Wiley/Blackwell Reference Online Collection

Good news!  The Wiley/Blackwell Reference Online Collection has recently completed its migration to a new and improved platform and now provides users with instant access to numerous full-text, academic reference titles including Blackwell companions, handbooks, dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Please note, this is no longer a discreet collection.  Users are not able to land on a webpage and view only a list of titles or access only the Reference ebooks, but will now see all Wiley Online Library materials, journals and other select titles we have purchased,  mixed together.  However, ALL 500+ titles, regardless of the collection, can be found in the eBook search.

UNB Libraries’ Research Toolkit

A self-paced, interactive set of modules for learning the basics of library use and academic research. Housed in D2L Brightspace, the Toolkit introduces students to library services and the academic research process at UNB.

Find it in the ‘Free Course Registration’ section in D2L.


•  UNB Libraries’ services and spaces, including course reserves
•  UNB WorldCat, including how to locate items on the shelves
•  Subject Guides, including discipline-specific databases and other eresources
•  Academic research vocabulary, including peer review
•  Academic publication cycle from idea to published findings
•  Research tools, including how to choose the most effective ones
•  Academic integrity, including the mechanics of citing and paraphrasing
•  Strategies for shaping research topics and evaluating sources
Searching UNB Libraries’ databases
•  Keywords, phrase searching, and synonyms
•  Boolean operators
•  Subject headings
•  Citation management via Zotero


Benefits for Instructors: Benefits for Students:
• incorporate content relevant to course requirements
• assign modules for course marks
• focus on subject specific instruction with your librarian
• learn effective use of UNB Libraries’ resources
• recognize markers of quality for academic sources
• discover library services and spaces


For more information contact us:
(506) 453-3546



Extended hours @ HIL

UNB Libraries and the UNBSU are excited to share the news of an extension of library hours at the HIL until 3:00 am on Sunday-Thursday nights, from November 12th to December 17th.

During this period you will need your UCard to be allowed in the building from 10:00pm – 3:00am.

Library Services are available until 10:00 pm.

Extended hours during the 2018 pilot year:

HARRIET IRVING LIBRARY (Nov 12 – Dec 17, 2018)

Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 3:00am (Library Services available until 10pm)
Friday – Saturday  7:30am – Midnight
Sunday 10:00am – 3:00am (Library Services available until 10pm)


See full details about Fall Hours of Operation for UNB Libraries library hours.




Flu Clinic

Flu Season is here!

Get your flu vaccine at the HIL Flu Clinic:

When:  Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

10:00am – 2:00pm

Where:  Reading Room (Rm. 109), Harriet Irving Library, UNBF

Cost:  $15 for students, $25 for faculty and staff

Cash or cheque only  – due at the time of the injection.

Some people may qualify for free flu immunization.

Please note that you will be required to wait for 20 minutes following your injection for your own safety!


In addition to the HIL Flu Clinic, flu shots are now available at the Student Health Centre and at one of the following clinics on campus:

• Wednesday, Oct. 24th: 10:00am – 2:00pm at Human Resources Dept., Room 106 – near HR in Physics and Admin. building

• Wednesday, Oct. 31st: 10:00am – 2:00pm at Ludlow Hall, Room 26

• Thursday, Nov 1st: 10:00am – 2:00pm at STU – J.B. O’Keefe Fitness Centre

• Friday, Nov 2nd: 10:00am – 2:00pm at UNB Student Union Building – Cafeteria near food vendors

• Thursday, Nov 15th: 10:00am – 2:00pm at Head Hall, Room 302

• Friday, Nov 16th: 10:00am – 2:00pm at UNB Bookstore

Cost: $15 for students, $25 for staff and faculty.








Alcuin Society’s 2017 prize-winning books on display in HIL

Winning books from the 36th annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada are currently on display at the Harriet Irving Library in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room until 9 November 2018.

Viewing hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Harriet Irving Library on the UNB Fredericton campus is the only New Brunswick venue hosting the book exhibit.

Of special note this year is a winning title in the Limited Editions category co-published by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.  Designer FRANCES HUNTER tied for third prize for her work on Oscar Cahén, by Roald Nasgaard … [et al.] (Beaverbrook Art Gallery & The Cahén Archives).

This year’s judges, Sue Colberg, Shelley Gruendler, and Frank Viva, selected 38 winning titles from 235 submissions, from 10 provinces and 107 publishers.  For a list of winners see the Alcuin Society website.

The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver-based, non-profit society for the support and appreciation of fine books. In addition to the annual Book Design Competition, the Society publishes a quarterly journal, Amphora, and organizes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and field visits on various aspects of the book.

For more information, please contact Archives & Special Collections by email archives@unb.ca or by telephone (453-4748).

Halloween Celebration of Frankenstein


[ Wednesday, October 31, 2018,  Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library ]

   CELEBRATION OF FRANKENSTEIN  [ 1:00pm – 2:30pm ]

Join us for a Halloween celebration of Frankenstein and the public humanities! Project leaders Sue Sinclair & Elizabeth Effinger (UNB, Department of English) along with UNB student participants and some project partners will be at the Harriet Irving Library to celebrate a special SSHRC-funded exhibition and discuss the project: what it is, why it is, who’s involved, and what ideas and relationships have emerged from the process.

On the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this exhibition showcases the result of an artistic collaboration that brings together university students and members of the Walls to Bridges Collective, a group of incarcerated and non-incarcerated women dedicated to creating collaborative and innovative learning communities within correctional settings. Participants each “erased” several pages of the novel, strategically blotting out words to create a new literary work of art: an “erasure,” a long poem piggybacking on Shelley’s original work.

The novel has been reassembled into a rich and crinkly book, which will be on display. Visitors will also see blown-up images of some of the individual pages and statements from participants and witness the unveiling of the project’s newest “hideous progeny” created in partnership with UNB’s MakerSpace.

FREE  |  All Welcome |  Light fare and refreshments provide

  MOVIE MARATHON  [ 3:00pm – 8:00pm ]

3:00pm – 3:30pm  *  Frankenstein from the series “The Secret Life of Books”
3:30pm – 4:30pm  *  Mary Shelley: The Birth of Frankenstein
4:30pm – 5:30pm  *  B R E A K
5:30pm – 6:50pm  *  Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff
6:50pm – 8:00pm  *  Bride of Frankenstein

FREE |  All Welcome |  Popcorn provided