Open door seminar - Database Searching: Creating Effective Search Strategies

We’re sorry we had to cancel the online seminar because of the campus evacuation. We’ll reschedule. The face to face seminar is still on, 4PM, in LTB 2153


The Library holds open door, hands-on seminars on popular topics. These seminars are open to all students, faculty and staff; no registration required. The seminars are cancelled if no one is present 10 minutes after the hour.

Database Searching: Creating Effective Search Strategies

Learn how to create effective search strategies and determine the right database to use for your research.

This seminar will be offered two times:

Elluminate (online session): Wednesday, February 22nd, 12-1PM –

Face to face: Wednesday, February 22nd, 4:00-5:00PM – LTB 2153

Poly Library at the Engineering Expo

The USFP student Engineering Club is holding a special activity during National Engineering Week called Engineering Expo to showcase engineering at USF Polytechnic.

The event is on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, in LTB 1105.

The theme for the Expo is Looking to the Future. This is a chance for all of Poly to come together and promote our very own polytechnic research, class activities and STEM programs. The Library is participating with a table of its own, to promote its services and new resources.

A special Poly Paws - February 15

Echo the Therapy Dog is making a special Poly Paws visit to the USF Poly Library Wednesday, February 15th.

Echo is a licensed therapy dog that loves to be pet, can perform tricks and can help you take your mind off of things, if only for a little while.

She will greet visitors from 10:30AM-12:30PM and again from 3:00PM – 5:00PM in the Group Study area of LTB 1115 (Library/Open Use Lab).

2011 Florida Book Awards winners

The Florida Book Awards announced the winners for eight categories of books published in 2011.

Children’s Literature

  • Gold: Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos, Just Being Audrey (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray)
  • Silver: Marianne Berkes, Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under (Dawn Publications)
  • Bronze: Angela DiTerlizzi, Say What? (Beach Lane Books)

Florida Non-Fiction

  • Gold: William McKeen, Mile Marker Zero (Crown)
  • Silver: Virginia Lynn Moylan, Zora Neale Hurston’s Final Decade (University Press of Florida)
  • Bronze: Martin A. Dyckman, Reubin O’D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics (University Press of Florida)

General Fiction

  • Gold: Lynne Barrett, Magpies (Carnegie Mellon University Press)
  • Silver: Elizabeth Stuckey-French, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady (Doubleday)
  • Bronze: Caren Umbarger, Coming To: A Midwestern Tale (Create-Space)


  • Gold: Stephen Kampa, Cracks in the Invisible (Ohio University Press)
  • Silver: David Kirby, Talking about Movies with Jesus (Louisiana State University Press)
  • Bronze: Gianna Russo, MoonFlower (Kitsune Books)

Popular Fiction

  • Gold: Ward Larsen, Fly By Night (Oceanview Publishing)
  • Silver: David Hagberg, ABYSS (Macmillan)
  • Bronze: Senator Bob Graham, Keys to the Kingdom (Vanguard Press)

Visual Arts

  • Gold: Jerald T. Milanich and Nina J. Root, Hidden Seminoles: Julian Dimock’s Historic Florida Photographs (University Press of Florida)

Young Adult

  • Gold: Ryan G. Van Cleave, Unlocked (Walker Books for Young Readers)
  • Silver: Jessica Martinez, Virtuosity (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse)
  • Bronze: Alex Flinn, Cloaked (HarperCollins/Harper Teen)

Spanish Language
No Awards given this year.

The Florida Book Awards program was established in 2006 to recognize, honor, and celebrate the best Florida literature published the previous year. It is coordinated by The Florida State University Libraries, and co-sponsored by the Florida Library Association, Florida Center for the Book, State Library and Archives of Florida, Florida Historical Society, Florida Humanities Council, Florida Literary Arts Coalition, “Just Read, Florida!,” Florida Family Literacy Initiative, Florida Association for Media in Education, Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the Friends of FSU Libraries, Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and the Florida Writers Association.

Credo Reference down for maintenance

On Friday, February 10th, from 11PM to 3AM EST, Credo Reference will be unavailable because of routine maintenance work.

Credo Reference provides access to one hundred reference resources, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and biographical sources chosen to meet a broad range of research needs.

Open door seminar: Google Books and Scholar: Connecting to Library Resources

The Library holds open door, hands-on seminars on popular topics. These seminars are open to all students, faculty and staff; no registration required.

Google Books and Scholar: Connecting to Library Resources
Wednesday, February 8th, 4:00-5:00PM -LTB 2153

Google Books and Scholar are better ways to search Google in your efforts to find scholarly resources for a project.

The seminars are cancelled if no one is present 10 minutes after the hour.

New resources at the USF Poly and FIPR Institute libraries

Here are the latest arrivals for the month of January. As always, Polytechnic titles are located in the New Books shelves in the back of the room. Reference and DVDs are shelved immediately in their proper stacks. All FIPR materials are shelved immediately in their proper stacks as well (although there are no new titles this month.) The books from the circulating collections of both libraries can be requested using the interlibrary loan system.

To note, we now have copies of two faculty publications by Drs. Richard Marshall and James Payne. They are located in the USFP Faculty Publications Special Collection, in the Group Study area. Dr. Lisa Jo Elliot has chapters published in Introduction to unmanned aircraft systems in the regular collection.

Also, we are starting to receive this year’s award-winning and runner-up children’s books. You’ll notice as well titles related to specific topics in education like diversity and STEM.

Special Collections – Faculty Publications

  • Defense spending and economic growth / edited by James E. Payne and Anandi P. Sahu. Boulder : Westview, c1993.
    Special Collections – Faculty Publications — HC79.D4D447 1993
  • The middle school mind : growing pains in early adolescent brains / Richard M. Marshall and Sharon Neuman. Lanham , Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
    Special Collections – Faculty Publications — HQ796.M32 2012


  • Excel 2010 bible / John Walkenbach. Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Publishing, c2010.
    Reference — HF5548.4.M523W34579 2010
  • Florida school laws. Tallahassee, Fla. : State Dept. of Education, c2011.
    Reference — KFF390.A29F55 2011
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 bible / Faithe Wempen ; technical editor: Echo Swinford. Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., Inc., 2010.
    Reference — P93.53.M534W46 2010
  • Access 2010 bible / Michael R. Groh. Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Publishing, c2010.
    Reference — QA76.9.D3G76 2010
  • CRC handbook of chemistry and physics : a ready-reference book of chemical and physical data / 92nd ed. / William M. Haynes, editor-in-chief; David R. Lide, associate editor. Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2011.
    Reference — QD65.C88 2011
  • Microsoft Word 2010 bible / Herb Tyson. Indianapolis, IN : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], c2010.
    Reference — Z52.5.M52T973 2010


  • The harvest : La cosecha / Cinema Libre Studio presents ; a Shine Global presentation in association with Globalvision, Inc., Romano Film & Photography, Inc. and Unbelievable Productions, Inc. ; a U. Roberto Romano film ; directed by U. Roberto Romano. [United States] : Cinema Libre Studio, 2011.
    Audio-Visual — HD1525.H37 2011
  • Speaking in tongues / a film by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider ; produced and directed by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider ; a co-production of PatchWorks Productions & the Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with the Center for Asian American Media and Latino Public Broadcasting. [San Francisco, Calif.] : PatchWorks Productions, c2010.
    Audio-Visual — LC3733.S36S65 2010
  • The Joneses / Filmnation Entertainment and Vistaar Religare present ; in association with WSG Pictures and Premiere Picture ; an Echo Lake Entertainment production ; a film by Derrick Borte ; story by Randy Dinzler ; produced by Kristi Zea … [et al.] ; written and directed by Derrick Borte. Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2010.
    Audio-Visual — PN1997.2.J66 2010



  • Experimental and quasi-experimental designs for generalized causal inference / William R. Shedish, Thomas D. Cook, Donald T. Campbell. Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, c2002.
    BD591.S48 2002b
  • Statistics in psychology : explanations without equations / Stephen Jones. Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
    BF39.J66 2010
  • Visual perception from a computer graphics perspective / William B. Thompson … [et al.]. Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, 2011.
    BF241.V5674 2011
  • Why people get lost : the psychology and neuroscience of spatial cognition / Paul A. Dudchenko. New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
    BF311.D815 2010
  • Cognition and emotion : from order to disorder / 2nd ed. / Mick Power and Tim Dalgleish. New York, NY : Psychology Press, 2008.
    BF531.P68 2008
  • Human aggression and violence : causes, manifestations, and consequences / 1st ed. / edited by Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2011.
    BF575.A3H867 2011
  • Gay, straight, and the reason why : the science of sexual orientation / Simon LeVay. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
    BF692.L476 2011
  • Fat shame : stigma and the fat body in American culture / Amy Erdman Farrell. New York : New York University Press, c2011.
    BF697.5.B63F37 2011
  • The moral psychology handbook / [edited by] John M. Doris and the Moral Psychology Research Group ; Fiery Cushman … [et al.]. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
    BJ45.M664 2010

  • Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution–and how it can renew America / Release 2.0, updated and expanded ; 1st Picador ed. / Thomas L. Friedman. New York : Picador, 2009.
    GE197.F76 2009

  • Doing feminist research in political and social science / Brooke Ackerly and Jacqui True. Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
    H62.A5127 2010
  • Current economic issues in EU integration / Mark Baimbridge, Jeffrey Harrop and George Philippidis. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
    HC241.B32 2004
  • The new CEOs : women, African American, Latino and Asian American leaders of Fortune 500 companies / Richard L. Zweigenhaft and G. William Domhoff. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2011.
    HD38.2.Z94 2011
  • Consumer insights : findings from behavioral research / Joseph W. Alba, editor. Cambridge, Mass. : Marketing Science Institute, 2011.
    HF5415.32.A43 2011
  • The cultural studies reader / 3rd. ed. / edited by Simon During. London ; New York : Routledge, c2007.
    HM101.C8928 2007
  • Changing theories : new directions in sociology / Black Hawk Hancock & Roberta Garner. Toronto : Tonawanda, N.Y. : University of Toronto Press, c2009.
    HM586.H35 2009
  • A networked self : identity, community and culture on social network sites / edited by Zizi Papacharissi. New York : Routledge, 2011.
    HM742.N49 2011
  • Tales from Facebook / Daniel Miller. Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2011.
    HM743.F33M55 2011
  • Leadership / 1st Harper Perennial Political Classics ed. / James MacGregor Burns. New York : HarperPerennial ; 2010, c1978.
    HM1261.B77 2010
  • Reload : rethinking violence in American life / Christopher B. Strain. Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, c2010.
    HN90.V5S87 2010
  • Strip club : gender, power, and sex work / Kim Price-Glynn. New York : New York University Press, c2010.
    HQ18.U5P74 2010
  • Everyday pornography / 1st ed. / edited by Karen Boyle. London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
    HQ471.E97 2010
  • Counted out : same-sex relations and Americans’ definitions of family / Brian Powell … [et al.]. New York : Russell Sage Foundation, c2010.
    HQ536.C7575 2010
  • The sociology of childhood / 3rd ed. / William A. Corsaro. Los Angeles : Sage/Pine Forge Press, c2011.
    HQ767.9.C675 2011
  • The sociology of gender : an introduction to theory and research / 2nd ed. / Amy S. Wharton. Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
    HQ1075.W48 2012
  • Framed by gender : how gender inequality persists in the modern world / Cecilia L. Ridgeway. New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.
    HQ1075.5.U6R54 2011
  • Choices women make : agency in domestic violence, assisted reproduction, and sex work / Carisa R. Showden. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2011.
    HQ1206.S497 2011
  • Breaking the wave : women, their organizations, and feminism, 1945-1985 / edited by Kathleen A. Laughlin and Jacqueline L. Castledine. New York : Routledge, 2011.
    HQ1426.B728 2011
  • Edwin Rogers Embree : the Julius Rosenwald Fund, foundation philanthropy, and American race relations / Alfred Perkins. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
    HV28.E348P47 2011
  • The crisis of caregiving : social welfare policy in the United States / 1st ed. / edited by Betty Reid Mandell. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
    HV95.C75 2010
  • Living on the edge in suburbia : from welfare to workfare / Terese Lawinski. Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2010.
    HV99.W45L39 2010
  • Assisted living administration and management : effective practices and model programs in elder care / Darlene Yee-Melichar, Andrea Renwanz Boyle, Cristina Flores. New York : Springer, c2011.
    HV1454.Y44 2011
  • How to house the homeless / Ingrid Gould Ellen and Brendan O’Flaherty, editors. New York : Russell Sage Foundation, c2010.
    HV4505.H69 2010
  • Judging victims : why we stigmatize survivors, and how they reclaim respect / Jennifer L. Dunn. Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010.
    HV6250.25.D86 2010
  • Terrorizing women : feminicide in the Américas / Rosa-Linda Fregoso and Cynthia Bejarano, eds. Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, c2010.
    HV6250.4.W65T47 2010
  • Crime prevention : a critical introduction / Karen Evans. Los Angeles : Sage Pub., 2011.
    HV7434.G7E93 2011
  • Working with female offenders : a gender-sensitive approach / Katherine van Wormer. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
    HV8738.V38 2010
  • Locked up, locked out : young men in the juvenile justice system / 1st ed. / Anne M. Nurse. Nashville, TN : Vanderbilt University Press, 2010.
    HV9104.N873 2010
  • Prevention and youth crime : is early intervention working? / edited by Maggie Blyth and Enver Solomon. Bristol, UK ; Portland OR. : Policy Pr., 2009.
    HV9145.P74 2009
  • LAW

  • Internet child abuse : current research and policy / edited by Julia Davidson and Petter Gottschalk. New York : Routledge, 2011.
    K5189.I59 2011
  • Computer forensics : cybercriminals, laws, and evidence / Marie-Helen Maras. Sudbury, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012.
    KF8947.5.M37 2012

  • Fallacies in education : why schools are mired in mediocrity / Randy K. Trani and Robert K. Irvine. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2010.
    LA217.2.T727 2010
  • Wasting minds : why our education system is failing and what we can do about it / Ronald A. Wolk. Alexandria, Virginia, USA : ASCD, c2011.
    LA217.2.W65 2011
  • Comprehensive school counseling programs : K-12 delivery systems in action / 2nd ed. / Colette T. Dollarhide, Kelli A. Saginak. Boston : Pearson, c2012.
    LB1027.5.D55 2012
  • Narrative counseling in schools : powerful & brief / 2nd ed. / John M. Winslade, Gerald D. Monk. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, a Sage Pub. Co., c2007.
    LB1027.5.W535 2007
  • The power of groups : solution-focused group counseling in schools / Leslie Cooley. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, c2009.
    LB1027.55.C68 2009
  • Interactive and digital media for education in virtual learning environments / Cai Yiyu, editor. New York [N.Y.] : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., c2011.
    LB1028.5.I5539 2011
  • RTI and the adolescent reader : responsive literacy instruction in secondary schools / William G. Brozo ; foreword by Richard L. Allington. New York : Teachers College Press, Columbia University ; Newark, DE : International Reading Association, c2011.
    LB1029.R4B779 2011
  • What every school leader needs to know about RTI / Margaret Searle. Alexandria, Va. : ASCD, c2010.
    LB1029.R4S43 2010
  • Nurturing creativity in the classroom / edited by Ronald A. Beghetto, James C. Kaufman. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
    LB1062.N87 2010
  • No quick fix : rethinking literacy programs in America’s elementary schools / RTI ed. / edited by Richard L. Allington and Sean A. Walmsley. New York, NY : Teachers College Press ; Newark, DE : International Reading Association, c2007.
    LB1576.N8 2007
  • Effective supervision : supporting the art and science of teaching / Robert J. Marzano, Tony Frontier, David Livingston. Alexandria, Va. : ASCD, c2011.
    LB2838.M3768 2011
  • Understanding common core state standards / John Kendall. Alexandria, Va. : ASCD, c2011.
    LB3060.83.K464 2011
  • Our worlds in our words : exploring race, class, gender, and sexual orientation in multicultural classrooms / Mary Dilg. New York : Teachers College Press, c2010.
    LC1099.3.D545 2010
  • Educating emergent bilinguals : policies, programs, and practices for English language learners / Ofelia Garcia, Jo Anne Kleifgen ; foreword by Jim Cummins. New York : Teachers College Press, c2010.
    LC3715.G37 2010
  • ESL, EFL, and bilingual education : exploring historical, sociocultural, linguistic, and instructional foundations / Lynn W. Zimmerman. Charlotte, N.C. : Information Age Pub., c2010.
    LC3731.Z54 2010
  • The nature and nurture of giftedness : a new framework for understanding gifted education / David Yun Dai. New York : Teachers College Press, c2010.
    LC3993.D35 2010
  • Copyright clarity : how fair use supports digital learning / Renee Hobbs ; foreword by Donna Alvermann. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, c2010.
    LC5803.C65H63 2010

  • Understanding media : the extensions of man / 1st MIT Press ed / Marshall McLuhan ; introduction by Lewis H. Lapham. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1994.
    P90.M26 1994
  • Media debates : great issues for the digital age / 4th ed. / Everette E. Dennis, John C. Merrill. Belmont, CA : Thomson Wadsworth, [2005], c2006.
    P92.U5D445 2006
  • Visual composing : document design for print and digital media / Kathryn Riley, Jo Mackiewicz. Boston : Prentice Hall, 2011.
    P93.5.R55 2011
  • Alternative and activist new media / Leah A. Lievrouw. Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2011.
    P95.8.L54 2011
  • Making new media : creative production and digital literacies / Andrew Burn. New York : Peter Lang, c2009.
    P96.M4B87 2009
  • Design literacies : learning and innovation in the digital age / 1st ed. / Mary P. Sheridan and Jennifer Rowsell. London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
    P96.M4S55 2010
  • The twenty-first-century media industry : economic and managerial implications in the age of new media / edited by John Allen Hendricks. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2011, c2010.
    P96.T42T89 2010
  • Rhetorics, poetics, and cultures : refiguring college English studies / James A. Berlin ; afterword by Janice M. Lauer ; response essays by Linda Brodkey … [et al.]. West Lafayette, Ind. : Parlor Press, c2003.
    PE68.U5B47 2003
  • 50 strategies for teaching English language learners / 4th ed. / Adrienne L. Herrell, Michael Jordan. Boston : Pearson, c2012.
    PE1128.A2H467 2012
  • Teaching reading to English language learners : differentiated literacies / Socorro G. Herrera, Della R. Perez, Kathy Escamilla. Boston ; Montreal : Allyn & Bacon, c2010.
    PE1128.A2H4676 2010
  • Methods and methodology in composition research / edited by Gesa Kirsch and Patricia A. Sullivan. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1992.
    PE1404.M47 1992
  • The Rhetorical tradition and modern writing / edited by James J. Murphy. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 1982.
    PE1404.R5 1982
  • Literary theory : an introduction ; with a new preface / Anniversary ed. / Terry Eagleton. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
    PN94.E2 2008b
  • The rhetorical tradition : readings from classical times to the present / 2nd ed. / edited by Patricia Bizzell, Bruce Herzberg. Boston : Bedford/St. Martin’s, c2001.
    PN183.R46 2001
  • Still life in real time : theory after television / Richard Dienst. Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, c1994.
    PN1992.55.D54 1994
  • Logics of television : essays in cultural criticism / edited by Patricia Mellencamp. Bloomington : Indiana University Press ; London : BFI Books, c1990.
    PN1992.6.L64 1990
  • Mass appeal : the formative age of the movies, radio, and tv / Edward D. Berkowitz. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010.
    PN1993.5.U6B385 2010
  • Can journalism be saved? : rediscovering America’s appetite for news / Rachel Davis Mersey. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2010.
    PN4867.2.M47 2010
  • Inseparable : desire between women in literature / Emma Donoghue. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
    PR149.L47D67 2010

  • The structure of scientific revolutions / 3rd ed. / Thomas S. Kuhn. Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
    Q175K962s 1996
  • Qualitative research design : an interactive approach / 2nd ed. / Joseph A. Maxwell. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2005.
    Q180.55.M4M39 2005
  • The Java EE 6 tutorial : basic concepts / 4th ed. / Eric Jendrock … [et al.]. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, 2011.
    QA76.73.J38J3652 2011
  • iOS forensic analysis for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch / Sean Morrissey. [Berkeley, Calif.] : Apress ; New York : Distributed to the book trade worldwide by Springer Science+Business Media, c2010.
    QA76.76.O63M67 2010
  • The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains / 1st ed. / Nicholas Carr. New York : W.W. Norton, c2010.
    QP360.C3667 2010

  • What is mental illness? / Richard J. McNally. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2011.
    RC454.M326 2011
  • Domestic and sexual violence and abuse : tackling the health and mental health effects / edited by Catherine Itzin, Ann Taket, and Sarah Barter-Godfrey. Abingdon, Oxon. ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
    RC569.5.F3D648 2010

  • Writing in a milieu of utility : the move to technical communication in American engineering programs, 1850-1950 / 2nd ed. / Teresa C. Kynell. Stamford, Conn. : Ablex Pub. Corp., c2000.
    T11.K96 2000
  • Conduct of operations and operational discipline : for improving process safety in industry. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2011.
    T55.C66 2011
  • Adaptive control of robot manipulators : a unified regressor-free approach / An-Chyau Huang, Ming-Chih Chien. Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Publishing, c2010.
    TJ211.35.H83 2010
  • Renewable energy / 2nd ed. / edited by Godfrey Boyle. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press in association with the Open University, c2004.
    TJ808.R42 2004
  • Renewable energy : technology, economics and environment / Martin Kaltschmitt, Wolfgang Streicher, Andreas Wiese, editors. Berlin : Springer, c2010.
    TJ808.R46 2010
  • The elements of user experience : user-centered design for the Web and beyond / 2nd ed. / written and illustrated by Jesse James Garrett. Berkeley, CA : New Riders, c2011.
    TK5105.888.G37 2011
  • Information architecture for the World Wide Web / 3rd ed. / Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld. Sebastopol, CA : O’Reilly, c2007.
    TK5105.888.R67 2007

  • Introduction to unmanned aircraft systems / edited by Richard K. Barnhart … [et al.]. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2012.
    UG1242.D7I587 2012

  • The Gutenberg galaxy : the making of typographic man / 1st ed. / Marshall McLuhan ; with new essays by W. Terrence Gordon, Elena Lamberti and Dominique Scheffel-Dunand. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2011.
    Z116.M15 2011
  • The non-designer’s design book : design and typographic principles for the visual novice / 3rd ed. / Robin Williams. Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit ; London : Pearson Education [distributor], c2008.
    Z246.W634 2008
  • Numeric data services and sources for the general reference librarian / Lynda M. Kellam with contribution from Katharin Peter. Oxford : Chandos Publishing, 2011.
    Z711.K45 2011
  • Science and technology resources : a guide for information professionals and researchers / James E. Bobick and G. Lynn Berard. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2011.
    Z711.6.S35B63 2011

Children’s Books

  • Yummy : the last days of a Southside Shorty / 1st ed. / by G. Neri ; illustrated by Randy DuBurke. New York : Lee & Low Books, c2010.
    F548.9N4N47 2010
  • Ashanti to Zulu : African traditions / Margaret Musgrove ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon. New York : Pied Piper, 1980, c1976.
    GN645.M87 1980
  • Forensic science projects with a crime lab you can build / Robert Gardner. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, c2008.
    HV8073.8.G37 2008
  • Who can solve the crime? : science projects using detective skills / Robert Gardner. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, c2010.
    HV8073.8.G39 2011
  • Dave the potter : artist, poet, slave / 1st ed. / Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Bryan Collier. New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
    NK4210.D247H55 2010
  • Jambo means hello : Swahili alphabet book / 1st Pied Piper / Muriel Feelings ; pictures by Tom Feelings. New York : Puffin Pied Piper, [1981], c1974.
    PL8701.F4 1981
  • From the bellybutton of the moon and other summer poems = Del ombligo de la luna y otros poemas de verano / poems, Francisco X. Alarcón ; illustrations, Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, Calif. : Children’s Book Press, c1998.
    PS3551.L22F76 1998
  • The heart of a chief : a novel / Joseph Bruchac. New York : Puffin Books, c2001.
    PS3552.R794H43 2001
  • The Watsons go to Birmingham–1963 : a novel / Christopher Paul Curtis. New York : Laurel Leaf Books, 2000, c1995.
    PS8555 U78W3 1995
  • The grey lady and the strawberry snatcher / Molly Bang. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [1986?].
    PZ7.B2217Gr 1986
  • The most beautiful place in the world / 1st Yearling ed. / Ann Cameron ; drawings by Thomas B. Allen. New York, N.Y. : Dell Yearling, 2000.
    PZ7.C1427Mo 2000
  • Farm / 1st ed. / Elisha Cooper. New York : Orchard Books, c2010.
    PZ7.C784737Far 2010
  • The year of the perfect Christmas tree : an Appalachian story / Gloria Houston ; pictures by Barbara Cooney. New York, N.Y. : Puffin Pied Piper Books, c1988, (1996 printing).
    PZ7.H8184Ye 1988
  • Journey to Jo’burg : a South African story / Beverley Naidoo ; illustrations by Eric Velasquez. [New York] : HarperTrophy , c1988.
    PZ7.N1384J 1988
  • Fever Crumb / 1st American ed. / Philip Reeve. New York : Scholastic Press, 2010.
    PZ7.R25576Fev 2010
  • Chato’s kitchen / Gary Soto ; illustrated by Susan Guevara. New York : Putnam & Grosset Group, 1997, c1995.
    PZ7.S7242Ch 1997b
  • Grandma’s gift / 1st U.S. ed. / Eric Velasquez. New York : Walker, c2010.
    PZ7.V4878Gpn 2010
  • Countdown / 1st ed. / Deborah Wiles. New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2010.
    PZ7.W6474Co 2010
  • The devil’s arithmetic / Jane Yolen. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Puffin Books, 1990.
    PZ7.Y78De 1990
  • Daisy comes home / Jan Brett. New York : Putnam, 2002.
    PZ10.3.B7556Dai 2002
  • Chá? tó yinílo’ = Frog brings rain / 1st ed. / written by Patricia Hruby Powell ; illustrated by Kendrick Benally ; Navajo by Peter Thomas. Flagstaff, Ariz. : Salina Bookshelf, c2006.
    PZ90.N38P69 2006
  • Domino addition / Lynette Long. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c1996.
    QA115.L72 1996
  • Double the ducks / Stuart J. Murphy; illustrated by Valeria Petrone. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2003.
    QA115.M8654 2003
  • Growing patterns : Fibonacci numbers in nature / 1st ed. / Sarah C. Campbell ; photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell. Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2010.
    QA246.5.C36 2010
  • Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland : a math adventure / Cindy Neuschwander ; illustrated by Wayne Geehan. Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge, c2001.
    QA445.5.N49 2001
  • Hip-pocket papa / Sandra Markle ; illustrated by Alan Marks. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2010.
    QL668.E2615M37 2010
  • Bones : skeletons and how they work / 1st ed. / Steve Jenkins. New York : Scholastic Press, c2010.
    QL821.J46 2010
  • Sadako and the thousand paper cranes / Eleanor Coerr ; paintings by Ronald Himler. New York : Puffin, 1999.
    RJ416.L4C63 1999
  • Smile / 1st ed. / Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Stephanie Yue. New York : Graphix, 2010.
    RK55.Y68T45 2010

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, library databases and web searches.

When available, links to the library catalog or to the full-text content were included. If you’re off-campus, don’t forget to log in first into the USF VPN or the “USF Libraries” tab in Blackboard.

Here are some notes on how publications were selected:

  • Books are authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited by a USFP faculty member
  • Selected articles are from peer-reviewed journals
  • Selected proceedings are from peer-reviewed and published conference proceedings. Some of the peer-reviewed proceedings have not yet been published, but have been included

We plan to produce this publication bi-annually.

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 Climate and Weather
  • Encyclopedia of Evolution
  • Encyclopedia of Global Change

History and Social Sciences

  • Black Women in America
  • Dictionary of African Biography
  • Encyclopedia of Africa
  • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
  • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
  • Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
  • Oxford Classical Dictionary
  • Oxford Companion to the Book
  • Oxford Companion to World Exploration
  • Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
  • Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
  • Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
  • Encyclopedia of Human Rights
  • Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work


  • Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion
  • Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
  • Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Literature and Language:

  • Green’s Dictionary of Slang
  • Encyclopedia of Semiotics
  • International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Rhetoric


  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music
  • Grove Encyclopedia of American Art
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Materials Art and Techniques in Art
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art
  • International Encyclopedia of Dance
  • Oxford Companion to Architecture
  • Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

For these and other resources, visit Click on “Search the databases” to begin or search the catalog.

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 the United States — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate — that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia.”

We know Wikipedia is a quick source to look up facts. However, the Library has many other authoritative sources for factual and reference information. You can access them from campus or from home.

  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    Includes the complete, renowned, encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. You can also use EB Online to search an Internet directory that includes more than 130,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.
  • CQ Researcher
    CQ Researcher covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with summaries, pros and cons, bibliographies and more.
  • Credo Reference
    This database provides access to 100 reference resources that allows you to search across all content.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Search some of the most used reference sources in this database. Titles cover political science, law, education, nursing, social sciences, publishing, zoology, history, and religion.

Never limit yourself to one source for your information and explore all the resources the Library offers you. And remember, we are here to help!