The Library web page is your starting point for online research with its links to the Library Catalog and hundreds of electronic journals and databases containing full-text articles. You can also find information online to help you with your research such as Ask A Librarian, citation guides, services for distance learners, off-campus access instructions, and a list of important library services like Online Renewal and Interlibrary Loan.
Many of these resources require you to use a log in if you are not on campus. You must be currently enrolled at UCF and have an activated library ID number to log in.
- UCF Library Catalog: The online catalog allows you to search for books, journal titles, government documents, videos, and other resources owned by the UCF Libraries. The UCF Library catalog can be accessed by anyone with an Internet connection, no ID or password needed.
- Journal Articles & Databases: These online collections provide access to citations, abstracts and many full-text periodical articles. Most of these resources are restricted to UCF users only (see remote access information below).
- Online Journals : This searchable list of the library’s online subscriptions is a quick way to determine if a journal, magazine, or newspaper is available in one of the library’s full-text databases.
Information Literacy is the ability to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information. Being able to search for relevant information, analyze the information, and use it effectively in a paper or project will likely lead to more success in the classroom. Also, most employers are desperate to hire people who have technology skills, excellent writing ability, and the ability to analyze information and present it in an effective way. Being more information literate makes you a more successful student and could give you a leg up on the competition.
To find out more about Information Literacy, read the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm
What are Information Literacy Modules?
Information Literacy Modules are short, to-the-point, tutorials to help you learn to find, evaluate and use information. New modules are added annually. The current modules are listed on the Modules page. You can now earn digital badges each time you complete any of UCF’s Information Literacy Modules. For more information, please visit: http://infolit.ucf.edu/students/badges/
- Ask a Librarian: Provides quick help with your research by phone, e-mail, or chat. Phone: (407) 823-2562, Toll-free phone: 1-866-271-7589
- Interlibrary Loan: Use online forms to request books and articles that UCF does not own.
- Online Renewal: Use this online system to see what items you have checked out and renew books.
- Library Services: Provides more information on various services.
- UCF Libraries – Account Logins: Provides resources and information specifically for students who are enrolled in UCF courses but do not attend classes on any UCF campus.