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Website of interest: AdViews

Friday, September 18th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. The collection is made accessible online by the Duke University Special Collections Library.

These commercials were created or collected by the ad agency Benton & Bowles or its successor, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B). Founded in 1929, Benton & Bowles was a New York advertising agency that merged with D’Arcy Masius McManus in 1985 to form DMB&B. Major clients included are Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Schick, Vicks, and Post, among others. They are available on iTunes U or via the Library’s AdViews website.

Drop In Seminars

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

We invite you to our open door, hands-on seminars, in LTB 2153:

Database Searching
Wednesday, September 30, 12:00-1:00PM
or
Thursday, October 1, 5:00-6:00PM
Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content and find full-text articles.

RefWorks
Wednesday, September 30, 5:00-6:00PM
or
Thursday, October 1, 12:00-1:00PM
Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building bibliographies a flash.

These seminars are open to all; no registration required. The seminars are cancelled if no one is present 10 minutes after the hour.

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The same seminars will also be offered via Elluminate:

Database Searching
Monday, October 12, 12:00-1:00PM
Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content and find full-text articles.

RefWorks
Tuesday, October 13, 12:00-1:00PM
Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building bibliographies a flash.

Again, these seminars are open to all; no registration required.

The links to enter the seminar on the date and time specified are below. Please make sure to click on the correct one for the session you desire to attend.

Databases searching
Meeting Link: http://131.247.100.61:80/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1253029103795
Add to Calendar: http://131.247.100.61:80/build_calendar.event?meetingId=1253029103795
Starts: 10/12/2009 12:00 EDT
Ends: 10/12/2009 13:00 EDT

RefWorks
Meeting Link: http://131.247.100.61:80/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1253029261725
Add to Calendar: http://131.247.100.61:80/build_calendar.event?meetingId=1253029261725
Starts: 10/13/2009 12:00 EDT
Ends: 10/13/2009 13:00 EDT

Enter your name at the login prompt.
This meeting does not require a password to join. Please leave the password field blank.

If this is the first time you will be using Elluminate, you may be prompted to download some software which may take anywhere from 2 to 20 minutes depending upon your Internet connection speed. You can pre-configure your system with the required software by going to the support page located at: http://131.247.100.61:80/support.help

Please make sure your computer has a microphone and speakers to be able to talk and hear while you are in the Elluminate meeting.

Hispanic Heritage Month library resources

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the USF Polytechnic Library is highlighting the books, journals, and electronic databases in our collection that support research into Hispanic heritage.

For additional information, also see http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/ and http://www.floridahispanicheritage.com.

Federal Work-Study position still available

Monday, September 14th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | 2 Comments »

There is a job opening at the USF Polytechnic Library for a FWS student to man the circulation desk during the weekdays. We’re looking for someone with a good service attitude!

For more details, search

Banned Books Week Read Out – looking for readers… and listeners

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | 3 Comments »

The USF Polytechnic Library invites you to celebrate the freedom to read by participating in a READ OUT! event during Banned Books Week (September 26 to October 3).

  • What: Read from a challenged or banned book for a 15 minutes period. There is no microphone, no sitting audience – you read from a passage of your choice from a book of your choice in a normal voice to passers-by. Anyone can read: students, staff or faculty members.
  • When: Tuesday, September 29, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and from 4:30 PM to 6 PM
  • Where: On the LTB terrace, outside the USFP Library/Open Use Lab
  • Why: Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.
  • How: Sign up with the librarian, Catherine Lavallée-Welch (clw@poly.usf.edu), with your preferred time and title (if possible, readers should bring their own books since the Library has a limited selection. Please see the 2008-2009 list of challenged or banned books and the list of the 100 most challenged or banned books from 2000 to 2007 for title ideas.) We’ll do our best to accommodate your preferred time.

Don’t want to read out loud? Come listen to the readers and come to the Library during the week to check out the displays and pick up a handout. We’ll also have a door prize drawing the day of the Read Out.

Find more information about Banned Books Week and the freedom to read on the American Library Association website.

Library closed for Labor Day

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

On Monday, September 7th, the Library (and the Open Use Lab) will be closed in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday, September 8th, at 8:00 AM.

Have a great Labor Day week-end!

Database trial: FAITS and SMP

Monday, August 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Over the next month, the USF Libraries has been given trial access to the following databases: FAITS, and SMP.

The first of two database trials being offered by Faulkner Information Services is FAITS (Faulkner Advisory For Information Technology Studies). FAITS reports are designed to help students, instructors, and administrators learn about and keep up with the critical issues, emerging trends, products, services, and vendors driving the IT industry. Topical coverage areas include IT infrastructure, telecommunications, wireless technology, data networking, convergence, security, enterprise systems, the internet, and technology vendors.

The second Faulkner database is SMP (Security Management Practices), in which new reports are available every month covering facility security, IT and network security, financial and legal security, business continuity, biometrics, risk and crisis management, public safety, personnel security, and security technology. Also included is CSO Digest, a weekly electronic news digest summarizing all of the major security industry news, events, and happenings.

To access the two Faulkner databases, click here. If you are off campus, make sure you log on to the Library’s web site first. These databases will be available through September 25, 2009.

Database trial: Mergent InvestorEdge

Monday, August 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Over the next month, the USF Libraries has been given trial access to the following database: Mergent InvestorEdge.

Mergent InvestorEdge provides access to the financial documents and information you need for each individual company for comprehensive investment research. Key features include:

Over 4,000 equity research reports, updated weekly, providing expert analysis and buy, sell, hold recommendations from Ford Equity Research.
Industry reports with sector level analysis covering current environment, industry profiles, performance, market trends, outlook and more.
Annual reports covering the past 10 years with over 300,000 company and financial documents in the database.

To access InvestorEdge, click here. If you are off campus, make sure you log on to the Library’s web site first. This database will be available through September 30, 2009. Your feedback is welcome.

Some catalog functions down (updated)

Sunday, August 30th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Due to a server crash Saturday afternoon, the USF Libraries is now using a backup catalog. You can still search the catalog, but cannot put holds or renew items. Item status is also unavailable.

We will let you know when the main catalog is back on. We apologize for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: all functions are now back in working order

ScienceDirect downtime Saturday

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 7.5 hours from 2:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday, August 29th.

ScienceDirect is the full text database for the Elsevier journals the USF Libraries subscribe to, in multiple disciplines.

 

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