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2017

April

Scheduled Maintenance - April 28th

Mon. Apr. 24, 2017 1:00 PM
Starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday April 28th, the following library web services will be unavailable due to system maintenance:   Searching... Read More


New Library Course Reserve System

Mon. Apr. 24, 2017 11:30 AM
Today, April 24th, the existing library course reserve pages will be phased out as the UWinnipeg Library launches its new course... Read More


Platform Migration - ebrary and EBL Moving to Ebook Central

Fri. Apr. 21, 2017 12:00 AM
Between May 2nd and 9th, ebrary and EBL resources will be migrating to a new platform becoming Ebook Central [ProQuest]. There should be minimal... Read More


New eResources - Winnipeg Free Press Archives & More

Thu. Apr. 20, 2017 12:00 AM
Explore the Library's newly acquired eresources: Winnipeg Free Press @NewspaperARCHIVE [ProQuest] Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement... Read More


Spring Hours

Tue. Apr. 18, 2017 2:00 PM
The Library will be closed on Sundays starting April 23rd.  Regular Library hours will resume in September. Library hours from Sunday,... Read More


LibProxy Maintenance - April 11th

Mon. Apr. 10, 2017 10:30 AM
The Library's proxy server will be offline for maintenance between 4:20 a.m. and 4:50 a.m. on Tuesday April 11th. Read More


Scheduled Maintenance - April 17th

Mon. Apr. 10, 2017 10:00 AM
From 2:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Monday April 17th, the following library web services will be unavailable due to system... Read More


Scheduled Maintenance - April 7th

Thu. Apr. 6, 2017 3:00 PM
From 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. on Friday April 7th, the following library web services will be unavailable due to system... Read More


March

Intermittent Issues - WorldCat (Resolved)

Thu. Mar. 30, 2017 4:00 PM
The Library’s discovery layer, WorldCat Local, is currently having intermittent connectivity issues. Technical support teams are... Read More


Scheduled Maintenance - March 31st

Mon. Mar. 27, 2017 11:01 AM
From 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday March 31st, the following library web services will be unavailable due to system... Read More


Scheduled Maintenance - March 28th

Mon. Mar. 27, 2017 11:00 AM
From 3:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 28th, the following library web services will be unavailable due to system... Read More


Noise Policy Reminder

Fri. Mar. 17, 2017 3:30 PM
As the term enters exam period, we would like to remind all Library patrons of the Library noise policy.  Please be mindful of your own... Read More


Call For Designs

Thu. Mar. 16, 2017 11:00 AM
All University of Winnipeg students are welcome to submit their carrel designs* to The Wild Things Society at... Read More


Scheduled Maintenance - WorldCat

Thu. Mar. 16, 2017 10:15 AM
Programs behind the Library’s discovery layer, WorldCat Local, will undergo scheduled maintenance beginning Friday, March 17th... Read More


Database Trial - Digital Theatre Plus

Wed. Mar. 8, 2017 12:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg Library is currently running a trial for a new eresource, Digital Theatre Plus. Digital Theatre Plus... Read More


Database Trial - Kanopy

Wed. Mar. 8, 2017 12:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg Library is currently running a trial for a new eresource, Kanopy. Kanopy is a video streaming platform that offers a... Read More


Alumni Book Club Inaugural Meeting

Mon. Mar. 6, 2017 8:00 AM
Join us to discuss the works of UWinnipeg alumni authors!  Our first reading selection is The Break by Katherena Vermette, a UWinnipeg... Read More


Tales at Night @ The Good Will Social Club

Mon. Mar. 6, 2017 8:00 AM
Great tales on tap - stories perfect for a cold winter’s night!  On March 15th, the Winnipeg Public Library will host an adult... Read More


Outage Notice - Three Library Hosted Websites

Wed. Mar. 1, 2017 3:30 PM
The following three library hosted websites may be unavailable for some users until later this evening due to a domain name system (DNS)... Read More


New Course Reserve System – Training Sessions

Wed. Mar. 1, 2017 11:30 AM
The Library is ready to deploy a new course reserve system called Ares, which is widely used in academic libraries... Read More


February

Database Trial - Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange [Adam Matthew]

Mon. Feb. 27, 2017 12:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg Library is currently running a trial for a new eresource Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural... Read More


New Course Reserve System

Fri. Feb. 24, 2017 2:00 PM
As part of University-wide efforts to build strong operational supports for copyright compliance, the Library has committed to modernizing its... Read More


Make the Road Seem Shorter

Fri. Feb. 24, 2017 10:00 AM
Elder Ruth Christie presents an hour of storytelling drawn from a deep well of personal experience and oral tradition.  Born in Loon... Read More


Database Trial - Winnipeg Free Press @NewspaperARCHIVE [ProQuest]

Fri. Feb. 24, 2017 12:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg Library is currently running a trial for a new eresource Winnipeg Free Press.  NewspaperARCHIVE.com contains... Read More


Upcoming website outages

Mon. Feb. 13, 2017 4:00 PM
The following library hosted websites will be offline for system maintenance on Wednesday February 15, 2017 between 3:30 and 4:30pm. WinnSpace... Read More


Database Trial - Academic Video Online: Premium [Alexander Street Press]

Fri. Feb. 10, 2017 12:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg Library is currently running a trial for a new eresource of streaming videos, Academic Video Online: Premium [Alexander... Read More


Database Trial - CAMPUS [National Film Board of Canada]

Fri. Feb. 10, 2017 12:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg Library is currently running a trial for a new eresource of streaming videos, CAMPUS [National Film Board of Canada].... Read More


Database Trial - LGBT Life with Full Text [EBSCOhost]

Fri. Feb. 3, 2017 12:00 AM
The University of Winnipeg Library is currently running a trial for a new eresource LGBT Life with Full Text [EBSCOhost]. LGBT... Read More


January

Scheduled Maintenance - WorldCat

Thu. Jan. 26, 2017 10:00 AM
The WorldCat database will undergo scheduled maintenance beginning Saturday, February 18th at 11:00 pm. This will affect the WorldCat... Read More


Get Started with the New Refworks

Wed. Jan. 25, 2017 11:00 AM
The UW Library offers a Refworks subscription to all students, faculty, and staff. Refworks is a reference management program that allows... Read More


Database Scheduled Maintenance - ProQuest Databases

Wed. Jan. 25, 2017 12:00 AM
ProQuest Databases will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance Saturday Jan 28th 9 pm CST through Sunday Jan 29th 5 am CST. It is... Read More


Copyright Presentations

Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 11:00 AM
Join the Copyright Office for a brief presentation on copyright basics, the University’s new Copyright Policy, and an update on the... Read More


Research Presentations in 10x10 Format

Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 11:00 AM
All are invited to attend the next information session of the Mobilizing Research Series, which is hosted by The University of Winnipeg to promote... Read More


Understanding Your Research Assignments

Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 11:00 AM
Although you won’t be handing in your final research paper for many weeks, there are still some important things you can do now to make... Read More


Database Scheduled Maintenance - Taylor & Francis Online

Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 12:00 AM
Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable due to a scheduled database maintenance Wednesday January 25th from 5 - 9 pm. It is... Read More


In the greenhouse: Return Atacama happening

Fri. Jan. 20, 2017 4:00 PM
The greenhouse: a feminist artlab for making and thinking on the 5th floor of the UofW Library, is pleased to be hosting CONSTELACIONES in the lab... Read More


1lib1ref: A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Fri. Jan. 20, 2017 3:00 PM
Library reference staff will be hosting a mini Wikipedia edit-a-thon in the Library’s Pitcairn Commons on January 25, 2017 from 10 a.m.... Read More


The Tender Fragments

Fri. Jan. 6, 2017 12:15 PM
Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson will join Alison Gillmor in conversation on January 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall to discuss... Read More


Database Issues - Taylor & Francis Online Platform

Wed. Jan. 4, 2017 1:30 PM
Taylor & Francis Online is currently experiencing technical issues which may affect access for some customers (The University of Winnipeg does... Read More



2016

December

Holiday Closure and InterLibrary Loan

Fri. Dec. 9, 2016 7:00 AM
Please be advised that, owing to University holiday closure dates, the Library's InterLibrary Loan service will not process requests for books... Read More


November

Library Hosted Website Outages

Mon. Nov. 28, 2016 1:00 PM
Multiple library hosted websites will be unavailable during maintenance taking place on: Tuesday November 29, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00... Read More


Candidate Presentations

Mon. Nov. 28, 2016 10:00 AM
Please join the staff of the Library on November 29th and 30th for public presentations by candidates for the new position of Assessment and... Read More


Fall 2016 Extended Hours

Mon. Nov. 21, 2016 3:00 PM
The Library will be open until 1AM the evenings of Thursday, December 8th and Thursday, December 15th to accommodate exam periods this term. For... Read More


Looking Closer at Your Sources

Fri. Nov. 18, 2016 1:00 PM
Once you’ve found one or two relevant sources, the research conversation around your topic will start to open up and become more clear.... Read More


Database Downtime - Erudit

Tue. Nov. 15, 2016 12:00 AM
Erudit Service Interruption, November 15th Please be advised that access to Érudit’s online services is interrupted due to an... Read More


Blessing Invitation

Wed. Nov. 9, 2016 4:00 PM
The University community is invited to attend A Blessing and Ceremonial Feast in the Library on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30... Read More


Finding and Evaluating Sources

Wed. Nov. 2, 2016 9:00 AM
The library provides you with so much great material for your research, but in the end, it’s up to you to decide which sources will be... Read More


October

LibQual Survey 2016

Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 11:00 AM
As we plan for the future, it is important that we understand the perceptions and expectations of our campus community so that we may provide the... Read More


Library Proxy Server Service Outage at 11pm (Oct 26)

Wed. Oct. 26, 2016 12:00 AM
The library proxy server (libproxy.uwinnipeg.ca), which provides off-campus access to subscription digital resources will be offline for... Read More


Developing Your Search Strategies

Wed. Oct. 5, 2016 3:00 PM
The search strategies that most people use regularly have been largely defined by popular Internet search engines and the techniques these services... Read More


September

Selecting and Exploring a Topic

Wed. Sep. 28, 2016 10:00 AM
Whether you've been assigned a specific topic or are allowed to select your own, you will need to develop this topic into something... Read More


Understanding Your Research Assignments

Fri. Sep. 16, 2016 11:00 AM
Although you won’t be handing in your final research paper for many weeks, there are still some important things you can do now to make... Read More


August

Potential Postal Strike

Fri. Aug. 26, 2016 2:00 PM
In the event of a postal strike, current interlibrary loan requests for books and microfilm will be delayed. We will postpone placing any new... Read More


Update: myLibrary+ Service Outage Cancelled

Thu. Aug. 11, 2016 9:15 AM
The planned myLibrary+ service outage for Thursday, August 11 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later time, still to be determined. Read More


WinnSpace Institutional Repository Offline

Tue. Aug. 9, 2016 11:00 AM
The WinnSpace digital repository (http://winnspace.uwinnipeg.ca/) will be offine on Friday, August 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for maintenance. Read More


myLibrary+ Service Outage

Tue. Aug. 9, 2016 10:30 AM
The myLibrary+ service will be offline on Thursday, August 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a migration to new equipment. This service allows... Read More


Downtime - ProQuest Resources

Mon. Jun. 13, 2016 1:00 AM
From Saturday, August 20th at 9:00 p.m. through Sunday, August 21, at 5:00 a.m. CDT; ProQuest will be upgrading their infrastructure, and enhancing... Read More


Platform Upgrade - Taylor Francis Online

Sun. Jun. 12, 2016 1:00 AM
Coming Soon... On August 9th 2016, Taylor & Francis Online will relaunch with a new design, fully responsive interface, and significant... Read More


July

Integrated Library System Outage

Tue. Jul. 12, 2016 9:00 AM
To improve physical space usage, the Library and TSC are consolidating the layout of library server equipment in the Core Room. To enable this... Read More


June

Library Subscription Review Project

Thu. Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 AM
In April the Senate Library Committee held a Library Users’ Group meeting in which the Library presented the Subscription Review Project.... Read More


Scheduled Maintenance - OCLC Services

Sun. Jun. 12, 2016 12:00 AM
OCLC is upgrading equipment and infrastructure, standardizing processes globally to increase service responsiveness, and are making sure they are... Read More


Database Downtime - ProQuest EBL eBook Platform

Thu. Jun. 9, 2016 12:00 AM
To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, the ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central platforms will be unavailable for... Read More


Database Downtime - Annual Reviews Online

Wed. Jun. 8, 2016 12:00 AM
Annual Reviews Online has planned a routine maintenance to their website on Friday June 24th from 5 pm to 9 pm CDT. During this time website... Read More


Database Downtime - BioOne

Wed. Jun. 8, 2016 12:00 AM
The BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance on Friday, June 24, 2016 beginning at 5:00 p.m. and may last up to 4... Read More


Database Downtime - Taylor and Francis Online

Wed. Jun. 8, 2016 12:00 AM
Taylor & Francis Online is expected to be unavailable during a period of four hours due to scheduled database maintenance on Friday June 24th... Read More


Supported Internet Browsers - EBSCOhost

Wed. Jun. 8, 2016 12:00 AM
Beginning in July 2017, EBSCOhost will no longer support Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0 due to security risks.To avoid any service interruptions,... Read More


Service Interruption for Winnspace / UW Hosted Scholarly Journals

Fri. Jun. 3, 2016 12:00 PM
We will be replacing some hardware in the environment that hosts WinnSpace and the UW Hosted Scholarly Journals. We're making every effort to... Read More


May

Project Muse journal titles

Fri. May. 13, 2016 3:40 PM
If searches of the Journal Title List from off campus bring up titles published by Project Muse, please avoid using the links, as a problem has... Read More


Maintenance Downtime - Brill Platform

Tue. May. 10, 2016 12:00 AM
An upgrade for http://referenceworks.brillonline.com, which affects the Brill's New Pauly Online resource is schedule to start on Wednesday... Read More


Planned Service Downtime - OCLC WorldCat Services

Fri. May. 6, 2016 12:00 AM
Due to a technical infrastructure upgrade, the following OCLC services will be unavailable from 8:00 pm, Saturday June 4th to 11:00 am, Sunday June... Read More


March

Temporary Access Issues - Nature Journals

Thu. Mar. 17, 2016 12:00 AM
Currently we are experiencing access issues with Nature Journals. The publisher is aware of the issue and working on resolving it. We apologize for... Read More


February

Password Change - Taylor & Francis Ebooks

Wed. Feb. 10, 2016 12:00 AM
This is a message for those of you who use the login feature of Taylor & Francis Ebooks. As part of an on-going review to protect customers, on... Read More


The Library now has longer hours on weekends!

Mon. Feb. 1, 2016 12:00 AM
The Library now has longer hours on weekends! Starting the weekend of February 6th-7th and running until the end of the Winter Semester, the... Read More



2015

December

Scheduled Read-Only Time - Taylor & Francis Online

Fri. Dec. 4, 2015 12:00 AM
There will be scheduled development work on the Taylor & Francis Online platform on Monday 7th December 2015, from 1:00 to 10:00 am CST. During... Read More


November

Scheduled Maintenance - Nature and Palgrave Journals

Mon. Nov. 9, 2015 12:00 AM
On Saturday 14th November from 4am CST – 8am CST www.nature.com, www.palgrave-journals.com and www.palgraveconnect.com websites will be... Read More


October

Open Access 2015 Panel

Thu. Oct. 29, 2015 2:00 PM
A recording of the Open Access 2015 panel discussion Open for Collaboration is now available on the Library's YouTube channel. Read More


Resolved -Temporary Access Issues - Discovery Search

Fri. Oct. 16, 2015 12:00 AM
OCLC WorldCat Local the Library's Discovery Search (Search for books, journals, articles and more). is temporarily unavailable. They are aware... Read More


Resolved - Temporary Access Issues - JSTOR

Fri. Oct. 16, 2015 12:00 AM
Update -Friday October 16, 2015 JSTOR thanks you for your patience during this week’s site-wide access problems. They have identified the... Read More


ScienceDirect to cease support of Internet Explorer 8

Fri. Oct. 9, 2015 12:00 PM
ScienceDirect will no longer be supporting Internet Explorer 8 as of January 1, 2016. They recommend moving to a newer version of IE,... Read More


September

How to Access Course Reserves

Wed. Sep. 23, 2015 1:00 PM
At your first class, your professor will give you a course outline (or syllabus) that will describe the content of the course in loose detail. The... Read More


What's New in the Library

Tue. Sep. 15, 2015 4:00 PM
New TSC Service Desk in Uplink Having trouble with technology? You can now get assistance from a real live person at the TSC Service Desk in the... Read More


July

Updated: IMPORTANT announcement for all RefWorks Users

Mon. Jul. 27, 2015 12:00 AM
Update: On July 7th , all RefWorks accounts for the University of Winnipeg were migrated to RefWorks’ main servers based in the United... Read More


June

IMPORTANT announcement for all RefWorks Users

Thu. Jun. 4, 2015 5:00 PM
On July 7th at 11 am CDT, all RefWorks accounts for the University of Winnipeg will be migrated to RefWorks’ main servers based in the... Read More


April

A Library Module for Nexus

Wed. Apr. 22, 2015 11:00 AM
Faculty and instructors can add library instruction resources to their Nexus course pages. These resources provide students with valuable... Read More


March

Locating Primary Sources

Tue. Mar. 10, 2015 11:00 AM
It’s not uncommon for your instructors to ask you to use primary sources in your research paper. But what are primary sources and where... Read More


Open Education Week - Open Access Journals

Tue. Mar. 10, 2015 11:00 AM
In honour of Open Education Week, the UW librarians are putting together a selection of free educational resources for you. Let's take a quick... Read More


Open Education Week - Open Textbooks

Tue. Mar. 10, 2015 11:00 AM
In honour of Open Education Week, the UW librarians are putting together a selection of free educational resources for you. Today, we're... Read More


Open Education Week - Open Courses

Mon. Mar. 9, 2015 11:00 AM
In honour of Open Education Week, the UW librarians are putting together a selection of free educational resources for you. Today, we begin by... Read More


February

Getting Research Help

Wed. Feb. 25, 2015 2:00 PM
Many students don’t realize that the librarians are there to offer help with research assignments. If you find you’re... Read More


Database Downtime - ProQuest

Mon. Feb. 23, 2015 12:00 AM
There will be a scheduled downtime for all ProQuest databases on Saturday February 28, 2015 starting at 9:00 pm (CST) for five hours. During this... Read More


Tips for Searching

Thu. Feb. 12, 2015 10:00 AM
Keyword searching is relatively straighforward, but there are a few methods to really amp up your search and find the most relevant... Read More


Three Popular Databases

Mon. Feb. 9, 2015 10:00 AM
It's early February and, if you have a research paper to write this semester, it's time to get acquainted with the library's... Read More


7 places to find inspiration for a research topic

Wed. Feb. 4, 2015 10:00 AM
If you haven't already decided on a topic for your final paper, maybe you could use a little inspiration. Here's a quick run-down of... Read More


January

Finding Books and eBooks

Wed. Jan. 28, 2015 10:00 AM
For most people, libraries are almost synonymous with books. The UW library has over 400,000 books for you to browse and borrow, and in recent... Read More


About Wikipedia

Wed. Jan. 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Studies show that a large percentage of college and university students begin their academic research projects with Wikipedia. While there are many... Read More


Getting Background Information

Wed. Jan. 14, 2015 10:00 AM
At the start of each term, you will be faced with a new set of courses, professors, and topics that you’ll be working with for the next... Read More


How to Access Course Reserves

Tue. Jan. 6, 2015 10:00 AM
At your first class, your professor will give you a course outline (or syllabus) that will describe the content of the course in loose detail. The... Read More



2014

September

Quiet and Not-So-Quiet Spaces in the Library

Wed. Sep. 10, 2014 1:00 PM
Resident librarian-blogger Librarious Hilarians has studied the noise levels of different parts of the library. If you're looking a quiet... Read More


Ready Set Go workshops are open for registration

Mon. Sep. 8, 2014 4:00 PM
Ready Set Go is a series of workshops organized by the UW librarians to help you get a grasp of the academic resources available through the campus... Read More


Wiley Online Library

Thu. Sep. 4, 2014 11:00 AM
Access to Wiley Online Library has now been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience. Read More


The Library's new website

Tue. Sep. 2, 2014 12:00 AM
The Library has just launched a new website, and we welcome comments. Read More



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