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Valencia - FSU Libraries from Abroad

This guide will provide a one stop shop for students and faculty on using library resources and services from the FSU Valencia international campus.

FSU Valencia's Study Center

  • Historical remains dating back from the Muslim period 1000 years ago can be seen in the library
  • The library's collection includes textbooks and local literature
  • Students may use the area to study alone or in groups
  • A separate computer lab equipped with up-to-date software and a printer is available for use by students
  • Free wireless internet access is accessible throughout the entire Valencia Study Center

Library Hours:

The library/study room is open 24 hours however, library hours are subject to change due to events outside the library's control. If you are planning a visit, be sure to check this page a few days prior to your visit to obtain the most current hours of operation.

Research and Writing Skills

Evaluating the sources you find on a topic is an important part of your research activity. Not all information you find is valid, useful, or accurate. Some questions you need to ask while searching for and reading a source are:

  • Is the information relevant and valid for my research?
  • Is my topic covered in enough depth that the source will be helpful?
  • Is the content of the source fact, opinion, or propaganda?
  • How current is the information provided?

For other questions to ask and further tips on evaluating your sources, consult:

Online Resources:

 

Video Tutorials:

Citation management tools help you gather references and format your bibliography. Here are some of the most common ones in use:

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Plagiarism and Honor Policy

Florida State University defines plagiarism as "intentionally presenting the work of another as one's own (i.e., without proper acknowledgement of the source)." Typical examples that are stated in the FSU Academic Honor Policy include: using another's work from print, web, or other sources without acknowledging the source; quoting from a source without citation; using facts, figures, graphs, charts or information without acknowledgment of the source; and utilizing ghostwriting or pay-for-paper services.

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