Category: Library Instruction

Flipping the Basics in Library Instruction

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There are two online library instruction workshops in which you can assign to students learning the basics when it comes to citing sources. The first is an APA Citation Style workshop that helps students identify parts of APA citations for books, journal … Continue Reading

Teaching Students about Plagiarism

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The USF Libraries has content for faculty and their students about avoiding plagiarism. If you wish to embed that content into your course, here are some of the resources available to you.  First there is a content page on avoiding plagiarism here: … Continue Reading

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.