Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Askaway, our chat reference service, opens today!

Need help with a research question, struggling with formatting a citation, or have questions about borrowing library materials - log on to the Askaway virtual reference service and let our research experts help you?

Askaway hours are as follows and the service can be accessed both on or off campus:
Sun - Thurs 10 AM - 9 PM
Fri - Sat 11 AM - 5 PM

Access the full Askaway
service by clicking on this icon:
Access the Askaway service by using
the qwidget which you will
find throughout the UFV Library

Posted by Mary-Anne

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Victoria Day Library Closure

Both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack libraries will be closed on Monday, May 18th for Victoria Day. The Abbotsford Library will be open on Saturday, as usual, 1-5PM. Enjoy the long weekend! (Complete list of our hours here.)

Posted by Brenda

Monday, May 11, 2015

New Canadian Documents Collections

Are you looking for recent Canadian public policy documents or health-related research? Our new Canadian Public Policy Collection and Canadian Health Research Collection provide us with approximately 38,000 full text Canadian publications from federal, provincial and territorial government agencies, as well as research institutions such as the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Vanier Institute of the Family, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and more.  

Provided by the Canadian Electronic Library and hosted on the familiar ebrary platform, the documents may be printed, linked to using persistent links and incorporated into course packs.

All titles are included in the library catalogue, or you may search the collections using these Research Database links.

Canadian Public Policy Collection
Canadian Health Research Collection

For more information, contact Patti Wilson.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

This summer it’s “All About Reading”

Did you know UFV Library has a great collection of Fiction?
The Abbotsford Campus Library’s summer display is all about reading, so why not try out some of our great fiction reads!  
Do you need some ideas for what to read? Choose a reading challenge from the bulletin board and see where it takes you.
Here are some examples:

  •  Read a book by author whose gender is different than your
  •  Read an award winner
  •  Read a book published over 100 years ago
  •  Read a book published the year you were born
  •  Read a book that takes place in Asia

You can add a push pin to the bulletin board to show what reading challenges you have completed. You can also like us on Facebook for book ideas for the different challenges. 

 Posted by Mary-Anne

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

UFV's Dr Molly Ungar and student Pierce Smith win Chilliwack Museum and Archives Society Heritage Award.

The Poppy Project is an interactive exhibit using Google Maps showing the home addresses of people from Chilliwack listed on the Chilliwack War Memorial who died in World War I & II.
The exhibit is a collaboration between the University of the Fraser Valley's History department and the Chilliwack Museum and Archives. UFV student Pierce Smith undertook research to determine where soliders, listed on the War Memorial, lived in Chilliwack.

To view the online exhibit, click here.
For more information about the Heritage Awards, click here.

Posted by Mary-Anne