Library News for the Faculty of Communication and Culture

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

New Legal Literature Database now available

Index to foreign legal periodicals

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, produced by The American
Association of Law Libraries, provides access to legal literature
worldwide, covering all forms of foreign (non-Anglo-American) law. This
includes comparative law and legal systems, such as Islamic law;
socialist law; public and private international law; and transnational
commercial law. The data is not limited by country of publication, but
rather type of publication. Thus, while publications concerning British
and American law are not included, British and American publications
concerning foreign law are included. Coverage begins with 1985.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Chronicle now available online through site license

Here's something we've been wanting for a long, long time. We've now got a site license for the Chronicle of Higher Education You can set this up on an RSS feed to get instant alerts when new news comes up. Go to to learn more or let me or Chris know if you need some assistance with that feature.

Monday, February 06, 2006

In-house Librarians

What better way to introduce this service than to quote the Dean.

"I'm happy to announce a pilot project that, in combination with the appointment of Carol Neuman as Research Co-ordinator, is designed to offer additional support for your teaching and research activities.

Starting Monday 6 February, our intrepid Librarians (Chris Thomas, Communications Division, and Shauna Rutherford, Culture Division) will be holding office hours right in our Faculty. They will be in SS 307 during the following times:M 1:30 - 3:30T 9 - 11W 1:30 - 3:30R 9 - 11.

If you need help finding information, ordering the information materials you need, advice on using IR in your classes, or you are just tired of chatting with me and Mimi and need new blood on the third floor, Chris and Shauna are there to help. They have multiple talents!
Best wishes, Kath."

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

New electronic reference resources - Gale Virtual Reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Resources can be searched individually or as a group. Over 100 titles, including:
  • Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
  • International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers
  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Reminder about New Library Material for Reserve Readings

Please remember in preparing for the Spring and Summer Sessions, that if you need New Library Material for Reserve Readings, we need your submitted list of readings by February 15th to obtain the material in time.

Instructions for submitting requests for New Library Material are available at the following link:

All Reserve Deadlines are available from the link below:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 220-3756 or send e-mail to: