Online Library Assignment
CMNS 125, CMNS 155, ENGL 105

Welcome! For the next 30 minutes or so, you'll be working through a series of tasks and questions to familiarize you with two of the library's online resources: the library catalogue, which helps you find materials in the UFV Library; and an article database called Academic Search Premier, which helps you to find journal and magazine articles on a chosen topic, many of which are available online.

At the end of this exercise, a copy of your completed assignment will be emailed to both you and your instructor.

Note: If you completed this assignment previously for another instructor and would like to submit that score to your current instructor, please send an email to containing the following information:

  • the name and email address you used to complete the assignment; and
  • information about your current course: course number, section, and name of your instructor

You'll receive an email letting you know what happened.


On the next page, your screen will be split into two separate parts. On the left, you'll find instructions to follow, tasks to complete, and questions to answer. On the right is your workspace; you'll see the library's web site, which you will use to complete the tasks and answer the questions.

Please Note:

  • You must complete this exercise in one session; you cannot stop in the middle and pick up later where you left off.
  • Some actions in the assignment will cause a new window to open; you can close these when you're finished with them (but don't close the window with the assignment, or you'll have to start over).
  • Your instructor may choose to include your score in your grade; make sure the name you provide is one your instructor will recognize.

If you are connecting from off campus:

Please ensure that you can log in to our databases as follows:

  1. Open a new browser window.
  2. Go to (this will open in a new browser window or tab)
  3. Enter the student number and password you use for MyUFV.
  4. If you see a page with a database menu, you were successful and can close the browser window.
  5. If you were not successful, you will need to resolve your connection issues before completing the Online Library Assignment; contact the library for assistance. Alternatively, you can complete it in one of the UFV libraries or computer labs.