Writing Center Schedule

Need some extra assistance with your research paper? Not so great at the grammar or splelling? Don’t hand in that paper riddled with mistakes and lazy arguments. The Writing Center is here to help! Here’s their Fall Semester Schedule:

Fall 2017 SWC hours

 

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Institutional Repository

The Macdonald-Kelce Library now has a new Institutional Repository (IR) online! The UT IR mission is to collect, preserve, and distribute the intellectual output of the UT community. Many universities have an IR in order to store and preserve materials such as theses, dissertations, university publications, faculty papers, conference proceedings, and college events, and make them accessible to the world.

What you’ll find now in the IR is a collection of past MFA Theses (most are campus-access restricted), and materials from a conference hosted here at UT.

In the future the Library hopes to collect more scholarship created by you, whether you are a student, faculty, or staff. Keep up with the progress of the IR by visiting the library’s homepage at utopia.ut.edu, and reading this blog!

Learn more about the IR on our guide: http://libguides.utopia.ut.edu/thesis

Explore the IR here: https://utampa.dspacedirect.org/

 

 

Accessing NYT Online

In addition to finding archived editions of the New York Times in our Databases, the Macdonald-Kelce Library now has a subscription to the NYT Online. This subscription allows you free and unlimited access to the website content.

Here’s how to access in 3 easy steps:

1Navigate to Accessnyt.com (while connected to the IP/campus network) 

2. Type in “University of Tampa” under Find School…

3. Click Create Account and complete the registration fields (use your UT email for this account). This will allow access from everywhere in the world. After you have registered, go to www.nytimes.com and click on the login tab in the upper right hand corner of the page to login.

The library also offers NYT daily in print. Ask a librarian for help or for more information.

Welcome to the Library – Fall 2017 edition

Hello UT!

Are you ready for the new semester? Whether you’re brand-new to campus or a seasoned veteran, we hope you stop by the library to say hello, ask questions, and have a look around if this is your first time here.

Librarians at the reference desk are here to help you. There’s a lot of information on our website, but here is a good place to start: the About the Macdonald-Kelce Library guide. On this guide, you’ll find all of our policies, helpful tips, and fast facts about how to use the library. TLDR: check out the FAQ guide.

This blog you are reading now has answers to many of your questions. Take a look at the links on the left. Still have questions? Visit us at Circulation or the Reference Desk, email library@ut.edu, or give us a call 813 253 6231.

Welcome. See you in the library!

Summer Movie Reel Research: Detroit

Out of all the summer blockbusters, the movie Detroit has a special historical significance. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Riots. The movie focuses on the incident at the Algiers Motel that resulted in the murder of three black men and nine other people brutally beaten by the Detroit police, Michigan State Troopers, National Guardsmen, and private guards.

Detroit Riots

The bodies of three shooting victims are removed from the Algiers Motel in midtown Detroit, July 26, 1967. The three black men were found shot to death in a room of the motel. It was determined if they were victims of snipers who were active during the throughout the riot-torn city at night. (AP Photo)

The book that inspired the movie Detroit was written by John Hersey and is available for checkout at the University of Tampa Library.

It’s located on the second floor of the library, call number F574.D4 H4 1968

The 1967 Detroit Riots lasted from July 23rd to July 27th. It began with the police raiding an unlicensed bar called the Blind Pig and escalated into one of the deadliest and most destructive riots in U. S. history.  Below are some resources from the University of Michigan and a link to a collection of photographs from the Associated Press, The Ann Arbor News and The Jackson Citizen Patriot.

Detroit 1967 Riot’s Quick Statistics

Deaths: 43

Injuries: 1,189

Damages: $287 million and $323 million.

Arrests: 7,231

Stores looted or burned: 2,509

Click Here to view more  Quick Facts courtesy of the University of Michigan

Listen to Testimonies from people who survived the Riots

Click Here to listen to a testimony from a child who lived through the riots

Click Here to listen to a testimony from a looter who lived through  the riots

View Archival Photographs of the 1967 Riots

These photographs are courtesy of the Associated Press, The Ann Arbor News and The Jackson Citizen Patriot. Click Here to view more photographs

MFA Lectores series begins Thursday June 15

There’s an exciting line up of writers this summer. Don’t miss it!
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Summer Hours

The Macdonald-Kelce Library will be open this summer during the hours of 8AM – 10PM Monday – Thursday, 11AM – 7PM on Saturday. In May, the library will close at 9PM: please check variable hours on the homepage under “Hours.”

Stay cool and happy summer!

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Finals home stretch

We know that you’re studying hard in these last few days of finals (the library has been packed!). Following the end of the semester library tradition, we’ve put out a table filled with puzzles, stress balls, and candy. Stop by if you haven’t yet to study or say hello.

Taking a May term class? If you need the library after Finals Week our hours are always posted online.

We hope you all have a happy summer and special congratulations to the graduating class of Spring 2017!

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Florida Memory

The State Archives of Florida is the central repository for the records of Florida State Government. The Archives is mandated by law to collect, preserve, and make available for research the records of the State of Florida, as well as private manuscripts, local government records, photographs, and other materials that complement official State records.

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Archives are a great resource to find out more information about a particular place, time and communities. They also are a great place to find primary sources. The Florida State Archives have primary source sets to help students and historians learn more about Florida’s history. Click here to explore those primary sources.

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What is a primary source? “In historical research, primary sources are original written or physical items created in the time period being studied.”

To learn more about primary sources check out the University of Tampa’s Research Guide for Primary Sources.

The Florida State Archives provides the public with photograph collections, video and audio recordings, curated collections, exhibits and educational resources for teachers.

Want to use an image in your school project? No problem! Over 200,000 images in the Florida State Archive are copy-right free! Just make sure to give the State Archives of Florida credit in your paper or work.

Click Here to Check out the Florida State Archives

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The Global Jukebox

The Global Jukebox is a site based on the audio archive of Alan Lomax, famed ethnomusicologist who collected traditional folk music of cultures around the world. There are many ways to browse: by map, by culture, or by “journeys” where you can track your personal heritage musically and make a family tree of songs.

About the site: “The Global Jukebox presents traditions that are linked to the roots of the world’s peoples. Alan Lomax called it a “democratic cultural system”. The visitor may explore collections of music, dance, and speech from almost every corner of the globe, recorded by hundreds of pioneering ethnographers at times when mass communications were less pervasive than now.

The Global Jukebox explores connections between families of expressive style. One can travel the world of song, dance and language through the Wheel Chart and the Map. Thousands of examples of the world’s music, dance and other expressive behavior will now become available. The Global Jukebox is presented as a free, non-commercial, educational place for everybody, students, educators, scholars, scientists, musicians, dancers, linguists, artists and music fans to explore expressive patterns in their cultural-geographic and diasporic settings and alongside other people’s. By inviting familiarity with many kinds of vocalizing, musicking, moving, and talking, we hope to advance cultural equity and to reconnect people and communities with their creative heritage.”

read more here

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