2011 Florida Book Awards winners

The Florida Book Awards announced the winners for eight categories of books published in 2011.

Children’s Literature

Gold: Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos, Just Being Audrey (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray)
Silver: Marianne Berkes, Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under (Dawn Publications)
Bronze: Angela DiTerlizzi, Say What? (Beach Lane Books)

Florida Non-Fiction

Gold: William McKeen, Mile Marker Zero (Crown)
Silver: Virginia Lynn Moylan, [...]

Gartner: IT products, resources and trends information

The USF System has partnered with Gartner, a leading IT research company, to provide access to their extensive resources and information on best practices, trends and emerging technologies in Information Technology. Content includes market analysis, statistics, and forecasts; industry information on the following industries: banking and investment services, education, energy and utilities, government, healthcare providers, [...]

Website of interest: National Academies Press offers 4,000 PDFs reports freely

The National Academies – National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council -starting June 2nd 2011, permit the free download of PDFs of reports that are currently for sale on the National Academies Press (NAP) website. PDFs associated with future reports (except for those in the “Nutrient Requirements [...]

Website of interest: International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)

If you’re looking for children’s books in multiple languages, the International Children’s Digital Library will provide with numerous options, all in full-text and for free. There are multiple search parameters, including age range, genre, language, length and even cover colors.

The International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is a research project funded primarily by the National Science [...]

Website of interest: ScienceCinema

It’s the end of National Engineers Week so we thought this interesting website was à-propos. By the way, did you attend the Engineering Expo yesterday, organized by the Poly Engineering Club? The Library highlighted its services and showcased items from the collection, especially recent book purchases in engineering.

ScienceCinema is a website regrouping videos produced by [...]

Website of interest: C-SPAN Video Library

The C-SPAN Video Library is the free video archives of the network of the same name.

The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database [...]

Website of interest: Teacher's Domain

Aimed at educators, Teacher’s Domain is a website that serves as a repository for free materials, including media from NOVA, Frontline, American Experience and other public broadcasting content. Included as well are multimedia content, lesson plans, student activities, and interactives, correlated to state and national standards. There are several editions: K-12 (which has the most [...]

Website of interest: Small Business Resource Center

The Florida Electronic Library is giving free access to all Florida residents to a new database : the Small Business Resource Center by Gale Cengage.

This comprehensive database covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.

You can search by business topics or types, and view [...]

Gulf Oil Spill Information Center

The USF Tampa Library has prepared an information page on the Gulf oil spill. This public website supports current research on the Deepwter Horizon oil spill, as well as present the beginnings of a more comprehensive collection of material & information for future research needs. It will emphasize research support via an archive/digital library of [...]

How to perform legal research

While USF Poly does not have a law school, it is sometimes necessary to perform legal research. It can be a complex field though but thankfully, there are resources to help.

The USFP Library has some books, like classic Wren and Wren’s The Legal Research Manual: A Game Plan for Legal Research and Analysis and e-book [...]