Scholarly Communication

The Office of Scholarly Communication

The term “scholarly communication” broadly refers to the steps of scholarly research, writing, publishing, and any other aspect of scholarly output. It is a complex process.

The process includes, but is not limited to:

  • Doing research for a paper
  • Preparing to write a journal article
  • Determining which publisher to use
  • Facilitating awareness and access to your works

Our Office provides services for three important aspects of scholarly communication:



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Acquaint yourself with the research process, and learn more about our services to help you with your own research.


Open Access

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Learn about open access and what it means for universities, libraries, and your own published works.



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Remain aware of copyright concepts and discover details that can help you with your own rights.


Blog Posts

STEAM Workshops: Research, Data & Tools

*These workshop have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. Data Visualization Tools, Data Sources & Data Clean-Up Monday, March 16, 20202:00 pm – 3:30 pmJohn C. Hitt Library, Room 223 Data visualization tools can be useful when considering sharing data and data analysis in visually compelling ways. Yet, understanding how to […]

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No Textbook Required

Not being able to afford a textbook shouldn’t get in the way of learning. In recognition of Open Education Week (March 2-6), UCF Libraries are spotlighting the efforts of just a few faculty who have made course materials available to students at no cost. Course: AML 3031 Professor: Farrah Cato created this textbook as part […]

How does free help me? Useful things like GPS Software

Once upon a time the only way to find an address was to look at a paper map. Remember your first day at UCF? How hard it was to find the right building? Did you get lost? That used to be true going pretty much any place new.

How does free help me? Mind-blowing things like the mapping our DNA

Ever hear of a little company called 23andMe? For around $100, you can get a breakdown of your global heritage. You can even get it for your dog or cat.

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