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2019 International Graduate Student Welcome

Dear International Graduate Students,

Please join the UCF Libraries for coffee and conversation to learn how our resources and services support international graduate students and their research. This two‐hour event is designed for new and returning international graduate students.

The program will cover a variety of important topics including resources and services for both online and in‐person support, scholarship and publishing, and research tools.

In addition to learning about the Libraries’ collections that will primarily support your research and teaching, attendees will have an opportunity to connect with subject librarians who are available to provide assistance with resources and questions.

Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please click the following link:

Where: John C. Hitt Library, Room 223 (main campus)
When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Featured Bookshelf for August 2019 Back to School

Featured Bookshelf: Back to School

The summer semester is ending and the prep for fall has started. It’s only a few short weeks until the 2019-2020 academic year begins. We’ll have a full cohort of students back on campus. The lines for coffee will be never ending and a free parking space will be nowhere to be found. Life will definitely get more exciting.

Libraries staff has pulled together a full list of books that cover a whole range of areas. Some books are for our graduating students wondering what comes next. Some books are to help new incoming students start the year successfully. We even have books that staff read when they were your age (yep, books existed that long ago) that changed how they thought about the world.

Welcome to the 2019-20 academic year!

Click on the link below to see the full list, descriptions, and catalog links for the featured Back-so-School titles suggested by UCF Library employees. These 24 books plus many more are also on display on the 2nd (main) floor of the John C. Hitt Library next to the bank of two elevators.

Featured Bookshelf: Back to School 2019

New Art Exhibit: Indian Film Festivals

The July 2019 exhibit on the John C. Hitt Library Art Wall is “Indian Festivals in Florida.” The colorful photographs were taken by 2 UCF students, Priyanka Chandra and Sharan Sathya, and feature celebrations for multiple religious faiths and occasions.

The photos were commissioned by the Asian Cultural Association (ACA), and the exhibit is co-sponsored by the ACA and the UCF India Center in the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs.

The exhibit can be viewed during the month of July on the Art Wall, right inside the front entrance to the John C. Hitt Library. For more information, see this College of Sciences article.

Library Furniture Sit Test

New Furniture Sit Test

The John C. Hitt Library invites you to check out some of the new furniture options going into our new spaces.

Sit and Test

Feel how comfortable and relaxing your new work and study spaces will be.

Give Feedback

We want to know your opinion about the new furniture. Tell us at

Chernobyl: What is the cost of lies?

A Look at Media: Chernobyl

Everyone is talking about HBO’s gripping new miniseries, Chernobyl which is a personal look at one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history. Have you been pulled into the story as well and want to know more?

UCF Libraries has a great collection of books and documentaries about the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Check these out and learn more about what happened and how it has shaped the use of nuclear power in the West.


Chernobyl Record: the definitive history of the Chernobyl catastrophe by R.F. Mould

Chernobyl: a documentary story by Iurii Shcherbak

Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: life in the dead zone by Rebecca L. Johnson

Chernobyl: the hidden legacy by Pierpaolo Mittica

Chernobyl: the history of a nuclear catastrophe by Serhii Plokhy

The Truth About Chernobyl by Grigori Medvedev

The Lessons of Chernobyl: 25 years later edited by Elena B. Burlakova and Valeria I. Naydich (ebook)

Manual for Survival: a Chernobyl guide to the future by Kate Brown

Midnight in Chernobyl: the untold story of the world’s greatest nuclear disaster by Adam Higginbotham

Streaming Video and DVD

NOVA. Building Chernobyl’s megatomb produced and directed by Martin Gorst.

Chernobyl : Nuclear Meltdown from A&E Television Networks, LLC.

Children of Chernobyl produced by SIC TV.

Living under the cloud : Chernobyl today produced and directed by Teresa Metcalf (DVD)

Did you know Russia isn’t the only one who had a nuclear accident?

If you are curious about the United States’ own brush with nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 1979, we have reading on that as well.

Three Mile Island: a nuclear crisis in historical perspective by J. Samuel Walker

Three Mile Island: prologue or epilogue? by Daniel Martin

Three Mile Island: the most studied nuclear accident in history: summary: report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States

The Warning: accident at Three Mile Island by Mike Gray and Ira Rosen

Radiation nation: Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s by Natasha Zaretsky

TMI 25 years later: the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident and its impact by Bonnie A. Osif, Anthony J. Baratta, Thomas W. Conkling

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