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Need Help Starting Your Research?

Friday, March 28th, 2014 | Posted in Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

You have a research project.  You also have a general idea or concept you’d like to research, but you don’t have enough background information to get started.  How about using “Researcher Starters” for some help?

Researcher Starters are a feature of the Find It! tool available on the USF Libraries‘ website.

To use Research Starters, type a subject into the Find It! search box.  On the results page, look near the top of the page for the Research Starter.

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In this example, the Research Starter is Mental Health.  If you click through, you will open a full-length article.  Note here that the article for Mental Health is from the Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health, a reputable and valid source. You can download, print, and export the article and citation as you would any other electronic resource available through the USF Libraries.

You should know that, in some instances, a Research Starter may not be retrieved.  In other instances, the Research Starter may pull from a different discipline (say, Biology instead of Social Work). Although you may not find something 100% of the time, what you do find will be a good, verifiable source to help you get your research started.

April is National Minority Health Month

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 | Posted in Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

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Every April, the Office of Minority Health works towards “raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities.”  The theme for April 2014,  Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity, is centered on critically reducing health disparities through prevention.  For more information, visit http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm14/.  The informative site includes graphics, a toolkit, and an events calendar.

 

View the FMHI Library’s Guide to Mental Health Disparities.

Include the Library in Your Canvas Course…

Friday, January 31st, 2014 | Posted in Faculty, News, Resources, Services by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Request a customized library instruction session for your course (http://bit.ly/1iy5E5Q)

  • Either online or face to face. We can embed resources/instructional content in Canvas.
  • Readings for your course can be requested and placed in the library’s Course Reserves collection for your class to use. (http://bit.ly/1hZNtbp)

Build-in extra credit for students who need help with research skills.

Create “digital” learning objects

  • The USF Tampa Library’s Digital Learning Studio (http://bit.ly/1c6vY23) is now open on the 2nd floor of the library. Challenge your students to create videos and other digital objects for multimedia assignments. Need ideas? Contact Adonis Amparo at (Amparo@usf.edu) or call 974-1217. Library staff will help your students create video, audio, web pages, and digital objects for their final projects.

Tell your students about:

  • New Study Spaces  in the FMHI Library– Let students know about a new group study room located off the common area.  The room is equipped with internet connectivity, a computer and a television for watching Library videos.
  • Software tutorials (Atomic Learning) – Help your students learn about software packages through short, online video tutorials (http://bit.ly/19LhUYT)
  • Writing Center (http://bit.ly/1fYRU1x)
  • Tutoring & Learning (http://bit.ly/17QMXTf)
  • Office for Undergraduate Research (http://bit.ly/1bFK8W5)

Contact us for more information. We are here to help!
Claudia and Tomaro

Image courtesy of http://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/health/nursing/dean/usf-college-of-nursing-to-hold-canvas-day-kickoff-event/.

What’s New at the FMHI Research Library?

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Have you seen some the recent changes to the library?

  • The CARD Resource Library now occupies the northwest corner of the FMHI Research Library.
  • Next to CARD’s new space is a new “Knowledge is Power!” wall decal (Thanks, CARD!)
  • A group study room is now available in MHC 1738.  Visit the front desk for more information.
  • And, we have four “airport stations” just waiting for you and a project partner to use.  (No, they’re not as new as the other stuff, but you’ll find them located in the middle of it all!)

Stop by and see the changes!

Happy New Year!

Monday, January 6th, 2014 | Posted in Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Welcome to the new year, and welcome back to campus!  FMHI Librarians and Staff are here to help you have a successful and productive new year.  Here’s how we can help:

Research assistance -  Librarians Claudia Dold and Tomaro Taylor can help you focus your research question, search for pertinent information, and manage and cite the materials you’ve found.  If you’re a faculty researcher, we can conduct systematic literature reviews on your behalf or work with your research team to ensure effective search results.

Course support – Onsite reserves, customized instruction sessions, instructional videos, and embedded course content are just some of the ways we assist with classes.

Study and project spaces Check out our newest study room, MHC 1738.

Basic technical assistance -  FMHI Library students assistants can help you navigate basic library computing, printing, and scanning problems.  Just ask at the front desk!

Have a great semester!  Go Bulls!

 

 

 

 

 

Journal Subscription Changes

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Beginning January 2014, the following journals will no longer be available in print.  Journal content from 2014 forward will be accessible online only via the library’s e-subscriptions.

Questions about this change should be directed to FMHI Collections Librarian, Tomaro Taylor.

Select Journals Moving to Online Access

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Collections, News, Resources by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The following journals will move to online-only access in 2014:

If you have questions about these changes, please contact Tomaro Taylor at tomaro@usf.edu.

The FMHI Library Welcomes the CARD Collection

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

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In mid-November, the resource library for the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF (CARD) will move to the FMHI Research Library.  The CARD library collection consists of informational and educational resources used by CARD staff.  Although the collection is not available for use by the general public,  the FMHI Research Library provides access to books, journals and other materials for students, researchers, families and friends interested in learning more about Autism spectrum disorder and autism.  Search the USF Libraries’ databases and catalogue for more information.

October is American Archives Month

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

“What’s an archive?” you say?  Visit the FMHI Research Library to find out.  You can also learn about our archival research collections by visiting: http://lib.usf.edu/fmhi/archives/historical-records-papers/.  (Additional collections are available at the USF Tampa Library Special Collections).

How can archives benefit your research?

  • Archives provide records of activity, which can be used to understand the functions, purpose,  interests, and goals of organizations and individuals.
  • Archival records can be current or non-current, which  allows researchers to better understand the context within which certain activities occur.
  • In addition to printed or textual  information, archives can include images, audio recordings and visual materials  – a wide-range of items that can support and complement your research from various angles.

What are some of the FMHI Library’s archival collections?
(If you don’t know what a finding aid is, click it to find out! Or, here’s a hint – a finding aid is a detailed description of a collection’s contents.)

  • Colleen Lunsford Bevis collection >> finding aid
  • Dr. Charles S. Mahan papers (currently, only select materials are available for research use)
  • Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse papers  >> finding aid
  • Florida Study Commission on Child Welfare papers >> finding aid
  • JCAHO Papers on the Accreditation of FMHI >> finding aid
  • National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality papers
  • Joseph B. Sidowski research materials >> finding aid
  • David C. Speer research materials
  • SEDNET: Multiagency Service Network for Severely Emotionally Disabled Students >> finding aid

How do I use the FMHI Library’s archival research collections?
All researchers are asked to read this page first and this page second.

Questions?
Contact FMHI Librarian and Archivist, Tomaro Taylor at tomaro@usf.edu or (813) 974-5750.

Have you seen PILOTS?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

No, it’s not a movie. It’s the name of a database covering all aspects of traumatic stress and mental health sequelae, as covered in the international literature.  PILOTS, which stands for “Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress,” is sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Here’s an example of the resesarch literature found when using the database:

  • PTSD onset and course following the World Trade Center disaster: Findings and implications for future research. (2009). Boscarino, J.A., & Adams, R.E. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 44.10.
  • Gender differences in prescribing among veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. (2013). Bernardy, NC., Lund, BC., Alexander, B., Jenkyn, AB, Schnurr, PP. Journal of General Internal Medicine 28. Suppl. 2.
  • New directions for research examining sexual trauma histories of gay men. (2000).  Cassese, J. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services 12.1/2.
  • The intercultural setting: Encountering black Viet Nam veterans. (1985). Parson, EW. In The Trauma of War: Stress and Recovery in Viet Nam.
  • “Irgendwann (…) werde ich ihm die ganze Wahrheit sagen”: Leben mit dem Kind eines Vergewaltigers nach dem Genozid in Ruanda = “Some day (…) I’ll tell him the whole truth” — living with a child born out of rape after the genocide in Rwanda. (2012). Keienburg, S., & Griese, K. Trauma und Gewalt 6.2.
  • Psychiatric effects of the civil war in Lebanon. (1983). Nasr, S., Racy, J., & Flaherty, JA. Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa 8.4.

** How do you find PILOTS?  Make sure you’re on campus or logged into campus resources using MyUSF.  Go to the USF Libraries’ website at www.lib.usf.edu.  Select RESEARCH TOOLS from the menu bar at the top of the screen.  Select DATABASES BY TITLE and search for PILOTS (no, it doesn’t have to be capitalized) on the next screen.  Voilà!  Instant access.

 

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