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Guide for Psychology Department Graduate Instructors : Get Started

A guide to library resources and services to support your teaching.

Welcome to Smathers Libraries!

Library West

Marston Science Library

Education Library

Special Services for Grad Students


Places to Study
Library West and Marston Science Library have special study spaces for enrolled UF graduate students.

  • The 6th Floor of Library West is reserved for grad students for quiet study. Ask for access at the circulation desk. For more info:; This floor also has a multimedia production and scanning station with Adobe Creative Suite 5--Design Premium software installed: For more info:
  • 58 graduate study carrels are available on the 4th Floor of Library West. They are assigned for the academic year by a lottery of eligible applicants. Ask at the circulation desk for applications.
  • The 5th Floor of Marston Science Library offers lockable study carrels for sci-tech graduate students. Ask at the circulation desk for applications.

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Services for Instructors

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   Library Instruction
   Do your students need help with:

  • Searching for books?
  • Finding & using journal article databases?
  • Identifying & citing academic sources?
  • Avoiding plagiarism?

   If so, ask for a library instruction session.
   I will be happy to visit your classroom or computer lab.
   Or, we can arrange to bring your class to Library West.

Course Reserves
Ares is the UF Libraries online course reserve system. You may reserve print and electronic items (such as textbooks and journal articles) for your students to read through this system.



Funding Opportunities for Students, Faculty and Post-docs


The Fellowship Deadlines and Funding Opportunities pdf file above contains a list of grant and fellowhip opportunities for students - both undergraduate and graduate. Opportunities are categorized by deadline, degree level and area of study. The table of contents contains an overview of all the opportunities with the above details. Click on a hyperlink to see more details about the funding opportunity and get a link to the main application site.

Scholarly Communications Workshops

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Click the image for the current schedule of FREE Scholarly Communications Workshops. Topics include: Copyright, the UF Institutional Repository, and Open Access. You may be interested in a workshop especially for graduate researchers!

Psychology Librarian

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Cindy Craig
503 Library West

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

we can get it for you!

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 Info

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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.

It’s simple, it’s quick – try it!

UBorrow FAQs here!


RefWorks & EndNote

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RefWorks and EndNote Basic are web-based programs that allow you to store and retrieve your bibliographic citations easily. Access to these programs is provided for all UF-affiliated students, faculty, and staff. UF Libraries offers workshops on using these programs.

Copyright & Fair Use for Graduate Researchers

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