In the face of collection changes, USF Libraries is committed to supporting USF faculty, students, and their research endeavors. In an effort to help you access resources and materials, even those from cancelled subscriptions, please utilize the options below.
provides faster delivery of print books from other FL colleges and universities. To use this service, search the USF Libraries Catalog
and click on the Uborrow
and expedited Document Delivery are core library services to support your research. This service allows you to borrow books, chapters, and articles both within the USF Libraries and from academic libraries across North America. Articles and book chapters will be scanned and then emailed to you.
Through strategic reallocations of personnel and funding, the USF Libraries will increase capacity and enhance the user experience across all three USF campuses.
Open Access Materials
Open access literature
is defined as “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.” Some articles are available as open access versions online through Google Scholar
. Learn more about open access by reviewing our Open Access LibGuide
Several browser extensions or plug-ins allow you to search the internet as well as collections of open access articles. Search for open access articles using the Open Access Button
. EndNote Click
(formerly Kopernio) and the Google Scholar Button
can help you search for and locate full-text articles as you browse the internet.
Contact the Author
Some authors are open to receiving requests for preprints of their publications through sites such as Academia.edu