Friday, September 17, 2010

UFV Library's Lisa Morry featured in Chilliwack Progress

The launch of the Residential Schools exhibit was well-attended by members of the UFV community and beyond, with a formal welcome ceremony, complete with drumming and singing, offered by members of the Sto:lo community. UFV Library's Lisa Morry, who worked with UFV's Aboriginal Access Services to design the poster and exhibit, was recognized in this story in the Chilliwack Progress. Way to go, Lisa!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Research database news

CPI-Q, or Canadian Periodical Index
The electronic version of Canadian Periodical Index, CPI-Q indexes 1,200 Canadian periodicals (English and French) and provides full text of over 550 titles. It provides full text of regional newspapers, including the Chilliwack Progress and Abbotsford News.

The e-CPS is Canada’s most authoritative source for prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug information, providing information on drug pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, indications, warnings, precautions, interactions, and more.

JSTOR Plant Science
JSTOR Plant Science provides the world’s largest database of plant specimens, with over 600,000 available today. Foundational reference works in plant science are also included, as well as over 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings and other images.

Interface Changes
Database vendors have been busy this summer launching new interfaces and branding. Wiley Interscience is now Wiley Online Library. ScienceDirect (from Elsevier) has been integrated into a larger product known as SciVerse. Ebscohost, JSTOR and SpringerLink have also updated their platforms.

New research databases gateway

A new Electronic Resources Management (ERM) system has been launched as a gateway to UFV’s Research Databases. This new system provides many new features, such as enhanced subject tagging for databases, an integration of licensed and open access databases, the ranking of databases as “Best Bets”, and the ability to choose databases based on content type (journal articles, book reviews, etc.) and resource type (streaming video, full text database, etc.)

Find the perfect research databases for your topic...
  1. Use the pull-down list to retrieve a list of relevant databases for the subject area, including a ranked list of "Best Bets"
  2. Browse an alphabetical list by clicking on the first letter of a database name ... or click on "All" to see the whole list
  3. Type in part of the database title, or a keyword describing the database

Library systems unavailable Sept. 19

A scheduled power outage on Sunday, September 19, 6am to noon, may result in the library's web site being unavailable. During the power outage, however, you may still be able to access some library resources through our Guides to Research and our Research Databases (although access to any databases requiring authentication may be limited). But all of the free databases will be available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New to the U?

Welcome! Find out where to get your student ID card and U-PASS, and about all the things you need to know to get started as a student at UFV: health & dental coverage, books, computer labs, financial aid, parking, and where to kick back and just relax. Visit

Friday, September 3, 2010

Exhibit launch September 15: Legacy of Residential Schools

Join us at the Chilliwack Library, September 15 @ 2pm, to unveil a poster about the legacy of residential schools. Sponsored by the Library and Aboriginal Access Services, the celebration will include drumming, singing, and refreshments.

Eddie Gardner, the facilitator of the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Support Program for Stó:lõ Health Services, who has been serving Aboriginal people in various capacities across Canada for 35 years, will sing an honour song to recognize the good work that was done in creating this poster. He will also speak about the resilience of First Nations people, the healing that needs to be done, and the reconciliation we all need to work towards.

Mr. Gardner, who is also the Head Elder for Skemcis Medicine Lodge Society, said he is pleased with the good work UFV is doing and feels "the poster is a positive step towards bringing out the truth about a dark era of our history."

Thursday, September 2, 2010

From Guides to Libguides: New & improved

Check out our new & improved guides to research - we've added loads of new features, including RSS feeds for continuously updated content, search boxes into our library catalogue and databases, an opportunity to provide comments and feedback, and more!