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:

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