Prepared by Anita Lindsay
EXPLORE NELSON POYNTER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
To find books or materials in the Library collection, go to the Libraries of the USF System web page at <http://www.lib.usf.edu>
• Under the heading Catalog, click Library Catalogs
(you can limit your search to St. Petersburg: click Location, select St. Petersburg)
To access the link to a netLibrary full-text, electronic book:
• Search the Library Catolog, click the netLibrary link below the item title
To find articles in databases , go to the Libraries of the USF System web page:
• Under the heading Electronic Resources, click Databases/Newspapers,
click by Subject Category, then select the desired subject area
To request a book or journal article not available in this library or full-text in electronic format, use the Interlibrary Loan service - from the Libraries of the USF System web page:
• Under the heading Services, click Interlibrary Loan, fill out the user profile form and submit to Request a Loan or Request a Photocopy
Have a question? A professional librarian is always available at the reference desk! OR Schedule a RAP session with a librarian - one-on-one assistance to sharpen your research skills. Dozens of handouts – tip sheets about the Libraries’ services and resources as well as research guides - are also available in the reference area of the Library.
Locate materials available in the Library by call number – one unique number per item - like a street address.
• First Floor: Reference materials (REF precedes the call number) – items for use in the library
• Second Floor: Media Center (student IDs); call numbers A-HN – items available for checkout
• Third Floor: Special Collections; call numbers HQ-Z – items available for checkout
STAYING IN COLLEGE
Goal 1: Admission to USF
Goal 2: Graduate with a solid education.
The materials listed below will help you reach your educational goals:
• Challenging and Supporting the First-year Student: A Handbook for Improving the First Year of College. LB2343.3 .U63 2005
• College and Career Success for Students with Learning Disabilities. netLibrary
• The Debt-free Graduate: How to Survive College Without Going Broke. netLibrary
• How to Study: And Other Skills for Success in College. netLibrary
• Gender on Campus: Issues for College Women. netLibrary
• Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution LC4818.5 .M66 2000
• Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome: A Student Guide. netLibrary
• Up Your Grades: Proven Strategies for Academic Success. netLibrary
• You're Gonna: Love This College Guide. netLibrary
• The Adult Student’s Guide to Survival & Success. LB2343.32 .S556 1996.
• College Survival: A Crash Course for Students by Students. LB2343.32 .G68 1999.
• Making the Grade in College. LB2343.32 .G74 1990.
• The Ultimate College Survival Guide. LB2343.32 .W672 1998.
BEGINNING YOUR RESEARCH
Quality college research papers begin with strong Library skills. The Poynter Library staff is committed to your academic success. Reference librarians – with a Masters of Library and Information Science degree - offer their research experience and expertise to answer your questions and/or offer assistance. You can also schedule a RAP session (Research Assistance Program) with a reference Librarian – one-on-one instruction to guide you to construct effective research strategies and use of the Library’s catalog, databases, resources, and services.
The list of resources below will help you get started:
• Thinking in Education. netLibrary
• Critical Thinking - a Concise Guide. netLibrary
• Transforming Critical Thinking: Thinking Constructively. netLibrary
• Critical Thinking for Students: How to Assess Arguments and Effectively Present Your Own. netLibrary
• Smart Thinking for Crazy Times: The Art of Solving the Right Problems. netLibrary
• Critical Research and Evaluation. LB1047.3 .N47 2001
• Evaluation Methods in Research. H62 .B364 2003
• Research Shortcuts. LB2369 .K45 2003
• Best Bet Internet: Reference and Research When You Don’t Have Time to Mess Around.
REF ZA4201 .K46 1998.
• Case Study Research: Design and Methods. H62 .Y56 1994.
• Evaluating Research Articles from Start to Finish. Q180.55 .E9 G57 2001.
• Handbook of Qualitative Research. H62 .H2455 2000.
• The Modern Researcher. LB2369 .B28 1992.
• The Research Process: Books and Beyond. Z710 .B642 1997.
• Using Government Information Sources: Electronic and Print. REF J83 .S43 2001.
• Using the Internet, Online Services, & CD-ROMS for Writing Research and Term Papers. LB1047.3 .U75 1996.
WRITING A PAPER
Writing a research paper can be overwhelming. The resources listed below will guide you through the process:
• A Short Guide to Academic Writing. PE1408 .J68 2003
• Improve Your Writing. netLibrary
• Academic Writing: Writing and Reading in the Disciplines. PE1408 .G55865 2002
• The Nuts & Bolts of College Writing PE1408 .H3927 2003
• Writing for the Information Age: Light, Layered, and Linked PE1408 .R727 2002
• Sin Boldly!: Dr. Dave's Guide to Writing the College Paper PE1408 .W589 2000
• Bedford Guide for College Writers: With Reader, Research Manual, and Handbook. PE1408 .K49 1996.
• The Columbia Guide to Online Style. REF PN171 .F56 W35 1998.
• The Complete Guide to Citing Government Information Resources. REF J9.5 .G37 1993.
• A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. [Turabian]. REF LB2369 .T8 1996.
• MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. REF SHELF. LB2369 .G53 2003.
• MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. REF PN147 .G444 1998.
• Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. REF BF76.7 .P83 2001.
• How to Prepare a Research Article in APA Style. REF BF76.7 .A54 2002
• Writing Papers in Psychology: A Student Guide to Research Reports, Essays, Proposals, Posters, and Brief Reports. BF76.8 .B67 1984
• Concise Rules of APA Style. REF BF76.7 .C66 2005
FINDING A JOB
• Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. REF HF5381 .E52 2003.
• 200 best jobs for college graduates. HF5381 .F4563 2003
• Best jobs for the 21st century. HF5381.15 .F37 2001
• America's Top Jobs for College Graduates: Detailed Information on 127 Jobs for People with Four-year and Higher Degrees. HF5382.5.U5 F37 2002
• Guide for Occupational Exploration. HF5382.5.U5 G83 2001
• Advancing Women's Careers: Research and Practice HF5382.6 .A38 2002
• The Everything Get-a-Job Book: From Resume Writing, to Interviewing, to Finding Tons of Job Openings. REF HF5382.7 .G69 2000.
• Career Success is Color-blind: Overcoming Prejudice and Eliminating Barriers in the Workplace
HF5381 .S774 2000
• Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs. HF5383 .E478 2001
• Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Careers: Engineering, Management, Executive, Operations, Production, and Technology. HF5383 .E4788 2002
• Help Wanted: Tales From the First Job Front. HF5382.7 .L484 2000
• The Global Resume and CV Guide. REF HF5383 .T53 2000.
• The Guide to Internet Job Searching. REF HF5382.7 .R557 2000.
• Occupational Outlook Handbook. REF HF5381 .A1 2002/03.
• 100 Best Careers for the 21st Century. REF HF5381 .F476 1999.
• 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions. REF HF5549.5 .I6 F75 2000.
• The Resume Kit. REF HF5383 .B33 2000.
• Unofficial Guide to Hot Careers. REF HF5382.75 .U6 F5 2000.
• What Color is Your Parachute: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career Changers.
REF HF5382.7 .B64 1996.