Open door seminars start today

Please note the change in rooms: all the seminars will now take place in LTB 1153. No registration required.

Sep 30 2008 | 12 PM – 1:00 PM
Library Seminar: Database Searching

Sep 30 2008 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Library Seminar: RefWorks

Oct 1 2008 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Library Seminar: Database Searching

Oct 1 2008 | 12 [...]

Banned Books Week Read Aloud: still room!

There are still a few spots available for readers in our Banned Books Week Read Aloud event on Thursday, October 2. Contact Catherine Lavallée-Welch ( to reserve yours.

New e-resources on the topic of the Holocaust

The USF Libraries are now one of sixteen institutions in the world to provide access to the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.

In 1994, Steven Spielberg established Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation to videotape and preserve testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. Today, the Shoah Foundation Institute, now [...]

New e-resource: Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Requested by the USF Department of English, the USF Libraries announce the recent acquisition of The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism.

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. Compiled by specialists from around the world, [...]

National Banned Books Week – get involved!

The USF Polytechnic Library invites you to celebrate the freedom to read by participating in a READ ALOUD event during Banned Books Week, from September 27 to October 4, 2008.

What: Read from a challenged or banned book for a 15 minutes period. There is no microphone, no sitting audience – you read from a passage [...]

New hours for Fall 2008

The Library and Open Use Computer Lab have new, extended, weekdays hours:

8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Other days remain the same

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the USFP Library prepare a list of resources relevant to the theme. It can be found at the Library or at this address:

New resources at the USF Poly Library

Here are the books newly arrived at the USF Polytechnic Library during the month of August. As always, new circulating books and Children’s Books are found in the “New books” stacks in the Group Study area; the new reference books are being immediately shelved in the Reference stacks.

To note, the volume “Turning two : baseball’s [...]

Open door seminars

This Fall, we will hold four open, drop-in seminars on library resources:

Database Searching

Tuesday, September 30, 12:00-1:00PM
Wednesday, October 1, 5:00-6:00PM
Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content and find full-text articles.


Tuesday, September 30, 5:00-6:00PM
Wednesday, October 1, 12:00-1:00PM
Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building bibliographies a flash.

All [...]

New e-books collection: PsycBOOKS

Announcing the recent acquisition of a significant collection of online ebooks in the field of psychology—PsycBOOKS.

PsycBOOKS from the American Psychological Association (APA) is a full text database of more than 1,566 scholarly books and 24,161 chapters published by APA and other distinguished publishers. Within this resource there are over 800 classic resources of [...]