Predatory publishers: what you need to know

Last month, Beall’s blog made waves in the scientific publishing world when all of its content disappeared without warning. Jeffery Beall, scholarly initiatives librarian and associate professor at the University of Colorado, maintained Scholarly Open Access, a blog offering a list of indicators of predatory publishing activities as well as a list of “known” predatory publishers. … Continue reading

Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Long-Term Care – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a healthcare setting. It is estimated that the rates of HAIs in personal care homes range from 1.8 to 13.5 per 1,000 patient care days. Such infections can significantly  increase overhead costs to an organization1. The risk … Continue reading

Manage your author identity with ORCID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an international registry of persistent digital identifiers to connect authors and creators to all their research and scholarly works. The ORCID identifier helps to solve the problems of common names, misattributions, and multiple affiliations over a career.  This workshop will help you get registered and start populating your … Continue reading

New skills for a new year

Check out the fresh selection of the libraries’ Researcher Workshops for 2017  Whether you’re looking to choose an appropriate citation management system, stay up-to-date with relevant research literature or develop your own data management plan, Researcher Workshops provide an opportunity for you to gain practical information and enhance your research skillset. Attending one or even … Continue reading

Updated: Current Perspectives in the literature on Family Involvement in Long-Term Care

“Family Involvement in Long-Term Care”, from the J.W. Crane Memorial Library’s Current Perspectives series, has been updated with information on new articles, books, videos and web resources. It can be accessed here: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/family-longtermcare Current Perspectives consists of selected articles from the current journal literature, focusing on systematic reviews, best practices and innovative approaches to encourage excellence … Continue reading