Thursday, June 25, 2015

Closed Canada Day -- July 1st!

Both the Chilliwack and Abbotsford Libraries will be closed for Canada Day on Wednesday, July 1st. We hope you have a great day and don't forget to wear sunscreen!

Complete library hours are available on our web site.

Posted by Brenda

Friday, June 12, 2015

Persistent Links updating for Academic Search Premier and CINAHL with Full Text

This year two of our consortially negotiated databases licenses have been upgraded to versions with more full text. Academic Search Premier is now Academic Search Complete, and CINAHL with Full Text is now CINAHL Complete.

A side effect of this upgrade is that persistent links to articles in course readings lists should be updated to reflect the change.  The old links will work for at least another 3 months, but the links should be changed to direct students to the correct version.

Basically, the same article in ASP and ASC have slightly different URL’s because of the database code name.  The same goes for the two CINAHL versions.

Example 1:

 Example 2:

Article: Patients', Caregivers', and Providers' Perceived Strategies for Diabetes Care

CINAHL with Full Text Link:


To update links, change the links with db=aph  to db=a9h  and the links with db=c8h to db=ccm.

The library will deal with changing links in our SIRSI Course Reserve system and any Libguides for your courses.  However, we may not be aware of other reading lists you have created on your own.
If you require any assistance or explanation, please contact Carol Konkle (loc. 4218),  Patti Wilson (loc. 4277) or your liaison librarian.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Academic Search Complete Upgrade

Academic Search Complete logo

Our most popular database, Academic Search Premier has been upgraded to Academic Search Complete. This product provides over 9,000 journals in full text, including over 7,800 peer-reviewed sources. Try it out!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Demand Driven Acquisition Pilot now closed

The UFV Library conducted a pilot project from September 2014 to April 2015 to borrow and purchase electronic books using "Demand Driven Acquisition" (DDA). The e-books were provided by EBL, a leader in e-book publishing and acquisition.  The pilot project is currently on hiatus following the expenditure of our budget.  All purchased titles are listed in the library catalogue and available for use.  However, the large file of unpurchased titles have been withdrawn, while the library reviews options for a 2015/16 DDA plan.

What is DDA?
DDA is a method of purchasing items with a known demand or interest.  When a borrower views an e-book for over 5 minutes, a short-term loan (STL)  is triggered.  On the third STL,  a purchase is triggered.

More details can be found on our Electronic Books Collection Libguide.

Posted by Patti Wilson
June 1, 2015

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.