Jennifer Soutter's blog

Ash and Oil: Fort MacMurray residents start to rebuild after wildfire

Fort McMurray residents were forced to flee a huge wildfire that destroyed much of their city in Canada’s Alberta province in May 2016. About 88,000 residents were evacuated from the oil-rich region during the fire, the costliest natural disaster in Canada’s history. More than a month later, some returned ( Ash and Oil [9 min.]) to pick up the pieces and resume their lives.

JSTOR Global Plants n/a April 18, 6 pm - 10 pm

JSTOR's Global Plants database will undergo routine maintenance on Friday, April 18th, 2014. The maintenance will start at 3:00PM (PT) and last up to 4 hours.

NFB: National Film Board academic access n/a off-campus


NFB has changed how academic users may connect to the NFB website and as a result have broken access for off-campus users to their "Campus" material (free content still available) on the NFB site. Our apologies as we work on getting our access restored. Thank-you.

Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny

produced and premiered in 2006, Qallunaat! has been a hit. It recently took on a life of its own as it was shared far and wide across blogs and social media platforms.

Scholars Portal resources n/a Sunday December 29, 4 AM until Monday December 30, 4 AM

Electronic journals and books, GeoPortal, <ODESI>, RefWorks, Dataverse, ASK (our chat with a librarian service) and RACER (Interlibrary Loans) will all be unavailable from Sunday December 29, 4 AM until Monday December 30, 4 AM.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Elsevier ejournals, ebooks and databases now available on and off campus

The Elsevier e-journals, e-books, reference titles and databases found on their ScienceDirect platform are once again available both on and off campus. Thank-you for your patience.

Trial: SAGE Research Methods Online

Canadian Publishers Collection of ebooks (and more) n/a for 1 hour Tuesday

North America: Tuesday July 30 2013 :

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time; UTC-4)

The Canadian Publishers Collection of ebooks, the Canadian Public Policy Collection and Canadian Heath Research Collection will be unavailable for one hour Tuesday evening! For more information on where to find ebooks please check our ebooks webpage or search our library catalogue.

Scholars Portal services unavailable July 28, 8 am for 24 hours

Scholars Portal emergency maintenance will affect the following services. They will be unavailable from Sunday July 28, 8 AM to Monday July 29, 8 AM:

Compendex not available from off-campus until perhaps July 25th, 2013

With the latest upgrade to their website, the vendor has broken off-campus access for all schools, including ours. They are projecting it will be until at least Thursday, July 25th before it gets fixed. Please note access remains available from on campus!