USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library

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USFHL How-To Guides & Tutorials

Use USF Health Libraries Resources More Effectively

Use the guides below and along the left to use USF Health Libraries resources more effectively. Or use the links below to ask a question or set up an appointment to consult with a research librarian.

Access Journal Articles

How to access and download the full-text (PDFs) for journal articles from the library's collection.


Navigating copyright and intellectual property issues for classroom, publication, papers, and presentations.

Evaluate a Journal

Tips for evaluating whether a journal is predator before you publish with them or use an article for a journal club.

h-Index Calculation

How to use library resources to calculate your influence as an author using bibliometrics.

Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan to get articles and books that are not in the library's collection.

Researcher Guide

Training and resources for finding grants, setting up an ORCID account, applying for patents, and other tools for research.

Search Tips

How to search library databases more effectively. Includes using search frameworks, concept charts, Boolean operators, and more.

Systematic Review Guide

A step-by-step guide to conducting a systematic review, plus information on other review types, getting help on your SR, and other resources.