Absent from campus

I am away at a conference this week.

I will be leaving Monday February 25th at 2:00 PM and will be back Monday, March 3rd at 9:00 AM. I will have email access (, though not all the time.

If you need immediate assistance from a librarian, you can contact the USF Tampa’s Ask-A-Librarian services at [...]

Intermittent downtime with Gale databases

Gale is currently experiencing intermittent problems with their online databases. They are working on it as we speak. The USF Libraries have access to several Gale databases, including Academic ASAP, Business & Company Resource Center, General One File and a multitude of online reference encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Downtime for IEEE Xplore

On Thursday, February 21st, users of the IEEE Xplore can expect up to one hour of downtime, beginning at 8:00AM EST. Xplore is the search engine for the IEEE Electronic Library (IEL).

Open door seminars on Database Searching and RefWorks

This March, we will hold four open, drop-in seminars on library resources:

Database Searching

Tuesday, March 4, 12:00-1:00PM
Wednesday, March 5, 5:00-6:00PM

Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content and find full-text articles.


Tuesday, March 4, 5:00-6:00PM
Wednesday, March 5, 12:00-1:00PM

Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building bibliographies [...]

New Database: SourceOECD

The USF Libraries have acquired the multidisciplinary database SourceOECD.

SourceOECD is an online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals from OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. The OECD, a membership of 30 countries, is one of the world’s largest publishers in the fields of economics and public policy. SourceOECD is comprised of over [...]

Birthday cake

The USF Lakeland Library turned one on January 27th! Please join us to celebrate its birthday during the 3W event on February 20th, from 3:30 to 6:00PM on the lawn between LAC and LTB. We’ll have cake and other goodies.

New database in the Library

Business students and faculty will find the DataStream Advance database from Thomson on computer 1115-42 in the Group Study area of the Library.

Because of licensing conditions and the necessity for client software installation, this database is not available through MetaLib. The USF Lakeland has one seat for access. Because of this, priority for computer [...]

New resources at the USFL Library

Here are the new materials that have arrived at the USFL Library during the month of January. As always, new circulating books and Children’s books are put in the New Books shelves in the Study Group area. Reference books, A/V materials and new journals are shelved immediately in their respective areas.

To note for the parents [...]

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Lakeland Library prepared an handout listing the various resources available at the Library on the topic as well as a selection of e-journals and databases. It is available at the Front Desk.

Various activities from the USFL Office of Diversity will also take place during the month.

The Lakeland Public [...]