Staff at the University of Waterloo Library are busy implementing a new RFID security system. These security systems will be installed at the Dana Porter and Davis Centre Libraries over the next two years. Once implemented, you will no longer need to have your book bags checked for library materials by the attendant stationed near the exit of both libraries. [full article - RFID Security]
In 2004, the Library and Dr. Kenneth McLaughlin jointly received a grant from the J. W. Graham Information Technology Trust Fund. This grant has supported Dr. McLaughlin’s work in researching the history of computing and information technology achievements at UW. As part of this project, a series of oral history interviews were conducted with key members associated with UW’s history of computing and technology transfer. Text and audio excerpts from these interviews are available on the Unbundling Computing History web site created as part of the project. [full article - Technology Transfer]
Need research help? Contact your department's Liaison Librarian. The revised UW Liaison/Specialist Librarians web page provides access to the librarians':
Let the UW Library help you with your term paper and thesis research. [full article - Research]
Repère is a new research database providing access to a comprehensive index of articles published in a broad scope of French language periodicals covering all fields of general and specialized knowledge. Created by the National Library of Quebec (BNQ) and Services Documentaires Multimédia (SDM), Repère's searchable database includes over 410,000 periodical citations and 21,000 full text articles, plus open-access to over 10,000 articles available on the Internet from 1980 to the present. [full article - Repère]
The second edition of The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals: 1800-1900 provides online access to information about approximately 50,000 newspapers and periodicals published in England between January 1, 1800 and December 31, 1900. This database consolidates information from over 6,000 secondary sources, including scholarly resources for press historians and innumerable reference works on the history of Great Britain. Additionally, the directory includes digital images of title pages for 9,000 Victorian periodicals. [full article - Waterloo Directory]
The web site for the Waterloo Centre for German Studies hosts links to current events, conferences, and research information pertaining to all aspects of German language, culture, and heritage.
The site also provides a link to the Library's Subject Guide containing German Studies information sources, research tools, and German heritage documents housed in the Special Collections Department.
Founded by the University Senate in 2004, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies is directed by Professor David G. John. The Centre works closely with various academic departments, including Germanic and Slavic Studies, History, and the Library’s Special Collections Department, in addition to having a Research Advisory Group consisting of local and global academic faculty and staff.