Drop In Seminars

We invite you to our open door seminars, in LTB 2152:

Database Searching
Wednesday, February 25, 12:00-1:00PM
Thursday, February 26, 5:00-6:00PM
Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content and find full-text articles.

Wednesday, February 25, 5:00-6:00PM
Thursday, February 26, 12:00-1:00PM
Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building bibliographies a flash.

These seminars [...]

Database: new BioOne interface

The new BioOne platform will officially launch on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. You will access the new platform automatically. Help will be available for the new interface, including webinars and tip sheets.

Benefits and features include:

Open URL compliance
Links to the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project & JSTOR
New reference and article tools (including saved searches, customized e-alerting, easy [...]

Dabatase: International Monetary Fund Databases

Announcing the recent acquisition of a suite of International Monetary Fund databases.

International Financial Statistics Online is a standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. It reports, for most countries of the world, current data needed in the analysis of problems of international payments and of inflation and deflation, i.e., [...]

Changes to PRONTO service

PRONTO is a service for faculty members to obtain a quick scan of an article in print or in microfilm format held at the USF Tampa Library. In order to facilitate easier and faster communication between PRONTO and ILL, PRONTO services is now using a module of the ILLiad program to process incoming requests. [...]

Database: Project MUSE’s new back issues

From a Project MUSE email:

Project MUSE just released the back issues of nine of its long-held journals. The addition of the back issues now offers subscribers the complete run of eight of the titles. This latest addition of back issues is part of MUSE’s ongoing pilot program to determine the feasibility of expanding coverage [...]

Librarian at conference

I will be away at the SLA Leadership Summit from Tuesday, January 13th to Saturday, January 17th. I will be back on campus on Tuesday, January 20th. At the meeting, I will start my term as Chair of the Association’s Information Technology Division.

Email access will be limited. For immediate assistance, you can reach the Library’s [...]

Database: Engineering Village Updates

Elsevier communicated the following enhancements to Engineering Village 2.

The “Ask An Expert” section of has always given users the opportunity to ask questions of an expert engineer, EV’s product specialist Colleen Hunter, and/or an organization’s librarian. Expert engineers have experience in a variety of disciplines, including mechanical, chemical, and industrial engineering. By re-designing [...]

New resources at the USF Poly Library

Here are the items newly arrived at the USF Polytechnic Library during the month of December. As always, new circulating books are found in the “New books” stacks in the Group Study area.

To note, a new title for our Professional Development collection, Defusing the angry patron : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians and paraprofessionals . [...]

Textbooks pick-up

Note: the Poly Library shares its space with the ERDC HelpDesk. The HelpDesk is the unit managing the distribution point for the bookstore textbooks. Inquiries should be made to them directly; we do assist when possible but we do not have access to all the pertinent information.

Textbooks have started to come in. They typically arrive [...]