USC Libraries Instruction Coordinator Avril Cunningham worked with Dr. Raquel Torres-Retana, Assistant Dean and Director for USC's Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards (SJACS) to distribute the USC Libraries Academic Integrity tutorial with SJACS annual letter to faculty about academic integrity standards at USC. This collaborative outreach effort will reach over 3,200 USC faculty, enabling them to use our Academic Integrity tutorial for teaching correct citation methods and discouraging plagiarism.
The libraries have recently announced operating hours for the fall semester. Also, we're extending reference services at Doheny Library until 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Leavey Library will now offer reference services until 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and reference desks will now be staffed on Sundays. See our hours page for details.
Larry Harnisch at the Daily Mirror blog shared an intriguing post about the Rev. George L. Cole of Los Angeles, who "tells amazing stories of a weird, ancient culture that flourished in the cliffs of New Mexico. A race of people 7 feet tall (this grew to 8 feet in later stories) with curious teeth who worshiped the sun and considered the turkey to be a sacred animal." Harnisch also shares a photograph from our Digital Library of some pottery Cole used to support his hypothesis.
Want to learn about attempts to map the moon in 1868 or recent studies of muscle atrophy in astronauts? Paratext, the publisher of the 19th Century Masterfile and Reference Universe database, recently circulated some fun citations from these e-resources, which are available to all members of the USC community. Keep reading to see what else you might learn about the moon.
The publisher of the USC Libraries' Web of Knowledge e-resource recently added a number of features to help you search, analyze, and use search results more efficiently. You can access the enhanced resource here -- or keep reading for a list of new features that facilitate collaboration and bibliographic citations.