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Browse and read journals with Browzine

Check out BrowZine, a new service that allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals available at browzine.com or from your Android and iOS mobile devices.

With BrowZine, you can:

  • Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
  • Use the durable linking capability to easily link to specific “shelves” in BrowZine from your courseware
  • In the mobile app, you can create a personal experience as well:
    Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published
  • Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more

Start at UCF’s custom Browzine URL: http://browzine.com/libraries/579/subjects

Color Your Stress Away Event Recap

The UCF Libraries held it’s inaugural “Color Your Stress Away” event during finals week. We added a coloring station to the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library with coloring supplies, including UCF Librarian paper dolls, and custom UCF coloring sheets with Knightro and our stained glass window.

We handed out approximately:
800 crayon packs
120 UCF Librarian paper dolls
265 Knightro coloring sheets
60 UCF John C. Hitt Library stained glass coloring sheets
850 assorted non-UCF coloring sheets

Head over to our Facebook page for a gallery of event photos, and look out for the coloring table during Spring semester finals week!

Page from the Spanish Antiphonary c. 1520-1560

February Exhibit: UCF Student Book Arts Competition

The UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce the UCF Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit. Each year since 2005, Special Collections & University Archives invites UCF students to submit one of a kind books called artist’s books. Unlike traditional books, artist’s books are handmade to reflect personal artistic visions of their creators ranging from narrative storytelling through drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and/or personal text. The UCF Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit is a showcase of all entries submitted for the 2015 competition including past winners. A panel of jurors selects the best entry and the winner receives a purchase award and has their work added to the permanent Book Arts & Typography Collection in Special Collections & University Archives. The UCF Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit will be on display during the month of February 2016 in the exhibition area on the 5th Floor of the John C. Hitt Library.

IOP e-books

New IoP eBooks™

New content has been added to UCF’s IOP ebooks collection!

IOP ebooks™ brings together leading voices from across physics to create the essential collection of physics books for a digital world. Created through collaboration with leading researchers in their field, IOP ebooks™ feature must-read content for the physics community.

The six new titles listed below are available to download now, just click on the links to get started:

Quantum Mechanics

Physics of the Lorentz Group

Smart External Stimulus-Responsive Nanocarriers for Drug and Gene Delivery

Order from Force

Elementary Cosmology: From Aristotle’s Universe to the Big Bang and Beyond

Dynamical Properties in Nanostructured and Low-Dimensional Materials

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HathiTrust print disabilities access

HathiTrust Digital Library has long been known as an outstanding resource for obtaining digitized works that are in the Public Domain, but did you know they also offer special access to in-copyright publications for their partner institutions?

The UCF Libraries in cooperation with HathiTrust is pleased to offer accessible publications to our patrons with print disabilities.  Upon searching the Online Catalog (aka the Books/Catalog tab), “Accessible Resources  ” will appear as an option under Subcollection in the left column. Click on it to narrow your results to a subset of accessible HathiTrust titles, any of which may be requested for electronic delivery by clicking the ADA icon.  Once you’ve emailed yourself the citation(s), copy/paste the information into UCF’s request form at http://guides.ucf.edu/accessibility/hathitrust (Due to copyright restrictions, this service is solely available to students who have been verified through UCF’s Student Accessibility Services.)

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