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International Graduate Student Welcome

International Graduate Student Welcome

The University of Central Florida Libraries wish to welcome our international graduate students to a virtual library orientation on August 18, 2020, 3:00 – 5:00pm. Attendees will learn how the UCF Library System supports our international graduate students and their research. This two-hour event is designed for new and returning international students.

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with their subject specialist librarian, to learn about the Libraries’ collections and resources, and to leave the event knowing how to contact a subject librarian in their area of research.

The program will cover a variety of important topics including library cultural adaption, scholarship/publishing academic integrity and resources, etc.

Register through our Qualtrics form

Knights Stronger Together Digital Time Capsule

UCF Libraries is building a digital time capsule, based on this year’s Diversity Week theme, Stronger Together: Unified! Connected! Family!

In this unprecedented year marked by COVID-19 and the continued fight for racial equity, we ask you to tell your story, share your voice, and be heard. Chronicle your connection to this year’s theme by contributing photographs you have taken, illustrations you have created, or text you have penned. You can influence how the present will be remembered. Share your message.

Submission information:

  • Open to UCF students, faculty, staff, and UCF Alumni. 
  • One submission per person. 
  • Submissions will be digitized and housed in STARS. STARS is UCF’s digital repository to publicize, disseminate, and preserve works by, for, and about UCF.
  • Submissions must be sized 8 ½” X 11” in a landscape orientation.
  • Submissions formats are pdf, jpg, png, or docx.
  • All submissions must be original work(s).
  • Participants must submit a consent form granting permission for their content to be digitized and placed into STARS as part of the Qualtrics form.
  • Submissions will be accepted August 1, 2020 – October 11, 2020.
  • Sexually explicit content will not be accepted, and UCF Libraries reserves the right to omit any submission.
  • All works will be placed into the digital time capsule as received; no editing services will be provided.

Submit at the Knights Stronger Together Digital Time Capsule Qualtrics form.

Can you design a book cover?

UCF Libraries wants to see your design skills! Will you accept our design challenge?

Select one of the titles below and illustrate the cover for that book. The submission deadline is Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 11:59PM.

  • Knightro and the Strange, Scary Pandemic Semester
  • Knugget Takes a Vacation
  • The Golden Vulture Strikes Again

For full contest rules and to submit your illustration, check out the contest page.

  • Contests for UCF students only.
  • One entry per student.
  • If more than one entry is submitted by a student, all the entries by that person will be disqualified from the contest.
  • Judges reserve the right to not select a winner due to limited submissions, or lack of exceptional submissions.
  • Entries with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest.

The winner will be announced on Monday, August 3, 2020. Prizes include a #UCFLibraries water bottle and a limited edition Quiet Space Rubber Duckie.

Summer Knight Reading Challenge

The 2020 Summer Knights Reading Challenge kicks off on June 1st and ends on August 1st. This year’s challenge will be a book bingo, with each square consisting of a different genre or category. Participants will receive brand new UCF themed coloring pages and bingo winners will receive a limited edition sticker. 

The challenge is open to all UCF students, faculty, and staff as well as those from the Downtown Valencia Campus. For more information and to sign up to participate, visit our 2020 Summer Knights Reading Challenge libguide. A link to the bingo card and coloring pages will be emailed to those who sign up.

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

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