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Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:10:51 am

Lastly, the UCF Libraries is happy to be a founding member of JSTOR. In order to maintain complete JSOTR holding the UCF Libraries has added Business IV and Arts & Sciences XII to the existing array of titles already in the JSTOR collection. The Business IV Collection builds on the strong economics and business foundation of the Business I, II, and III Collections. Arts & Sciences XII expands coverage of the social sciences, and comprises disciplines with high usage and broad appeal.




Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:06:23 am

UCF Libraries have become an institutional member of the HathiTrust, a partnership of academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital archive initiative to dramatically increase access to research resources.

Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is jointly owned and operated by its member institutions from the United States and Europe, all focused on a common goal: to build an extraordinary digital library that preserves and provides access to the cultural record. Almost 75 institutions are now members, including the university libraries at Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Purdue, Stanford, and the University of California. The initial focus of the partnership has been on preserving and providing access to digitized book and journal content from the partner library collections, including materials digitized by Google, Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives. To date the partnership has digitized approximately 10 million books. The consortium is planning on expanding the corpus to nearly 15 million in the next five years.

Benefits include full-text and bibliographic search capabilities, full PDF downloading of all public domain books, and full-text access for users with print disabilities. In addition, users can search the full text of books they put into a collection using the Collection Builder feature.

HathiTrust (pronounced "HAH-tee") was named for the Hindi word for elephant, "hathi," symbolic of the qualities of memory, wisdom, and strength evoked by elephants, as well as the huge undertaking of congregating the digital collections of the nation's top research libraries.



DSM - 5

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:03:37 am

The UCF Libraries recently added both print and electronic versions of the DSM-5. The DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.



Faculty Library Collaboration

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:00:46 am

The UCF Libraries is pleased to learn that in spring 2015 a UCF course, ENL 4262: Nineteenth-Century British Prose will rely heavily on a new library resource. This class was designed around British Periodicals I & II, a Proquest database rich in primary resource content that was purchased with funds from a successful 2013 technology fee proposal. The proposal was developed by Dr. Anna Jones (English Department), Dr. Peter Larson (History Department) and Michael Arthur, Head of Acquisitions & Collection Services in the UCF Libraries. The collaboration on this successful 2013 proposal was followed in 2014 with five technology fee proposals that involved faculty-library collaboration. The UCF Libraries is pleased to be involved in the process of support the teaching and research mission of UCF and continues to work with faculty in selection of new materials that will have an immediate impact in the classroom. Faculty with ideas for new library resources are encouraged to contact Mr. Arthur at



SpringerMaterials: Landolt-Börnstein New Series

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:59:47 am

The new SpringerMaterials platform has officially launched. The updated platform supports interactive tables, 3D views on crystal structures, and thesaurus-based faceting for better discovery. The new responsive design makes SpringerMaterials available on tablets, mobile phones, laptops, and desktop computers.



DSM - 5

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:58:33 am

The UCF Libraries recently added both print and electronic versions of the DSM-5. The DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.



Friday, 11/14, Gameday hours: 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014 @ 4:37:18 pm

On Friday, November 14, the UCF Knights will face the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane at 8.00 p.m. in Bright House Stadium.

The John C. Hitt Library will close at 5.00 p.m., although classes will end at 3.00 p.m. This gives Knights some extra time to read, research, reflect, study, brainstorm before tailgating and kickoff.

Go, Knights! Take some of the wind out of that Golden Hurricane----Charge On!



UCF Libraries closed for Veterans Day

Posted on: Nov 10, 2014 @ 4:26:54 pm

We honor veterans with a national holiday, which began on the 11th day of the 11th month, at the 11th hour, in 1918: Armistice Day. Just try that on OneSearch at

The Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, and will re-open on Wednesday, November 12.

Thanks, veterans. We owe you so much.



Vote early, on campus!

Posted on: Oct 29, 2014 @ 9:05:59 am

You can vote between now and Sunday night, November 2, right here on the UCF campus. How great is that?

Early voting is taking place in the Barbara Ying Center, where there is plenty of open parking, and many hours with no lines. All UCF-enrolled students who are registered to vote somewhere in Florida are eligible to vote there---they will re-register the student as an Orange County voter, and the student can vote with an Orange County ballot.

Don't know what's on the ballot, or who to vote for? The non-partisan League of Women Voters publishes voters guides for different areas of the state. The guide for Orange County voters is at You can look up your county.

This is easy-peasy, and when it's over you will not only feel great, you will get a sticker. :)



Gameday hours, Saturday 10/25, UCF Homecoming

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014 @ 3:32:52 pm

This Saturday, the Knights take on the Temple Owls at 5.00 p.m. in Bright House Stadium.

The John C. Hitt Library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. So you have plenty of time for research, collaboration, study and reflection before kickoff and/or tailgating.

Go Knights! Beat the Owls! Charge On!



Friday, 10/24: Spirit Splash

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014 @ 11:59:19 am

The Reflecting Pond is a spot for tranquility and serenity. Students read, relax, and use moble devices there, doing assignments and touching base with friends. But today at 2.00 p.m., the Pond will erupt as Knights show their spirit.

Music, T-shirts, rubber duckies, all in the John C. Hitt Library's "front lawn"!

Watch it live at

Go Knights! Charge On!



Bargain Boutique / White Elephant Fundraiser

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014 @ 5:20:38 pm

Support United Way charities, and take home a bargain:

  • Wednesday, October 15, 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
  • John C. Hitt Library, Room 223

Music to shop by, the thrill of bargain-hunting, a lot of smiles, and maybe a few surprises await you if you just stop on by and take a look.

Bargains + worthwhile causes in the Central Florida community=a good time!



Classical Music Library Free Download of the Week

Updated on: Jul 22, 2014 @ 2:31:00 pm

Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano by Sergey Prokofiev

Russian composer Sergey Prokofiev’s (1891–1953) second violin sonata premiered as a sonata for flute and piano in 1943. The sonata is quite traditional in form, especially for a mid-20th century composition, in that it adheres to the classical four-movement structure. This includes a first movement in the eponymous sonata form, a fiery Scherzo, a lyrical Andante, and a virtuosic finale.
This recording is performed by violinist Gaëtane Prouvost and pianist Abdel Rahman El Bacha.

Download free now from Alexander Street Press Classical Music Library.



Proposal in the Knowledge Commons!

Posted on: Jun 18, 2014 @ 1:23:47 pm

June 18 may be a first in the history of the John C. Hitt Library's Knowledge Commons.

Jake Quattrocchi proposed to Rachel Eller in the Commons, and to the delight of the crowd, Rachel said "Yes", followed by lots of applause and a roar of approval.

May the future be bright and happy for these "uKnight-ing" Knights!



Latin American Art exhibit, June and July 2014

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014 @ 11:58:20 am

During the months of June and July 2014, paintings from the Libraries Latin American Art collection will be displayed on the John C. Hitt Library's main floor Art Wall.

These exciting, colorful, provocative paintings were donated to the Libraries to honor Anne Marie Allison, UCF's second library director.

Stroll by and celebrate summer by taking a leisurely look at these unique paintings.

Pictured: Rodrigo Pimentel, untitled, Collograph, Mexico



Marcus Kilman retires from the UCF Libraries!

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014 @ 2:15:51 pm

It's hard to believe, but our wonderful head of Circulation Services is retiring!

Marcus Kilman has been at the UCF Libraries for 18 years. He has led Circulation Services, and worked in Reference, Access Services and at UCF's then-Brevard campus library (now Eastern Florida State College).

Thousands of UCF Knights have benefitted from his work to prepare for the Knowledge Commons, answering Reference questions, Chatting answers to students in Ask-A-Librarian, helping to initiate the Study Room Reservation System, and much more.

We will miss him very much but are so happy that he has been an important part of UCF.

Congratulations, Marcus!



UCF Librarian Appointed to Federal Depository Library Council

Posted on: Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:37:18 am

Davita Vance-Cooks, Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Public Printer, announced the five new members to the Depository Library Council (DLC), among them is University of Central Florida Libraries Government Documents Librarian Rich Gause. His three-year term on this prestigious committee begins June 1, 2014. One of an elite group of 220 appointees in a little over 40 years, Gause is only the fifth representative from a Florida institution. The last Florida member of the Council was appointed in 1996. The Public Printer gathers information from current Council members, library associations, and other appropriate sources before appointing members to the 15-person committee.

Established in 1972, the DLC is an advisory committee to the Public Printer and the Superintendent of Documents. The Federal Depository Library Program was created over 150 years ago as Congress and the GPO, the world’s largest publisher, began looking for ways to get government publications into the hands of the public. Eventually federal depository libraries were established throughout the United States and its territories to further promote the mission to Keep Americans Informed by providing access to and assistance with government publications. The DLC is comprised of representatives from a cross-section of the federal depository libraries and takes on issues equally diverse from technical services issues such as indexing and cataloging to administrative matters like distribution and storage of depository collections to policy recommendations pertaining to the FDLP.

Rich Gause has been the Government Documents Librarian for the UCF Libraries since April 1998. Prior to his coming to UCF, he was a public librarian for twelve years in the Orange County [Florida] Library System. A native Floridian, Gause served five years in the Navy after graduating from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He received his MLIS from Florida State University. Gause’s dedication and expertise in promoting GPO materials makes him a favorite of students seeking research assistance at the John C. Hitt Library as well as colleagues throughout the state and nation. He has created or gathered the over 200 research guides on documents for the UCF Libraries ( Throughout the years he has made presentations at professional association conferences and more recently become active in producing webinars. Gause’s philosophy of librarianship: Know your collection; know your colleagues; know your profession; and share your knowledge. He has remarked that “the joys of librarianship come from the endless opportunities to learn new things and to teach others. Be passionate about whatever you do.”

Dr. Penny Beile, UCF Libraries Associate Director for Research Information & Scholarly Communication, heartily agrees with the new appointment. “The Public Printer could not have selected a more engaged or dedicated librarian from its list of nominees. We are all extremely proud of Rich and pleased that he’s been recognized for his experience and hard work. I cannot imagine anyone more deserving of this honor.”



Thanks for coming to KRAM 4 the EXAM

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014 @ 8:35:38 am

Monday night, April 21, SGA and the John C. Hitt Library held KRAM 4 the EXAM.

Thanks for coming out and partying/studying!

The UCF Libraries is still here for you during the remainder of finals, so don't hesitate to come on over. We'll be waiting for you.

This photo shows the snack line: a lot of hungry Knights were here.



The end is near; UCF Libraries still here to help you

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014 @ 8:29:34 am

This rolling whiteboard easel shows a sign of frustration!

But you can still get some help.

Ask A Librarian can help you: just call, text, chat, email, or show up at the library, in person.

Hundreds of Research Guides are available to lead you to an answer.

And One Search, at can lead you to thousands of full text articles and even some eBooks.

Keep calm and keep studying, Knights.



Guard your belongings: It's book buy-back time

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014 @ 8:19:55 am

Please save yourself the heartbreak of losing your belongings.

It is wonderful that you feel so comfortable in the UCF Libraries, including the John C. Hitt Library. But don't feel comfortable enough to leave your belongings unattended. We want you to leave the building with everything you brought into the building, so keep your belongings with you on campus.

This photo was taken on the fifth floor, on a typical afternoon. It all looks so inviting.



KRAM 4 the Exam, Monday, April 22, 10.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2014 @ 9:07:59 am

It's a UCF tradition!

So come on in to the John C. Hitt Library for snacks, study supplies, and prizes.

It's KRAM 4 the EXAM, Monday, April 22, 10.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m. That's the "Knight" before Study Day.

Study, read, relax, enjoy.



John C. Hitt Library hours for final exams

Posted on: Apr 18, 2014 @ 8:53:02 am

Hours for final exams in the John C. Hitt Library:

**Monday, April 21: 7.30 a.m. to 3.00 a.m.

**KRAM 4 the Exam, Monday, April 21: 10.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m.

**Tuesday, April 22 - Thursday, April 24: 7.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

**Friday, April 25: 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

**Saturday, April 26: 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

**Sunday, April 27: Noon to 3.00 a.m.

**Monday, April 28: 7.00 a.m. to 3.00 a.m.

**Tuesday, April 29, final exams end: 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Come on in and study up, Knights!



April 15, Tax Day---need some information?

Posted on: Apr 14, 2014 @ 9:33:19 am

Tuesday, April 15 is a deadline with which we are all familiar. The Income Tax filing deadline! Are you a last-minute filer?

No need to hit the panic button---yet. A UCF Libraries Research Guide with links to all kinds of tax information and all the forms is at

Prepared by UCF's Government Documents Librarian Rich Gause, this should make you feel just a tiny bit better, having the resources at your fingertips.

Ignore this deadline at your peril! Remember, his income tax evasion, not his racketeering, resulted in the conviction and jailing of Al Capone.



Great Navel Orange Races of 2014

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014 @ 4:23:28 pm

On Friday, April 11, in front of the John C. Hitt Library, the freshmen engineers held the Great Navel Orange Races. Intense competition and great entertainment were provided by the engineers.

Why the name? Each vessel must carry a piece of fruit.

We did not observe any sunken sailing vessels: hopefully that means that the time in class learning formulae and other engineering tools has been time well spent.



Gameday Hours, Saturday 4/12, 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014 @ 10:25:05 am

UCF's Spring Game is Saturday April 12, at 2.00 p.m.

Regular Saturday hours will be observed at the John C. Hitt Library: 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Go Knights!



Standing work station in the Knowledge Commons: Have you tried it?

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014 @ 9:13:24 am

A standing work station is available to try out near the Research and Information Desk in the Knowledge Commons, main floor, John C. Hitt Library.

Why? there are benefits to standing for work, and risks associated with sitting for hours! You can look that up in OneSearch!

See how it feels to use this workstation---you may feel like buying one for your home office. :)



National Library of Medicine: Drug Information Subject Guide

Updated on: Mar 20, 2014 @ 3:46:00 pm

NLM has released a new Drug Information subject guide as the latest update in their subject guide series. The subject guides are based on their most frequently asked questions, and are starting points for health professionals, researchers, librarians, students, and others.



Celebrating 50 Years of Beatlemania: Citation Analysis on the"Fab-Four"

Updated on: Mar 20, 2014 @ 3:53:00 pm

Web of Science citation analysis reveals the significant impact the Beatles had on the global scholarly research landscape.

50 years ago, four young musicians from Liverpool, England appeared on the global stage and took the world by musical storm. To celebrate the Beatles' rise to worldwide fame, analysts at Thomson Reuters conducted a search of the Web of Science, their premier scientific search and discovery platform, to identify hundreds of pertinent papers devoted to the band, their music, and their continuing influence. From that list, 10 were selected to demonstrate the academic attention the Beatles continue to inspire decades after worldwide Beatles Mania first took hold in 1964, the same year the Web of Science originated.

The full article can be found here.



Spring Break Hours

Posted on: Feb 28, 2014 @ 10:34:42 am

Knights, do you believe it? Spring Break is here!

John C. Hitt Library hours are as follows:

Saturday, March 1: 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Sunday, March 2: CLOSED

Monday, March 3 to Thursday, March 6: 7.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Friday, March 7: 7.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Saturday, March 8: CLOSED

Sunday, March 9: Regular hours, noon to 1.00 a.m.

Please take note that the CMC will be closed for Break, and Rosen will have special hours:

24/7 hours: Databases, eBooks, electronic journal articles and digital collections are always available, from wherever you are, at

Be careful out there! Have fun and return safe and sound.



Harold Ramis: Why I love the library

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014 @ 9:01:59 am

Harold Ramis, who died earlier this week, is known for films like Animal House (DVD collection PN1995.9.C55N38) and Groundhog Day (DVD collection PN1997.G78 2002) appreciated good books and reading. He talks about it in this brief video:

Honor Harold's memory: Watch some of his movies and read a book or two this semester.



Display: A Man Called..." John T. Washington

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014 @ 12:00:25 pm

If you don't know about John T. Washington, take a look at the display in the John C. Hitt Library. He is much more than the name on the building that houses Chick Fil A and the UCF Bookstore.

He was one of UCF's first faculty members, and one of the first African Americans on the UCF Faculty. The title of the display. "A Man Called...." refers to his many roles: teacher, father, mentor, colleague, etc.

John T. Washington is an important part of OUR history, UCF history.



Dr. Brendan Lindsay, The Scourge of the "Squaw Man", 2/20 at 6.30 p.m.

Updated on: Feb 17, 2014 @ 5:50:00 pm

Dr. Brendan Lindsay, author of Murder State, will be in the John C. Hitt Library this Thursday, February 20, as part of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Distinguished Lecture Series.

Dr. Lindsay's presentation is The Scourge of the "Squaw Man": Fear of Racial Pollution as Justification for California's Nineteenth-Century Native American Genocide.

All are welcome: Thursday, February 20, Room 223, John C. Hitt Library, 6.30 p.m.

By the way, Murder State is at E78.C15L56, on the first floor of the John C. Hitt Library. If you are at a regional campus, simply request it through Interlibrary Loan and it will be sent to your campus.



Valentine's Day in the Knowledge Commons

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014 @ 5:21:44 pm

Valentine's Day love finds UCF Knights wherever they are on campus, today. These bright red heart balloons topped by the Minion balloon were seen flying high over study space on the main (2nd) floor Knowledge Commons in the John C. Hitt Library.

Happy Valentine's Day, Knights!



EndNote X7 for Mac now available

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014 @ 3:33:44 pm

EndNote X7 for Mac is now available. If you don't know about the many benefits of EndNote as a citation manager, then take a look at this guide:

One benefit of EndNote, RefWorks and other citation managers: they keep track of what you have so carefully read, and of the notes you have taken and maybe even some ideas you have had. Take a look---it might improve your academic career!



New Content in the Classical Music Library!

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:31:10 am

We are happy to announce that 163 new albums have been added to the Classical Music Library. This new content is available on the new interface at

Just a few of the new albums include:

  • French Works for Bassoon and Piano
  • Smetana: Dreams
  • Charles Gounod: Faust, in the Theatre
  • Great Operatic Arias: Gerald Finley
  • British Handsman Centenary Concert
  • Spanish Impressions
  • The Melody Shop




Zora Neale Hurston exhibit, January 2014

Posted on: Jan 7, 2014 @ 9:17:57 am

January 7, 2014, is the 123rd Birthday of Zora Neale Hurston. A colorful display on the Art Wall and in the display cases at the John C. Hitt Library commemorates 25 years of the Zora! festival in Eatonville. The festival honors the life and work of a great Central Florida author.



Tuesday, November 19: UCF Police and Peace Corps

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:03:55 am

Stop just inside the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library to get some great information.

*****UCF Police, Operation ID 10.00 a.m. to Noon

*****Peace Corps 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Make a Campus Connection!



Tuesday, 10/29: UCF wants to save the earth! Campus Connections

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013 @ 11:36:54 am

How much does UCF care about the environment?

Stop by the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library on Tuesday, 10/29 to find out!

*****UCF Arboretum 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

*****Unifying Theme: Environment and Global Climate Change 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Make a Campus Connection and find out about learning opportunities right here at UCF!



Thought-provoking and entertaining: Diversity Week events, John C. Hitt Library

Posted on: Oct 18, 2013 @ 5:45:37 pm

Diversity Week events in the John C. Hitt Library from Monday, October 21 to Friday, October 25 include movies and classes.

Take a look at the full schedule at

Special event, Monday, October 21, noon to 1.00 p.m., Room 223: Meet the author!

***UCF alumna, Lindsey Moynahan, The Waiting Tree***

Find her work at UCF Main Library General Collection - 4th Floor -- PS3613.O938W34 2013



Read the work of 2013 Nobel Prize-winning economists

Posted on: Oct 14, 2013 @ 10:09:55 am

Three economists were just announced as the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics (known to some as the Dismal Science!)

You can learn about their work by reading it. Your UCF Libraries holds titles from all three scholars, including:

  • Eugene Fama's Theory of Finance HG173.F34, and Foundations of Finance HG4521.F32
  • Lars Peter Hansen's Challenging and Identifying Systemic Risk, and Belief, Doubt and Learning: both e-Books
  • Robert Shiller's Irrational Exuberance HG4910 .S457 (available in print and as an e-Book), and Market Volatility HG4636.S49

You can amaze your friends---and even your mom---with your new-found knowledge. You'll sound like a Nobel Prize winner.

Or just a routinely bright UCF student.



Tuesday, 10/15: meet Ombuds Office, Housing, and Student Conduct at the John C. Hitt Library

Updated on: Oct 9, 2013 @ 4:29:00 pm

Make a Campus Connection just inside the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library, on Tuesday, October 15:

***Ombuds Office 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

***Office of Student Conduct Noon - 1.30 p.m.

***UCF Housing and Residence Life 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Meet some helpful UCF people and learn about services avaiable to you!



Government information during the shutdown

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013 @ 11:50:33 am

Rich Gause, UCF Libraries Government Documents librarian, regarding government resources unavailable during the current government shutdown: "GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) will be updated, with Congressional and Federal Register information only.
Library of Congress web sites will be inaccessible except the legislative information sites and
Those looking for financial data to assess the impact of a shutdown will have to do it without help from the Congressional Budget Office and the Census, both of which are closing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is scheduled to issue its monthly jobs report this Friday, is also closing.
ERIC -- Due to a lapse of appropriations and the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, the systems that host will be shut down shortly. The services will be restored as soon as a continuing resolution to provide funding has been enacted.
Government Shutdown: What's Closed, What's Open? (CNN)
Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects
September 25, 2013 CRS Report
Government Shutdown: Operations of the Department of Defense During a Lapse in Appropriations
September 26, 2013 CRS Report
The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases
September 25, 2013 CRS Report
Federal Funding Gaps: A Brief Overview
September 23, 2013 CRS Report
Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations
September 19, 2013 CRS Report
Other Resources for CRS Reports"



Check out the FAQ!

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013 @ 9:40:42 am

Do you have a question that you think has been asked before? Maybe it's the middle of the night. Maybe you just don't feel like texting or calling Ask A Librarian. Maybe you don't know your NID from your PID, or maybe you'd like to get started on some research.

You may want to check out the UCF Libraries Research Guides Frequently Asked Questions at

OR you may want to check the Knowledge Base, filled with answers to commonly asked questions, at

Take a look, get some answers, and feel better.



John C. Hitt Library is open Saturday, 9/28, Gameday!

Posted on: Sep 27, 2013 @ 3:48:49 pm

OK Knights, kickoff is in Bright House Stadium at noon, against the Gamecocks of South Carolina.

But the John C. Hitt Library will be open from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Athletics? Academics? You have plenty of time for both. Come to the Library before, after, or during the game. The game will be on the big screen in Infusion.

Go Knights! Charge On! Beat the Gamecocks!



Art from Special Collections on display at the UCF Art Gallery

Updated on: Sep 6, 2013 @ 11:12:00 am

Many are familiar with the Libraries collection of exciting art from the Caribbean. From now until Friday, September 27, you can see some of this beautiful collection displayed on campus.

The University of Central Florida Art Gallery is proud to present an exhibition featuring Caribbean art from the Bryant Collection, the Shoemaker Collection and the General Library Collection, all on loan from UCF Libraries Special Collections, as well as works from the private collection of renowned artist, Edouard Duval Carrié.

Celebrated artists such as Wilson Bigaud, Préfète Duffaut, Prospere Pierre-Louis, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, Everald Brown and Wifredo Lam will be showcased through paintings, sculpture, and prints. The vibrant spirit of the Caribbean is on view through a combination of festive colors and bold figures. The show has been curated with a multicultural focus that seeks to link the diverse population in Florida with that of the Caribbean.

Once the exhibit is over, come to the John C. Hitt Library 5th floor, home of Special Collections and University Archives to learn more about these treasures.



New York Times access available through LexisNexis Academic and ProQuest

Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:37:10 am

If you enjoy reading the New York Times website, you were disappointed this morning. The site is down due to a hacking attack from the Syrian Electronic Army. This article, from today's New York Times, explains what is happening.


Access to articles from today's New York Times is available through LexisNexis Academic and ProQuest. Just go to the list of articles and databases on the Libraries front page and select one of those, or go to New York Times on the list, which will take you to Proquest. Proquest will let you limit results to the last seven days; LexisNexis will let you limit results to articles published today.



Gameday at UCF: Library hours 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Thursday, 8/29

Posted on: Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:16:56 pm

Knights, the campus closes at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29. Kickoff in Bright House Stadium against the Akron Zips is at 7.00 p.m.

Can you get some homework, research, group study, or reading done before kickoff?

Yes----come right on in, to your John C. Hitt Library, which will remain open until 5.00 p.m.

Please note that you should park in garages A, B and I, lots B1-B3, B5, B9, B12-13 and lots H1-H4. Parking is permitted in those areas throughout the day. Look for more details on Gameday at

Go Knights! Start the season right! Beat the Akron Zips!



Campus Connections, August 27: WUCF FM and UCF Police Department

Posted on: Aug 23, 2013 @ 4:31:16 pm

Just inside the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library, look for some great people and great information: Campus Connections.

On Tuesday, August 27:

WUCF-FM 10.00 to noon

UCF Police Department 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Ask a question, make a suggestion, or just say a friendly hello. Make the most of your time at UCF----make a Campus Connection.



Just ask anything at the Information Kiosk at the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library

Posted on: Aug 21, 2013 @ 10:26:20 am

OK: the Information Kiosk is ready to help you start the 2013-2014 school year!

Just inside the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library, you can pick up maps and information and talk to library staff who can help you. Whether you are new to campus, or whether you are a returning Knight, there are always questions at the start of a new academic year. Don't hold back, just ask.

The fantastic librarians pictured here are Kerri Bottorff (left) and Missy Murphey (right).

If you don't have any questions you can just stop by to say a friendly hello. Library staff have a traditional reputation of "shushing" people---but we love talking to you.

Happy 2013-2014, Knights!



Congratulations: 2013 UCF Libraries Employee of the Year, Tina Candela

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013 @ 12:15:27 pm

The UCF Libraries Employee of the Year for 2013 is Tina Candela.

Tina works in the Acquisitions Department, which acquires materials to build the UCF Libraries collections in all formats. Tina is pictured here with Barry Baker, Director of Libraries.

Libraries employees have also been honored for years of service to the Libraries and to UCF.

5 years: Laila Miletic-Vejzovic and Sandra Varry

10 years: Barbara Alderman, Corinne Bishop, Parri Bolinger, Page Curry, Lee Dotson, Anna Dvorecky, Patrick Hadlock, and Burak Ogreten

15 years: Frank Allen, Penny Beile, Elena Beredo, Richard Gause, Janet Girard, and Jacqueline Johnson

20 years: Ven Basco and David Healy




Work of UCF's Hidden Artists displayed August-September

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013 @ 10:39:55 am

So what do you accomplish in your spare time?

Take a look at the impressive answers given by a talented group of UCF employees!

UCF's Hidden Artists are members of the staff and faculty at the University of Central Florida. The art wall and exhibit cases at the John C. Hitt Library are filled with their work.

Get inspired!



Pegasus installation on John C, Hitt Library

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013 @ 4:59:55 pm

Today (8/2) and tomorrow (8/3), a backlit Pegasus is being installed on the exterior of the John C. Hitt Library.

This photo shows part of the process.

Students and faculty who are off-campus for the summer will return in a few weeks to find that the "John C. Hitt Library" lettering and the Pegasus have been put in place.



Searching for resources from home or office? New EZ Proxy Location!

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013 @ 4:45:06 pm

If you are trying to use the "old" EZ Proxy location, and it's not working, there's a reason why: there's a new EZ Proxy link.

https:\\ should lead to happy searching and excellent resources!



Elevator work on Friday, July 19

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013 @ 11:17:44 am

Elevators in the John C. Hitt Library: they have their ups and downs.

Elevators 3-4-5 are scheduled for maintenance work on Friday, July 19. The contractor will turn off 1 elevator at a time for several of hours to work on the problems. This will probably be an all day event so you might want to take a few extra steps and use elevators 1 and 2 during the day.

Could be a good day to use the stairs.



Hush! 5th floor quiet zone in the John C. Hitt Library

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013 @ 11:08:03 am

Many students have requested more areas in the John C. Hitt Library for quiet study, reading and reflection.

For years, the 4th floor has been the designated quiet zone. Now, part of the fifth floor has also been designated for quiet thinking, reading, and research.

Support the peace---and quiet---by respecting the expressed need of your fellow Knights. When the sign says, "Hush", you just take your conversation to first, second and third floor. Please silence your cell phone, too.

Thanks! Here's to Silent Knights!



Bear sighting on campus: One Search will tell you more about bears in Florida

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:28:15 am

The UCF Orlando campus has had a visit from a small bear, just this week. The bear was spotted very early in the morning by a student.

If you did not know about bears in the area, and would like to find out about them, just use One Search to get full-text resources on Florida bears. You don't need to know which database to search and you don't need to know that URSA is the Latin word for bear. Just key in "Florida bears" in the box at the center of the Libraries page and be ready to learn about bears.

By the way, campus police say that if you spot a bear you should back away, and do not look the bear in the eye.

There has been some speculation that this was Boo-Boo, looking for Yogi on campus. If Yogi Bear is enrolled this summer, he must be enrolled in online classes. There are no reports of Yogi Bear on campus.



Hunger Games in front of the John C. Hitt Library, June 8

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013 @ 9:02:35 am

Saturday, June 8, the Hunger Games will be held on campus locations including the front of the John C. Hitt Library.

The Urban Gaming Club will sponsor the games, which will take place from 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. It is essentially a large-scale version of tag, in which the last man standing wins. No pedestrians will be harmed, and there will be no interference with regular campus business or traffic.

Good luck to the 50-80 participants!



Congratulations to Amy Siercks and Jolene Winn, Information Fluency Award Winners!

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013 @ 4:04:33 pm

The Burnett Honors College and the UCF Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of UCF’s 2013 Information Fluency Award. The prizes were awarded based on each student’s research process and information fluency skills, rewarding Honors students who develop exemplary methodical and scholarly approaches to the research needed for their papers and projects.

Amy Siercks won $500 for her paper, Understanding and Achieving Brain-Based Instruction in the Elementary Classroom: A Qualititative Study of Strategies Used by Teachers. Ms. Roberta Ergle, instructor for the College of Education, is the supervising faculty member. Jolene Winn won $500 for her paper, Honors Thesis Proposal for a Systematic Review Using the Downs and Black checklist and the Pedro scale: The Most Effective Interventions used to Increase Physical Activity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Jennifer Tucker, instructor for the Department of Health Professions, is the supervising faculty member.

Photo: On left, Amy Siercks. On right, Jolene Winn. Both recipients are pictured with Barry Baker and Dr. Alvin Wang.



KRAM 4 the EXAM, this Monday, April 22

Posted on: Apr 18, 2013 @ 1:11:04 pm

Come on out, Knights, to your John C. Hitt Library, for the biggest exam party in this part of the universe!

Treats, prizes, study supplies: what could be better? being with your fellow Knights, that's what is better!

So be there, the night before Study Day, to get a head start on finishing up your spring semester.

Brought to you by your UCF Libraries and SGA.



UCF Libraries listed as one of the Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly College & University Libraries 2013

Posted on: Apr 18, 2013 @ 11:35:34 am selected the University of Central Florida Libraries as a Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly College & University Library for 2013.

Most impressively, UCF ranked third for its presence on Facebook.

The staff at checked 442 college and university libraries for activity on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus to reach the university community. See the complete list of institutions at is a social community for new and current librarians around the world. Their mission is to list, inform, and educate students involved in every area of librarianship.

See what contributed to UCF ‘s ranking:



Richard Harrison honored at Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence

Posted on: Apr 10, 2013 @ 11:39:43 am

It has been 10 short years for UCF's Undergraduate Research Showcase, filled with remarkable student achievement.

At the 2013 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence, held on Thursday, April 4, Kimberley Schneider and Michael Aldarondo-Jeffries honored the foundational and continuing support for Undergraduate Research given by University Vice President Rick Schell and UCF Librarian Richard Harrison.

Congratulations, Richard, on a job well done.

Photo: Kimberly Schneider, Richard Harrison, Rick Schell



Excellence in Librarianship 2013 award winner Andy Todd

Posted on: Apr 8, 2013 @ 10:55:15 am

At UCF Founders Day, Wednesday, April 3, Andy Todd received the Excellence in Librarianship award for 2013.

Andy is a regional campus librarian, located at UCF Cocoa. He is known for writing and compiling Research Guides, such as Nursing Research , and for his work as an embedded librarian in scores of online classes. But he is also known for his dedication to helping students and faculty with library research. And Andy is known to all at the UCF Libraries as a wonderful colleague.

Andy Todd is pictured here at Founders Day with University of Central Florida President John C. Hitt.

Congratulations, Andy!



April Exhibit: Works of Art Education students and faculty

Posted on: Mar 29, 2013 @ 1:26:50 pm

During April, 2013, current and former UCF Art Education Majors are presenting a broad range of two and three-dimensional works that they produced during their program of studies. Some works come from specific art education courses and some from art studio classes. Some actual works and images of the works completed in ARE 4453 and 5454 - Studio Experiences in Art Education held at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2012 are included. Many sculptural and ceramic pieces are going to be shown in display cases. A statement of origin that chronicles content and concept development and sources used accompanies each student work.

This exhibit is part of the College of Education celebration of UCF’s 50th Year Anniversary. We are pleased that the UCF Art Education Program that provides our service region with so many highly qualified art educators remains a vital and vibrant part of the College and University.

Three faculty members, Thomas Brewer, Bryndís Arnardóttir, and Anne Grey are showing a few works. Both student and faculty work may be available for purchase. Sales support the UCF Student Chapter of the
National Art Education Association, an SGA organization.

Pictured: Sonja Shank, 2012


Uh-Oh: April 15 approaches. Have you started your taxes yet?

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013 @ 10:18:33 am

There is a great place to get started on taxes, with forms and links to helpful information, and some places to get free help.

The UCF Libraries has a Research Guide on Taxes. You were hoping we'd say that, weren't you?

To see the Research Guide on Taxes, hit the Find button on the libraries' web site. Then select Research Guides, and type in TAXES.




4/2 Campus Connections: Financial Assistance, Unifying Theme

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013 @ 9:47:01 am

Stop at the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library on Tuesday, April 2, and make a Campus Connection. This is a great chance for you to meet people from:

***Office of Financial Assistance 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

***Unifying Theme Noon to 4.00 p.m.

There are many, many services designed to help you at our favorite University in the world, UCF. Making a Campus Connection enables you to take fuller advantage of what is available out there on this fabulous campus of ours!



Campus Connections: Parking Services, Undergraduate Research, Housing, 3/26

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013 @ 9:25:42 am

TODAY, Tuesday, March 26, at the entrance of the John C. Hitt Library, make a Campus Connection:

***Parking and Transportation Services 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

***Office of Undergraduate Research Noon to 1.30 p.m.

***Housing and Residence Life 2.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Stop by, ask a question, get some good information.



March 22 is World Water Day: learn more about it

Updated on: Mar 22, 2013 @ 2:49:00 pm

Celebrate World Water Day, March 22, along with the United Nations, by thinking about your own use of water.

Want to learn more?

Water Resources Abstracts, listed in the UCF Libraries Databases and Articles, provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources.

OR just type your search into OneSearch on the Libraries home page.

You will retrieve a list of articles, books, ebooks and other resources on something we usually take for granted: our supply of clean fresh, water.



TODAY, 3/19: UCF Police, Student Conduct, and the Peace Corps at the John C. Hitt Library

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013 @ 9:35:01 am

Today, Tuesday, March 19, get some great information, and meet some folks who can enrich your UCF experience by making a Campus Connection at the John C. Hitt Library.

***UCF Police/Operation ID 10.00 a.m. to Noon

***Office of Student Conduct Noon to 1.30 p.m.

***Peace Corps 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Just look to your right as you enter the library.



John C. Hitt Library opens at noon today

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013 @ 11:55:20 am

The Orlando Campus was closed this morning, but classes and all regular activities resume today at noon.

The John C. Hitt Library will be open from noon to 1.00 a.m. today.

Work hard today, Knights. A lot of people are counting on you to make this a better world.



Reception and Tour: Learn about Rolling Gaudnek CHANGED to 3/25

Updated on: Mar 18, 2013 @ 12:39:00 pm

Everyone entering the John C. Hitt Library during March will see a remarkable display of art from a UCF professor.

UCF's own Walter Gaudnek has compiled and selected some of his works in the exhibit entitled:

**** Rolling Gaudnek: from four wheels to no wheels ****

Monday, March 25, learn more about the artist and his art.

At 11.00 a.m., in Library room 223, Professor Gaudnek will host a discussion of this work.

And at 2.00 p.m., at the Art Wall, on the main floor, Professor Gaudnek will give a tour of the exhibit.

By the way, the subtitle of this exhibit is Roll over, Holbein. Holbein is a sixteenth century artist, just in case you forgot.

During March, take a look at this provocative, visually exciting display. It could only happen at UCF.



Don't let Spring Break decrease your brain power!

Posted on: Feb 28, 2013 @ 2:03:56 pm

Enjoy yourself! There are certain Spring Break activities that kill brain cells. We know you will stay away from all that.

A great read might make your Break time even better. It's the perfect time to look at the Browsing Collection in the John C. Hitt Library. It's on the main (second) floor in the Infusion area. Lots of great books are in that collection, just waiting for you.

If a print book is not your preferred medium, how about an ebook? Take a look in the UCF Catalog and you might find that there are ebooks by your favorite authors.

Whatever you read, Knights, enjoy yourself. It is Spring Break, after all.

We'll miss you while you're gone...



Be safe and have fun, Knights! John C. Hitt Library Spring Break hours

Posted on: Feb 26, 2013 @ 10:25:43 am

Are you ready for a little Spring Break, Knights?

Well, your UCF Libraries will be there for you the entire time, as close as your smartphone or computer or tablet. If you are not at the beach, or in the mountains, or at your home-sweet-home enjoying some of Mom's cookin', you are welcome to come on in. The John C. Hitt Library hours during Spring Break are:

Spring Break Hours
Sunday, March 3 CLOSED
Monday - Thursday, May 4-7 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 CLOSED

Sunday, March 10

Resume Regular Hours


TODAY, 2/26: UCF Victim Services and Writing Center are in the house

Posted on: Feb 26, 2013 @ 10:05:26 am

Make a Campus Connection inside the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library:

UCF Victim Services 10.00 a.m. to Noon

UCF Writing Center 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

It's a great opportunity to learn more about the services on campus that can make your UCF experience even better than it already is!



Learning spaces video contest: $2500 first prize

Posted on: Feb 19, 2013 @ 2:47:06 pm

Herman Miller, the furniture company which created most of the furniture in the John C. Hitt Library's Knowledge Commons, is asking the question,

What makes a learning space great?

If you can answer that question creatively in a three minute or less video, you could win a prize of $2,500 (1st), $1,500 (2nd) or $1,000 (3rd). Of course you have to follow the rules and submit the video by 5.00 p.m. on March 22.

Just check out the details at and let your imagination and mad video skills start working.



Did you meet your Valentine in the UCF Libraries?

Posted on: Feb 14, 2013 @ 5:06:52 pm

Well, did you?

The UCF Library Facebook page is asking that question. So get on Facebook and tell your story to the world!

Today, the John C. Hitt Library got a valentine. This little red valentine was tied to the handle of the book drop early this morning, signed by "Secret Person" with lots of X's and O's.

Thanks, "Secret Person", from your UCF Libraries.



Filling the Gap screening tonight, 2/6, room 223, 5.00 p.m.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2013 @ 1:30:11 pm

Join us for an event in UCF's Black History Month celebration!

*** 5.00 PM-7.00 PM today, Wednesday, February 6

*** John C. Hitt Library, Room 223

*** a special screening of Filling the Gap

*** followed by a Q & A with director Tyrone Young

Filling the Gap is a docudrama about the people of color during the Civil War era. Check out the exhibit for Black History Month after the film.



Lost and Found is located at the Circulation Desk at the John C. Hitt Library

Posted on: Feb 5, 2013 @ 11:16:44 am

USB drives. Umbrellas. Keys. Textbooks. Photo IDs. So small, and so significant.

If you find something in the John C. Hitt Library that was left behind by someone else, you can do a favor for a fellow human being and turn it in at the Circulation Desk.

Conversely, you can check there if you have lost something. Hopefully, you will be the beneficiary of someone's good deed: a fellow Knight found your missing item and turned it in!



Psych yourself up! Use the Research Guide on Psychology to start your research

Posted on: Feb 5, 2013 @ 10:58:45 am

Is your roommate making you crazy? Or perhaps you are taking a Psychology course and need to write a paper or complete an assignment.

Get a great start on your research by checking the UCF Libraries Research Guide on Psychology.

Research Guides can point you in the right direction, containing explanations and links to valuable resources like databases, electronic journals, books, and other source material. Research Guides can save you time and give you a headstart on research in scores of other subject areas as well. They are compiled by UCF librarians, just for you.

Image: Rohrshach "inkblot" test: What are you seeing?



The business side of Valentine's Day---using library resources

Posted on: Feb 5, 2013 @ 10:26:32 am

You may think that Valentine's Day is all about hearts, flowers, love and romance.

But if you are studying any of the Business disciplines, you may have a different outlook.

In February 2012, Business Week predicted that $17.6 billion would be spent on Valentine's Day 2012. That's a lot of candy, flowers, and cards. And jewelry.

Searching library databases like Business Source Premier will result in some interesting information on holiday-related revenue. Click on Articles and Databases, and select Business, then choose one of the Business databases.

Billions of dollars? That's a lot for a Business student to love!



Knights Helping Knights, Rec and Wellness, Unifying Theme: Library's Campus Connections, 2/5

Posted on: Feb 1, 2013 @ 4:48:17 pm

Tuesday, February 5, may sound like a routine day----but there is a lot to be learned throughout the day at the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library.

Stop by and make a Campus Connection. Learn all about

*****Kinights Helping Knights Pantry 10.30 a.m. to noon

*****Recreation and Wellness Center 12.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

*****Unifying Theme 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.



Libraries celebrate Wear Red Day, February 1

Posted on: Feb 1, 2013 @ 3:39:16 pm

Friday, February 1, many in the Libraries celebrated the tenth year of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement.

Despite a lot of progress, there is still a long way to go, because heart disease continues to be the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all kinds of cancer combined. Go Red for Women encourages women to take charge of their heart health and gives them the tools they need to lead a healthy lifestyle.

A very good-looking group of John C. Hitt Library employees stopped a moment for a picture. We may bleed black and gold, but today many of us wore red.



Read one of the UCF Libraries' eBooks about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2013 @ 4:18:51 pm

The University is closed on Monday, January 21, to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. If you don't know much about Dr. King, you owe it to yourself to do a little reading.

If you are not in the library, you can still read an eBook. Search UCF's library catalog for two subjects: "Martin Luther King" and "Electronic books". Over 30 titles are available, including If It Takes All Summer: Martin Luther King, the KKK, and States' Rights in St. Augustine, 1964 and Becoming King.

The library is closed on 1/21 as well, but the resources available at the Libraries'site are available 'round the clock, every day.

Image by Michelle Kwajafa


1/29: Experiential Learning, International Studies, and Undergraduate Research in the John C. Hitt Library

Updated on: Jan 17, 2013 @ 3:18:00 pm

Do you wander about aimlessly, wondering if someone on campus can help you find a service learning class or an internship? Do you feel the urgency to experience a different culture and country? Do you want to make your undergraduate experience more meaningful by conducting research with a faculty member?

Well, this Tuesday, the answers are there for you in the John C. Hitt Library.

Yep! On 1/29, look to your right as you enter the John C. Hitt Library. Learn about:

***Office of Experiential Learning 10.30 a.m. to Noon

***Office of International Studies Noon to 1.30 p.m.

***Office of Undergraduate Research 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Come on in and make a Campus Connection.



1/22: Meet Diversity Initiatives, Student Account Services, UCF Police in the John C. Hitt Library

Posted on: Jan 17, 2013 @ 3:04:55 pm

Come on in and start your week off right by making a Campus Connection in the John C. Hitt Library.

Just look to the right on Tuesday, 1/22, as you enter the building for a chance to learn more about:

***Office of Diversity Initiatives 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

***Student Account Services Noon to 1.30 p.m.

***UCF Police/Operation ID 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Learn more about what's available at our favorite University! We'll just type the initials: UCF!



Campus's first Sorenson Videophone installed: John C. Hitt Library 304

Posted on: Jan 15, 2013 @ 5:49:18 pm

UCF's first Sorenson VideoPhone has been installed and is ready for use in the John C. Hitt Library.

The Videophone is located on the 3rd floor, room 304. The room has a door for privacy. To use the Videophone, ask at the Media Desk to use the equipment in Room 304.

Thanks to Student Disability Services for the new phone!



More classical music available in the library's online collection: Life is sublime!

Posted on: Jan 15, 2013 @ 2:17:00 pm

647 albums (10,519 tracks) have been added to Alexander Street's Classical Music Library. You can see a list of all of the new content here:

This fantastic new content includes

  • Beethoven’s Fidelio with Birgit Nilsson, Lorin Maazel and the Wiener Philharmoniker • Mozart Symphonies with the Academy of Ancient Music and Christopher Hogwood • Bellini’s Norma with Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, and Marilyn Horne • Musicals, including Victor/Victoria, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tell Me on a Sunday, Mamma Mia, and more • Artists and ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, Carlos Kleiber, Cecilia Bartoli, Sumi Jo, Julie Andrews, Anna Netrebko, Christoph Eschenbach, Barbara Bonney, Lang Lang, and more!

Classical Music Library now contains 8,437 albums/152,667 tracks of music. Look in the library catalog for Classical Music Library, make your choice, and start listening. It's great background music for reading, relaxing, or dinner. But if you are a music stduent, it's a wonderful opportunity to listen and learn from some of the masters.




Cheating and plagiarism: learn through the modules, read the CQ Researcher report

Updated on: Jan 10, 2013 @ 5:14:00 pm

CQ Researcher issued an interesting report on Cheating and Plagiarism on January 4, 2013. The integrity of everything produced at our universities is an important issue.

Learn more about avoiding plagiarism. Check out the 2 learning modules that have been created by the UCF Libraries Information Literacy department.



Get your research in order: EndNote and RefWorks workshops

Posted on: Jan 10, 2013 @ 4:43:54 pm

2013! New year, new semester: how about making use of software that will help you manage, collect, and organize your citations from the many articles, book chapters, and documents you will be reading? It will make creating bibliographies easier as well! Be good to yourself and plan to attend a workshop on EndNote and RefWorks.

===Wednesday, January 16, Graduate Student Center, Colbourn Hall 126, from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

===Thursday, January 24, John C. Hitt Library, Room 235A, from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

===Monday, January 28, John C. Hitt Library, Room 235A, from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

No reservations are necessary: just show up ready to learn something valuable.

If you would like to learn more about citation management software before the workshops, or at any time, take a look at the Research Guides on EndNote and RefWorks.



Library's Campus Connections: Tuesday 1/15: Counseling, Sustainability, WUCF-FM

Updated on: Jan 10, 2013 @ 5:16:00 pm

Welcome back, Knights! In 2013, you can learn more about the services and opportunities available at your favorite university: UCF! Just check out Campus Connections every Tuesday at your John C. Hitt Library.

This Tuesday, January 16, you can meet people who can talk to you and answer your questions, at a table on your right as you enter the Library.

*****from 10.00 a.m. to noon UCF Counseling and Psychological Services

*****from noon to 1.30 p.m. UCF Dining Sustainability

*****from 2.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. WUCF - FM Radio

Stop by and make a Campus Connection!



January 9, 1913: Richard Nixon Centennial

Posted on: Jan 7, 2013 @ 5:45:32 pm

If you are of a certain age, it might be hard to believe that former President Richard M. Nixon was born 100 years ago today, January 9.

And if you are of another certain age, you may say, "So what was he all about?"

Just go to One Search, on the library web site, type in your search, and start reading. Hundreds of articles, books, even DVD's can answer that question. The short answer: he was a complicated man. Take a look and you will be able to impress your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, with your newfound knowledge on an important figure from an era that was not really so long ago. Watergate, the opening of China, the Vietnam War, the first televised presidential debate, even Spiro T. Agnew---all have an abiding influence on our present.

A helpful database, if you would like a shortcut: Biography in Context. We may not have Richard Nixon to kick around any more, but his legacy lives on in a number of ways.



Save time---start your research and assignments now!

Posted on: Jan 7, 2013 @ 4:48:42 pm

Welcome back, Knights!

Spring Semester 2013 is just beginning, and it's time for you to choose your path through the learning landscape. Will it be peaceful, smooth, and consistent, or will it be crooked and end with some kind of explosion? Only you can decide how to handle your semester. The Libraries can help!

How can the library help? Make use of EndNote or RefWorks, perhaps a Research Consultation or a Writing Center Consultation. Take a look at computer or study room availability on the web site before you come over to the library. Have the library catalog text you a call number so you can use your cell phone to find a book in the stacks. Call, text, IM or email Ask A Librarian----or come on in and speak to a real live librarian.

Best wishes for a great semester!



Intersession hours, John C. Hitt Library

Posted on: Dec 13, 2012 @ 3:43:28 pm

It's very peaceful and quiet in the John C. Hitt Library. Final exams are over. The photo shows the Knowledge Commons at 1.00 p.m., prime time for study and research.

Hours during Semester Break are:

Wednesday, 12/12/12 through Friday 12/14/12 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Saturday, 12/15/12 and Sunday, 12/16/12 CLOSED

Monday, 12/17/12 through Friday, 12/21/12 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Saturday, 12/22/12 through Tuesday, 1/1/13 CLOSED

Wednesday, 1/2/13 through Friday, 1/4/13 7.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Saturday, 1/5/13 CLOSED

Sunday, 1/6/13 Noon to 8.00 p.m.

Monday, 1/7/13 Resume regular hours, Spring Semester begins!

Happy 2013, Knights!



Printing unavailable on Wednesday, December 12

Posted on: Dec 7, 2012 @ 2:17:03 pm

Printing in the John C. Hitt Library will not be available on Wednesday, December 12.

Work on the servers on that day means that the print release stations in the building will not work.

Final exams end on Tuesday, December 11, so it is expected that demand for printing will be at a low point.

Print release stations should be back in buiness on Thursday, December 13. Most students will have left campus by then, but should be happy to know that library printing will be up and running when they return in 2013.

Pictured: 3rd floor print release station, across from the Media Desk.



Extended library hours for Fall Finals

Posted on: Dec 5, 2012 @ 4:48:19 pm

It's that time. Just ahead in the future, tantalizingly close, lies INTERSESSION and VACATION. But now it's time to participate in that last, final, push for a strong finish: Final Exams.

You can come to the John C. Hitt Library and find many other Knights doing the same thing. You may find comfort in connecting with the studious souls surrounding you. Or not.

Tuesday - Thursday, December 4, 5, 6 : 7.00 a.m. to 3.00 a.m.

Friday, December 7: 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Saturday, December 8: 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Sunday, December 9: Noon to 3.00 a.m.

Monday, December 10: 7.00 a.m. to 3.00 a.m.

Tuesday, December 11: 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.



Fortify yourself: Fall Finals hours for Java City

Posted on: Dec 5, 2012 @ 4:30:36 pm

If all that studying makes you hungry---or leaves you with a craving for caffeine----you will be happy to know that Java City, in Infusion on the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library---has special hours for Finals.

***Tuesday, December 4, Wednesday, December 5, and Thursday, December 6:

7.30 a.m. to 2.00 a.m.

***Friday, December 7: 7.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

***Saturday, December 8: 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

***Sunday, December 9: 1.00 p.m. to MidKnight

***Monday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 11: 7.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

During Finals week, Java City will be where the elite meet to eat. And the procrastinating, as well.



TONIGHT: the one, the only, KRAM 4 the Exam!

Posted on: Dec 3, 2012 @ 9:04:30 am

10.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m., in your John C. Hitt Library, it's KRAM 4 the Exam!

Snacks, T-shirts, prizes, study supplies:

you know what this is all about, Knights.

It's study time with a little extra, from your UCF Library and Student Government.

Come on over, join your friends.

Get a jump on UCF's first Study Day, Tuesday, 12/4/12.

See you tonight!

Or perhaps that should be toKNIGHT.



Campus Connection today, in the John C. Hitt Library: UCF Arboretum

Posted on: Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:46:55 am

How "green" are you?

Certainly, today's Campus Connection can make you even "greener" than you already are:

UCF Arboretum 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Just look to the right as you enter the John C. Hitt Library, and you'll have a chance to make a Campus Connection.



Need a computer? 235A and 235C computers are available

Posted on: Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:39:22 am

The computers in the two library classrooms in the John C. Hitt Library are available for your use now and through final exams.

Just off the Infusion area, near Java City, Rooms 235A and 235C are open for computer use.

Come on in and get some of that end-of-the-semester work done. You'll be in the company of some world-class scholars: UCF students, of course.

Remember, you can check for computer availabiilty in the John C. Hitt Library.

Just click on the "Find" tab at the top of the Library web pages, and click on the "Computer Availability" button. The computers in 235A and 235C will not be included, but those in the rest of the building are listed.



In front of the John C. Hitt Library: new trees

Posted on: Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:21:59 am

Two new palm trees have been planted in front of the John C. Hitt Library.

Perhaps they represent the new, vital hope of all students who enter the library before and during finals:

Peace on earth and good grades to all!



Please, please, please: Keep belongings with you

Posted on: Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:31:11 am

Your mom and dad aren't here at UCF to remind you not to leave your belongings unattended. Don't leave them---even for a minute.

Your UCF Police can tell you that it only takes a few seconds to take a really cute backpack, like the one pictured here, or a laptop, or a phone, or a wallet, or books. Or a cute backpack containing a laptop, a phone, a wallet.

This could really complicate your life. Especially with finals and the end of the semester.

Please carry your belongings with you as you travel on campus and as you work in the library.




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