The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University offer many tools and resources for faculty, staff and students. Here is a list of (and links to) some of the resources we offer. If there are questions, feel free to Ask a Librarian.
- Course Reserves: Provides information about using the ARES course reserves system, including information on what materials can be placed on reserve, policies, and contact information.
- Databases: Locate online journal and newspaper articles. For information on the major multidisciplinary databases, visit our Project Starter Databases page.
- E-Books: Check the Library Catalog for available e-books.
- Streaming Video and DVDs
- Subject Specialists and Guides: Information on subject-related library resources and contact information for the subject specialists at the University of Florida Libraries
- University of Florida Digital Collections: The University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) hosts more than 300 outstanding digital collections, containing over 8 million pages, covering over 78 thousand subjects in rare books, manuscripts, antique maps, children’s literature, newspapers, theses and dissertations, data sets, photographs, oral histories, and more for permanent access and preservation. Through UFDC, users have free and Open Access to full unique and rare materials held by the University of Florida and partner institutions.
Other Tools and Resources:
- Accessibility Room/Library ADA resources: Information on a number of special services to ensure access to library collections and services for individuals with physical disabilities.
- Copyright Assistance: Extensive information on copyright and fair use as it pertains to instruction, author’s rights and much more.
- Library Instruction/Workshops: Schedules and registration for library orientation workshops, and contact information for instruction coordinators.
- One Button Studio: One Button Studio (OBS) bundles all the attractions of a professional recording studio – cutting-edge camera equipment, lighting, audio, and green screen option – in a single setup that UF students can use to quickly and easily record videos.
- EndNote: Tool to help you create your own personal database by importing references from online databases.
- Research Data Management: A guide on resources available at the University of Florida and beyond on research data management. It includes information about tools for data management planning, data and file sharing, metadata and data standards, and data storage.
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Getting to Know Your Libraries' Resources
With offerings ranging from a professional recording studio to commonly used textbooks, the UF library system has a variety of resources to aid students and faculty.