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Spring break hours for PCC/USF Library

The PCC/USF library will have normal opening hours during USF Lakeland Spring Break from March 13th to the 18th. The Open Use Lab will have the usual opening hours as well.
During Polk Community College’s Spring Break, from March 25th through April 1st, the library will have the following opening hours:

Saturday March 25th and April 1st [...]

Award opportunity in sociology from CSA

From an email sent by Cambrigde Scientific Abstracts, one of our database vendors.

CSA has announced the inaugural CSA Sociological Abstracts Discovery Prize, intended to promote teaching and learning in sociology. The prize is open to both faculty and students with a top award of $3,000 and honorable mention awards of $500. The submission deadline is [...]

Absence from campus

Tomorrow, Wednesday March 8th, I will be on the Tampa campus to present with Dr Naomi Boyer at the Symposium on 21 st Century Teaching Technologies: A Continuing Series of Exploration. The poster session is intitled Live Library Instruction for Distance Learners.

I will be back on Thursday.

SciFinder Scholar migration

Chemical Abstracts Services have announced the discontinuance of the version of SciFinder Scholar 2004 version on March 31, 2006. The new version, SciFinder Scholar 2006, has to be downloaded from the CAS website in order for you to access the database. For more information, see

Nature database downtime

The Nature Publishing Group database has been experiencing technical problems with their server. It’s possible that some downtime will occur in the near future.

New search engine for archives and special collections: ArchiveGrid

RLG, a not-for-profit membership organization of over 150 universities, national libraries, archives, historical societies, and other institutions with remarkable collections for research and learning, has launched ArchiveGrid. ArchiveGrid is a search engine of archives and special collections in thousands of libraries, museums and institutes. The service is available to both individuals and institutions free of [...]