Students at UCF work on all kinds of interesting creative projects and research. UCF Libraries has the privilege of being able to house physical and digital copies of decades of research done by students and faculty.
STARS is UCF’s Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarship, and is home to scholarship and creative works done by students and faculty across disciplines. STARS provides an option for contributors to share their work while retaining their copyright. Most items in STARS are freely available to users around the world. Materials can be browsed College, Department, or individual collection: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/communities.html.
Users can browse all Theses and Dissertations completed at UCF, including everything from a political science paper about the 2020 Presidential primaries and the Democratic Party’s influence to a Communication paper on the effects of social media on mental health. College and Department level collections are also available, as well as a browsable collection of Advisors and Chairs.
We’ve also curated a list of some of the many interesting works by students in the History Department, Creative Writing program, College of Sciences, and College of Nursing below:
Pestilence and Poverty: The Great Influenza Pandemic and Underdevelopment in the New South, 1918-1919 by Andrew Kishuni
Farm Women as Producers & Consumers in the 20th Century U.S. South by Joseph J. Kaminski
Rebuilt and Remade: The Florida Citrus Industry, 1909-1939 by James Padgett
Hippieland: Bohemian Space and Countercultural Place in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood by Kevin Mercer
Mass Media and the Evolution of the Environmental Movement: 1960-1979 by Donald Anguish
Golden Years by Sienna Malik
Tourist Trap: On Being Raised In Award-winning Sand by Catherine Jane Carson
According to the Gospel of Haunted Women by Judith Roney
Assisted Living: Stories by Donovan Swift
I Have Questions by Lorena Matejowsky
Migrant Child by Nicholas Shepherd
College of Sciences
A Socio-Economic Assessment of Marine Turtle Eco-tourism by Kendra Cope (2015)
Impact of Increased Green Turtle Nesting on Loggerhead Fitness by Amanda R. Carmichael (2018)
It’s Just a Bad Period” and Other Ways of Dismissing Women’s Pain: An Ethnographic Look into the Experience of Endometriosis by Seline Hays
Impact of Work-Life Balance on Health-Related Quality of Life Among College Students by Emily Vernet
Experiences of Young Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Latinx People in Healthcare by Caleb Hernandez
Whose Sustainability? An Analysis of a Community Farming Program’s Food Justice and Environmental Sustainability Agenda by Sarah Davenport
College of Nursing
Exploring the Different Factors Associated with Burnout by Natassja J. DeBra
As we continue to share UCF Library’s online resources, we hope that you find new ways to engage with your fellow Knights across disciplines and genres.