Enhance your learning on the new O’Reilly-Safari platform. Gleeson Library | Geschke Center now brings you unlimited access to their Academic Catalog: over 48,000 books, videos, case studies, learning paths, and content from O’Reilly conferences, from beginner to advanced. Read online or download to their app for offline use. You might know O’Reilly-Safari for its … Continue reading O’Reilly-Safari: new look, more books
In December, the Library notified faculty of our preliminary plans for database and journal cancellations for the coming fiscal year. This will mark the fifth consecutive year that the Library’s budget has been cut, and each cut necessitates increasingly significant cancellations for the Library and the faculty & students whom we support. Two years ago, … Continue reading 2019 Library Database and Journal Cancellations
The USF community has access to tens of thousands of videos and clips owned or licensed by Gleeson Library. You’ll find the library’s streaming video collections listed here; individual titles from these collections as well as DVDs, where streaming access is not available, are listed in the library catalog. Beginning September 1, 2018, the Library … Continue reading Library Streaming Video Changes Sept. 1
Do you like lists? Look back at 2017 with these Top Fives at Gleeson Library! (Updated January 29, 2018)Continue reading “2017 by the numbers”
Have you got company research projects on your mind? Need to download financials for your finance class? Searching for company ratios or filings? Or would you just like to create a list of companies based on your own criteria? If any of these sound like you, check out our new business database, Mergent Online! Mergent … Continue reading Need Company Information? Try Mergent Online!
The database list at Gleeson Library has a new look! Find it from the home page: Search > Databases and on the Databases page, click “A to Z List of Databases.” Here you will see the treasure trove of electronic resources. Search by subject Discover a subject-specific database beyond your old favorites. Search by type … Continue reading A new look for the database list
Hey, sport! During a recent reference desk shift, a researcher in the library asked me for statistics about badminton participation. I happily recommended the Sports Market Analytics database (previously known as SBRNet).
SMA gathers in-depth analytics on both professional and hobby sports: market share, demographics, venue reports, and trade publications. Although it focuses on the United States, some sports have international data as well. When I walk in Golden Gate Park, I often see a group of people playing badminton. How big a market are they participating in? Check it out: the sport of badminton engendered a 11.5 million dollar market in 2012.Continue reading “Get the score on sports resources at Gleeson”
Articles published open access are cited more often than articles that are not. End of Story. Continue reading Why You Need to Publish Open Access
If newspapers publish the “first rough draft of history,” it is fascinating indeed to view those rough drafts from the perspective of USF students. Gleeson Library is in the process of digitizing back issues of USF’s student newspaper, the “Foghorn,” and the first major batch is available now. The parallels between some articles from nearly 50 … Continue reading The Foghorn: A Student History of USF
On June 1, 2016 the library catalog and remote access to databases will be unavailable from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Services affected include Ignacio, the Library Catalog; Library Databases; My Library Record; Interlibrary Loan; Reserves, and Link +. The Library system is being migrated to a hosted environment at Innovative Interfaces Inc., the vendor … Continue reading Library Systems Down June 1, 2016
Newspapers can be powerful agents of social change and newspapers can contain powerful primary sources for historical research. The Chicago Defender is powerful in both these ways, and is a great resource to check out when celebrating Black History Month. Under the direction of its founder, Robert S. Abbott, and his successor, John H. Sengstacke, The Defender brought focus to … Continue reading A Primary Source for Black History
How much do you know about Mandarin Chinese, the world’s most widely-spoken language? Oxford Dictionaries‘ infographic (below) offers an overview to the Chinese language family, introducing you to key elements such as the number of native speakers worldwide, where different Chinese-speaking populations are located, the names of the major dialects, and the different types of … Continue reading 中文: The World’s Most Widely-Spoken Language
The Japan Film Festival of San Francisco and J-POP Summit begin this weekend (that’s tomorrow!), so we thought you might want to get in the mood by watching some Japanese films courtesy of Gleeson Library. Supplement your festival viewing pleasures with streaming Japanese independent films straight from the library’s web site in our new database Asian Films Online: … Continue reading Japanese Films & Festival
Suppose you have to write a paper for school and you’re ready to start doing your research. The obvious place to start is Google, right? But here’s a question for you: When you use a search engine like Google, Yahoo, or Bing, are you searching the entire web? If not, then, are you at least searching … Continue reading The Hidden Web
I bet you don’t love new databases as much as the Head of Reference, Randy Souther, does, but here’s hoping you can find some of Gleeson’s new databases useful in your research! First, head over to Artemis: Primary Sources to search two new additions, The Times (of London) Digital Archive 1785-2008 and Sabin Americana: 1500-1926, … Continue reading New Databases @ Gleeson