New e-resource: GREENR

Announcing the acquisition of GREENR, a resource that will support sustainability research and global initiatives at the USF.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) from Gale is an indexed online resource that integrates popular and scholarly content derived from publications in subject areas related to physical, social, and economic aspects of [...]

New interface for OECD database: OECD iLibrary

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (or OECD) just released a new interface for their growing information platform.

The OECD iLibrary, the new platform giving seamless and comprehensive access to statistical data, books, journals and working papers, is now available. It replaces SourceOECD and hosts all content equally so users can find — and cite [...]

Downtime scheduled: ScienceDirect and informaworld

Two of the Libraries’ databases will be down on Saturday, August 28th.

ScienceDirect will be down for maintenance from 7:30AM to 4:30PM. During this time, upgrades will be implemented to these systems as part of the launch of the new SciVerse platform by publisher Elsevier
informaworld will be down for maintenance from 2:00AM to 3:00AM. informaworld is [...]

Website of interest: Small Business Resource Center

The Florida Electronic Library is giving free access to all Florida residents to a new database : the Small Business Resource Center by Gale Cengage.

This comprehensive database covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.

You can search by business topics or types, and view [...]

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 [...]

NetLibrary having difficulties

Network issues are currently affecting use of e-book collection NetLibrary. NetLibrary is aware and working on correcting the problem. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

New databases in Business: International Directory of Company Histories; Ward’s Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies; Market Share Reporter; SRDS Media Solutions

Four significant online resources with a Business focus have recently been added to the online collection of the USF Libraries. For each title, access is now online only. Funding for these resources comes in part from USF Sarasota-Manatee.

International Directory of Company Histories

The International Directory of Company Histories provides detailed information on the [...]

Eresource update: Palgrave Connect

Last fiscal year, the USF Libraries moved from print to online only with the purchase of all ebook titles published in 2008 and 2009 by Palgrave McMillan with access through Palgrave Connect. This year the 2010 collection expands with three new collections—Education, Media and Culture, and Theatre and Performance.

Palgrave Connect is [...]

E-resource Update: Springer Ebooks

While this has been an ongoing development over the past three years for the USF Libraries with a preliminary purchase of three Springer e-book collections and the monographic series, here is a summary and update on the Springer E-Book Collections.

Springer E-book Collections acquired for 2010:

Architecture, Design and Arts
Behavioral Sciences
Biomedical & [...]

Trial databases: SpringerImages and SpringerMaterials: the Landolt-Börnstein Bornstein Database

The USF Libraries are currently offering two databases on trial. Both databases are of particular interest to USF Polytechnic. I will be happy to receive your comments.

SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over [...]