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COVID-19 Education Resources

Many publishers have opened access to material usually behind paywalls. We will attempt to share those resources here and other pertinent information for education students & faculty.

A message from the George A. Smathers Libraries

A Message from the Dean of University Libraries
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The George A. Smathers Libraries recognize that we play an important role in support of the UF teaching, research and other activities and we will strive to maintain access to library resources, expertise and services during the response to COVID-19, while complying with the guidance of the University. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, and for the purpose of protecting the health of our users as well as our staff and faculty, the George A. Smathers Libraries spaces will close at 6pm on Thursday, March 19th, and will remain closed until further notice.

Read the Dean's full message.

The virtual library is 100% open and available, and library faculty and staff are here to help. We will still provide the majority of our services remotely, including instruction, research consultations, reference services, and digital interlibrary loan, as well as access to all of our digital collections, including journals, books and databases.

For more information please visit the George A. Smathers Libraries COVID-19 page.

General library resources related to COVID-19:

*Alternative meeting options are available for students without access to a computer or the internet.


Tips to begin your research:

  1. Contact Brittany Kester or Rachael Elrod with questions!
  2. Set up the UF VPN: When you're off campus, you will need to use the UF VPN software to access electronic databases, journals and books.
  3. Search the library catalog for books or journals.
  4. Search subject databases to find articles in journals.
  5. Use Interlibrary Loan to place requests for digitized books and journal articles during COVID-19.
  6. Try a citation management software to help organize your research.
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