Category: Books & E-books

Featured E-book: Learning in the Fast Lane

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Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Prsent and Future of Advanced Placement by Chester Finn and Andrew Scanlan (Princeton, 2019) traces the origins Advanced Placement programs, their influence, and impact on higher education.

Anti-Racist Reading List

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The USF Libraries Anti-Racist Reading list, curated by St. Pete’s Nelson Poynter Memorial Library,  includes library-owned resources. both print and e-books through the Libraries.. The purpose of the list is to help our community create meaningful discourse about the injustices and racial … Continue Reading

Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies

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The Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies collection of books and journals will be available temporarily through May 2020. Remote access will work through VPN only.

Returning or Renewing USF Library Materials

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Returning Materials If you have books, DVDs, CDs, or similar materials that need to be returned to the USF Libraries, you may use the book returns to do so. The return date will be back-dated when the USF Libraries reopen for business. … Continue Reading

Featured E-book: The Mindful School

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Mindfulness strategies are being tested out in schools to help kids who display challenging behaviors.  A new title about that has come out, The Mindful School: Transforming School Culture through Mindfulness and Compassion, by Patricia Jennings. This book covers mindfulness programs for … Continue Reading

Setting the Record Straight: Panic and Pandemics

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In mid-February, Booklist, a reviewing source for libraries, compiled a list of books for librarians. The full list is given here.  Contact your librarian at USF if you think these titles are useful for your teaching or your research. The library has … Continue Reading

Dr. Joan F. Kaywell Books Save Lives Award Reception

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You are invited to come meet and greet with award recipient  Sandra Uwiringiyimana author of How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 4-6 pm at the USF Alumni Center–Traditions Hall.  Click here to … Continue Reading

Academic Writer Update

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Good news! APA Style has been updated in Academic Writer with the 7th edition of the Publication Manual.  Students need not purchase it since it is available full text in Academic Writer though the library.

Featured E-book: The Creative Qualitative Researcher

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The Creative Qualitative Researcher: Writing That Makes Readers Want to Read by Ronald J. Pelias (Routledge), discusses the concept of “creative scholarship, which asks researchers to use literary skills to evoke the emotional/intellectual complexity of the subject matter. Four qualitative methods are … Continue Reading