Category: Library Instruction

New Online Workshop from USF Libraries about Historical Research

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As part of the new workshop series on information literacy, the USF Libraries has created “Find History.” Instructors with historical research assignments can assign this workshop to students for credit or extra credit. Students who complete the workshop earn a badge, which … Continue Reading

Why Use Specialized Subject Article Databases?

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In a recent, short video tutorial, we compare large, comprehensive search tools like FindIt with subject specific, specialized databases, outlining the advantages that specialized tools have over large, multidisciplinary ones. Even though you get more hits using larger databases, bigger isn’t always … Continue Reading

Visual Literacy Survey

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The basic definition of visual literacy is the ability to read, write, and create visual images. It is a concept that relates to art and design, but recently it has included wider applications. Visual literacy is about language, communication, and interaction. Visual … Continue Reading

Library Student Success Instructional Workshops

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Our undergraduate library instruction program is informed by USF’s Enhanced General Education curriculum and is  focused on delivering online learning modules that can supplement any lower or upper level undergraduate course with a research component.  Students in Gen Ed classes can be … Continue Reading

Academic Writer Guide

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The USF Tampa Library has created a guide to Academic Writer, a web-based application providing interactive tools to help students and faculty learn and apply APA Style. It features point of need quick guides and video tutorials. It also includes all of the content from the APA Publication Manual full text so students need not purchase it as a requirement for their courses. The platform includes sample materials (references, papers, tables and figures), self-quizzes and tests that can assist in the teaching of APA Style.

Resources for Distance Learners

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The library can support student success even at a distance for those enrolled in online courses. The video in this post, “Resources for Distance Learners” that outlines what the library can do for students. Your librarian can also embed instructional modules and tutorials for your students to help guide them through the use of the library and its e-resources. We also have an online guide for distance students.

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