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Author Rights

Did you know that you own the copyright to any scholarly work you create unless you give that right away? As soon as your work is in a tangible form...

“Publishing in the Academy” Graduate Workshops Fall 2015

UCF Libraries “Publishing in the Academy” Fall 2015 — Graduate Workshops Students must register for workshops through the College of Graduate Studies website at http://www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/pathways/ Literature Review Toolkit This session...

Books

The University Archives collects a wide range of publications and materials about the University of Central Florida, formerly Florida Technological University, from its beginnings in 1963 to the current day....

Collection Guides

The University of Central Florida Special Collections Manuscript collections contain unique and original personal papers and organizational papers that document local history, Florida history, travel and tourism, and many other...

Where to Publish

When choosing where to publish your scholarly work, consider supporting the open access model by publishing in reputable journals that allow you to self-archive your work or with publishers who...

Books

All monographs in Special Collections are catalogued, and can be searched using the Library’s Online Catalog. Items in the collections include outstanding or unusual books on topics relevant to the...

Cataloging FAQ

Ever wonder where those numbers on the spine label come from, or how that link got in the catalog? Now’s your chance to find out by reading this useful and...

Collecting Policy

Formats We Collect: Manuscripts and Archival Material: audio recordings business records college records correspondence diaries and similar first person accounts maps and surveys organizational records professional, personal, and family papers...

Glossary

Term Definition Archiving Preservation of the scholarly record over time. ARL American Research Libraries. ARL is a nonprofit membership organization of 126 resesarch libraries in North America.  http://www.arl.org/ Author Rights...

Online Journals & Hosting

The UCF Libraries provides publishing support for UCF affiliated or UCF faculty-edited open access e-journals. The service is a collaboration of the UCF Libraries and the Florida Virtual Campus. In...

Book and Gift Donations

The UCF Libraries welcomes gifts of books, CDs, and DVDs from interested donors. For more information, prospective donors may contact: Acquisitions and Collection Services staff at the John C. Hitt...

Special Collections Policy

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries...

Legal Research Assistance Policy

UCF Libraries staff is available to answer basic questions and locate materials in the library’s legal resources, including Patents & Trademarks. For individuals without experience in legal research, library staff...

Library Cards Policy

UCF Borrowers For the the John C. Hitt Library, Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), and the Rosen Library, the following individuals may borrow library materials from with their UCF ID or...

Copyright

Introduction These guidelines serve as a resource and to provide faculty and staff at the University of Central Florida (UCF) with a basic understanding of copyright and the principles of...

21st Century Digital Scholarship Cycle

Publication Cycle Planning Cycle Data Curation Currently Unsupported     Data Sharing (currently unsupported) involves: server with appropriate computing power storage for data (large data sets and other data in...

Publication Cycle

Project Cycle Digital Scholarship Cycle Writing Workshops Currently supported by the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning     Deciding Where to Publish (currently unsupported) involves: using publishing directories and...

Open Access Week

2015’s Open Access Week events will be announced soon! International Open Access Week takes place October 19 – 25, 2015. Previous Events 2014: Open Access Week Speakers   Dr. Peter...

Other Research Lifecycles and Data Models

The following is a selective list of research lifecycles and research data models, several of which can be found in the CEOS’ Data Life Cycle Models and Concepts report. For...

Metadata

The UCF Libraries provides services to help you to manage your data and project information before you begin your research and throughout the research life cycle. Metadata – Guide About...

Discovery Support

Tips for Authors There are many ways researchers and authors can promote discovery of their papers and datasets. Authors can increase the impact of their article by: writing an optimized...

Citation Management Tools

UCF Libraries offers two citation management programs to the UCF community, EndNote and RefWorks. Both tools assist researchers with collecting & organizing their citations, are embedded into UCF’s databases and...

RSC Gold For Gold

Apply for Voucher UCF Libraries is partnering with the Royal Society of Chemistry to support free “Gold Open Access” publishing under RSC’s “Gold for Gold” initiative. As a subscribing institution...

Scholarly Publishing

Open access Open access gives scholars the ability to share their work with others. Under the open access model, work is provided at no cost to the user and is...

Funding Policy Requirements

Many funding agencies require that research data produced as part of a funded project be made publicly available and/or have instituted requirements for formal data management plans. NIH & NSF...

Copyright

Any information provided here should not be considered legal advice. Legal questions pertaining to official UCF business relating to copyright or fair use should be directed to UCF Office of...

Scholarly Communication

The Department of Scholarly Communication provides information and assistance on all aspects of scholarly publishing. Goals Collaborate with other campus units to provide a suite of campus-wide services that supports all...

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Use Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS) to request books, articles & more! Log in using your NID and password.    First-time users will be re-directed to a registration...

My Account Logins

Below you will find links to various library resources that require you to login to access them. Please note that QuickSearch, Databases, and Online Journals do not require a login...

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