Read about multiculturalism, postcolonialism, Japanese music, content warnings in education, video games, and sports—then build a website about it—with these recently purchased eBooks:Continue reading “New eBooks at Gleeson”
New Oxford Handbooks are available. The scholarly review articles in Oxford Handbooks provide both a solid foundation and the latest research in a field.Continue reading “New Oxford Handbooks Online for December 2017”
Gleeson Library recently purchased some new nursing eBooks, available on the Ovid platform. These are unlimited access, so read away!Continue reading “New and Updated Nursing eBooks Available from Ovid”
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 Klan newspapers of the 1920s are a reminder of how current divisions over immigration, race, and citizenship are deeply embedded in American history. Continue reading Why Digitize KKK Newspapers?
The Gleeson Library has a new, small (but growing!) collection of zines. What are zines? Zines are self published magazines. They are a great means of self expression for artists, writers, and anyone passionate about a topic. Zines are created in a variety of ways with drawings, comics, collage, hand written, or typed text. They … Continue reading Gleeson Zine Library: a new collection
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
If you’ve ever felt that this citation-centric view of the scholarly world does not fully capture the value of your work—trust that feeling Continue reading Altmetrics and PlumX: More Ways to Measure Your Scholarly Work
Gleeson Library was busy this summer with construction projects and much has changed! Several USF departments have moved into the library and new study spaces and classrooms have been created. As a result, a few of our smaller collections have shifted into new spaces within the library, but the greatest impact was on our bound … Continue reading Access to Bound Periodicals
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”
Treasures from library collections around the world are in the spotlight at Gleeson Library, in honor of International Education Week. Stop by the reference desk to see books that feature amazing collections from some of the world’s most fabulous libraries, a beautiful slideshow, and an interactive display of more treasures from international library and archives’ digital … Continue reading Digital Library Collections: Treasures from Around the World
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
Over the last several months, Gleeson Library patrons have noticed a decreasing number of books on the shelves surrounding the Reference Desk. Those shelves are now almost completely empty! This is due to work on the large-scale Reference Integration Project, which is incorporating all physical reference materials into the main stacks. The project began late … Continue reading Where Have All the Reference Books Gone?
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
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