Monday, February 28, 2011

SPORTDiscus now with Full Text

Our premier database for kinesiology, physiology, sport psychology, sport medicine and more has just been upgraded to the Full Text version.  It now includes 1125 full text titles, including scholarly journals, magazines, book chapters, conference proceedings, reports, and more.
Check out SPORTDiscus with Full Text.

Posted by Patti Wilson, Collections Librarian

New Springer E-Book Collection

In addition to the SpringerLink collection of over 1,900 online scholarly journals, we have added over 22,000 full text eBooks and eReference Works. Book chapters will be retrieved in any search in SpringerLink, and may be printed or downloaded to any device capable of reading PDF files.

12 Subject Collections Available:
Behavioral Sciences
Biomedical & Life Sciences
Business & Economics
Chemistry & Material Science
Computer Science
Earth & Environmental Science
Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
Mathematics & Statistics
Physics & Astronomy
Professional & Applied Computing

Posted by Patti Wilson, Collections Librarian

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wireless in Mission

Wireless Internet service is now available on the Mission campus. For information on how to connect, pick up a brochure from the library (where you can also hang out with your laptop and friends), or visit for a downloadable guide.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Help celebrate International Women’s Day in the Chilliwack Library

The Chilliwack library will serve coffee, tea, and cookies for all students, faculty and staff throughout the day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Dr. Jean Scott will be in the student lounge on the Chilliwack campus at 3 p.m. The 98-year-old Scott is a local author, women’s rights activist, labour negotiator, co-founder of Chilliwack’s transition house, UFV honorary doctorate recipient, and Governor General’s Persons Case award winner. For Jean Scott, International Women's Day is personal. It's a reminder that the struggle is not over yet and that all women are sisters no matter their ages or backgrounds.

The United Nations International Women's Day theme this year is "Equal access to education, training, science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women." This theme fits in well with UFV's mandate as a post-secondary institution.

This year UFV library is looking at the history of International Women's Day with a display at the Chilliwack library. Watch for the upcoming display on the bulletin board at the entrance to the Chilliwack library.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Under Construction ... New Chilliwack Library

Construction has begun on the new campus at the Chilliwack Education Park, and here are photos of the new library...

(Photos courtesy Lisa Morry)

For more information on the construction project, visit the CEP Campus Development web site.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Quiet Study Space in Chilliwack

Looking for a quiet place to study in our Chilliwack Library? Check out the new, inviting, light-filled space we've created for you at the back of the library.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Reading Week Hours

Just a heads up to let you know that the library hours remain unchanged during Reading Week. We hope to see you here!

See the full library hours page here.

New Student Study Space Available

The following rooms are available to students for studying this semester on the Abby campus. No prior booking is required.

Mondays — D203
7–10 pm
Tuesdays — A402
5:30–10 pm
Wednesdays — C1422
8:30–11:20 am
Thursdays — A362
4–10 pm
Fridays — A352
8:30 am–10 pm

Click here for a campus map.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tour Galleries with Google Art Project

Google Street View technology has been used to create amazing tours of 17 major art galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.  Users can virtually move through 395 gallery rooms in the Palace of Versailles, the Frick, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Tate, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and more.
In addition,  over  1061 works of art are available in high resolution, with the ability to zoom in to view fine details and brushstrokes.  Details are provided for each image, including artist, medium, size,  commentary on the work and its themes, history of the artwork, and information on the artist.
Users can also create their own personal collection of favorite images.
Posted by Patti Wilson