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About This Guide
This research guide provides a number of resources for students participating in the Syracuse Florence study abroad program, divided by the various courses and disciplines it covers. Be sure to also look out for the "Other Research Guides" boxes on each page for a more comprehensive listing of subject-specific resources.
Syracuse Florence Viewbook
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Off-Campus Access (EZProxy)
To access our databases off-campus, you will need to log in using your NetID and password.
For those who are affiliated with SU but do not have a NetID, enter your 10-digit SUID number as the NetID and enter your last name (all lowercase) as the password.
If you are having difficulties accessing our resources off-campus, please also see this EZproxy troubleshooting guide.
Getting Started With Research
Need research help and not sure where to begin? The Syracuse University Libraries offers a number of resources to help walk you through the research process, including:
- Research Process Guide: This step-by-step guide details the various stage of the research process, from defining a topic to evaluating sources and more.
- Citing Sources: This page provides links to our Citation Guide, as well as the various citation management tools that are supported by the Libraries.
General Research Databases
Databases are a great way to search through a wide range of electronic resources, including newspapers, encyclopedias, and scholarly journals. Here are some general, multidisciplinary starting points:
- ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is the largest multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets.
Full-text archive of scholarly publications in mathematics, science, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online
Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a range of subject areas.
- Oxford Reference Online
Full-text reference books in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.
- Access World News
Full text current content of world-wide news sources, including local and regional newspapers. Coverage includes magazines, blogs, video and audio.
Provides online access to over 5,000 local, regional and international newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 languages, displayed in their original format and accessible by country, language, or title.
- Web of Science
Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 150,000 conference proceedings.
Largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research.
- OpenDOAR : Directory of Open Access Repositories
Browsable directory of open access repositories. Search by subject, country of origin and content type.
SURFACE, the Syracuse University Research Facility And Collaborative Environment, is a full-text, multi-media online database that provides mostly open access to the extensive and diverse array of scholarly, professional, scientific, and creative output produced at Syracuse University.
Articles from Print Journals
If you need an article from a journal that is not available online through the SU Libraries, we can acquire it for you through ILLiad and send it to you via e-mail. This is a free service available to all SU students.
If you are requesting an article from a journal that the SU Libraries do own in print, when submitting your article request through ILLiad, please be sure to indicate in the notes field: "SU Abroad student - SU owns journal".
NOTE: We are not able to send books or other print material overseas through the postal service.
If you don't have an account, go to ILLiad, follow the link for "First Time Users" and fill in the form to create a new account. You'll be able to start using ILLiad right away.
Libraries in Florence
There are a number of libraries throughout Florence that may be of interest to you. Here is just a small sampling: