Category: Featured Web Sites

Think, Check, Attend

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Just as there are predatory journals where scholars pay to get published while getting very little in the way of improving their publication record, there are conferences that are touted as scholarly but are actually misleading, exaggerated or fake in their reputability. This new site Think, Check, Attend offers thoughtful guidance on trusting a conference to attend and present your research. The checklist asks researchers if they are familiar with sponsors of the conference, its venue, reputation, etc.

Library Hours During Break and Summer Sessions

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During break library hours will change. Saturday, May 5, the library will be open 10am-6pm and Sunday, May 6 the library will be open 12pm-6pm. During the week the library will be open 8am-5pm. Starting May 14th, summer hours are from 7:30 am-12am Mon-Thursday.  If you need to check library hours, click here.

Black Students, Boys and Students with Disabilities Disproportionately Disciplined

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A new GAO Report indicates that suspensions and expulsions in K-12 schools disproportionately affect black students, boys, and students with disabilities. The report indicates that over-representation of these populations suggests that educators identify disparities and address them by implementing alternatives that remove children from the classroom.

Gun Violence Archive

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The mission of the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is to offer free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the U.S. This non-profit corporation formed in 2013 collects and checks for accuracy information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and then posts and disseminates it.

Papers of Benjamin Franklin Now Online

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The papers of American scientist, statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress.  The  collection consists of about 8,000 items dating from the 1770’s and 1780’s, including items … Continue Reading

Learning the Library

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If you have new or transfer students attending your classes this summer, you can orient them to the library remotely in a number of ways. First, you can add your liaison librarian to your Canvas course where he or she can add … Continue Reading

Guide to Travel and Country Information

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If you are taking students to study abroad, there are library resources you might wish to use.  If students will be doing research before, during, and after their travel, the library’s Country and Travel Information Resources Guide might help them learn more … Continue Reading

Donate Now to the Textbook Affordability HerdFunder

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From the USF Textbook Affordability Project College textbook prices are at an all-time high. More so than tuition and living expenses, textbooks have become less affordable—sometimes even influencing which subject areas students choose to study. In some cases, students have even dropped … Continue Reading

Amistad Research Center Digital Projects

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The Amistad Research Center from Tulane University includes a dozen or so digital projects that focus on America’s ethnic and racial history, the African diaspora, human relations and civil rights. The digital collection includes over 3,000 digital objects: photographs from 1887-1952 of … Continue Reading

Sanborn Maps from the Library of Congress

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Library of Congress now offers about 3, 500 Sanborn maps from 15 states. Maps can be downloaded as GIF (thumbnail), JPEG, JPEG2000 and TIFF images. The collection offers detailed historical information about buildings and urban areas. The project is expected to be … Continue Reading