Thursday, October 14, 2010

New online journals from Taylor & Francis

The UFV Library has a new database of online, full-text journals from Taylor & Francis that includes more than 1,300 titles in all disciplines, including a number of important journals in social work, education, criminology, media/cultural/communication studies, business, political science, sociology, geography, sports, anthropology, behavioral science, arts and humanities. It also has titles in chemistry, engineering, environment and agriculture, math and stats, and physics. In many cases, coverage starts in 1997.

Access the journal database via our Research Databases gateway:

New database: Social Work Abstracts

Social Work Abstracts is the definitive source for journals and other sources in all aspects of social work literature, including therapy, education, human services, addictions, child and family welfare, mental health, civil and legal rights. The database offers extensive coverage of more than 900 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965 and provides a complement to Social Services Abstracts.

Access the database through our Research Databases gateway:

Discontinued research databases

Since 2008, the UFV library has benefited from government funding for a database collection, known as the Undergraduate Foundation Collection (UFC). The UFC databases were shared by K-12, public and postsecondary libraries. This funding has now ended and the UFC has moved to a library-sustained model.

We alerted you earlier to several databases that we were no longer able to continue with the end of this funding; the final two databases from this collection have now been discontinued:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Guess the Giller" Contest 2010

Vote for your favourite Giller book - win a Giller book!

In celebration of the upcoming awarding of Canada's premier literary prize, UFV Library and the Chilliwack Scotiabank branch are giving away copies of the Scotiabank Giller short-listed books.

Students, faculty and staff can enter their guess for the 2010 Giller prize winner in the ballot boxes at the circulation desks at all three UFV libraries and the online survey.

Entrants are encouraged to guess the Giller but everyone who enters can win. We'll announce the UFV results and award prizes on November 12th, 3 days after the Giller prize is announced.

Complete details on the Giller Prize and other Giller events are available on the ScotiaBank Giller Prize website.

Short-listed Titles

The Matter With Morris
David Pergen
Light Lifting
Alexander MacLeod
This Cake is for the Party
Sarah Selecky
The Sentimentalists
Johanna Skibsrud
Kathleen Winter