Website of interest: the Royal Society’s Trailblazing

To commemorate the British Royal Society‘s 350th anniversary in 2010, the Society made public today an interactive website called Trailblazing, giving access to 60 original manuscripts of papers published in its journals during its history.

Among the highlights from the Trailblazing site are: a 1770 scientific study confirming that composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a [...]

Thanksgiving closings

The USF Poly Library (and Lab) will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 to observe Thanksgiving. The Library will reopen Saturday, November 28, at 9:00 AM.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our users – we are grateful for your support!

New resource: Credo Reference

Announcing Credo Reference as a new a multidisciplinary collection of online reference resources. Funded by USF Sarasota/Manatee, the content in Credo is selected by USF librarians.

Credo Reference provides access to one hundred reference resources, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and biographical sources chosen to meet a broad range of research needs. Metasearching allows the user [...]

Children’s Books are turning a corner

As our Children’s Books collection expanded, the stack where they reside was getting too crowded. We reshelved the last part of the collection (mainly fairytales and nonfiction/science books) on the back of that stack, thus the need to around the corner to find them.

As always, don’t hesitate to ask if you can’t find what [...]

Veterans’ Day closing

In observance of Veterans’ Day, the USF Polytechnic Library and the Open Use Lab will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th.

LTB 1115 will reopen on Thursday, the 12th at 8:00 AM.

Downtime for Informaworld

Informaworld will not be available Tuesday, November 10th, from midnight to 5:00 a.m.

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

NetLibrary outages

We are currently experiencing difficulties with our NetLibrary e-book collection. We are seeing a copyright message appear every 4-5 pages and we are getting reports that users are getting bumped out of NetLibrary with the message: “This eContent is not included in your library’s collection and is unavailable for viewing.”

To fix the copyright message [...]