Distance Learners

Doing Research


USF Libraries Catalog & FindIt!

Use the Library Catalog  to search for materials owned by the libraries including books and e-books, videos & DVDs, streaming videos, and more. The catalog includes materials form all USF libraries so if the item you need is not online or available in our library you can request it from another campus. You can also use the 'UBorrow' button to look for items at other Florida Universities.

Your USF ID card allows you to use any of the USF Libraries, or even any public university library in Florida. You can check out books from a library close to you, even though you are not a student. Some restrictions may apply. Check the list at http://www.fcla.edu/FCLAinfo/sus/borrowing_agreement.html to see if a nearby library participates.

Finding Articles, E-Journals & Databases

FindIt!, the Libraries cross-platform search tool, allows you to quickly search across multiple databases simultaneously.

Additionally, the Libraries provides access to hundreds of databases and other search tools to help you find articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals; data and statistics, dissertations, specialized research reports, and much more. 

Subject & Course Guides

The USF Libraries provide a comprehensive list of subject and course guides to help you quickly identify and choose the best search tools for your research. View the complete list of guides by subject