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NYU Florence Library & Online Resources: Villa Ulivi Library

Villa Ulivi Library info & NYU restricted and open access online resources relevant to the academic program in Florence.

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NYU Florence Catalog Search Tool


The NYU Florence Catalog search tool allows users to view the academic library collection at Villa Ulivi, including books, videos, and other materials. Users can also access the catalog directly here.

For instructions on the online catalog see the NYU Florence Library Website

or Mobile Version.

To search NYU Libraries online catalog and databases, and learn more about library services, please go to the NYU Libraries page.

Academics - NYU Florence

More information about academics at NYU Florence.


NYU Florence Writing Center

The Writing Center offers feedback on any type of writing, at any stage of planning or drafting.

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General Search

NYU students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the e-books, e-journals and databases available from NYU Libraries.

The titles below and in the boxes on the right are particularly relevant to the academic program in Florence.

Academic Reference and Reserve Collections at NYU Florence

The Ulivi Library contains about 5,000 volumes, including copies of required course textbooks and supplemental texts. In addition to books, library holdings feature course folders, an audio-visual collection and newspapers and magazines. In the library, copies of all textbooks are available for consultation and short term loans. Extra copies of some textbooks are also available for semester long loans. For more information on Books and Course Materials go here

Villa Ulivi Library is a great place to study!

Adjacent to the library is a computer lab with two multifunction printers and scanners. Library books can be brought to the computer lab for consultation or copying services. For further information see the NYU Florence Library Website or Mobile Version.

Search BobCat for Books and Articles

Search here for books, journals and other print materials, videos, sound recordings, e-books, e-journals, databases, and indexes in our local libraries and special collections.

Database Search Tips

Here are tips for better search results in databases. This usage works on most databases, but check 'Help' sections for supported search syntax. 

Boolean: (using operators: and, or, not) 

mother and father searches for occurrences of both words within scope defined.

mother or father searches for one or all, but both are not required.

mother not father searches for occurrences of the word ‘mother’ without use of the word ‘father.’

(mother not father) and god searches for occurrences of the word ‘mother’ without use of the word ‘father,’ then also requires the word ‘god.’



art* searches for art, arts, artistic, artful, etc.


m?n searches for man and men. 

Citation Management Tools

Take notes, organize your research, import citations from electronic databases and catalogs, format your references in  standard styles (MLA, APA etc.) for bibliographies; insert footnotes and endnotes directly into your papers.

  • RefWorks

    RefWorks is licensed to everyone in the NYU community. A web-based program you can use to organize your research.

  • EndNote

    Software you load on your personal computer to organize your research. NYU community members may download a free copy of EndNote (current NYU NetID and password required). ]

  • EndNote Web
    Web-based version of Endnote, free to ISI Web of Knowledge subscribers (NYU Libraries subscribe to Web of Knowledge). Login or create an account . You don't need to own EndNote to use this. Folders may be shared online with other EndNote Web users. [more...]
  • Mendeley
    A  free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
  • EasyBib
    Web-based software featuring MLA, APA, and Chicago styles, parenthetical and footnote formatting, and the ability to save, share, and export citation lists.
  • ProCite
    Research and reference management software with similiar features to Refworks and Endote. NYU community members can get ProCite from the NYU Computer Bookstore at an academic discount.
  • Zotero
    Firefox extension designed for the Firefox browser (Mac and PC). Free online reference management and authoring.


How Do I Choose Between RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero?

Come to a Library Workshop or view this comparison chart.

Some NYU Libraries Research Guides

Location & Hours

Located in the Villa Ulivi Academic Center, Ground Floor

The Library is open:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Extended hours and weekend openings will be announced during each semester.

(This schedule may vary due to holidays, or when classes are not in session).

Contact Info

Cristina Bellini

Library Coordinator

Tel. +390555007304


Chat with a Librarian

IM Service Hours

NYU librarians are available to help via instant messaging chat, screenname: AskBobst. It will be helpful to mention that you are studying at NYU in Accra, for example. 

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NYU Ebook Search

  • Includes:  All of NYU Libraries ebook content (including individually indexed ebook chapters)
  • Strengths:  Keyword searching within the full text of ebooks

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