Monday, December 19, 2016

Find It Discovery Service and new Known Citation Searching

A new feature has been added to our EBSCO databases. Users can cut and paste a full citation into the search box. The database will recognize it as a citation and deliver exact match items to the top of the results list.

To test this out, try pasting this citation into our Find It search box.

burke, l.m., cox, g.r., cummings, n.k. and desbrow, b. (2001) guidelines for daily carbohydrate intake. do athletes achieve them? sports medicine, 31 (4): 267-299

Posted by Patti Wilson, Dec. 19, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

December-January hours

Library Reduced Hours and Closures for Christmas and New Year's Day:
  • December 18: CLOSED
  • December 19 to 23 AND January 3: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • December 24 to January 2: CLOSED
  • January 4 regular semester hours begin
See complete library hours here
Please enjoy a safe and happy break!
Posted by Brenda

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas the numbers

Statistics Canada likes to have fun with numbers and releases topical/seasonal statistics of interest (Back to School, Valentine's Day, National Aboriginal Day, etc.)

For some fun Christmas numbers see:

According to the “Eggnog and whipping cream” numbers, December sees the highest sales of whipping cream AND July the next highest…I can just imagine the bowls of sliced strawberries with whipping cream.

I was surprised at how far down the list of exporting provinces British Columbia was. And I was really surprised at some of the countries that Canada exports to: Cayman Island, UAE, Thailand, Russian Federation, etc.

Posted by Brenda (UFV's Data Librarian)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sage Journal platform migration Update

Sage Journals Online has moved to a new platform as of December 13, 2016. Linking to full text articles seems to be working smoothly now. If you encounter any problems with your own bookmarks or linked reading lists, please contact the library for assistance. 

The format for their new persistent links will be as follows:

Updated by Patti Wilson, Dec. 19, 2016