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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 […]

New books at the Asian Library (October 2023)


BL2224.25 K3 H67 2023
中世神祇講式の文化史 / 星優也 / 京都市 : 法藏館
BQ5899 J34 I43 2023
近代日本の仏教と福祉 : 公共性と社会倫理の視点から / 井川裕覚 / 京都市 : 法藏館
DS731 J3 T784 2023
満洲の日本人 / 塚瀬進 / 東京都文京区 : 吉川弘文館
DS832 K45 2023
アイヌ民族と日本人 : 東アジアのなかの蝦夷地 / 菊池勇夫 / 東京 : 吉川弘文館…