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All Digital, All The Time

COVID-19 hasn’t changed anything for students, faculty, and staff who use take advantage of Florida Poly’s library. The digital (bookless!) library is one of the first in the nation and has attracted international interest. The library includes a digital collection of more 150,000 full-text e-book volumes that are a mixture of owned and licensed materials. The collection would require more than 15,000 linear feet of stack area for shelving of books if they were not in digital format.

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Library Databases

Students and faculty can access the library and its holdings from any Internet-accessible computer or tablet.  To access these databases, students, faculty, and staff must log in using their NetID and password.

Academic Video Online (by Alexander Street Press)World’s leading provider of academic streaming media to libraries. Subjects of focus are the fields of counseling, anthropology, history, diversity studies, theatre, film, music, dance, news, current affairs, and the social sciences.
CQ ResearcherNoted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist and provides researchers with an introductory overview, including three pro/con debates; a background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; a pro/con debate by representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
Credo ReferenceContains major reference works, multi-volume subject encyclopedias, field guides, scholarly handbooks, animations and countless other award-winning sources that span across all disciplines. Also included are close to 2,000 short reference videos, more than 300,000 high-resolution art images, and nearly 200,000 additional images across all subject areas.
EBSCOEBSCO is a content aggregator containing multiple types of information, from full-text peer-reviewed journal articles to over 100,000 full-text ebooks. You can find scientific and humanities/arts information in this database. Users can choose to search across all databases or narrow to individual subjects or formats.
GaleGale is a content aggregator that contains dozens of databases in various subject areas, ranging from popular magazines to U.S. History to Academic One-File, which alone contains millions of full-text scholarly sources across academic disciplines available in PDF and HTML formats.
IEEE Electronic LibraryThe IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery of and access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners.
IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than three million full-text documents from some of the world’s most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. More than two million documents are in robust, dynamic HTML format.
The content in IEEE Xplore comprises:
170+ journals
1,400+ conference proceedings
5,100+ technical standards
Approximately 2,000 e-books
400+ educational courses
JSTORJSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR was founded to be a shared digital archive serving the scholarly community. We understand the value of the scholarship and other material on the platform and that the future accessibility of this content is essential.
ProQuestProQuest is a content aggregator that provides content from the following individual databases:
The Arts
Business databases
Dissertations & Theses
Health & Medicine
History databases
Literature & Language
News & Newspapers
Science & Technology
Social Sciences
You can search each database individually or search across all at the same time.
ProQuest Ebook CentralEbook subscription database with more than 128,000 titles and unlimited, multi-user access. Subjects include Computers and IT, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Medicine, and several humanities subject headings.
PubMedPubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites, as well as items that can be linked to Poly Library resources.
Sage PremierSage is a publisher and owns this database that contains articles in the subject areas of Health Sciences, Life & Biomedical Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering, and Social Sciences & Humanities.
Science Direct (Elsevier)ScienceDirect is a leading information solution for researchers, teachers, students, health care professionals and information professionals. It contains authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications and is widely recognized as a core component of library collections.
Web of ScienceWith the Web of Science platform, you can access an unrivalled breadth of world-class research literature linked to a rigorously selected core of journals and uniquely discover new information through meticulously captured metadata and citation connections.The Web of Science platform connects the Web of Science Core Collection to regional citation indexes, patent data, specialized subject indexes, and an index of research data sets, all in all totaling over 33,000 journals, meaning you have the breadth you need to be truly comprehensive in your search.
Wiley Online LibraryWiley publishes content for this database; subject areas include Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, and Nursing, Dentistry and Healthcare, among many others!

Access to Libraries Across the State

Want to visit a physical library? With their Florida Poly ID cards, students have borrowing privileges at all State University System and State College libraries.

Hard Copies

Those who would like to borrow printed materials can stop by any State University library (if open) or visit their community library online. Many libraries are allowing patrons to check out reading material that they can pick up, or have mailed to them.