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Frequently Asked Questions

    1. I'm working off campus. How can I access the databases and read electronic journals?

      The majority of our electronic databases and journals are restricted for use only by current UF faculty, staff, and students. If you are on campus, the library recognizes your IP address, however if you are off campus, you will need to log on using the UF VPN software.

    2. The UF library doesn't have my:
      • Journal: Be sure that you are looking in the catalog for the journal and not just through the e-journal locator. The print journals in Marston are shelved by call number and date: volumes after 1990 are on the 3rd floor and before 1990 on the 1st floor. If we don't hold your desired journal, you can request the individual article through Interlibrary Loan.
      • Book: If you can't locate the book in the catalog, you can order it through Interlibrary Loan. You will need to create a separate ILL account with you contact information and specify as much information as you can about the desired book.


  1. How can I make a copy of an article in a print journal?

    Marston Science Library has computers and scanners located on the second (main) and first floors. printing is managed by UFAT and the fees are charged to your Gatorlink account. You will be billed at the end of the month under "miscellaneous" charges for AT printing. The cost is $0.08 (b/w) and $0.50 (color) per page. 

  2. I'd like to use software to manage my citations. Does the library provide such software?

    We offer RefWorks and EndNotebasic , both are web-based bibliographic managers, for all faculty, staff, and students. RefWorks and EndNote allows users to create an unlimited number of accounts, import and create article citations, and format and quickly output reference lists into Word, HTML, or plain text format. 

  3. How can I get more help about using the library?

    The best way to obtain help is to contact Neelam Bharti, your librarian. I can be reached by email at, in person at 209B MSL, or by phone at 352-273-2872. Please contact me if you are having trouble finding material, wish to place material on course reserve, have questions about databases, or would like to schedule an instruction session for yourself, class, or lab group.

    For general reference questions, please call the Marston Science Library reference desk at 352-273-2856 or instant message our chat reference service "Ask A Librarian".

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