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Research Tips Thursday: Election Edition – Tracing Information to Its Source

This week we’ll be posting a special 5 part Research Tip Week to help you get prepared to vote! Check back each day for a new tip. In Part 2 we’ll take a closer look at tracing quotes, facts and images to their original source. Find this tip and more at

Open Access Resources for Further Exploration

This year’s Open Access Week celebration is coming to a close. We hope that you have enjoyed following along with UCF Libraries’ blog posts, social media posts, and other activities that highlighted the Open Access (OA) movement. If you missed any of our efforts, you can always revisit them by visiting the Libraries’ blog or […]

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Faculty Support: New Patent & Trademark Video

Hello UCF STEM Faculty! Did you know that UCF is a Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)? Patent and trademark information can provide your students with additional resources for their research. The video embedded below shares some great information on the value of IP in research, plus directions for scheduling an instruction session for your upcoming class.    […]

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Research Tips: Election Edition – Fact Checking

This week we’ll be posting a special 5 part Research Tip Week to help you get prepared to vote! Check back each day for a new tip. We’ll kick of the week with Fact Checking! This video will share questions to ask yourself when evaluating information, and resources you can use to dig deeper. Find […]

Addressing Equity and Access in the Digital Humanities: An Interview with Daniel Cox

Daniel Cox is a full-time instructor in the Games and Interactive Media program as well as a part-time Ph.D. student in the Texts & Technology program here at UCF. His research interests include code pedagogy and narrative games. He looks at how people learn programming languages and tools, and then how those skills translate into […]

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Research Tips Thursday: Why We Cite

Even if you know HOW to cite sources, do you know WHY we cite them? This tip will explain how citations connect you as a writer to your readers and other authors to cultivate more knowledge. Find this tip and more at

Exploring Open Access for Social Justice

This blog post is written by Humanities Librarian, John Venecek. The idea of the library as a site of social justice is a long-standing interest of mine. I’ve explored this issue by developing exhibits, programming, and other events designed to shed light on social justice issues. As a subject librarian, I seek to build diverse […]

Open Access Publishing Support for UCF Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars

Hello, UCF Grad Students and Postdoctoral Scholars! Do you have an interest in getting published in an Open Access (OA) journal but don’t know much about how it all works? Well, look no further. Here is a brief background on publishing Open Access and specifically Article Processing Charges (APCs).

The Importance of Open Access in Research, Classroom & Society

Perhaps in no other year has the importance of freely open and accessible information been more evident than in 2020.  The mid-March outbreaks of COVID-19 prompted stay-at-home orders and quarantines throughout the nation, and Americans were sequestered to their homes for a quarantine that some have yet to escape. When universities, libraries, businesses and laboratories across the country closed their doors, the availability of Open Access documents and data helped us maintain […]

Introduction to Open Access & Open Access Week 2020

Now in its thirteenth year, Open Access Week is a global event that celebrates the Open Access (OA) movement. It aims to bring awareness to OA and explore the benefits it brings to all. In addition, it is a time for institutions to highlight Open Access efforts and activities locally at their institution. At UCF […]

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