Category: Videos

Home Sweet Homecoming

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This digital exhibit from the USF Libraries, curated by Andy Huse and Barbara Lewis, offers images and memories of USF students past and present.  Watch the unveiling of the exhibit on YouTube and then enjoy the memories and photos!

The SAGE Video Education Collection

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USF Libraries just signed a contract for the SAGE Video Education Collection in August. These videos offer content about teaching and learning topics ranging from early childhood education to educational leadership, discussing how to apply theory to practice. Much of the material … 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

Featured Resource: Annenberg Learner

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Sponsered by the Annenberg Foundation, this education multimedia site devotes itself to the professional development of K-12 teachers. Many programs also offer instruction for students and viewers at home, with videos that exemplify excellent teaching.

COVID support from SAGE videos

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Since preservice teachers cannot go into the schools to do field work and observe teachers in the classroom the SAGE videos collection in education can allow students to observe through videos. This collection which is only available for the next 90 days, … Continue Reading

Streaming Media: Do We Lease or Do we Own?

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Guest Post from Carol Ann Davis, Assistant Dean of USF Libraries There has been some confusion about the streaming media collections in the library, so we are here to set the record straight! First of all…Did we cancel funding for Kanopy?  No, … Continue Reading

Why Choose the Library Catalog over the Findit Search Tool?

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Sometimes less is more when it comes to search tools. Why use the library catalog when you can access book records from the all-inclusive Findit Tool? One reason you might want to use the catalog has to do with the fact that you are more clicks away from getting useful information should you want to find a physical item such as a print book in the library. The catalog has more functionality than the Findit Tool if you want more local information like where to locate your item using floor maps of your library or if you want to construct an advanced search to look for either a specific location of materials in the library (like children’s books) or a specific format of material, like videos. This post features a video tutorial on how to conduct an advanced search in the library catalog to filter for specific material you may be looking for in the library.