Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NEW: Library Connections (September/October, 2012)

Check out the latest edition of Library Connections!  

Comings and goings:    Michap Kwetxwi:lem Ceremony for new Chilliwack Library and How did we move all those books?  Farewell to retiring library staff and welcome to new library casual staff!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Heather's Hot Pick: Language Arts Programs (EDUC 420 Assignment #2)

Some resources to seek out for this assignment:  

David Booth
(Abbotsford Stacks)

Classroom Talk (Curriculum)

Story drama [videorecording]  (Abbotsford AV- VHS)

Faye Brownlie

Lucy Calkins
            The art of teaching writing  (Curriculum)

Kristi Clifton

Susan Close

Unfortunately, Susan has never published the book she was originally going to do.  You will want to check out her website:  http://www.smartreading.ca/

Smart Learning presentation by Shawna Peterson.  Chilliwack interpretation of Smart Reading.  And a poster: Guide for smarter learning [picture] illustrating the philosophy: 
Not a lot in Education journals has been written about this program. 

Adrienne Gear

**We also have Reading Power Kits organized by this approach’s methodology and here is example book:  Giant Steps to Save the World  This book is in the Reading Power IT or Intermediate Transform Kit.

Cathy Mere


Maureen Auman
Step up to writing. Grades K-3 [kit], Grades 3-6 [kit], Grades 6-high school [kit]  (Curriculum)

Ruth Culham

The Trait Crate Kit Series.  We have kits for K to Grade 5.    **Scholastic has only published up to grade 5   Example record:  Grade 5  (Curriculum- Kits Section)

North Vancouver School District

Unfortunately, we don’t have any titles from these:

Open Court Reading
Debbie Miller
David Doake
Reading Mastery

But you could try searching  Education Research Databases  (ERIC, Canadian Business &Current Affairs-has Canadian Education) to see what the Educational literature may say about them.  Please note some programs or authors are more well known then others. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

ILL Articles Now Come Directly to Your Email Inbox

Something exciting happened over the summer, something that many of you have been asking for: the UFV Library implemented a new system that allows us to deliver articles from other libraries directly to your email inbox.

Now, when an article you requested via "Where can I get this?" or through our interlibrary loan forms arrives, we'll send you an email with instructions on how to retrieve it online; watch for a subject line like the following in your inbox:

Your Requested Article (PAT-10000001) is Available Online - See Instructions

If you've requested more than one article, and they arrive the same day, the email message may contain multiple links.

Please note that under Canadian copyright law, this digital copy may only be used to make a paper copy for the individual who requested it and this copy is to be used for the purpose of research or private study only.

You may also notice that some of the other messages regarding interlibrary loans are different; those, too, are a result of the new system.

Watch for changes as well in the "Where can I get this?" and interlibrary loan forms; we're working to reduce the amount of information you need to provide us when placing your request.

Got questions? Contact our interlibrary loans staff: (604) 864-4678 or ill@ufv.ca

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Anatomy & Physiology Multi-Media Databases

Primal Pictures Anatomy & Physiology Online (OVID) acts as a comprehensive learning resource for students of anatomy and physiology. The human body is divided into 19 modules, with interactive 3-D images, informative text, learning objectives, topic and module quizzes, clinical information on related diseases, case studies and more.
Students can interact with anatomy by peeling away layers, rotating models, and reconstructing layers back to their original structure. Vodcasts, narrated animations and illustrations, pronunciation guides, dissection slides, and other multimedia offer an engaging approach to learning. There are also more than 250 clinical topics and case studies covering pathphysiology, and comprehensive clinical information on causes (etiology), symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy - Premier Library Package  (OVID) is a comprehensive selection of dynamic, interactive modules featuring more than 6,500 highly accurate, three-dimensional anatomy models. Modules focus on individual organs, regions of the body, or anatomical systems. Using 3-D Real Time, users can rotate models, and add detailed layers of anatomy.
The product is also known as Anatomy TV.

These products have been purchased by our e-HLbc consortia, with a shared license for 75 simultaneous users.  Please note that they require Flash.

Posted by Patti Wilson, Aug. 28, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Heather's Hot Pick: PE Resources

Get active!  Check-out some Physical Education resources available to you and maybe useful for your lesson planning now and on practicum! 



The Great Ontario physical education teachers' resource for grades:  1-3, 4-6, 7-8  (2009) by Mike McCabe

OPHEA's DPA activity card set  (2006) by Ontario Physical and Health Education Association



Research Database suggestion –Try searching Sport Discus with Fulltext in addition to ERIC or  Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA).

Sound Recording

Practice your culture dances you learned this week with Children’s Folk Dances or Folk Dance Fun or just shake it with some Movin music for DPA or Movin Music for DPA – Volume 2!!


65 energy blasts with Judy Haward

BCTF-Physical Education Specialists http://bctf.ca/pebc/

Canadian Association for Health Physical Education Recreation & Dance http://www.phecanada.ca/home

Canadian Association for School Health http://www.cash-aces.ca/

National Association for Sport and Physical Education  http://www.aahperd.org/naspe/

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Heather's Hot Pick: JUMP Math

To compliment Math Makes Sense textbook series, an official approved Learning Resource textbook series used in BC District and Schools, is the Jump Math program.  

John Mighton began this program ten years ago as a tutoring club called JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigy) from his apartment.  A principal sent him a number of students who were terrifically challenged by math or performing below grade level .  By working with these and many other children with this program,  Mighton came to believe that “not only can all children learn, but also that mathematics can be a powerful tool for social justice”  (Mighton, 2008, 32).  

Mighton believes that a large number of people have difficulty understanding and learning math because theories of education on which math programs are based do not consider real conditions in the classroom or new psychological models that highlight brain theory and how children learn.   To read more about Jump Math philosophy and principles check out:


Mighton, J. (2008). Using Math as a Springboard to Success. Education Canada, 48(3), 32-35.
**Print --Located Periodicals section in  the Abbotsford Library filed under the  title “Education Canada”

Mighton, J. (2008). The end of ignorance: Multiplying our human potential. Toronto: Vintage Canada.
Location:  Abbotsford Library, Curriculum Collection  --  Call number:  LB 14.7 M53 2008       

Mighton, J. (2003). The myth of ability: Nurturing mathematical talent in every child. Toronto [Ont.: House of Anansi.        
Location: Abbotsford Library, Curriculum Collection --  Call number:  QA 135.6 M535 2003                        

Mighton, J., Wyatt, J., & Sabourin, S. (2007). Jump math: Student Workbook s and Teacher Guides.  **Divided by Grade Level.
Location:  Abbotsford Library, Curriculum Collection  --  Call number:  Begins in QA 135.6 M522 2009

Website:  For training opportunities, philosophy, background and resources -  http://jumpmath1.org/

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

ebrary Mobile apps available

Access our scholarly ebrary books from a mobile device, including any Android device in addition to the iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®.

For information on how to get started with either Mobile app, refer to the ebrary Knowledgebase.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

AccessScience - NEW

AccessScience is a multi-media scholarly reference in the area of science and technology. It includes:
  • Over 9,000 online articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology 10th edition
  • Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology
  • 110,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
  • 16,000 illustrations and graphics, and bibliographies containing more than 28,000 literature citations
  • Content contributed by more than 5000 researchers, including 36 Nobel Prize winners
  • Biographies of more than 2,000 well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography®
  • Science and technology newsfeed from Science News®
  • Media-rich content, such as Flash® animations, image galleries, podcasts, charts, and videos
  • A study center with Q&As, AP Study Guides, and essay topics

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blackwell Reference Online - NEW

New Online Reference Database Provides Strong Coverage in the Humanities

Blackwell Reference Online provides authorative, scholarly reference sources (dictionaries, handbooks and companions) in the social sciences and humanities.
Subject areas represented include:
  • Anthropology
  • Classics
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religion & Theology
  • Sociology 
UFV Library has purchased the 2010 and 2011 collections.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Wilson Databases Coverage to Change

Starting in August, 2012 the content in Humanities Full Text and Social Sciences Full Text will revert to indexing only. Art Full Text will be retained as a full text database. The majority of full text content is available in other full text databases, such as Academic Search Premier or Project Muse.  Articles may also be requested on interlibrary loan.  Faculty are advised to contact the library with any questions or concerns.

Chilliwack LIbrary re-opening on July 3rd, 2012!

Welcome to the new UFV Chilliwack Library now located at the Canada Education Park! 

We have moved nearly 80,000 items across town to our new location, 45190 Caen Avenue, at the new Canada Education Park.

Under construction for the past two years, the new library replaces an old facility, which was straining at the seams to keep up with student and faculty demand, changing technology and an ever-growing collection.  

Library staff are looking forward to serving you in the new library, which has floor-ceiling-windows, 38 study table seats, two group study rooms, casual study space, a classroom-sized, 30-seat computer lab, and student and faculty services including Educational Technology Services, Information Technology, the Writing and Math centres and the Teaching and Learning department.

The library opens Tuesday, but please bear with us as we continue to get our systems up and running. Student computers and printing are not yet available.

Our new address is: 45190 Caen Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, Canada V2R 0N3

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

NEW: Library Connections (March/April, 2012)

Check out the latest edition of Library Connections!  

Chilliwack Library is on the move! 
Read story of library closure and move and see photos of the new Chilliwack Library at CEP and much more here: http://www.ufv.ca/library/newsletter.htm

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Electronic Reading Lists

Attention UFV Faculty!

Did you know that many of your course readings, particularly for scholarly journal articles, are available in UFV’s electronic journals collection?

The UFV Library is offering a service to create electronic reading lists for your courses.

We can create persistent links to our licensed or open access journal, magazine and newspaper content, to e-books, or to freely available web documents, such as government reports. Students can click on the link to access the course reading. These links will work from off-campus.


• Instructors can email their course readings lists to the UFV library. We will add persistent links to all readings available electronically, if possible.
• The list will be emailed back to the instructor.
• You may then use the document in Blackboard, myUFV, as an email handout to students, or on a course web page.
• A second option is to have us prepare an electronic course reserves page within the UFV Library catalogue.


• UFV has already paid licensing fees for access to this content. Students do not have to duplicate this payment in the form of royalty fees.
• Additional readings can be added at any time throughout the semester.
• Students can access the readings from any computer, both on and off campus


• We are not arranging to digitize and link to print book chapters.
• Not all journals are available in UFV’s licensed collection.
• Please allow adequate processing time.

The Electronic Reading List request form is available at:

For more information, contact Patti Wilson at loc. 4277

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A reminder: don't leave personal property unattended.

Library patrons should keep all valuables including purses, backpacks, textbooks, laptops, or cell phones with them at all times. No personal items should be left unattended in the Library, even for a brief period of time. UFV Libraries are not responsible for the theft of personal property in the Library.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A reminder: No food in the library

We want the library to be a great place to study, think and write; one that is clean and accessible. We don’t permit food in the library, and we ask that you make sure your drinks are covered to avoid spilling on the furniture, floors or books! Save your lunch or dinner to eat in the cafeteria or other areas on campus. We ask that you throw any cups or bottles into our recycling and/or garbage bins provided. If you are being disturbed by the aromas, noise or mess of food eaten by students near you, please tell a library employee at one of our service desks. We appreciate your cooperation and help in keeping our library clean.

View the library policy on food and drink.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Eighteenth Century Collections Online now at UFV

Based on the English Short Title bibliography, Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom between the years 1701 - 1800. This collection contains over 136,000 printed works comprising more than 26 million scanned fascimile pages.
Full text searching allows users to explore a vast range of books, directories, plays, Bibles, sheet music, sermons, advertisements, letters, broadsides, essays and more.
 Major 18th century writers are represented, with multiple editions of their works.  Authors include Addison, Bentham, Boswell, Burke, Burns, Congreve, Defoe, Fielding, Gibbon, Hume, Johnson, Paine, Pope, Reynolds, Richardson, Rousseau, Sheridan, Smith, Smollett, Sterne, Swift, and Voltaire. As well, rare works from lesser known authors are included.
ECCO will be useful to research the history of most disciplines, including  geography, British and world history, exploration, political science, social reform, business and economics, medicine, science, technology, literature and theatre, religion, philosophy, law, music and fine arts.

Posted by Patti Wilson

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Berg Fashion Library now available!

Berg Fashion Library is a unique portal for content and images in fashion and dress studies. It includes:
  • Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (10 volumes)
  • Full text of approximately 60 Berg fashion e-books
  • Thousands of colour images from the V&A Museum and other sources
  • Fashion dictionaries
  • Indexing of key fashion periodicals 
UFV has a 3 simultaneous user license.  Take an online tour of the Berg Fashion Library.

Updated by Mary-Anne MacDougall

Monday, March 12, 2012

Easter Hours

Will you need a place to get away from Easter bunnies and candies? Fortunately, the library at the Abbotsford campus will be open all four days of the Easter weekend! All the usual services will be offered and a reference librarian will be there to help you with your research as the semester winds down.

The Abbotsford Campus Library will be open:
  • Friday, April 6th: noon-6PM
  • Saturday, April 7th: 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, April 8th: noon-6PM
  • Monday, April 9th: noon-6PM

The Chilliwack Campus library will be open on Saturday, April 7, 10AM-4PM. It will be closed all other days of the Easter weekend.

The Mission Campus library will be closed for the entire weekend.

Posted by Brenda

UFV History databases added

Two UFV produced history databases have been added to the Research Databases gateway.

South Asia History Bibliography indexes books, book chapters, and scholarly journal articles related to South Asian history. It is designed to support UFV history courses, and was developed by Dr. David Milobar and a team from the UFV Library, including Mary-Anne MacDougall and Colleen Bell.

Woman's Own Index is a  free, fully searchable, online index to the writings on women’s issues appearing in nineteenth-century British periodicals between 1806 and 1901. WOI is the work of a collaborative team led by Dr. Jack Gaston and librarian Mary-Anne MacDougall.

Friday, March 9, 2012

NEW: Library Connections (January/February 2012)

Check out the latest edition of Library Connections!
Go Mobile! Search Library research datasbases on your mobile device (pg. 3).

Ready story here and much more: http://www.ufv.ca/library/newsletter.htm

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Printing PDF's in ScienceDirect

Since the latest release of Abode Reader X, users have been experiencing problems printing PDF articles from our ScienceDirect database. For a suggested solution, see http://www.info.sciverse.com/support

Friday, February 10, 2012

American History in Video now at UFV

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
Historical eras range from the Classical Period (1000 BCE-500 CE) to the 21 century.

Historical subjects include:

•English settlement of North America
•American Revolution
•Post-revolutionary America
•Westward expansion
•Antebellum America
•Women's suffrage movement
•U.S. civil war
•World War I
•World War II
•Cold War
•Civil Rights movement
•Vietnam conflict
•Space exploration

For questions or comment, contact Patti Wilson, loc. 4277.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

UFV Reading Week

February 13-18

If you are wondering about whether the library is open during reading week, wonder no longer.

Yes, we are.

The hours are:

Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 10:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 6:00pm

G building is open for studying till at least 10pm every night.

Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 8:30pm
Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday Closed

Monday 1:30pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday to Thursday 10:am to 4:00pm
Friday to Sunday Closed


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mobile Search Libguide

A growing number of research databases and other sites are optimized for viewing on your iphone, iPad, Android phone, or other mobile device. We have created a Mobile Search LibGuide with information on how to set up some of these mobile apps.  The guide will continue to grow as apps are developed and tested.

Where to start? The EBSCOhost mobile app works well and allows access to a wide variety of databases.

For questions, contact Patti Wilson.

Database Platform Changes

The new year comes with the launch of new database interfaces for a number of our products.

Project Muse provides full text scholarly journal articles in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Project Muse is launching a merged ebook and journal platform.  Please note: UFV Library has not participated in the ebook content at this time.
The database URL and persistent links should remain the same.

Books in Print is the world’s largest bibliographic database, used for locating ordering information for  print and ebook publications. The newly designed platform incorporates a more visually appealing look, facets to limit by format, publisher, date, target audience, market, language, price and more, and the AquaBrowser word cloud.

H.W. Wilson Databases now provided by Ebscohost
The venerable H.W. Wilson databases, including Art Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, Biological and Agricultural index, Reader’s Guide, General Science Index, and Applied Science and Technology Index, have been purchased by Ebscohost.
As of January 2012, these databases will be searched using the familiar Ebscohost platform (think Academic Search Premier.)
According to their FAQ’s, all persistent links to articles should redirect.  However, if you have saved articles in a My Wilsonweb folder, you should transfer these to a myEbscohost account.

GVRL provides subject specialized encyclopedias from prestigious academic publishers including Greenwood, Elsevier, MacMillan and Gale, with titles in the disciplines of business, environment, history, law, medicine, religion, science, and the social sciences.
The new platform includes book covers, facets to narrow searches, and an optional two-page view for a more book like experience.

For questions, contact Patti Wilson.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ebsco Discovery Service Trial

UFV Library currently has a trial for the Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS). EDS provides a single, unified search box for searching the UFV Library's information resources, including scholarly journal articles, books, e-books, internet documents, research reports, and much more.
Try it out:

Search EDS

Feedback or comments? Go to http://app.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/ufvlibrary/ebsco-eds/

For more information, see our Ebsco Discovery Service Libguide.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Food For Fines Results

During December, the UFV Library ran its traditional Food for Fines campaign. Library overdue fines were forgiven in exchange for donations of non-perishable food. Each donated food item was worth the equivalent of $2.00 towards overdue fines, to a maximum of $20.00 per person.

Although donations were down this year, our local food bank users still benefited. Between the campuses, 252 items were donated in exchange for the forgiving of $504 in fines. An additional 67 items were donated outright. Thanks to all who contributed and made the holiday season brighter for our local food bank users.

If you missed the opportunity to participate in Food for Fines, remember that local food banks are always looking for donations!

Submitted by Brenda