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Seasons Greetings from UBC Education Library

As the year wraps up, we’re taking a moment to send heaps of holiday cheer your way. To all the students in the Faculty of Education, you’ve tackled exams, essays, and everything in between—give yourselves a round of applause! To all our fantastic patrons, your curiosity and love for learning make our library truly special. […]

Season’s greetings from RBSC!

The RBSC reading room will be closed from Monday, December 25, to Monday, January 1, inclusive. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Emily Carr, 1871-1945

Tomorrow, December 13th, is the birthday of famous Canadian artist Emily Carr. In honour of her, today’s blog post is a spotlight on the artist. Carr was, as is eternalized on her gravestone, a lover of nature. She was a prolific landscape painter and developed an incredibly unique style that was influenced by early modernism […]

Vintage Advertisements from the BC Historical Newspapers Collection: 1899-1950

Looking back at old advertisements can not only be extremely entertaining, but can also provide fascinating insight into commonly accepted knowledge during a given era. Historically, lack of advertising laws or regulations resulted in exaggerated, dishonest and extreme claims being made in attempts to sell products. Advertisers were able to claim almost anything they pleased […]

EBSCOhost Error with Exporting Search Results

When users try to use the “E-mail a link to download exported results (up to 25000)” feature in all Ebsco databases they are receiving the error message:
“Application Level Exception
To continue with the session, go back to the previous pag…

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) – PDF Downloading Error

Users will see a “ERROR Something went wrong. Please try again” when trying to download CSA PDFs.
We are working to get the issue fixed ASAP!
In the meantime, you can download CSA PDFs on-campus or using VPN at this link:…

Recipes from the Punjabi Patrika Archive

Punjabi Patrika is a bilingual Punjabi – English newspaper out of Abbotsford, B.C. Its publication began in October 1996 and continues to be published weekly to this day in 2023. Digitization of the first 18 years of the newspapers physical archive (1996-2014) was recently completed, all of which are now available through UBC’s Open Collections! […]

2023 TEC Expo: Whose names are these? Learning about Indigenous plants and animals

Join Wendy Traas, Education Librarian, and Yvonne Dawydiak, Learning Design Manager, at the 2023 TEC Expo. We will invite participants to respond to the provocation: Whose names are these? We will explore materials from the Education Library, freely available digital tools, and open educational online resources to help identify and learn more about Indigenous plants […]

Superstition and Witchcraft

Content Warning: Some content within this blog refers to violence against women within the context of witch hunts. Please take care when reading this blog as well as if you search within Open Collections for content related to the topic of witchcraft and superstition as it may contain upsetting, discriminatory sentiments. Do you consider yourself […]

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Error – Blank Screen

Access to CSA Standards are currently producing a blank screen—complete-csa-collection&id=2689
We are working with CSA to get this issue solved.