New in the Lam Library: the 2014 World Cup and the UBC Library

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup is a worldwide competition of FIFA members’ senior men’s national soccer teams. It is the most widely followed sporting event in the world; the viewership even exceeds that of the Olympic Games. The 2014 World Cup is being hosted by Brazil during June 12 to July 13, 2014.

The gigantic replica of Adidas Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup display at Suntec City Mall.

Courtesy of Choo Yat Shing; Creative Commons License

If you want to learn more about soccer, UBC Library subscribes to two online journals which publish articles on various aspects of the game:

If you want to learn more about the diverse economic and cultural impacts of soccer, UBC Library has a lot of relevant online books in its collection. To view any of the books listed below, click onto a title and then click on the orange “Online Access” button. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your CWL and password:

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“Thank you so much for all the effort and time, today’s outcome will help me understand and learn more about the industry. I’ll definitely come for more insights and details.”

Sauder School MBA student

April 2014

New in the David Lam Library: Pass it On, Preservation Week at UBC Library

UBC Library is hosting a series of events from April 28th to May 2nd to celebrate Preservation Week. Events include webinars on preserving family archives and scrapbooks, talks on digitization devices and strategies, and a bookbinding exhibition.

To read more or to view all the events being hosted, please visit

Webinars and talks will be held in the Lillooet Room, Level 3, of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The bookbinding and art of book exhibitions are on display in Rare Books and Special Collections, Level 1, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

New in the Lam Library: Free Portal of Entrepreneurship Videos and Podcasts

eCorner, the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) Entrepreneurship Corner, is a  free archive of entrepreneurship resources, providing access to over 3,000 videos and podcasts featuring entrepreneurship and innovation thought leaders.

The most popular videos currently on the site include:

  • The Art of Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Tina Seelig
  • The Power of Curiosity and Inspiration /Jack Dorsey
  • Creating Enchantment / Guy Kawasaki
  • The Future of Microsoft, The Future of Technology / Steve Ballmer
  • Tools for Business Model Generation  / Alexander Osterwalder
  • Five Biggest Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make / Jerry Kaplan

eCorner‘s mission is to support and encourage the teaching and learning of entrepreneurship so videos and podcasts can be used for instructional and educational purposes. eCorner uses a Creative Commons  license and provides a detailed Terms of Use statement. Videos and podcasts can be viewed online. Registering for a free personal account allows users to create playlists, receive updates and download content which can then be embedded in PowerPoint presentations or on web pages.

Explore eCorner to search the collection, to browse by topic or to view a list of speakers.


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“This is perfect!!  Thank you very much. It has got exactly what I need!!”

Sauder School MBA student

April 2014

New in the Lam Library: MOOCs in Business

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are free courses offered over the web, accessible to anyone, anywhere. There are no formal application processes, no prerequisites and no formal academic credits. MOOCs provide instruction via tools like videos, computer and peer-graded homework, and quizzes and exams. Students often interact with peers in online discussion forums.

Jeff Schmitt of Poets & Quants recently published a summary of over twenty top business related  MOOCs, which are starting between March 24th and May 1st, 2014:

Courses include

  • Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies / University of Maryland
  • Financial Analysis of Entrepreneurial Ideas / Babson College
  • Better Leader / Richer Life / Wharton School of Business
  • Introduction to Marketing / Wharton School of Business
  • Introduction to Statistics: Probability / University of California-Berkeley
  • Introduction to Public Speaking / University of Washington

To review all the courses on the list, please visit:

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“Thanks for this. You are always three steps ahead!”

Sauder School of Business Staff Member

April 2014

New in the Lam Library: Free Access to Oxford University Press Online Products from April 13-19, 2014

Oxford University Press is celebrating U.S. National Library Week and showing its appreciation of the work librarians do to support their patrons by offering free access to OUP online products for the duration of the week.

Oxford UP online products include multidisciplinary reference tools like Oxford Bibliographies, the Oxford English Dictionary and Very Short Introductions, as well as reference works for the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Medicine.

Visit the Oxford University Press website from April 13th to April 19th to explore the resources. To access, use username libraryweek and password libraryweek.

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“Thank you for helping with the databases for the presentation. Thanks to you, we placed as a runner up in the competition!”

Sauder BComm student

April 2014

What they are saying 57

“Thank you so much for helping me prepare for my presentation. You went way above and beyond…and I cannot say how much I appreciated that. You’re a huge asset to us students.”

Masters of Management student, April 2014


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