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talk like a pirate day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy, mateys! Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ye need ter use Mango Languages ter ready yer pirate speak!

(Yes, Mango really does have a Pirate course! It has over sixty languages available for you to learn for free through the UCF Libraries!)

Lookin’ ter show off more o’ yer pirate speak? Belay yer carousin’ and be lookin’ forward ter Open Access Week!

(Mark your calendars for Open Access Week starting October 24 for more pirate-themed fun!)

I reckon ye be havin’ questions. Belay yer worryin’! We be a fine lot o’ swashbucklers here, we may tell ye plainly. Be askin’ yer questions, me hearty!

(If you have any questions about Mango, please ask us. For questions about the Open Access Week festivities, please contact Sarah Norris.)

UCF Knights Gameday

Saturday, 9/17/16: Gameday hours

Come on into the John C. Hitt Library on Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. By the 7.00 p.m. kickoff at Bright House Stadium you will feel a genuine sense of accomplishment for all the research, reading, writing and reflection you have completed at the library. We won’t mind if you leave a bit early to swing by a tailgate or two. When you’re here, you can look in any of hundreds of resources to find out exactly what a terrapin is.
Go Knights! Beat the Maryland Terrapins! Charge on!

Photo of front entrance to John C. Hitt library and the Flame of Hope

Attend a Workshop!

The UCF Libraries is happy to offer workshops on important topics throughout the semester. We have one set of workshops for all students, and another for graduate students.

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday, September 21st at 12PM – Endnote & RefWorks: Citing made Easy!
John C. Hitt Library, 235A
EndNote and RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! Join us to learn how to export citations from library databases, organize your citations, generate bibliographies, and format your citations in a Word document. All sessions cover both products! Please bring your own laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Tuesday, October 4th at 12PM – Endnote & RefWorks: Citing made Easy!
John C. Hitt Library, 235A
EndNote and RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! Join us to learn how to export citations from library databases, organize your citations, generate bibliographies, and format your citations in a Word document. All sessions cover both products! Please bring your own laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation. (more…)

Magnifying glass above "copyright" in dictionary

Plagiarism vs. Copyright Infringement

The new semester is here. In the classroom, students read their syllabi and notice the policy sections.

Plagiarism is often mentioned in one or more sections, such as ones titled Honesty, Academic Misconduct, or Cheating.

Copyright infringement may also be mentioned, either together with plagiarism or in its separate section, such as Copyright Statement.

In the hurry and excitement of “syllabus day,” these terms may blur together. Plagiarism and copyright infringement are often confused or the terms are accidentally interchanged. They are different, and they have different consequences.

Our Research Guides discuss plagiarism and copyright. Rick Anderson also describes the differences clearly in a recent Library Journal article. Here is a summary of differences:

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shortcuts @ UCF libraries

Short Cuts: Knowledge Commons

Spotlight on the Knowledge Commons

Whether you’re a new UCF student or returning for your senior year, the John C. Hitt Library’s Knowledge Commons on the second floor of the library has something for everyone! Join Rachel Mulvihill, one of our friendly UCF Librarians, on a quick tour of the services and spaces available to the UCF community. This video is the first of many in our new Short Cuts video series. Short Cuts videos will highlight library news, staff, resources, and services in a fast paced format.

 

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