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Faculty Support: Swank Streaming Video

Streaming videos are a great way to add engaging content to online courses in a broad range of fields beyond film studies. Everyone from Sociology and LGTBQIA+ Studies to Environmental Studies and Mental Health Counseling can benefit.

Swank Digital Campus offers many popular films and current releases as well as HBO documentaries and TV series for use in online courses. UCF currently has 364 Swank films licensed for use including recent releases like Just Mercy (2019), Bombshell (2019), and The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) to classics such as Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Greed (1924). Links for these films can be sent the same business day as the request.

If none of those great films fits your course, you can search the full Swank catalog for specific films or browse by discipline. If you see anything you like, submit a request through the form on our guide.

And to help with your searching the list of currently licensed films is now sortable by title, year, or expiration date. Primary category will be added to the sorting options soon.

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Faculty Support: HathiTrust Books Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS)

“HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.” 

UCF is providing temporary online access to many HathiTrust digitized books which are owned in print by our UCF Libraries and for which the digitized copies are normally blocked because they fall within the period restricted by copyright. 

“Temporary Access” books:  

  • Current UCF students, staff & faculty. 
  • Login with NID after connecting 
  • Can be read ONLY online  
  • Check out for 1 hour (access will renew automatically at the end of that hour, unless another user requests the book) 

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Faculty Support: Textbook Affordability

One way that faculty can help reduce the cost of a college education and positively impact student academic performance is to remove the barrier of high cost, commercially produced textbooks. There are several options for faculty to support textbook affordability efforts.

To date, UCF faculty have taught over 500 classes using open or library-sourced materials, in turn reaching almost 35,000 students and potentially saving them just over $3,200,000.* *Savings are calculated as cost of a new book by number of course enrollments as of Spring 2020.


For more information: library.ucf.edu/textbook-affordability

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Faculty Support: Online Graduate & Postdoc Workshops

Each semester the UCF Libraries offer workshops for graduate and postdoctoral researchers as part of the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success program.

Please let your students know about these online workshops. For fall 2020 all workshops will take place virtually through Zoom. Students can register by logging in at myUCF – Student Center – Graduate Students – Pathways to Success
(Instructions: https://graduate.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Pathways-to-Success-Workshop-Registration-Instructions.pdf).

Details and a full listing of library workshop sessions: https://guides.ucf.edu/graduateworkshops. For questions or to request a customized workshop, please contact Corinne Bishop, UCF Graduate Engagement Librarian.

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Faculty Support: John C. Hitt Library Expansion Updates

The John C. Hitt Library has re-opened with limited in-person and virtual services for the fall semester. We wanted to update you on some new spaces and re-location on some services. We have a beautiful, new main entrance on the Student Union Plaza side. Once you enter you will find the new and bigger Circulation Desk. Our “legacy” entrance (near the reflecting pond) is still available too.


The LibTech Desk (originally on the third floor), is now located on the main floor at what used to be the Circulation Desk (right inside the legacy entrance). New this semester is an amazing new Reading Room on the 4th Floor with 270-degree views of the campus!

John C. Hitt hours for fall semester: Monday-Thursday, 8AM – 6PM; Friday, 8AM – 5PM; Saturday, 10AM – 6PM; Sunday, Noon – 6PM.
• 21st Century Library Expansion: https://library.ucf.edu/21st
• Updates on Services: https://library.ucf.edu/coronavirus
• Remote Resources: https://guides.ucf.edu/covid

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