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Faculty Support: What are persistent links and why should I use them?

Incorporating library resources such as streaming video, eBooks and journal articles into your course is a great way to lower the cost of course materials and create engaging content. Our extensive collections you can help you bring your subject to life through diverse perspectives and real-world examples.

Allow your students to access content with one link whether they are on or off campus by creating a persistent link.

For more information on creating persistent links, check out our guide at:

Featured Bookshelf: Back to School

This unusual summer semester has ended and we’re prepping for fall. It’s only a few short weeks until the 2020-2021 academic year begins. It’s certainly going to be an interesting semester. Please remember to follow the Armour Up, Knights campaign to help keep the UCF community safe. Wear your mask, wash your hands, and try to keep 6 feet between yourself and others. By supporting each other, we can come through this stronger on the other side.

Libraries staff has pulled together a few suggestions that cover a whole range of areas including college success, cultural appropriation, investing, and football. 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.

Welcome to the 2020-21 academic year!

Featured Bookshelf: Back to School

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

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Faculty Support: JoVE Science Education now available!

UCF has invested in a one-year subscription to JoVE Education. Demos will be held August 3rd, 5th, and 7th with an overview of the JoVE STEM video resources available through this subscription. A detailed access list is available here:

Interested?  Register here through Eventbrite Recordings of the demos will be made available for those unable to attend.

Access JoVE through the following steps:

  1. Go to JoVE through the Libraries’ links
    1. Link to JoVE via this URL: 
    2. Navigate via the Libraries Database list
      1. Start from the Libraries home page
      2. Click the Databases button
      3. Search for “Jove” or click J to browse to Jove in the list of databases
      4. Click on JoVE Science Education. 
  2. You may be asked to log in via UCF’s Federated ID login.
  3. After you make it into the JoVE Science Education database, click on the red link at the top left hand side of the page titled, “Remote Learning.” You are now on the Faculty Resource Center page.
  4. Select the link labeled, “Set Up Remote Access.”
  5. Scroll down and look for the link labeled, “Setting Up JoVE Content in Canvas.” You will be taken to a pdf that has step by step instructions on how to access videos and to embed them into Canvas. A “Using JoVE with Canvas” video is also available.

CAVEAT: UCF subscribes to JoVE Science Education only.  The JoVE site includes content that we cannot access through the subscription. UCF cannot access the content in the Research tab on JoVE’s site.

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