New Library newsletter: Faculty Research Review

We are publishing this week the first issue of a new Library publication, the Faculty Research Review.

This publication, prepared by Business Librarian Lisa Zilinski, extensively lists USF Polytechnic faculty’s scholarly works – books, book chapters, journal articles and proceedings – produced in 2011. Zilinski used a variety of sources to identify the publications, including vitas, [...]

New online reference resources: Oxford University Press

Acquired primarily through the Jean Gates Reference Collection Fund at the Tampa Library, the following fifty-two online reference titles from Oxford University Press have been purchased and added to the collection of the USF Libraries. Broad subject areas include history and the social sciences, religion, literature and language, the arts, and science.


Encyclopedia of [...]

Wikipedia blackout tomorrow

Wikipedia is going offline for 24 hours – starting at 12:00 a.m. Eastern on January 18th.

Why? And, importantly, what can you do if you need to do research?

Why is Wikipedia going offline? In a statement released January 16, 2012, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director, Sue Gardner explained, “The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in [...]

Library closed on MLK Day

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr Day, the USF Poly Library and the Open Use Lab will be closed on Monday, January 16th.

LTB 1115 will reopen on Tuesday, the 17th at 8:00 AM.

Writing tutor at the Library

Lauren Anderson, the writing tutor for USF Poly, will now hold her office hours in the Library, in the Group Study area. She aims to help students review papers, brainstorm ideas, and make suggestions for improvements on a variety of writing projects.

Her office hours for the Spring 2012 semester are:

Monday and Tuesday 1:30-4:30
Wednesday [...]

New resources at the USF Poly and FIPR Institute libraries

Here are the latest arrivals for the month of December. As always, Polytechnic titles are located in the New Books shelves in the back of the room. Reference and a/v are shelved immediately in their proper stacks. FIPR materials are shelved immediately in their proper stacks (although there are no new titles this month.) [...]