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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.

https://library.ucf.edu/subject/all/

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Faculty Support: Online Library Instruction Options

Are you working on planning your mixed mode or online courses for fall and thinking about incorporating library instruction? We have several options available, including both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. We can tailor the sessions to your particular course and research assignments.

If your class is meeting synchronously through Zoom, your librarian can hold a live session for you and your students demonstrating search techniques and highlighting relevant library resources.

If your class is being held asynchronously, we can create recorded sessions or other customized learning objects to include in your Webcourse modules. We also have our Information Literacy Modules, which cover a range of research and citation topics, that can be assigned to your students.

Contact your subject librarian to find out more information about our services and to schedule your library sessions for the coming semester.  

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Virtual Research Consultations with Your Librarian

Do you have students in your class who you think would benefit from a one-on-one research appointment with a librarian? While UCF Libraries continues to offer research assistance virtually for general reference inquiries through our Ask Us service, we also offer virtual research appointments for those seeking an extended, personalized service for more complex questions.

Students can meet with their subject librarian to discuss their particular research questions and challenges. In these sessions, librarians can guide students through sample searches using their topics, recommend resources to explore, suggest possible keywords, and more.

To schedule an appointment, students simply need to fill out the “Schedule an Appointment” form online and provide their contact information and some information about their research project. Then a librarian will contact the student to schedule the day, time, and format for the virtual session. We encourage you to let your students know about this helpful service.

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Faculty Support: Setting up Helpful Alerts through the Web of Science Database

Did you know that the Web of Science database, available remotely through the UCF Libraries, has a great tool to help you save time on the tedious process of doing research? Using robust databases like the Web of Science can really cut down the time you spend researching, allowing you to work smarter not harder!

By setting up important alerts like saved search alerts, citation alerts, and journal alerts through your Web of Science user account, you can be emailed when one of your saved search queries yields new records matching your search criteria. In addition, you can get an alert when one of your own publications has been newly cited, helping you keep track of your research impact. Finally, set up an alert so you can be emailed the latest table of contents of your favorite journals without having to visit each publication separately.

For instructions on how to create a Web of Science user account and how to set up these great alert tools, check out my research guide: guides.ucf.edu/webofscience. Pay special attention to the section tabs on “How to Set Up a User Account” and “Creating Alerts” and feel free to reach out to me with any questions. I am also available for an online research consultation appointment if you would like to walk through the process.

Email: savila@ucf.edu

Join me for virtual “the librarian is in” office hours:
MWF’s 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm & TTH’s 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

To schedule an online research consultation appointment: https://ucf.libcal.com/appointments/main

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Virtual Office Hours with Your Librarian

Your librarians are here to assist you virtually as we all learn to navigate being remote learners and teachers. Each librarian listed below is ready to help you with the subjects listed after their name. Each of those subjects links to a research guide for that subject. Most of the librarians listed below have set virtual office hours which are listed below their name and clicking on their name will lead you to their profile page and a link to their virutal office if they have one. Others have a link to set up an online appointment with them. If you need assistance with a subject not listed below or for other research questions, please contact Ask Us and a friendly librarian will be happy to assist you.

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