Absence from campus

Today, Friday March 31st, I will be absent from the campus all day.

Down time for ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect will be unavailable on Sunday, April 2nd from approximately 2:00 AM EST until 9:00 AM EDT (07:00 – 13:00 GMT) because of the beginning of US daylight savings time.

ILLiad now directly accessible from SFX

The USF Libraries try their best to provide its users with the most electronic journals possible. But, in some case, it is necessary to access a print journal.

In a past entry, I explained how to get journal articles that are not available in Lakeland or not owned by any of the USF Libraries through [...]

Value Line is currently down

The Value Line database, which provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, otions and convertibles, is currently down. The issue is being investigated.

Opening hours next week

Starting tomorrow, Saturday March 25, the Polk Community College will have its Spring Break. The PCC/USF Library will have reduced hours, like so until Sunday April 2nd:

Saturday March 25th and April 1st – CLOSED
Monday-Thursday March 27th – 30th – 12:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday March 31st – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Open Use [...]

Upcoming class on Compendex

On Wednesday, April 5th from 10-11 am, there will be a class on Compendex in room LAC1170B. This class will showcase our new interface for the Compendex database, Engineering Village 2. Students, staff and faculty are all invited to attend.

Absence from campus

Today, Wednesday March 22, I will be absent from the campus for meetings.

Safe Zone Program

I’ve become a Safe Zone Ally last Friday; therefore my office will now be a Safe Zone for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning individuals within the University of South Florida community.

Spring Training season

It’s baseball’s Spring Training season in Florida these weeks and I hope you’ve been enjoying the Detroit Tigers’ games in Lakeland. If you are interested in baseball research, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) has made its index public in February. The Baseball Index (TBI) is a free catalog to baseball literature. It encompasses [...]

New interface for Compendex!

We have now access to Compendex through a new interface, Engineering Village 2. Compendex is the online version of the Engineering Index, the most important index covering scientific literature in all fields of engineering.

Engineering Village 2 offers three modes of searching, a thesaurus, limits by document and treatment types, results refining, email *and* RSS alerts, [...]