Category: Research and Information Services

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Faculty Support: ProQuest IGI Global Business, Computer Science, & Education eBooks

For 30 years, IGI Global has been promoting innovative, peer-reviewed research in nearly every academic discipline.  More recently, 109 eBook titles on Business and Management, Computer Science and Information, and Education have become available on the ProQuest eBook Central platform. These eBooks from IGI Global books are DRM-free and available for unlimited downloads. Samples of eBooks include

Multilevel Approach to Competitiveness in the Global Tourism Industry. Sergio Teixeira and Joao Ferreira, editors. [2020]

Technological Innovations for Sustainability and Business Growth. Geetika Jain, Shahriar Akter, Alka Munjal and Harpal S. Grewal, editors. [2020]

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications in Civil, Mechanical, and Industrial Engineering. Gebrail Bekdas, Sinan Melih Nigdeli, and Melda Yucel, editors. [2019]

Redefining Post-Traditional Learning: Emerging Research and Opportunities. Lorie Cook-Benjamin and Jared Cook. [2020]

Quality Management Implementation in Higher Education: Practices, Models, and Case Studies. Michael Sony, Kochu Therisa Karingada, and Neeta Baporikar, editors. [2020]

Search the library catalog for additional IGI eBooks. For the lists of many UCF Libraries’ eBook providers, including access and download information, go to https://guides.ucf.edu/ebooks.

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Faculty Support: Ask Us Virtual Reference Service

Do you wish there was a way you and your students could chat with, text, or email your research questions to a librarian? Well, look no further. Your friendly UCF Librarians and reference staff are here to help through our Ask Us service.

Ask Us staff are experienced in handling all sorts of questions, like how to start researching a topic, finding peer-reviewed articles, finding the full text of an article, and much more. If a student needs more in depth help with a research paper, then our Ask Us staff will refer them to their Subject Librarian. The current hours for our live chat, text, and email service are Monday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm, Friday from 9am to 5pm, and Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; you can text your questions to 407-378-3767.

Need help after hours? No problem. When our UCF chat is closed, you can chat with a librarian until midnight Sunday through Thursday using Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service. So be sure to take advantage of this quick and easy service and recommend it to your students!

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U.S. 2016 Election

Want details about the presidential candidates and upcoming elections? Check out our Elections and Florida Elections guides, the Library of Congress Election Stats guide, or try Google’s recently updated search option, provided in conjunction with the Center for Responsive Politics, to see more about presidential elections and campaign finance.

Find more election/campaign resources at the following sites – or ask your librarian

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Weekend Reading

New Books Display

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New Books shelf on 2nd floor

Browse our NEW BOOKS shelf in the Knowledge Commons for some recreational reading over Spring Break.  The bookcase on your left as you approach the Research and Information Desk is devoted to showcasing our latest academic book purchases.  Come by or check the website to see what we have, and feel free to take as many as you like–everything on display here is available for immediate check out: just take your selections to the circulation desk.

***NEW*** Now you can peruse the New Books Display website to read synopses of each book on display!  Titles link directly to our online catalog so you can find similar titles and check availability before your visit.

 

Google Education Partner

Gale has partnered with Google for Education

One of UCF’s database providers, Gale, has recently become a Google for Education Partner. Gale has partnered with Google in 2 ways: by providing integration of popular workflow tools through Google Apps as well as indexing content within Google Scholar. Students or patrons are able to login using their Google Account credentials through Gale’s leading products. Popular products are listed here: Gale’s Leading Products

Google Scholar is now indexing roughly 2.5 million articles of full-text scholarly periodical content from Gale . Users beginning their research in Google Scholar will discover UCF-owned content from Gale and its partners, and either be taken to the full-text of an article (if a UCF-authenticated user) or be directed to an abstract and information on how to access the article through UCF Libraries.

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