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The Collection Connection

Find out what is new to the UCF libraries collection.

The Collection Connection is your connection to new and exciting materials recently purchased by Acquisitions & Collection Services for the UCF community. The UCF Libraries houses a variety of materials: journals, books, databases, media, and other resources for students and faculty to use for research and instruction purposes.  The focus of Collection Connection is to inform the UCF community of new materials and resources that support UCF community needs.

The Month of April

National Poetry Month

Beginning in 1996, the Academy of American Poets named the month of April as National Poetry Month. Every April, schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its importance in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate in this special month through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and many other events. Some of the goals of National Poetry Month include highlighting the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets, introducing more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry, and increasing the attention paid to poetry by national and local media.

In honor of National Poetry Month, here are some reference materials on poetry located in the UCF Library:

American and British Poetry: A Guide to the Criticism by Harriet Semmes Alexander

Encyclopedia of American Poetry. The Nineteenth Century. edited by Eric L. Haralson; John Hollander, advisory editor.

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English edited by Ian Hamilton

The Poet's Dictionary: A Handbook of Prosody and Poetic Devices by William Packard


National Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month is promoted by the Autism Society and the National Institutes of Health. It is observed every April to increase awareness of Autism and educate people on the disorder. The Autism Society's efforts are focused on meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Their goal is to improve the lives of all affected by Autism. Prevalence of Autism is estimated at 1 in 68 births and it is now the fastest-growing developmental disability. To find out more about Autism, search our online catalogue or consider some of these recently published materials:

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools by Lee A. Wilkinson

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Background and Cases by Mark V. Durand

Enhancing Resilience in Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Mojdeh Bayat

Rethinking Autism: Variation and Complexity by Lynn H. Waterhouse


Technology Fee Proposals

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO) plus the National Geographic Archive from Gale, SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Knowledge, and British Periodicals Collections I & II from ProQuest are the three successful proposals UCF landed this past fall. These new resources will benefit UCF students and faculty tremendously. It is important that the library helps to improve student learning in every way possible and the technology fee has provided a great opportunity for this to happen. The collaboration between the library and faculty has been a key factor in the success of these proposals.

New Resources Available for Students and Faculty

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO) plus National Geographic

ECCO, a primary source collection containing over 180,000 books, pamphlets, and treatises, covers not only history but also the social sciences, philosophy and religion, and literature, and will benefit both students and faculty in such areas as military, cultural, social, economic, diplomatic, and scientific history. Over the past several years, UCF has purchased the large electronic databases Early English Books Online, Evans Early American Imprints, and the Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Now, with the Libraries’ recent addition of ECCO, the combination of these online repositories allow our faculty and students to have instantaneous access to nearly every work printed in English between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. With the purchase of ECCO, Gale offered the National Geographic Archive at a favorable rate. The National Geographic Archive contains every issue of the magazine from 1888 through 1994. The quality of the images is outstanding, and the content can be used by UCF students and researchers in nearly every discipline.

SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Knowledge

SAGE Research Methods allows faculty and students to explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods, identify a new method, conduct research, and report their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across various subject areas in the social sciences, health sciences, and more. With SAGE Knowledge, UCF Libraries will gain rights to 2,500 scholarly monographs in the social sciences in many subject areas. This resource includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, and more.

British Periodicals Collections I & II

With the addition of British Periodicals Collections I & II, UCF will gain access and perpetual rights to all of the content in these collections, including approximately 460 journal titles and over 6 million pages, from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. The collection ranges from children’s illustrated miscellanies to academic journals and includes dozens of the most widely-read and influential publications of the time, like Athenaeum, The Spectator, Strand Magazine, and Temple Bar, as well as many other professional and scientific publications, literary and fine arts magazines, political and trade journals. It houses original works by many important figures such as Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, John Stuart Mill, Herbert Spencer, and Bram Stoker.


BizMiner is a new resource funded by the College of Business Administration. It is provided to all UCF students to help them better assess the viability of their entrepreneurial ideas and innovations. BizMiner produces the most granular industry statistical reports in the market. They offer industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Some of their products include Industry Financial Analysis, Industry Market Analysis, and Real Estate Content. BizMiner’s quality products have been recognized by professional associations, the Internal Revenue Service and Business Week, among others.

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