Category: Tips and Tricks

Alerting Services for Databases and Journals

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Alerting services, also known as current awareness services, are web delivery notifications you can use to keep up-to-date on the latest articles, journals, books, or even links to articles that are citing you. The USF Libraries has set up a guide to … Continue Reading

Library Numbers and USF ID Cards

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The USF ID card is important for all new students to acquire whether they come to campus or not, because it has an important number on it which is a patron’s “library empowerment” number. It is a 14 digit number starting with … Continue Reading

ATLE Helps Students with Study Skills

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The Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) has provided some terrific resources for faculty who want to help students learn better reading, test prepping, and studying skills. First, there is this one-page handout that tells students what study skills successful students … 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

Technology Support with LinkedIn Learning

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USF students and instructors who create a LinkedIn account have free access to all of the LinkedIn Learning catalog (previously Lynda.com).  This catalog consists of instructional content for software programs like Excel and Photoshop, concepts like copyright, and skills like career management … Continue Reading

Course Material Scanning and Reserves

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Electronic reserves are made available to students in their Canvas course. If you need to make a request, please see How to make an E-Reserves Request.  At the moment the library is only processing electronic reserves. Because of the present crisis, it is unknown whether … Continue Reading

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

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week

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Commissioned by the Association of Research Libraries, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week from February 24-28 is “designed to highlight and promote fair use/fair dealing, to explain these concepts and to celebrate successful stories.  This downloadable Fair Use Fundamentals infographic explains what fair use … Continue Reading

Sage Research Methods Database

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The SAGE Research Methods database includes a comprehensive collection of resources related to research methods with more than 1,000 books (such as Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series) reference works, journal articles and instructional videos to guide users about various research … Continue Reading