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Finding Materials

NYU Florence Library catalog to search the academic library collection at Villa Ulivi, including audio- and videorecordings, as well as the historic Acton family book collection at Villa La Pietra.

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Academic Reference and Reserve Collections at NYU Florence

The Ulivi Library contains about 5,000 volumes, most of which are copies of required course textbooks or have been purchased upon the recommendation of faculty members.

Students are welcome to use the library as a study space and consult books on a reference-only basis. Books may not be borrowed unless otherwise specified.

In addition to required and recommended books, library holdings feature course folders, a DVD collection, newspapers and magazines, collections of CDs and CD-ROMs.


Villa Ulivi Library is a great place to study!

The library is a reserve reading room  and non-circulating collection. Syllabi for classes are available, as are all class readings. Course folders and recommended reading materials may be put on reserve for student use. Copies of all required and recommended books are on reserve in the Villa Ulivi Library.


For photocopying, students need to purchase photocopy cards at the Villa Ulivi Reception Desk. Two Xerox machines are available, one with a free scan to email function. Adjacent to the library is a computer lab.


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.


    Location & Hours

    Located in the Villa Ulivi Academic Center, Ground Floor

    The Library is open:

    Monday-Thursday: 8:30AM to 9:00PM

    Friday: 9:00AM to 6:00PM

    Saturday and Sunday: 2:00PM to 8:00PM 

    (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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    You may also email us your question.

    Contact us via email, text us at 646-265-1342, or schedule an appointment.

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