Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Electronic Reading Lists

Attention UFV Faculty!

Did you know that many of your course readings, particularly for scholarly journal articles, are available in UFV’s electronic journals collection?

The UFV Library is offering a service to create electronic reading lists for your courses.

We can create persistent links to our licensed or open access journal, magazine and newspaper content, to e-books, or to freely available web documents, such as government reports. Students can click on the link to access the course reading. These links will work from off-campus.


• Instructors can email their course readings lists to the UFV library. We will add persistent links to all readings available electronically, if possible.
• The list will be emailed back to the instructor.
• You may then use the document in Blackboard, myUFV, as an email handout to students, or on a course web page.
• A second option is to have us prepare an electronic course reserves page within the UFV Library catalogue.


• UFV has already paid licensing fees for access to this content. Students do not have to duplicate this payment in the form of royalty fees.
• Additional readings can be added at any time throughout the semester.
• Students can access the readings from any computer, both on and off campus


• We are not arranging to digitize and link to print book chapters.
• Not all journals are available in UFV’s licensed collection.
• Please allow adequate processing time.

The Electronic Reading List request form is available at:

For more information, contact Patti Wilson at loc. 4277

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A reminder: don't leave personal property unattended.

Library patrons should keep all valuables including purses, backpacks, textbooks, laptops, or cell phones with them at all times. No personal items should be left unattended in the Library, even for a brief period of time. UFV Libraries are not responsible for the theft of personal property in the Library.