Scheduled maintenance for IEEE Xplore

IEEE Xplore will be down for maintenance on Monday, November 28th from approximately 2 to 3 PM EST. During maintenance, users will be able to access the site, search, and view abstracts, but they will be unable to view full-text PDFs.

New books

Recently arrived at the PCC/USF Library:

Continuous improvement in the primary classroom : language arts, grades K-3 / Karen R. Fauss.
LB1528 .F38 2000

Continuous improvement in the science classroom / Jeffrey J. Burgard.
Q181 .B93 2000
Continuous improvement in the mathematics classroom : grades K-6 / by Carolyn Ayres.
QA135.5 .A97 2000
Continuous improvement in the [...]

Thanksgiving Holiday

The PCC/USF Library will be closed from Thursday, November 24th to Sunday, November 27th. The Library will reopen Monday, November 28th at 8:00 AM.


I will out of the office on Friday November 18 and on Monday November 21. You can leave me a voice mail at 863-667-7737 or an email at, if there is an emergency.

New Carnegie classification

This past Tuesday, the Carnegie Foundation unveiled its college classification overhaul. The new classification is hoped to bring greater precision to the categorizing of more than 4,000 institutions. On its website, the Foundation also programmed online tools for creating customized lists of peer institutions.

Group blogs

Group blogs from Academic Computing are now available for USF “groups”: departments, services, etc. Multi-authors are then possible. Cost is $200 per year. See for more details.

Slow WorldCat

OCLC FirstSearch is currently experiencing slow response time problems. There is currently no time estimate available on when this will be repaired but they are working on it!

Public Health a new focus for JSTOR

JSTOR is a full-text database specializing in older issues of long-standing, reputed scholarly journals.

During 2006, they will add new titles to their “Health & General Science” collection. Some of these new titles are Environmental Health Perspectives, Epidemiology, European Journal of Epidemiology and Epidemiology and Infection.

Further titles will be added to this collection [...]

New videocassette available

Newly available at the PCC/USF Library:

How to speak up, set limits and say no without losing your job or your friends. Boulder, CO : CareerTrack Publications, c1991.
BF575.A85 A73 1991

Ask for it at the front desk.

Veterans Day

Tomorrow, Friday November the 11th, USF-Lakeland is closed for the holiday so, I, the USF Librarian will be off. But the PCC/USF Library will be open from 8 AM to 4 PM.