Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New Domestic Violence LibGuide

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness month and the Purple Light Nights Campaign, the library has created a research guide on Domestic Violence. The guide includes links to books, videos, reports, journal articles, statistical sources, community organizations and resource lists for men and women. There is also a book display currently in the Abbotsford Library.

Posted by Patti Wilson, Oct. 17, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thanksgiving Weekend Library Hours

The Thanksgiving weekend is almost upon us. Please note that both the Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries will be closed on Monday, October 9th. Saturday and Sunday hours will be the same as usual.

Saturday:   Abbotsford 10-6;     Chilliwack 10-4
Sunday:     Abbotsford 12-6;      Chilliwack closed
Monday:    Abbotsford closed;    Chilliwack closed

posted by Brenda

Friday, September 29, 2017

Laughing Dog Tuesday, October 17, 11 am to 3 pm, Chilliwack Library

Join Mac, the professional therapy dog, and enjoy complimentary treats at the Chilliwack library's de-stressing day, Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Take a selfie with Mac or a selfie in the library's "photo booth" and post with either #maclibraryselfie or #ufvlibraryselfie to win prizes. 
The contest is open Oct. 2 until Oct. 17, but Mac will only be in the library on Oct. 17.

Posted by Lisa

Monday, September 11, 2017

Find Canadian documentaries at Curio.ca

Are you interested in Canadian politics, history, current events or social issues? Try Curio.ca to find high quality educational streaming video and audio produced by CBC and Radio Canada.  Documentaries from radio and television, news, drama, archival material, teacher's guides and more are included. 

Along with our Curio.ca content, we subscribe to the News in Review channel.

"Hosted by the CBC reporter Michael Serapio, News in Review is the only resource that gives students the opportunity to delve into today's most important events as they unfold. Each story also comes with a teacher resource guide that teases out key concepts and questions." (from website)

(Image from Weather Gone Wild)

Instructors wishing to create playlists should contact the library for the access code required to set up a personal account. 

Posted by Patti Wilson, Sept. 11, 2017

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters - New!

Frontier Life is a digital resource designed to enrich teaching and research, examining settlement, existence and interactions at the edge of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920. With a vast array of primary source material previously unavailable in digital form, this resource enables research into the many dynamics of frontier existence and its lasting influence across multiple regions. Primary sources from Canada include archives from the Glenbow Museum and the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives Library, Archives of Manitoba.

Consortia Canada, Adam Matthew and 18 leading academic institutions have collaborated to open this essential content to libraries and educational institutions nationwide, including all library types: public, post-secondary, special, archives, museums and K-12 schools. The collaboration unlocks important primary sources to provide the broader community with a comparative view on the various colonial frontiers across the globe.

(Information from News Release)

Posted by Patti Wilson, Sept. 11, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Labour Day Weekend Closure

The Labour Day Weekend is almost here, and the UFV Libraries will be closed all three days.

And that also means that the fall semester starts next week. Our hours will change, and you can see the complete details of hours for both the Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries here.

Visitors to the Abbotsford library will also notice that the renovations are not completely finished. You can still access the book collection on the second floor and you will also find library staff on the second floor to help you with your research. The wait will definitely be worth it! Expect to find bright colours, new comfy and colourful furniture, additional group study rooms, and a makerspace area.

posted by Brenda

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chilliwack Library Computers Unavailable Monday, August 14

Chilliwack library computers will not be available on Monday, August 14. Computers will be available in the Chilliwack computer lab from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the library will otherwise be open as usual.

Posted by Lisa

Thursday, July 27, 2017

August Hours

As July wraps up, here is a reminder that the library hours will be changing in August!

BC Day Weekend (August 5-7): both Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries are closed all days.

  • Mondays: 8:30-7:30
  • Tuesday-Friday: 8:30-4:30
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Monday-Friday: 8:30-4:30
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed 

Between semesters, both libraries will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.

To view complete hours, click here.

Posted by Brenda

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Chilliwack Computer Lab Closed Wednesday, July 26

Chilliwack's computer lab will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, July 26. We're sorry for any inconvenience. The Chilliwack library opens at 8:30 a.m. Library hours: http://www.ufv.ca/library/library-hours/

Posted by Lisa

Friday, July 14, 2017

Library Catalogue will be unavailable on Monday morning, July 17th

Our library catalogue will be unavailable Monday morning, July 17th due to server upgrade.  We hope to restore the catalogue this afternoon.  We will keep everyone informed via this blog.

In the meanwhile, please use the UFV library's discovery service (EDS) :http://www.ufv.ca/library/ where you can limit your search for books/videos to "Catalogue Only".

Posted by Hongfei Li

Friday, June 23, 2017

Canada Day Long Weekend

The Chilliwack and Abbotsford Libraries will be closed for a three-day long weekend from Saturday July 1 through Monday July 3 for Canada Day. We will open again on Tuesday, July 4.

Click for more details on hours!

Posted by Brenda

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Victoria Day Long Weekend

This is just a reminder that UFV's Abbotsford and Chilliwack libraries will be closed on Monday, May 22 for Victoria Day. Enjoy the long weekend! And see complete library hours here.

posted by Brenda

Friday, May 12, 2017

Web of Science at UFV!

The University of the Fraser Valley once again has access to the Web of Science!
Try it out at:

Download the Quick Start Guide:

Web of Science Core Collection
Description: Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Our coverage includes the dates below.
    Science Citation Index Expanded: 1988 – present
    Social Sciences Citation Index: 1988 – present
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index: 1988 – present

Features of WOS include:
•    Indexing of a carefully curated list of high quality journals, books and conference proceedings
•    Forward and backward citation tracking
•    Times cited, usage counts, most recent citation
•    Indexing of authors, funding agencies and organizational affiliations (such as University of the Fraser Valley)
•    Full Text Finder links to our sources of full text

This valuable resource includes the following additional components:
Conference Proceedings Citation Index: 1990 – present
Description: Conference proceedings coverage in all fields of the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Emerging Sources Citation Index: 2015 – present
Description: ESCI covers scientific trends and developments beyond the high-impact literature. The journals selected have been identified as important to key opinion leaders, funders, and evaluators worldwide.

KCI-Korean Journal Database: 1980 – present
Description: Provides indexing of over 2000 influential journals from South Korea.

Medline: 1950 – present
Description: The U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) premier life sciences database.

Russian Science Citation Index: 2005 – present
Description: Covers Russian publications in fields such as engineering, material science, and ecology.

SciELO Citation Index: 1997 – present
Description: SciELO content includes regional journals from Latin American and the Caribbean as well as titles from Spain, Portugal and South Africa.

Posted by Patti Wilson, May 12, 2017