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NYU Florence Library & Online Resources: Villa Ulivi Library

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

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NYU Florence Catalog Search


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: SEARCH CATALOG.

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

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

Academics - NYU Florence

General information about academics at NYU Florence.

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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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NYU Florence Digital Studio

The NYU Florence Digital Studio serves as the campus hub for multimedia production and post-production, instructional technology support and the coordination of digital communications.

Write to for more information on FDS services.

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

Students seated at desks in the library, reading books and working on their computer.

The Ulivi Library contains about 7,000 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. 

Villa Ulivi Library is a great place to study!

Villa Ulivi Computer Lab where multiple students are working on computers and studying.

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.

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

Citation management software helps you take notes, organize research, import citations from electronic databases and catalogs, format reference lists in standard styles (MLA, APA etc.); insert footnotes and endnotes directly into your papers.

  • Zotero Bib Create one citation at a time. 
  • Zotero A free online citation management tool.
  • RefWorks Web-based program, licensed to everyone in the NYU community.
  • EndNote Licensed to everyone in the NYU community.
  • Mendeley Free citation management tool with a social network option. 

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

Come to a Library Workshop or view this comparison chart.

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Some NYU Libraries Research Guides

Location & Hours


The Villa Ulivi Academic Center 

Ground Floor

Library Hours:

  • 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

Chat with a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

NYU librarians are available to help via instant messaging chat, screenname: Ask NYU Libraries. 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

E-Book Databases