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When you see the button, click it and see what happens!

is a service enabling linking between the UF Libraries' many Web resources. It is powered by SFX ("Special Effects") technology. When you see it in a library database, click it and see what happens!

What does Find it @ UF do?

  • Many UF Libraries databases (e.g. article indexes) provide citation and abstract information about available research articles; sometimes article full text is available within the same database, but quite often it is not. Therefore, to see if full text is available through any local electronic or print subscriptions has often required searching elsewhere.

  • Clicking saves you time!   When doing research using a library database that is compatible with Find it @ UF, clicking the button will result in a special search to check if the full text of the article has been licensed from a database service or E-Journal publisher that UF students, staff, and faculty may access. And if full text is accessible at UF, a link to the article itself (or at least to the service containing the article) will normally be available.

  • In addition, since not all articles are published online (or licensed at UF even if they are), a link may be clicked to automatically search the UF Libraries' Catalog for records (call numbers, etc.) of any locally owned copies of the journal title, etc.

Does Find it @ UF work with all UF Libraries Databases and E-Journals?

  • Not all library database services available at UF are (or will be) compatible with the SFX technology, but the Find it @ UF button now appears in most of the major database services (e.g Cambridge Scientific Abstracts; EBSCOhost; EUREKA; FirstSearch; Gale Group; ISI Web of Knowledge; ABC-CLIO; NISC Biblioline; Proquest; SilverPlatter WebSPIRS; and WilsonWeb). Several other services also are set up (IOP - Institute of Physics; JSTOR; MathSciNet; Ulrichs), and we expect others to be added as well. A vast majority of our databases work with Find it @ UF.

So when you see the button, click it and see what happens!
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