Category Archives: Collection Gems

Light Therapy Lamps at the Library

                          This month we continue to highlight some of the great resources the Langara Library has to offer beyond books, featuring our light therapy lamps.

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Langara Library is here for you, no bones about it!

  October is Canadian Library Month, dedicated to raising awareness of the important roles libraries play in their communities, especially through the unique services and resources they provide beyond traditionally-imagined book collections. Our own Library and Learning Commons is no … Continue reading

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New streaming video resource: BBC Channel now available in Curio.ca

Langara recently added the BBC Documentaries channel to our Curio.ca subscription. These wide ranging streaming videos from the BBC delve into international history, social justice, earth and space science, medicine, animal behaviour, technology and more. Here are some series to … Continue reading

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Media Resources for Indigenization

Over the past year the Langara Library has been working to acquire more resources in the media collection to help support instructors who are working to Indigenize their course content across all subjects. We have tried in particular to emphasize … Continue reading

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Changes to Kanopy streaming access

Effective May 1 2019, Langara Library will transition to a limited access model, or mediated mode, for the Kanopy streaming film platform. We recognize that streaming videos have become an increasingly important resource for courses over the past several years, … Continue reading

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New Library Resource: IBISWorld

Langara has added a new business information resource to its collection: IBISWorld. IBISWorld is Canada’s most comprehensive collection of industry market research and industry risk ratings. It contains business reports in five categories: industry market research, industry risk ratings, company research, global … Continue reading

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New Library Collection: SAGE Premier

Langara Library takes an evidence-based approach to collection development. One way this works is that we look at data such as interlibrary loan requests and turnaway reports to show us what resources our users are seeking out that we are … Continue reading

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Skeletons in the Collection

This February, Langara Library added a human skeleton anatomy model to its collection and joined the growing ranks of public and academic libraries lending not just books and videos, but also “stuff”. These non-traditional collections are sometimes popularly referred to as The Library of Things. Like many other Thing Libraries, Langara acquired these non-traditional materials in response to local needs. Continue reading

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APA Style Central Now Available

The Langara Library recently subscribed to APA Style Central, a product from the American Psychological Association (APA) designed to assist instructors and educate students on the proper application of the rules of APA Style in their writing.

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Check Out New Books at the Library

New this year, the Library will be publishing a monthly list of books recently added to the Library catalogue. Organized by subject, the list will allow instructors to keep tabs on the books in the Library that are relevant to their … Continue reading

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