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Welcome, Faculty & Staff!

Monday, August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Resources, Services by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

For over 35 years, the FMHI Research Library has provided services directly supporting the research, teaching and educational activities of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute -  and we’re just getting started.

Librarians Claudia Dold and Tomaro Taylor are here to assist in- and outside of the classroom.  Whether you need assistance formulating a literature review, finding materials to support your research or grant activities, or helping your students navigate the wealth of library resources available, we’re here to help!  We’re also here to provide basic support for Canvas, EndNote, RefWorks, PRONTO, PRESTO, and APA Citation style.

  • Schedule a consultation for either yourself or your student by using our online form.
  • Schedule the FMHI Library Classroom for a workshop or training session by contacting Tomaro.

We look forward to working with you and your students this semester and beyond!  See you in the library.

FMHI Library Hours: August 19 – December 8

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, Hours, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Please note that the FMHI Library’s hours will change as we transition into the Fall Semester:


  • August 19-23: 9AM – 5 PM
  • August 24 – 25: CLOSED


Fall Semester

  • August 23-December 8: OPEN Monday – Thursday, 8 AM-6 PM, and Friday, 8 AM-5 PM.  CLOSED Weekends.
  • Monday, September 2: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, November 11: CLOSED
  • Thursday & Friday, November 28-29: CLOSED

For information regarding scheduled classes, workshops or temporary closures, please refer to our calendar.

“Eternal Clock” image courtesy of Robbert van der Steeg and Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eternal_clock.jpg.

One Person Can Make a Difference: Henrietta Lacks

Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been selected for this year’s Common Reading Experience at the University of South Florida. The USF Libraries have purchased multiple copies of the book, authored by Rebecca Skloot, which are available to FMHI Research Library patrons via the USF Libraries catalogue online, through InterLibrary Loan, or by visiting the Tampa Library.

In addition to the text, USF Librarians have created a reseach guide to accompany the Common Read: http://guides.lib.usf.edu/CRE.  The guide includes a list of  supplementary resources, including links to documentaries and radio interviews. The guide also includes a brief list of discussion questions and curricula topics that can be used in class.

The following is a list of resources available at or through the FMHI Research Library to suppport and facilitate discussions centered on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  For more information about theses resources or for assistance using them, contact the librarians.


Image courtesty of Google/USF Libraries catalogue.

“Few Students Likely to Use Print Books for Research”

Monday, August 5th, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Services, Workshops by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

A 2012 report recently published by the Pew Research Center indicates that only 12% of surveyed  middle- and high-school teachers said their students “were ‘very likely’ to use printed books in a typical research assignment.” Of those surveyed, only 16% of teachers said that their students would be “very likely” to seek assistance from research librarians.

Students carry these habits into their college careers and beyond.  If they’re not navigating the stacks, just what are they navigating?  Let’s find out!  Schedule a librarian-led session to help your students learn to search library resources effectively.  C ontact Claudia Dold for more information, or sign up for a session using the online form.

(Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:12%25_stoup%C3%A1n%C3%AD_%28cz%29.svg.)

It’s Here! The DSM-5 Has Arrived!

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The DSM-5 is now available as part of the FMHI Research Library’s Reference Collection.
Please note that the book is available for in-library use only; patrons may not check out or remove the book from the Library for their use.

USF Libraries Catalogue: August 3

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

On Saturday, August 3, users may experience difficulty accessing certain self-service features of the USF Libraries catalogue.  Features such as placing holds, requesting materials through UBorrow, and accessing account information will be unavailable for a brief period of time as the system undergoes an upgrade.  Please note that these features will become available again as soon as the upgrade is complete.

PRESTO Course Reserves Moving to Canvas

Monday, July 1st, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Services by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

PRESTO Course Reserves will move to Canvas for Fall 2013.  After August 12, courses in Blackboard will no longer connect to PRESTO Course Reserves.

  • If you are teaching classes in Canvas this fall, you will be able to request and renew reserve materials through PRESTO Course Reserves connection in Canvas after August 12.
  • If you are teaching summer courses in Canvas or fall courses in Blackboard, you will need to contact the USF Libraries Reserve Team to ensure that reserve materials are accessible to your students.

Information about PRESTO is available by clicking here.  An instructional video for reserving items using PRESTO can be found here.

Recently Updated: FMHI Subject Guides

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

FMHI Librarians have been working hard to update existing Subject Guides.  Check out the new resources at: http://lib.usf.edu/fmhi/subject-guides/.
If you don’t see a topic you need, let us know! We will work with you to create new guides for your areas of research and study.

FMHI Library Computer Lab – TODAY

Monday, June 24th, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The FMHI Research Library computer lab is reserved  this afternoon (June 26) from 1-5 PM.

If you need to use a computer during this time, please see a librarian for assistance.

Summertime and the Researching Is Easy…

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Hours, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Forget the Cs, summer’s all about As and Bs. 

Whether you’re enrolled in Summer A, B, or C the librarians are here to help! Got your syllabus? Stop by or schedule an appointment now, before you get bogged down in readings, midterms and final exams. Let us help you identify sources for your research, track down books and articles for ILL, or outline your topic and paper.  We’re here Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.




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