New database: Alinari PhotoLibrary Educational

Fratelli Alinari was founded in 1852 and is the oldest photographic archive in the world with over 3,500,000 photographs, ranging from the invention of photography to the present. For the first time Alinari PhotoLibrary Educational offers online access to a selection of 150,000 pictures for virtually every discipline. The leading university professors in Italy [...]

Open door seminars

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

Database Searching

Tuesday, June 3, 12:00-1:00PM
Wednesday, June 4, 5:00-6:00PM
Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content and find full-text articles.


Tuesday, June 3, 5:00-6:00PM
Wednesday, June 4, 12:00-1:00PM
Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building bibliographies a flash.

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New catalog features

Several new features to the USF Libraries Catalog. Try them out!

New Basic Search Screen plus browse command!

You can now use the radio buttons to move to the advanced search. A radio button for “search begins with” allows you to browse for titles or authors.

Cite this! What’s that?

A new option has been added on the results [...]

Down time for Wiley InterScience

The Wiley InterScience database, by publisher Wiley-Blackwell, will be unavailable on two instances due to maintance work:

Saturday, May 24th, from 7:00 AM EDT, for a period of 4 to 8 hours
Thursday, May 29th, from 4:00 AM EDT, for a period of 1 hour

Memorial Day Holiday

In observance of Memorial Day, the USF Lakeland Library (and the Open Use Lab) will be closed on Monday, May 26th.

LTB 1115 will reopen Tuesday, May 27th at 9:00 AM.

New database: International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

Announcing the latest addition to the online collection of the USF Libraries—- International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is the definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts. It indexes over 60,000 journal articles, books, chapters, and dissertations on [...]

Webinar on information literacy and Elluminate

The USFL Associate Librarian taught a webinar today sharing her experience using synchronous online learning software Elluminate to teach library instruction and information literacy to distance learners. The Elluminate company invited her to do so after her session on the same topic at the 4th South Atlantic Regional Conference earlier this winter. Some 65 attendees [...]

New engineering e-books

The USF Libraries have acquired three Referex ebook collections from Elsevier, in support of engineering, chemistry, environmental sciences, and related fields.

Referex bundles a wide-ranging selection of handbooks and practical guides published by Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier, and Academic Press in support of engineering and the sciences. It can be searched across all [...]

New resources at the USFL Library

Here are the books newly arrived at the USF Lakeland Library during the month of April. As always, new circulating and children’s books are found in the “New books” stacks in the Group Study area; the new reference books are being immediately shelved in the Reference stacks; the new DVDs are available on request at [...]