Two new interactive tutorials on the USC Libraries website help USC faculty teach their students how to avoid plagiarism and correctly cite sources. Librarians Elizabeth Galoozis, Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, and Rebecca Halpern partnered with the USC Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards office to produce the updated tutorials. Both include printable certificates of completion.
A new version of Quick Search that debuts on the USC Libraries homepage Monday, July 14, provides more relevant search results and other upgraded features. Students and other researchers used Quick Search—a powerful service that provides access to the USC Libraries' vast resources through a single search box—more than three million times in 2013. Keep reading to learn more about the new features
Writing in the Winter 2014 edition of Society of California Archivists Newsletter, USC librarians Elizabeth Namei and Michaela Ullmann profile "a unique collaboration" that incorporated materials from the libraries' Special Collections into orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Held in fall 2013, the sessions introduced the wealth of library services and collections available to the students. They also included a "petting zoo" portion during which students could see rare books and other library materials up close. Click through for the full text of Namei's and Ullmann's article.
Due to a partial shutdown of the United States federal government, some resources accessible through the USC Libraries website are temporarily unavailable. These include:
The USC Libraries now offer expanded document delivery service for USC undergraduate students. Click through for details on the expanded offerings.
RefWorks is an online research-management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, organize, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. Keep reading to learn how to join in on a 60-minute RefWorks webinar, conducted by training specialist Jason High.
Beginning May 20, Leavey Library will replace the Doheny Memorial Library as a destination for items paged from Grand. The Science & Engineering Library will remain as an alternate destination for paged materials.
Researchers can now discover nearly 25,000 titles in the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives' books and periodical collections through Quick Search on the USC Libraries' homepage. Both collections are for use at the ONE Archives' West Adams headquarters by appointment only. Contact the ONE Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 741-0094 to make a reseach appointment.
On Thursday, October 25, the USC Libraries and USC's Graduate Student Government present "The Digital Grad Student," a ninety-minute workshop beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Tutor Campus Center Room 351. The workshop will introduce a broad range of research tools designed to help graduate students organize and visualize their research, stay up to date on current topics in their disciplines, and find innovative ways to incorporate technology into their teaching. RSVP online. A light lunch and refreshments will be served.
With the recent launch of a new USC Libraries app for iOS devices and the addition of a catalog search feature on the USC Libraries' Facebook page, there are now more ways than ever to find library resources. Keep reading to learn about these new services.