Online Learning Library Services

Research Databases

To start yor research in the library, OneSearch is a great place to start to find books/ebooks, articles, etc...
One Search box

If you prefer to start smaller or have an assignment that requires use of a specific database, head to "Find Database." You'll find an alphabetical list of all of our databases as well as information on each one, such as whether it contains full text or has a tutorial available.

Database index

What are library databases?

Research databases are collections of resources both in print and online available through the library.  These resources are generally subscription-based, meaning access to them is paid for by the library; they are restricted to students and faculty.  The library's main search tool, OneSearch, contains over 90% of our research databases, including the print materials catalog, so that you can search a large pool and find relevant results from many different sources. 

What can I find in a library database?

One can locate an article, peer reviewed journal article, scholarly article, ebook, image, video, and much more. Some databases are indexes - primarily citations and abstracts with no full text articles.  These are still useful since we have Full Text Finder which will take you to an article if we have full text access in a different database.  


What is Google Scholar?

Google Scholar is a database that enables users to find citations, articles, ebooks, etc.... outside of the library. One can link Google Scholar to the UNF Library so that you can get access to items the library has access to, even when google does not.  If articles are not available in full text, some may be available through UNF's interlibrary loan department. They can be received for free within a reasonable amount of time at no cost to you as the student.

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