications include:
Sustainability Matters 2014: How Sustainability Can Enhance Corporate Reputation
Learning and Development Outlook 2014: Strong Learning Organizations, Strong Leadership
Overcoming Barriers to Leadership for Young Women
Cultivating Opportunities: Canada’s Growing Appetite for Local Food
The Conference Board of Canada is a great place to look for information on the federal budget. You may often find newspaper sources referring to Conference Board reports– come take a look in their e-library to find access and download reports.
September is just around the corner, and to start the term we have a new e-book collection at the library. The Business Expert Press collection comprises 50 practical e-books on subjects such as Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, Human Resources Management & Organizational Behaviour, International Business, Marketing, Management, and Supply & Operations Management.
You can find the collection here: Business Expert Press E-book Collection
Download e-books such as: China: Doing Business in the Middle Kingdom, Essential Concepts : Building of Cross-Cultural Management, Communication Strategies for Today’s Managerial Leader, and Consumer Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization.
IMPORTANT INFO ON DOWNLOADING: To download whole e-books– click on the title you wish to select > click on the InfoTools button above the title page > scroll to “Business Expert Press Options” and then “download this title”.