Looking for a quick and easy technique to help you incorporate supporting evidence in your writing? Check out this week’s Research Tip Thursday video! You will find a simple strategy that you can use to keep track of evidence as you go and quickly identify gaps that need filled.
Hispanic Heritage Month, established in 1988, runs from September 15 through October 15. It recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the United States. Florida in particular has a strong Hispanic legacy including the oldest inhabited city in the U.S., St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565 by the Spanish. UCF will also be celebrating our status as a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) which means more than 25% of our enrolled students identify as Hispanic. Details on the HSI Week events can be found through the UCF Events Calendar.
Join the UCF Libraries as we celebrate our favorite Hispanic authors and books. Click on the link below to see the full list, descriptions, and catalog links for the featured Hispanic Heritage titles suggested by UCF Library employees. These 10 books plus many more are also on display in the new 4th floor Reading Room in the John C. Hitt Library.
One way that faculty can help reduce the cost of a college education and positively impact student academic performance is to remove the barrier of high cost, commercially produced textbooks. There are several options for faculty to support textbook affordability efforts.
Work with the bookstore! Submit your assigned course textbook(s) on time to allow students to shop the cost of course materials and the bookstore to locate used and rental textbooks.
To date, UCF faculty have taught over 500 classes using open or library-sourced materials, in turn reaching almost 35,000 students and potentially saving them just over $3,200,000.* *Savings are calculated as cost of a new book by number of course enrollments as of Spring 2020.
Due to COVID-19, a number of computers in the library where made unavailable to patrons to provide appropriate physical distancing.
To make up for this loss in physical computer access, we have made those Public PC desktop computers available as virtual desktops. This allows you to access all of the programs and applications found on library and other public lab computers from your own Windows, Mac, iOS, iPad OS, or Android device without needing to install apps directly on your machine.
Planning a search strategy is the first step to fast and efficient research. Check out this week’s Research Tip Thursday and learn a tried and true technique to make you a master strategist in less than 2 minutes!