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Sep. 2012: OneSearch and more

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012 @ 3:40:19 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 4, no. 3 | September 2012

Opening Lines

The fact of the matter is that there will be nothing learned from any challenge in which we don't try our hardest. Growth comes at the point of resistance. We learn by pushing ourselves and finding what really lies at the outer reaches of our abilities.
~ Josh Waitzkin (1976- )

News & Notes...

Reserve a Study Room

Need a place to meet with a small group of students? We can reserve one of the library study rooms for you. They can accommodate groups of 2-6 people, and we just ask that you provide us with 24 hours notice in making reservations. When not in use, the study rooms are also available on a first-come, first-served basis, so feel free to stop down and check out availability any time. To make a reservation, or for questions about study rooms, just contact us at or 407-903-8100.

By the Numbers

We are pleased to report that student usage of the Rosen Library continues to grow. In fiscal year 2011-2012:

  • The Rosen Library welcomed 139,856 patrons through the front door (a new record!)
  • The Rosen Library website received 261,097 hits
  • Rosen librarians conducted 41 library instruction sessions, reaching 1,206 students
  • Rosen Library staff answered 5,475 questions (a new record!)
  • Rosen Library staff circulated library materials 11,585 times (a new record!)

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center (UWC) is once again offering writing consultations at the Rosen Campus. Help spread the word!

This semester consultations are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., in the Rosen Library study rooms.

Students can get advice on writing papers, including tips on developing ideas, structuring papers, using proper grammar, and much more.

To set up an appointment, students can visit (and click on the TutorTrac logo) or call the UWC at 407-823-2197. Walk-ins without appointments will also be helped, if availability permits. The UWC also offers remote consultations using phone, chat, or Adobe Connect.

Game Day Hours

Thursday, October 4th is "Game Day" at UCF. That day, UCF will host a weeknight football game at Bright House Networks Stadium on the main campus. Classes and most university operations will end that day on the Rosen campus at 3:00 p.m. The Rosen Library will close at 5:00 p.m. that day. Acess to online library resources — such as OneSearch, catalogs, databases, online journals, and ebooks — will not be affected by the closure. For more information about Rosen Library hours, see our Hours website.

From the Stacks...


Have you seen the new look for the Rosen Library homepage? Among the more significant changes is the addition of OneSearch, a powerful new search tool that combines a fast, easy search with sophisticated options to refine and filter the results. You can search for books, articles, videos, digital collections, images, newspapers, and more — all in one search. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Collection Development

We are currently buying items with this year's collection development funds. Kelly and I make careful purchase decisions based on reviews from standard sources, vendor selection plans, comparison with other libraries, reference encounters, and other means. You can help, too! Please let us know if you have any suggestions for specific books, DVDs, or other materials you'd like to see us buy. Or if you will be teaching a new course or starting a new program, let us know so we can see if we need additional resources to support those classes. The more we know, the more we can tailor the collection to best support our students and faculty.

Closing Lines...

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