Library Search Tools
Conducting a comprehensive literature review is a key element of scholarly communication. Available library searching tools:
Setting up Alerts
To keep up to date with the literature in your field, many of our databases offer alert services that will automatically look for new content that matches your search criteria. Visit our to learn how to set up a search alert in databases such as Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and ScienceDirect.
Note that any UCF Faculty member submitting a research proposal is now required to screen their submission through iThenticate.
Getting Librarian Help
Our librarians are happy to guide you to key resources available for your specific discipline as well as offer suggestions on how to use advanced search strategies. If you need guidance regarding your literature review, consider requesting a research consultation with your subject area liaison. A consultation consists of a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for extensive, in-depth research assistance. We match our appointment requests with librarians who have expertise in your academic discipline.