The Library Catalog is used to locate book and other printed and media materials held in the entire UF library system. You can have materials that UF or another institution owns sent to you via Interlibrary Loan.
Using Course Reserves
You can find assigned readings available online or in print using the course reserves system.The Circulation Desk houses the print reserve collection.
Working From Off Campus
When you are working with e-resources from off campus, you must first log on to the UF VPN. By connecting to library resources with this method, you will experience a secure and seamless interaction with online, subscription content.
Library resources, including such materials as dissertations, books, databases, journals and the articles within them, can be daunting to navigate. The Finding Resources page shows how to search for these types of materials. This page also provides links to vetted internet resources for education and other subjects.
The UF Library system subscribes to databases that include the bibliographic information (and sometimes abstracts and full text/online content) to articles from books, magazines and journals as well as electronic books, government publications, and media galleries. Education Librarians compiled a list of databases with education-related content. Click on the in your search results, for access to digital full-text material.
Finding Subject-Specific Resources
Education Librarians have developed guides for researchers to find resources by type including books, journals, articles and dissertations. Information portals for specific areas of study have also been created to provide access to databases, selected journals, associations, and standards.
Education-related research papers often include bibliography that follows the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Online instructions for APA style are available. The UF Libraries also provides a portal to find all major styles guides as well as other writing sources.
Managing Citations with RefWorks
RefWorks enables you to store citations and organize a personal database of citations gathered from library catalogs, databases and other sources. Bibliographies and in-text citations can also be created with this resource. See Writing Sources for more information.
You can get help face to face by scheduling an individual consultation with a librarian or visiting us on the reference desk when we are open. You can also email us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; most questions will be answered within 24 hours of receipt.
Requesting materials for purchase
PC computers are available at the Education Library to access the vast holdings of the University system, the Internet, and productivity software. Scanners and microform machines are also available. You can connect to the UF wireless network with your Gatorlink account throughout Norman Hall. The Education Library has one copier/printer machine requiring use of an activated Vending Account on the Gator-1 Card. More information is available.
Borrowing a Locker
You can check out a locker at the Education Library for a semester-long period at the Circulation Desk.