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Resources for Distant Learners

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General Resources

Interlibrary Loan
Request materials to be mailed, or emailed, to your off-campus location. This includes:

  • Materials owned by UF
  • Materials owned by other lending libraries

See the brochure for more information.

Off Campus Access to E-Resources
To use our electronic resources from off-campus you must first logon to our network.

Ask a Librarian
Talk to a librarian by telephone, email or by instant messaging. Email: or call toll free:(1-866-281-6309)

UF Distance Learning Home Page

George A. Smathers Libraries Distance Services Page

Science Related Resources

Science Subject Guides

Science Subject Specialists

Science Journals

Science Databases

Online Tutorials

  • Find Articles - Learn the difference between popular and scholarly journal articles and how to find articles when you have a citation, how to pick the best databases to search, and how to find articles by keyword or topic in databases.
    (40 minutes)
  • RefWorks - Learn about RefWorks, a free and easy program that helps you compile, maintain, and format bibliographic information.
    (20 minutes)
  • Search Techniques - Find the best articles and books for your paper. Learn to choose search terms by analyzing your research topic, brainstorm alternate terms, and combine search terms and symbols into effective keyword searches.
    (20 minutes)

Understanding Open Access, Self-Archiving, and Copyright Permissions

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