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Research Life Cycle

New Video: Research Lifecycle

The UCF Libraries released a new video to guide viewers through the Research Lifecycle (RLC) model. The RLC was created by the UCF Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Task Force in order to:

  • Help understand the research process
  • Show the location and types of services available for researchers
  • Highlight missing support areas in order to establish new services on campus

For more information about our Research Lifecycle, see the Office of Scholarly Communication.

New Africana Studies online collections

In honor of Black History Month, the UCF Libraries and the Department of Africana Studies would like to announce the acquisition of five new African American primary source databases. These collections, which were acquired as part of a technology fee proposal, fill a crucial need for primary source material related to the far-ranging field of African Americana studies. They contain a treasure trove of unique material that will be invaluable to subjects such as Africana studies, history, political science, legal studies, literature, art, and more. Here’s what’s included in the package:

Black Abolitionist Papers: Brings together a disparate collection of primary sources that tell the story of the abolitionist movement in the voices of the activists themselves. The collection ranges from 1830-1865 and contains reform newspaper articles, essays, editorials, speeches, sermons, lectures and more.

Black Thought & Culture: A foundational collection that consists of 100,000 of documents spanning 250 years of African American history. Highlights include the transcript of the Muhammad Ali trial, a full run of The Black Panther newspaper, and 2,500 pages of exclusive Black Panther oral histories.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive: 1.5 million pages of historical documents including 7,000 books and pamphlets as well as 80 newspapers and a dozen manuscript collections.

Slavery and the Law & Slavery in America: The most comprehensive collection of legal documents pertaining to slavery and emancipation. Highlights of this unparalleled collection include Petitions to State Legislatures, Petitions to Southern County Courts, and State Slavery Statutes, a master record of the laws governing American slavery from 1789–1865.

All five collections can be accessed via the Africana Studies database page. If you have any questions, please contact John Venecek, the Africana Studies subject librarian.

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If you’ve ever considered learning Japanese or maybe Russian slang, Mango Languages is the database for you!

Join a few of your UCF librarians for a speedy overview of one of our library’s newest resources.

The Mango Languages learning platform offers online courses in 72 languages and counting. With translation tools, specialized courses on culture and etiquette, and foreign films, Mango is your go-to resource for language learning.

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