USF Library will have special hours during the week of Thanksgiving. The library will be open:
Monday: Normal Hours, 7:45am-10pm
Tuesday: Normal Hours, 7:45am-10pm
Saturday: Normal Hours, 9am-2pm
Sunday: Normal Hours: 3pm-10pm
Have a paper due and your prof told you that you need 5 peer review resources?
Having a hard time figuring out which articles are considered systematic reviews?
Are you and a few of your classmates unsure where to start your research?
To better serve our students, they can now request small group instructional sessions with a librarian to have their library questions answered. Fill out the schedule a group library instruction form available on the “Services for On Campus Students Page” under services by population on the Library homepage and you can have your questions answered by a librarian in person and spend some time learning how to use the library to its fullest. Instruction sessions can help you on all steps of a research assignment, from narrowing a research topic to formatting a reference page, contact the instruction librarian to see if your questions could be answered through a small group session.
USF Library has five laptops available for students or faculty to borrow for in library use for up to four hours for free. When you use the laptops, which are equipped for wireless internet access, you are logged into the USF network and have the ability to print to the library printers as well. The laptop borrowing system is designed for groups who are working on a project requiring a computer or for those rare occurrences when the library is busy and no workstations are available.
If you would like to borrow a laptop or just want some more information, visit the Circulation Desk and have all your questions answered.
Faculty members have already begun to schedule their library instruction presentations for the upcoming Spring 2010 semester. Most classes are designed with these presentations occurring early on in the class and ensure that all instructors who wish to have a librarian speak to their class are able to do so, please check your syllabi for the best dates and email the instruction librarian with a few options. We will do our best to accommodate your first choice.
Presentations differ based on student status, assignments and the course so if possible please include a copy of your syllabus with the email. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact a librarian and they will assist you.
A new video has been posted explaining two ways to find systematic reviews in PubMed in two simple steps. PubMed also searches the Cochrane Collection of Systematic Reviews, which means one search allows you to search two different databases. View the video “Locating Systematic Reviews in PubMed” or visit the Video Tutorials page to see other helpful guides in using the library’s resources.
Have an idea for a video? Let us know!