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A general library research guide for students in the Florida Opportunity Scholars program.

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What if my library doesn't have the book I need?

we can get it for you!

Interlibrary Loan. Need a book, journal article, or other item not in UF Libraries' collections? Make a request through ILLiad, the online book and document retrieval service, and we will ask another library to lend you the items you need.

UBorrow lets you request materials directly from participating Florida state university libraries when the item is not available at UF. Just search the online catalog, follow the UBorrow links to the statewide catalog, find the item you want, and click the  uborrow button button. You can pick up the item at either Library West, Health Science Center Library, or the Legal Information Center.

Five Fast Facts about the Libraries

Writing Resources

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is an excellent online source for writing guides. You'll find (free) handouts for major citation styles, such as APA and MLA.


Library Branches

There are seven branches on campus! Each branch specializes in one or more subject areas.

Hack libraries like a grad student with these guides!

Instruction Librarian

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Cindy Craig
503 Library West

Subject Librarians


Look up your subject librarian! Why is this important? Brian Croxall of ProfHacker explains in "An Open Letter to New Graduate Students":

"...Your librarian will be the person who best knows the university’s entire collection of databases, journals, and books in your field...[and] will be able to help you find the things you didn’t even know were there but are necessary for your scholarship.

Your subject librarian can also teach you how to most effectively use your library’s catalog.’ll be much faster if you get some quick tips. Finally, your subject librarian likely has an advanced degree in your field. Consider him or her another mentor..."

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