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As part of the USF response to COVID-19, USF St. Petersburg Library is closed. Please check back regularly for updates.
Please use the following page to stay updated on library services and resources related to the Coronavirus and remote learning:

USFSP Library Continuity Guide: Resources for Remote Learning

RED 6656: Children's Literature

USF Libraries Catalog

  • Enter a genre or subject in the first search box (homeless, Mexico, mystery, science fiction, frogs, adoption, etc)
  • In the Advanced Search page you can narrow by location. For example:  USF LIBRARY – St. Petersburg – Juvenile


eBook Guides

Print Guides at the USFSP Library

Research Appointments

Need Help? Make an Appointment!

Having difficulty locating information for your assignment? Need to sharpen your research skills? Librarians can assist and instruct you in how to identify and locate the most useful resources for your research needs. 

Fill out the Research Appointment form to schedule a one-on-one session with a librarian.

Off Campus Access to Electronic Resources

If you are using a computer on campus, simply go to:

If you are off-campus, Log into MyUSF‎

  • Go to the Teaching Tools tab and select USFSP Library
  • This will bring you to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library webpage, but you will be authenticated to access the electronic resources provided by USF libraries.

Connecting to Full Text Articles

The Findit@USF button is a linking tool that connects you to the full text of the article.

  1. If the article is available Full Text, as list of databases that provide access will appear at the top of the pop-up window. Click on one of those links to access the full text.  TIP  -- in the new window that opens up, look for the words full text, .pdf, or download article to access the article.
  2. If the item is NOT available electronically, click on the Inter Library Loan link, log into your account, and order the article from another library.  The majority of articles requested through ILL will be scanned and made available to you as an electronic .pdf. 

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