USF Libraries Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center

The USF Libraries Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center was recently created at the USF Tampa Library. Its mission is to mission is to cross international boundaries to engage information specialists, scholars, educators, students, analysts, and activists in a centralized, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and synergistic approach to genocide education, mental health and public policy, and prevention.

Several [...]

Room correction for seminar

Please take note that the RefWorks open door seminar on Wednesday, February 25, 5:00-6:00PM will take place in LTB 2153.

All others remain, next door, in LTB 2152.

Open door seminars this week

A quick reminder about our open door seminars this week:

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 are [...]

Survey on ILL services from the Tampa Library

The University of South Florida Tampa Library is performing an analysis of Interlibrary Loan practices, with the intention of becoming more efficient and providing better services to our patrons. One important part of this process is hearing from the people who use this service. We would greatly appreciate if you could take the time to [...]

Database: Magnum Photos now in ARTstor

The Magnum Photos collection is now available in ARTstor.

This first launch of more than 73,000 high-quality photographs of major world events and personalities provides the academic community with access to a selection of Magnum’s iconic images. The ARTstor and Magnum Photos collaboration will showcase a total of 80,000 images by this world-renowned group of documentary [...]

Database: Wiley InterScience down for maintenance again

The Wiley InterScience database will be down for maintenance again on Monday, February 16th, from 4:00 AM Eastern for a period of approximately 1 hour.

Website: AuthorMapper by Springer

Springer Science+Business Media launched a new website called This free website is an “analytical online tool for discerning trends, patterns and subject experts within scientific research.”

Currently, searches over three million journal articles to deliver a variety of useful information. The current searchable content is from all Springer journals, and metadata from other [...]

Honor for the USFP Library

The USF Polytechnic Library is very proud to be included in the 2008 USF Polytechnic Diversity Honor Roll. The USFP Diversity Office so recognized our efforts to publish library resources lists for commemorative events such as Black History Month (see the most current list at, Hispanic Heritage Month and Pride Week.

Access to dropbox temporarily unavailable

Due to construction work in the parking lots, the library dropbox is temporarily unavailable. We will keep you posted on when (and possibly where) the box will be accessible.

Of course, returns at the Library’s front desk are always possible.

New database: African American Music, Contemporary World Music, American Song

The USF Libraries have acquired three new databases in music from Alexander Street Press: African American Song, Contemporary World Music and American Song. While currently in the building phase of these collections, Alexander Street Press expects that American Song will be at 50% and Contemporary World Music at 90% completion by the end of 2009.

African [...]