Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Family Day Closure

Both libraries will be closed on Monday, February 17th for Family Day. AskAway, our virtual reference service, will also be closed. However, all our online library resources will be available for your use on Monday.

See our full schedule here.

Posted by Brenda

Friday, January 10, 2020

Find Open Access Articles for free

If you are looking for open access journal articles, try out these simple and effective tools.

Download the free browser extension for Firefox or Chrome.  When you search for articles in databases or in Google Scholar, click on the article title. When an Open Access version of an article is available from a publisher, repository or other legitimate source, a green padlock icon appears on the right side.

The Open Access Button is a free tool that allows you to find free, legal articles with just a click. You can search by article title, URL, DOI or citation to locate an open access version of a known article you are trying to locate.

Open Access App in the Find It Discovery Service

We are adding an Open Access (Unpaywall) app to our Find it Discovery Service. Look for it soon!

Posted by Patti Wilson, Jan. 10, 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Changes to Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming video collection with a mix of movie, documentary and educational titles. Once a title has been viewed 4 times, it triggers a one year lease for $150. Starting in January 2020, we have curated our collection to a narrower group of titles. Kanopy streaming videos will be available to view from Media Education Foundation, Criterion Collection, and the Documentaries subject package. All title requests outside these collections will be mediated by UFV Library staff. Mediated requests will only be accepted from UFV faculty for course purposes.

For questions, please contact Patti Wilson at loc. 4277.

Example of mediated request form: