If the UCF Libraries does not own a book or article you need, you may request the item using the UCF Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. You can sign up and request to borrow books and retrieve electronic versions of journal articles by visiting the ILL website. Click on First Time User Registration to establish your Illiad account.
Illiad provides forms for requesting articles, book chapters, conference papers, standards, books, microfilm and dissertations. Articles will be e-mailed to you, and items like books and DVDs will be mailed to the library and picked-up at the Circulation desk.
Refer to the Interlibrary Loan Frequently Asked Questions for details regarding the Interlibrary Loan service and their policies, or contact the Interlibrary Loan office e-mail or, by phone at (407) 823-2383.
Citation Management Software
Citation Management Software allows you to organize the citations you have used in your research and export them to a Word document in various styles.
A program to help you organize citations and generate a bibliography.
A web-based system to help you organize citations and generate a bibliography.
Your library ID number is the 14 digit number that begins which appears on your UCF ID and begins 221. The password is the last 4 digits of your PID. If you have difficulty logging in, call the Circulation Desk 407-823-2580.
The databases make use of subject headings just like the catalog. It is important to look for and use the appropriate subject headings when searching the databases.
Many articles are available full-text online, meaning you can access the entire article electronically. The articles may be in HTML format (plain text) or PDF (a scanned version of the paper copy). Databases will provide direct links to the full-text article.
If a database does not provide a link to the full-text article, then use the icon .
If after trying these two methods, the article is not available full-text, then search for the journal title in the catalog to see if the UCF Libraries owns a paper copy of the journal. Make sure to check to see if the library owns the volume and issue you need before heading off to copy the article.
If after all this you still can not get a copy of the article, then request it through Interlibrary Loan.
John C. Hitt Library
Research and Information Services Department
Collection liaison for:
Communication, History, Judaic Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Reference
Undergraduate Studies, LGBTQ Issues