Hours for Thanksgiving week

The USF Polytechnic Library (as well as the HelpDesk and Open Use Lab) will be closed on the following dates:

Thursday, November 27th
Friday, November 28th

We will reopen Saturday, November 29th at 9:00 AM.

Trial database: ProQuest Historical Newspapers—Black Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers-Black Newspapers provides full images and texts of the primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts. Researchers can examine major movements from the Harlem Renaissance to Civil Rights, and explore everyday life as written in the Chicago Defender, The Baltimore Afro-American, [...]

Life Magazine’s Photo Archive

You can now search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of Life and Google. ALA Direct reviews this site with this summary, “The collection contains some of the most iconic images [...]

Access to full text from ACS journals

The American Chemical Society just implemented a new version of outbound OpenURL linking to the full-text of their journals. Unfortunately, our full-text resolver, SFX, does not seem to be playing nice with it. A solution is being worked on.

In the meantime, if you are running across the problem…the good news is that on the [...]

Library closed on Veterans’ Day

The USF Polytechnic Library will be closed Tuesday, November 11th, in honor of the Veterans’ Day holiday. Please note that the Open Use Computer Lab will be closed as well.

We will reopen Wednesday, November 12th at our regular time, 8:00 AM.

New database: Global Road Warrior

Announcing the recent acquisition of an online resource, Global Road Warrior, that supports international business, travel and more.

Global Road Warrior is a resource from World Trade Press, a publisher that focuses on international trade, business relations, and business travel. The intent of Global Road Warrior is to foster international commerce and understanding [...]

New database: Projekt Dyabola

Responding to requests by the USF History Department, the USF Libraries have acquired three databases within Projekt Dyabola, a resource in support of Classical History and more.

Projekt Dyabola indexes works in the fields of Classical Archaeology, Etruscology, Minoan Archaeology and Prehistory, Byzantine Art History, Numismatics, and Classical History. Within Projekt Dyabola, USF subscribes [...]

SFX down for maintenance

Maintenance work will make that the SFX menu may not display Sunday morning, November 9th, between 7 am and 10 am Eastern time.

SFX is the open link resolver the USF Libraries use to give you easy access to full text article journals.

New online tutorials

The Poly Library just published two online tutorials: the first is an introduction to the library and its services and resources; the second explains briefly how to search articles and access the full-text.

These tutorials can be found under the “Research Help” item on the Library’s website, at Of course, the library staff remains available [...]

New resources at the USF Poly Library

Here are the items newly arrived at the USF Polytechnic Library during the month of October. As always, new circulating books are found in the “New books” stacks in the Group Study area; the new reference and special collections books as well as new A/V are being immediately shelved in their respective stacks.

Please remember [...]