John H. Evans Library

John H. Evans Library

FAQ

How do I find a peer-reviewed article?

From the Evans Library’s homepage, type your topic/subject into the Summon search bar in the center of the screen. Narrow the results to peer-reviewed articles using the filters on the left.

Is the Library hiring students?

The library employs students throughout the academic year in Federal Work Study (FWS) and College Roll positions.  FWS positions are available to students that have been awarded FWS as part of their financial aid package.  College Roll positions are open to all students.

FWS positions can be viewed through Handshake.  Students will receive a blue form from Career Management Services.  When you have received your blue form, please contact Angela Taylor at the Library via email or stop by her office on the 1st floor.  

View and apply for College Roll positions through Hiretouch.

How do I print?

Printing and copying are available for 10¢ per page for black and white and 40¢ per page for color. Printing and copying may only be paid for using a Florida Tech ID. Cash deposits can be made to your card using the kiosk in the alcove across from the stairs on the first floor of the library. Credit and debit card deposits are made via Access Florida Tech. Select Add Panther Cash and then choose Deposit to Panther Credit Account. You can print to the following campus printers from any university computer:

  • Evans Library - All Floors + DSL
  • Evans Hall Lab
  • Olin Engineering Complex - First Floor Lab and Second Floor Lounge
  • Harris Commons - Second Floor Psychology Lab - Room #260
  • Babcock Oaks - College of Business Lounge

To print remotely from your mobile device simply save your document as a PDF and email the PDF to mobileprinting@fit.edu using your @fit.edu or @my.fit.edu email account. Your print job will remain in the queue for 24 hours and can be picked up at any of the above campus locations.

Can librarians edit my papers?

The Library does not offer an editing service for grammar, but librarians can help you format a paper and cite sources using a specific style guide. Both the Academic Support Center and the Writer’s Den offer one-on-one writing assistance to students.

Where can I get writing help?

Both the Academic Support Center (ASC) and the Writer’s Den offer writing assistance to students.  You can make an appointment  to meet one-on-one with an English instructor through the ASC. The Writer’s Den offers help hours both in the Library and in the Crawford Building on a walk-in basis.  

How can I fax?

The Copy Center offers faxing service to locations within the United States.  The Copy Center is located in the Academic Quad building 406 and is open 8am- 4:30pm. Faxing is a $2 flat fee for anywhere in Florida and a $3 flat fee for anywhere else in the U.S.

How can I get on Wi-Fi?

You will need to physically be on campus to register your devices to use the wireless network. You will need both your TRACKS account and the MAC address of the network device you are registering. When you search for wifi on your device, you will initially be directed to "PanthAir-Registration."

Do you have textbooks?

The Library owns some textbooks and some professors loan copies of current textbooks to the Library for student use. These books are available at the iDesk and check out for two hours at a time in the Library only.  Some older editions of textbooks are available on the 4th Floor and can be checked out of the Library for two weeks at a time.  However, as a rule, the Library does not purchase textbooks, and does not have textbooks for all courses. Check the Catalog under Course Reserves to see if the textbook you are looking for is available.

Can you help me with my resume?

Career Management Services offers resume reviews, cover letter critiques, and workshops on resume writing.  You can request an appointment online or visit their office in Harris Commons Room 307 Monday - Friday 8am - 5 pm.

Where is ___ on campus?

You can search any location on the interactive Florida Tech campus map.

How do I cite a paper?

To cite a paper, you will need to know the citation style required for the assignment. The Library has many resources available to assist you with proper citations:

How do I find a book?

You can search for a specific book in the library catalog by author, title, keyword or other fields using the dropdown menu next to the search bar. The catalog will tell you the call number and location of the physical book or the link to the ebook. The catalog also offers options for browsing, searching course reserves and advanced searching.

How do I reserve a room in the library?

If you are in the Library, you can make a same-day reservation using the self-service, touchscreen room reservation kiosk on the first floor. Otherwise, you can use the online reservation system to reserve up to three rooms at a time for any time or date.  

Do you accept book donations?

Yes, within the parameters of the Library book donation policy. The Library always  welcomes donations of textbooks and other course materials for the reserve shelf.  

How do I find yearbooks/catalogs/photographs?

Evans Library also houses the University Archives and the archivists are always happy to answer questions, including requests to view past yearbooks. A limited number of hardcopy Florida Tech yearbooks are available for purchase through the Alumni Association. The university maintains the current and archived copies of course catalogs.  

How do I convert a PDF to a PDF/A?

To convert a PDF to a PDF/A, you must use Adobe Acrobat Pro which is available on the macs in the Library DSL and on the microform reader on the Library first floor. Your thesis or dissertation must be converted to PDF/A, from PDF or Word,  to submit it to the Scholarship Repository upon graduation.

How do I find a book/article that the library doesn’t own?

If you have determined that the Library does not own the article or book you are looking for, you may submit a request for the material through Interlibrary Loan. Sign in with your Tracks account and provide the details to request your item. You will receive an email when the item arrives. Scanned articles will be delivered directly to your ILL account where you may also view outstanding requests and renew interlibrary loan books.

Can I borrow my textbook on interlibrary loan?

Textbooks are not available through interlibrary loan due to high demand. Previous editions of textbooks used for your course may be requested, but the checkout period is limited to several weeks.

Why can’t distance learners borrow books through ILL?

Distance learners can borrow our own Evans Library books, which will be sent via US mail. Books belonging to other libraries are not available for interlibrary loan due to time constraints and the risk involved in mailing valuable materials. Distance learners are encouraged to ask about interlibrary loan service at their local libraries.

Can you help me format my thesis/dissertation?

GradTrack provides graduate students with helpful information specifically for graduate students. The Theses & Dissertations section includes templates for Word and LaTeX as well as the Office of Graduate Program's Thesis Manual and Style Guide. For additional formatting help, contact your library liaison.