Database trial: FAITS and SMP

Over the next month, the USF Libraries has been given trial access to the following databases: FAITS, and SMP.

The first of two database trials being offered by Faulkner Information Services is FAITS (Faulkner Advisory For Information Technology Studies). FAITS reports are designed to help students, instructors, and administrators learn about and keep up [...]

Database trial: Mergent InvestorEdge

Over the next month, the USF Libraries has been given trial access to the following database: Mergent InvestorEdge.

Mergent InvestorEdge provides access to the financial documents and information you need for each individual company for comprehensive investment research. Key features include:

Over 4,000 equity research reports, updated weekly, providing expert analysis and buy, sell, hold [...]

Some catalog functions down (updated)

Due to a server crash Saturday afternoon, the USF Libraries is now using a backup catalog. You can still search the catalog, but cannot put holds or renew items. Item status is also unavailable.

We will let you know when the main catalog is back on. We apologize for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: all functions are now back [...]

Federal Work-Study position

There is a job opening at the USF Polytechnic Library for a FWS student to man the circulation desk during the weekdays. We’re looking for someone with a good service attitude!

For more details, search

the Career Connection system for position #25796
visit the USF Poly Career Center in LTB 1155

or search its Online Job Board

or [...]

ScienceDirect downtime Saturday

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 7.5 hours from 2:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday, August 29th.

ScienceDirect is the full text database for the Elsevier journals the USF Libraries subscribe to, in multiple disciplines.

Now available at USF Libraries: Text-A-Librarian

It’s official! People are now sending more text messages than they are making cell phone calls. Librarians are aware of the popularity of texting and are ready to take their professional services to cell phones.

Starting now, patrons of approximately 50 librariesfrom all over the US – including USF – will be able to [...]

H1N1 virus precautions

Hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes are available at the LTB 1115 front desk for your usage, in order to help preventing the spread of the H1N1 virus this Fall semester. You are welcome to use them to clean the computer mouse, keyboards and office tools like the stapler and paper punch before you use them. [...]

Textbook pickup

Just a reminder, textbooks ordered online at the USF Bookstore are to be picked up in LAC 1275 (second floor of the LAC building, facing the parking lots).

Pick up hours are 8AM to 6PM until Friday, August 21st and 8AM to 8PM next week. For more information, call 863-667-7842.

New resources at the USFP Library

Here are the items newly arrived at the USF Polytechnic Library during the month of July. As always, new circulating books are found in the “New books” stacks in the Group Study area and can be checked out; the new reference titles are being immediately shelved in their respective stacks.

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Semester break hours

The USF Poly Library will be open during the following hours starting Saturday, August 8:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Regular opening hours will resume Monday, August 24 at 8:00 AM. This schedule also applies to the Open Use Computer Lab.