As National Poetry Month continues to roll along, the Electronic Resources and Systems department wishes to draw special attention to an important online historical resource for small press poetry magazines, Independent Voices. Continue reading Key Database for National Poetry Month
Congratulations to Gleeson Library | Geschke Center’s Reference Student and Technology Coordinator, Ariana Varela, for completing her Masters Degree in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) at San Jose State University this month! Ariana is a USF alum, and first generation college graduate. She earned her Bachelors Degree in History with an emphasis in Latin American … Continue reading Congratulations, Graduate!
This year’s National Library Week falls during San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order. Even though our physical library is closed, we are maintaining robust service points virtually. As part of a series of celebrations during National Library Week, National Library Workers Day highlights the critical work of library staff and advocates for an increase in library staff … Continue reading National Library Workers Day 2020
This blog post was written by Reference Student Assistant Danni McCorkle. As new movies hit the screen and upcoming novels are printing for the masses, the need for in-depth details about these modes of entertainment is demanded by the public. From which the job of the critic is born. However, not all critics are written … Continue reading Musings on Book and Film Reviews
As we get ready for the holidays here in Gleeson Library, I found myself wondering how we got our modern tradition of Christmas. What’s up with bringing a cut pine tree inside your home to decorate? What’s up with all the poinsettias? Why do Brits give gifts on Boxing Day, December 26, while here in … Continue reading What’s up with Christmas?
The USF Seed Library is officially open! It’s fun and easy. Borrow some seeds, grow some produce, and perhaps collect and dry a few seeds for your next garden, and (optional) bring some back to donate to the library. More details are available at Gleeson’s USF Seed Library page. . The USF Seed Library is a joint project of the USF … Continue reading The USF Seed Library
The ERIC database has temporarily disabled PDF downloads on ERIC documents for security reasons. They are hoping to enable the downloads again soon, but no specific timeline has been given. Access to journal articles is unaffected. In the meantime, the Library does have copies of all ERIC “ED” documents on microfiche. To locate an “ED” … Continue reading Accessing ERIC Documents
Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to provide campus-wide online access to The Chronicle of Higher Education, “the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.” On-campus access is available now, and is automatic and password-free. For … Continue reading The Chronicle of Higher Education
Are you looking for a database with full text articles on literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, or gender studies? The best part is that even if you are not, this is a captivating database to browse through, with frequently updated articles, and links to recent publications. Check … Continue reading Database of the Week: Project Muse
Credo Reference is a great resource for finding articles from hundreds of reference sources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and factbooks. The topics covered include almost anything: art, biography, business, education, geography, history, literature, medicine, movies, music, psychology, religion, science, and world cultures…if it’s included in a reference book it’s probably in Credo Reference. You can … Continue reading Featured database: Credo Reference