New Lakeland Library Services pages are up!

Finally, more developed webpages for the Lakeland library services! Please visit and let me know what you think of the new webpages. You can even use our new dynamic PDF comment form to do so (fancy that!).

Other new forms include those for Reference Questions, Research Appointments and Purchase

Holiday schedule for PCC/USF Library

The PCC/USF Library will close today, Friday the 16th at 4:00 PM. The Library is then officially closed until Wednesday, January 4th when it will reopen at 8:00 AM.

Staff will nevertheless be available to help with PCC registration on December 16th, 19th, 20th and 21st as well as January 2nd and 3rd on reduced [...]

Libraries Annual Meeting

Tomorrow is the Libraries Annual Meeting in Tampa. It’s the one event where staff and librarians from all the libraries get together and celebrate. Presentations about the libraries’ various accomplishments will be made – I will present for Lakeland – and poster sessions displayed (idem for Lakeland as well).

Tools for authors

Wether for a paper, a dissertation or an article, this webpage prepared by Academic Word, an editing service, could prove useful with its tools for authors.

Blackboard down

Academic Computing in Tampa has announced that Blackboard services will be down starting Wednesday, December 21, at 12:01 AM for an upgrade. That date was chosen because the campus chilled water supply will be interrupted for 24 hours starting on December 22 at 4:45PM. Access will be restored as soon as possible after the [...]

Enhancements for PsychINFO through Ovid

If you search the PsychINFO database through the Ovid interface, you migth be interested to know about a new filter to refine your queries. Clinical Queries filter in only clinically sound search results by allowing end-users to set limits in as many as 9 categories—therapy, diagnosis, prognosis, reviews, clinical prediction guides, qualitative studies, etiology, costs, [...]

New features for the Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life database

This is from ABC-CLIO, our vendor for the Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life database.

Dear Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life subscribers,

Celebrating 50 years of reference publishing in 2005, ABC-CLIO embarked on a multi-year program to upgrade and enhance Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life. With a redesigned interface and over [...]

New resources

Available to be checked out at the PCC\USF Library:

The new rulers of the world [videorecording] : a special report / by John Pilger
Videocassette – HD5710.75.I5 N49 2001
A dog’s life : the autobiography of a stray / by Ann M. Martin
Childrens Books — PZ10.3.M3549 Dog 2005
Inkspell / Cornelia Funke
Childrens Books [...]