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 [...]

E-resources on trial: Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

The USF Libraries are currently running a trial for the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, until May 13, 2011.

Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a database that integrates scholarly, academic, and statistical content from a variety of print and online sources to offer users access to information on differing points of view on current social [...]

New e-resource: LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection

Announcing one of the latest acquisitions of the USF Libraries—the purchase of the LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection.

“What do oil executives, intelligence, the Pearl Harbor attacks, and baseball have in common? All are topics discussed in congressional hearings. Hearings are often the most requested of all government documents in a library as they have [...]

How to perform legal research

While USF Poly does not have a law school, it is sometimes necessary to perform legal research. It can be a complex field though but thankfully, there are resources to help.

The USFP Library has some books, like classic Wren and Wren’s The Legal Research Manual: A Game Plan for Legal Research and Analysis and e-book [...]