New Service: RefWorks

We know that one of the worst parts about writing a paper is the tedium of creating your reference list or bibliography. One class wants you to use MLA, another wants APA and you can never remember if the date goes before or after the title, and is the title of the article supposed to go in quotes or not?

USF Library’s newest resource, RefWorks, is here to make your life easier. RefWorks works with the databases to import citations of articles you find, creates libraries and folders of imported citations and then allows you to export a properly formatted reference list from your citation library. What’s more, is that RefWorks has a small program that you can download onto your computer called Write-n-Cite that installs itself into Microsoft Word and will insert your in-text citations, properly formatted, into your paper with just a few clicks of your mouse.

RefWorks is available wherever you are, no more being tied to a single computer or browser like with Zotero and has some added functionalities that makes for a more user-friendly experience.

Setting up an account is simple, just click the link below and get started. Off campus users will have to login to their MyUSF portal before creating an account.

Get started with RefWorks


Student Research Consultations

Get help with the research for your upcoming papers from a real-live USF librarian!

Writing a great paper is tough, but USF librarians are available to help you in any stage of the research and writing process.

  • Need help picking out a topic? We are topic narrowing ninjas.
  • Don’t know what databases or search terms to use? We’re fluent in subject headings and MeSH.
  • Not sure how to cite your resources? APA, MLA and Chicago Style got nothing on us.

Research consultations can be scheduled with any of the USF librarians, and are available all hours the library is open at the library reference desk. Want a more private setting? Email Lisa or fill out the student research consultation form to schedule an appointment during reference librarian office hours, Monday- Friday from 8am-4pm.


eBook Exchange: The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

The coincidence of Valentine’s Day and the eBook exchange leaves us feeling a little romantic around USF Library. Giving into my romantic impulses I find myself recommending The Romance of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier.

From Amazon:

This immortal tale concerns the doomed love between a knight and a princess. The heroic Tristan, nephew and champion of King Mark of Cornwall, journeys to Ireland to bring home his uncle’s betrothed, the fair Iseult. Their shipboard voyage takes a tumultuous turn with a misunderstanding and a magic potion, and the lovers quickly find that there’s no turning back.



NEW: Video on Demand Database Trials!

We have received numerous requests for video on demand (VOD) options at USF Library. To meet your demand, we have obtained trials of a handful of VOD  databases. The trial period lasts through February, so take a look and let us know what you think.

The trial databases include:

  • Dance in Video
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
  • Ethnographic Video Online
  • Opera in Video
  • Theatre in Video
  • American History in Video
  • World History in Video

Video On Demand Trial Databases