Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Early English Books Online (EEBO) now at UFV

Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the English Civil War.

EEBO contains works by such authors as Malory, Shakespeare, Spenser, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, and Galileo. In addition to the great literature of the time, the collection includes historical materials such as royal statutes and proclamations; military, religious, and other public documents; almanacs; musical exercises; calendars; broadsides; prayer books; pamphlets, proclamations; and many other primary resources.

This collection will be of tremendous value for researchers in English literature, history, religious studies, philosophy, political science, art history, history of printing and the book, and more.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Try SAGE Reference Online for your social sciences research

Looking for authoritative background information in the social sciences, such as criminology, sociology, psychology, geography, business and economics, political science, education, and social work?

Try the new Sage Reference Online database - a collection of hundreds of highly respected encyclopedias and handbooks.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Reference Universe

Are you struggling with where to begin your research or looking for that spark of inspiration to focus your essay topic? UFV Library has subscribed to Reference Universe (RU), a discovery tool that will unlock the wealth of information in our print and electronic reference collection. Using RU, you will be able to search our specialized subject encyclopedias and handbooks simultaneously. You will not have to go out on to the Web looking for information and find sources that may be unreliable and therefore unusable. You can use RU and find authoritative, current and scholarly reference information quickly and effectively. Click right through to online articles in our major reference databases, while also peering into our vast print encyclopedia and handbook collection at the back-of-the-book index level!

Check out our Electronic Reference Collection web page to access Reference Universe. You can also access RU from our various LibGuides under the "background" tab.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Take the Abbotsford Library Hours Survey!

The UFV Library has received requests from users that we extend the hours at our Abbotsford library. Please visit our survey, using the link below, and give us your opinion!

Monday, March 7, 2011

RefWorks access via UFV Wireless now available

Access to RefWorks via the UFV Wireless network is now available.

Warning: your browser may present you with a security exception the first time you try to access RefWorks via the wireless network. We're working on updating our security certificate, but in the meantime, rest assured that adding a security exception is safe.

For help with using RefWorks, visit the library's RefWorks pages or ask a librarian.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Did You Know? March 1 is International Hug a Librarian Day

We don't know where this comes from, but we like it! We don't advocate actual hugging (it's cold and flu season, after all), but we do enjoy your appreciation. So stop by and say hi, even if you don't have a question.