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Take Your Research to the Next Level

Calling all graduate students! Are you ready to take your research to the next level?

Jumpstart your summer research & publishing projects by attending our online workshop series! Learn what you need to know to plan & research sources for literature reviews, use tools to manage and format sources, and identify factors to consider when submitting your work for publication.

May/June Series Dates:
Library & Literature Review Research
Wednesday, May 27 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Citation Management
Tuesday, June 2 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Selecting Journals to Publish Your Research
Wednesday, June 10 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

June/July Series Dates:
Library & Literature Review Research
Thursday, June 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Citation Management
Friday, July 10 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Selecting Journals to Publish Your Research
Thursday, July 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

For details about sessions and registration, see

Thanks to OCLS

The CMC Library would like to thank the Orange County Library System for their generous contribution of Virtual Library Card logins for our School of Teacher Education students. During these remote instruction sessions, access to PreK-12 ebooks has become a priority. OCLS stepped in and has supported our students with this need. If you are a School of Teacher Education student and would like an OCLS Virtual Library Card login, please email Logins will be provided while supplies last.

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Breeze Into Summer Courses with Copyright Support through UCF Libraries

Summer is nearly here! As faculty work to develop online courses for the summer semester, questions may arise about copyright and fair use. Common questions about online classes and copyright include:

  • Can I scan a book chapter and post it in Canvas?
  • Am I allowed to add a PDF journal article to Canvas that I downloaded from UCF Libraries?
  • Can I link to a YouTube video?

Whether you have a question about journal articles, e-books, or streaming video, UCF Libraries is available to assist you with any copyright, fair use, or licensing questions that you have.

The Office of Scholarly Communication offers a variety of resources and services to help you navigate the complexities of copyright in your online courses. Visit the website for more information about copyright:

If you have questions about copyright and fair use for your summer courses visit UCF Libraries Guide on Academic Resources during COVID-19 Situation: It provides excellent resources and copyright clarifications to aid you in this process.

If you have additional questions, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Sarah Norris, is available to provide general guidance to faculty and staff about copyright and transitioning their classes online. For the month of May, Sarah is providing online office hours, Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – Noon. You can also reach her through email or phone.

CARES Act – Technology Access

University of Central Florida, through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), has established the Federal Emergency Grant to support students negatively impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Technology is one of the items for which CARES Act funds can be used. Two specific examples are new technology for online classes and the purchase of laptop/desktop as a result to classes moving online due to COVID-19.

Students who need assistance meeting these unexpected financial challenges should apply for CARES Act funds by submitting a federal emergency grant request.

The form to apply for funds is available at

Application window will be open until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. Assistance is subject to availability of funds, and applicants must meet eligibility criteria.

UCF has a CARES Act FAQ at

For additional resources, the UCF CARES office provides assistance in connecting students with mental health services, support groups, sexual and domestic violence support, and concerns about wellbeing such as financial and housing crises.

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Scholarly Communication Workshops

Library Support for Course Materials

Whether you’re teaching online or face-to-face, UCF Libraries provide access to a variety of materials that can support your courses — from journal articles, streaming videos, e-books, and more. But, these materials have a wide variety of access models that are not always evident. In this session, UCF Librarians Sara Duff, Rich Gause, and Sarah Norris will share how to navigate the plethora of resources available to support teaching and learning with a particular emphasis on resources that can be used during remote teaching during emergency circumstances. How to access these materials and ensure they’re accessible by students, as well as copyright and licensing will also be explored in this session. 

Faculty Session: May 28, 2020 – 1:00 -2:00 pm

Copyright and Student Works

Copyright is an important part of student works. As UCF students, they not only use copyrighted content but are also creators of copyrighted content. That’s because when a student writes a research paper, thesis, or dissertation, creates a presentation, or produces any other original and creative work, students own the copyright of those works — without having to apply for copyright. In this session, we will explore copyright as it applies to students and will provide context and recommendations that faculty can use to help foster students to be good stewards of copyright and intellectual property and to aid in ensuring student copyright is protected. 

Open to all: June 16, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm

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