Enhanced RefGrab-It now available

From an email from RefWorks:

RefGrab-It, a feature within RefWorks, allows users to capture data from web sites through a simple single click!

An enhanced version of RefGrab-It is now available for users with two different versions:

a bookmarklet (for use in Internet Explorer and Firefox)
a plug-in (one specifically for Internet Explorer and one specifically for [...]

Media resources at the Tampa Library partially reopened

From the Tampa Library, following the water dammage of May 14:

This morning we re-opened half of the Media Resources area on the first floor of the USF Tampa Library. Half of the computers are accessible, we are making video/DVD players accessible, the scores are accessible, the Media Annex videos are accessible, and the desk [...]

Informaworld down for maintenance

Informaworld will not be available Wednesday, May 27 from 1:00 to 5:00 a.m.

We use the Informaworld database to access the full-text of articles from scientific publishers like Taylor & Francis.

Closed on Memorial Day

On Monday, May 25, the Library and Open Use Lab will be closed to observe Memorial Day.

Have a great week-end!

Website of interest:

Brand, spanking new:

The purpose of is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

As the service is just starting, the number of datasets is still limited but will grow in time. Data can be searched and downloaded. Suggestions for additional resources [...]

Water intrusion on USF Tampa Library’s 1st & 2nd Floors

From the Tampa Library:

Torrential downpour floods media resources and bound periodicals

Heavy rains Wednesday night led to significant water intrusion on the USF Tampa Library’s first and second floors. Your patience is appreciated as we dry out our collections and building. Bound periodicals and other materials on the second floor are available for use but may [...]

Textbook pickup starts on Monday, May 11

Please take note that the textbook pickup service will start on Monday, May 11 at the *new* location and times specified in our previous post. The USF Polytechnic campus is currently on semester break for the week. The Help Desk (who distributes the textbooks) closes at 5PM for the students. The Help Desk staff [...]

Textbook pickup – changes in location

The USF Poly Bookstore has moved and is no longer located in the Library/OUL (LTB1115).

The new location is in LAC1275 (863-667-7842).

The hours of operation starting May 11, 2009 will be:

9am-1pm & 4pm-7pm
9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

If you have any questions about your order, please email the bookstore at or call 813-974-5028 (8am-3pm) or 813-974-5412 (3pm-7pm)

UPDATE: Updated [...]

New resources at the USF Poly Library

Here are the items newly arrived at the USF Polytechnic Library during the month of April. As always, new circulating books are found in the “New books” stacks in the Group Study area; the new reference titles are being immediately shelved in their respective stacks.

Of note, we have started receiving the 2008 award-winning Children’s Books. [...]

RefWorks for mobile devices

Like to use RefWorks? They have announced the lauch of a mobile interface, called RefMobile.

RefMobile gives you access to the most commonly used functions:

The RefMobile interface gives users immediate access to the most commonly used RefWorks functions, including searching their entire RefWorks databases, viewing references by folders, adding and removing references from folders, [...]