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Friends of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the "Librarian's Friend" level and above along with members of the UF Alumni Association receive free remote access to the following databases.


JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. It includes over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and unrelated titles. Additional collections include valuable primary source content complementary to the academic journals and monographs.

The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. The content is expanded continuously with a current emphasis on international publications as well as pamphlets, images, and manuscripts from libraries, societies, and museums. See a full list of JSTOR Collections available from UF.

Academic Search Alumni Edition

Academic Search Alumni Edition is designed for the research needs of the post-college professional. The database provides full text for more than 3,190 serials as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 8,000 serials. The database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and more. Academic Search Alumni Edition also includes valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources.

Business Source Alumni Edition

Business Source Alumni Edition is designed for the research needs of the post-college professional. The database provides more than 1,540 full text business magazines and journals, of which 770 are peer-reviewed. This database includes publications in nearly every area of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics and more. Business Source Alumni Edition includes full text sources ranging from general periodicals to trade publications and top management journals. Additional full text sources include country economic reports, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles and more.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is a database based on the authoritative bibliography "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750." This new database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. The bibliographic database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

EBSCO Publishing provides the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Note: Be sure to set a bookmark for This link takes you directly to the LISTA database.

Teacher Reference Center

This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is now also offered free via the EBSCOhost platform. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

Note: Be sure to set a bookmark for This link takes you directly to the TRC database.


EBSCO offers GreenFILE, a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. GreenFILE will serve as an'informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. Full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles.

Note: Be sure to set a bookmark for This link takes you directly to the GreenFILE database.

Friends of the Libraries that have given at the “Librarian’s Friend” level or above that would like to receive access to the databases should contact Library Administration at 352-273-2505 or can email Erika Aenlle at

Current Alumni Association Members that would like to receive access to the databases should contact the Alumni Association to inform them of your interest in receiving access. The Alumni Association will forward your criteria to the Libraries to create your account. Once your criteria is received you will receive your user name and information regarding access in 5-7 business days via email. You can reach the Alumni Association by phone at 352-392-1905, Toll Free: 888-352-5866 or by email