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Color Your Stress Away

Did you know that coloring is a great way to relieve stress? Come and try for yourself during finals week. The John C. Hitt Library will have coloring supplies and stations set up starting December 8th.

Contact Carrie Moran ( if you have questions.

Scott, N. (2015). Between the lines: the adult colouring book phenomenon. Director, 69(1), 104. Retrieved from 

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Classrooms Open for Studying

John C. Hitt Library classrooms 235A and 235C are officially open for studying and use of the computers in each room. They will remain open through December 15th.

(note – 235A will close at 4:30PM on Wednesday, December 2nd for a class).

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Elsevier ScienceDirect: Personal Account Changes

ScienceDirect offers all subscribers the option of creating a personal user account.  With a user account you can set up RSS and email alerts to keep up with your favorite journals, authors, or topics.

Already have a ScienceDirect account? Elsevier will soon require you to use your email address as your user name to log in. Passwords will remain unchanged. If a user does wish to change the email in your profile, they may make the change after the migration; which should only last a couple days. Password however, may be changed at any time. UCF should expect no issues logging into Science Direct with an email address after being migrated, but please contact us [] with any issues.

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Are those SHOWERS behind the desk?


image of consultation roomAn often-asked question at the Research & Information Desk is “what are those study carrels/workstations/shower stalls behind your desk?”  There are two correct answers to that question.  The area to the left as you’re facing the office door hosts tutors from the University Writing Center.  They take appointments and drop-in clients who need to have papers reviewed for form, grammar, style and clarity.  The area is entirely moderated by UWC, not the library; questions may be directed to 407-823-2197, or visit their website at to make an appointment.

The station to the right of the door is reserved for use by the UCF librarians.  Similarly, they take appointments with students, faculty, and sometimes community members who request individualized instruction on locating and using UCF Libraries’ research materials.  These areas are not open for public use; however, anyone wishing to have a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian may make an appointment at

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