UCF Facilities is scheduled to replace additional components of the building heating system this Friday and Saturday. It can’t be delayed until warmer weather as it needs attention now. The building will most likely be cooler Friday through possibly Sunday, so bring a sweater with you when you visit the John C. Hitt Library. Hopefully with these system upgrades the building will feel warmer for the balance of cold season. Thank you for your patience!
Feb. 5-8th, 2017
John C. Hitt Library
Can you unlock the mystery of reliable sources? Join us for a week of events to help you become an Information Expert! For each event you attend you’ll receive a clue to the Mystery of the Missing Songbird. The closer you get to solving the mystery, the better the prize! Participate in all four events to reveal the answer to the mystery and receive a UCF libraries grand prize pack!
Are you an information expert Quiz?
Monday, Feb. 5th 10:30-12:30 – Main Floor
Can you separate fact from fiction? Stop by the library for the first clue in the Mystery of the Missing Songbird. To receive your clue you’ll be asked to evaluate a series of sources and identify what makes them trustworthy or suspect. Join us any time between 10:30-12:30 to begin your quest to becoming an Information Expert.
Fact checking 101 –
Tuesday, Feb. 6th 10:00-11:00 RM 223
This workshop will show you how information experts evaluate sources using real world examples. Participants will learn what to look for to identify questionable sources, how to verify claims and how to categorize sources. Participants will not only leave one step closer to being an information expert, they will also receive a clue identifying what is at the heart of the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.
Choosing the right source for the right project
Wed, Feb, 7th 1:30-2:30 RM 235C
In an academic setting the key to a successful project often lies in selecting the right supporting resources to use as the foundation of your work. In this workshop, participants will explore how to choose the right resource for their project, and learn how to evaluate resources for fit beyond “peer review.” Participants will also be given the clue to where news about the Mystery of the Missing Songbird first appeared.
Psychology of Fake News
Thursday, Feb. 8th 10:00-11:00, RM 223
Day in and day out we hear about fake news, biased news and every news outlet trying to convince us they are trustworthy, but why do they do it? In this workshop we will explore how media influences our understanding of the world. We will discuss what we can do as information consumers to effectively evaluate information and get well rounded perspectives. Participants will also be given the clue that reveals who is behind the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.
ProQuest History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle
The UCF Libraries would like to announce the acquisition of the following collections in ProQuest’s Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century database: Federal Government Records & Supplement; and Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Parts 1 and 2.
The focus of the Federal Government Records & Supplements modules is on the political side of the freedom movement, the role of civil rights organizations in pushing for civil rights legislation, and the interaction between African Americans and the federal government in the 20th century. Major collections include the FBI Files and records from the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Reagan administrations, detailing the interaction between civil rights leaders and organizations and the highest levels of the federal government.
The Organizational Records and Personal Papers parts 1 and 2 bring a new perspective to the Black Freedom Struggle via the records of major civil rights organizations and personal papers of leaders and observers of the 20th century Black freedom struggle.
UCF community members can access this database at https://guides.ucf.edu/database/BlackFreedom
As you get ready to do your literature reviews for research papers, thesis, or dissertations, UCF Libraries, in partnership with Graduate Studies, is offering 90‐minute workshops which can help by introducing discipline‐specific resources. The workshops provide graduate students an opportunity to meet with the subject librarian for their program, learn more about available resources in their discipline, improve library research strategies, and get help with questions.
Graduate Essentials Workshops for Criminal Justice & Public Administration
Graduate Research Essentials Workshops for Engineering & Computer Science
Graduate Research Essentials Workshop for Psychology
Graduate Research Essentials Workshop for Science
Graduate Research Essentials Workshops for Business
Grad Research Essentials Workshops for Sociology
Click on the link for the preferred date for your subject area to get full details and learn how to register.