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Ask A Librarian Featured Questions

Ask A Librarian Featured Question: December 2020

Our featured question this month is: “Why can’t I log in to access online resources off campus?

Here are some options you can try:

  • Use another browser
  • Clear your cache and cookies
  • Reset your NID password
  • If you logged in through WebCourses and used Library Tools, try logging on directly through the library website instead
  • If you are logging in from your workplace, you may be trying to access OpenAthens from behind a firewall.  Please contact your workplace IT to see if there is a work around

Tried all of the above and still having issues?  Please email our eResources team at Provide the browsers you have used, the options you have tried and error messages you have received.

Faculty Support: We Have You Covered Text on Image of Open Book with Pen

Faculty Support: Planning for spring? We can help!       

We hope this fall semester has gone great. As you are preparing for your spring 2021 classes remember we are here to help!   

  1. Our Information Literacy Modules can be assigned for the Academic Engagement Requirement.  
  1. Check the library to see if we have you textbook available online with unlimited users or if there are open educational resources available.  
  1. We have many streaming videos that you can embed in your Canvas course.  
  1. Contact your subject librarian to see what resources we have available in your subject area.  

Check out our Services for Facultypage for more information on how we can support your research and teaching.

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Faculty Support: UCF Libraries Copyright Support for Teaching & Research 

Whether you’re preparing course materials for your course or have questions about copyrighted works for your research, UCF Libraries has got you covered with a variety of services and resources to help you navigate the complexities of copyright in all your teaching & research endeavors.   

The Office of Scholarly Communication provides general information about copyright, fair use, and other copyright-related matters. In addition to our website, you can also find information on our various intellectual property research guides where we explore topics, such patents, trademarks, and copyright.   

If you have specific questions or would like to speak with a librarian about copyright, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Sarah Norris, is here to provide general information to faculty for teaching & research purposes. She is also offering online office hours for drop-in questions. You can find her current virtual office hours, as well as how to schedule an appointment here:  

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Faculty Support: Subject Librarians

The UCF Library Subject Librarians are here to help your students! Students can call, email, or request a Zoom session to inquire about assistance with their research topics, searching library databases, finding the best resources and so much more. Refer to the page below to find the contact information for each subject librarian. Librarians are available at the John C. Hitt Library, Curriculum Materials Center, Rosen Library, Downtown Library and UCF Connect Libraries.

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Faculty Support: New Patent & Trademark Video

Hello UCF STEM Faculty!

Did you know that UCF is a Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)? Patent and trademark information can provide your students with additional resources for their research. The video embedded below shares some great information on the value of IP in research, plus directions for scheduling an instruction session for your upcoming class.   

For more information please contact: Missy Murphy Missy Murphey, PTRC Librarian; Sandy Avila Sandy Avila, Science Librarian; and Ven Basco Ven Basco, Engineering Librarian.  

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