Category: Student Learning & Engagement

Research Tips Tuesdays

Research Tips Tuesdays: Online Workshops

Are you interesting in becoming a better researcher?  Join us for Research Tips Tuesdays! Each workshop will be 40 minute online sessions with an additional 20 minutes for questions. Workshop topics will include skills that will help you spend less time on the research process and make it easier to find the information you need when you need it most.

Upcoming workshops include:

Read like a Researcher – Oct. 30, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m.​ 
This session will teach you how to:

  • Quickly evaluate articles and identify if it’s a good fit for your project
  • identify the relevant information you will need to use it as evidence
  • resources to help you stay organized, evaluate research methods and synthesize multiple sources

Notes on taking Notes – November 13, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
This session will explore:

  • identifying what you should include in your notes
  • Selecting the right note taking style for different situations
  • Formal note taking methods
  • Tools you can use to organize your notes

To register for these free workshops visit:

Knight Terror: Haunting the Stacks

Knight Terror: Haunting the Stacks

What terrors lurk in the shadows of a library? What scary thoughts creep through your mind when the stacks are quiet? What spooky creatures skulk in the edges of your vision?

Submit your scary story for the second annual Knight Terror Library writing contest by 11:59 pm on October 22, 2018 to see if you cause the best fright.

  • Contest for UCF students only
  • One entry per student
  • 500 words or less
  • The story should be themed in or around libraries in general
  • Stories with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest

Submit your scary short story here:

Winners be announced on October 31, and be immortalized in STARS KnightVerse. First place wins a special UCF Libraries prize pack. Second place wins a Library Construction duck.

Do you read banned books?

Do you read banned books?

Have you ever read Bridge to Terabithia or The Hunger Games? Then you’ve read a book banned for its religious viewpoint.

What about And Tango Makes Three or I Am Jazz? They were banned for having LGBTQ+ characters.

Banned Books Week is September 23 – 29.

Join UCF Libraries for our Read Stricted: The Dilemmas Surrounding Reading, Censorship, & Challenged Books discussion on Thursday, September 27, 2018 1:30 in LIB-223 about banned books and what books are on the ALAs list of Top 10 Challenged Books in 2017.

See what redacted books you can check out from our display on the John C. Hitt and Curriculum Materials Center Circulation desks.

Binge watch on us this summer

Binge watch on us

We’re midway through the summer semesters. With the compressed 12, 9 and 6 week terms things can get stressful. Why not take a thinking break to do a little binge watching? UCF Libraries has the complete seasons of many popular TV shows including several classics.


Library Workshops for Undergraduates

Calling all UCF Undergraduate Students!

UCF Libraries needs your help to design practical and useful workshops for student life. The survey, which will take about 8-10 minutes, will ask you about your study and research habits, as well as your experience using library resources and services. Your input will help us, help you. Take a few minutes of your time and follow this link:

Look for new Undergraduate Workshops coming in Fall 2018.

If you have questions, concerns, or complaints contact Andrew Hackler, UCF Libraries, IT&R, (407) 823-0804 or by email at

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