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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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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.

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NYU Florence Writing Center

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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.

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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

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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. 

Search the NYU Libraries Catalog

Search for books, journals, videos, etc. 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. 

Three things to remember!

When using article databases, remember there are always three stages in your workflow (the "three Ds"):

  1. Discovery: Do (and redo!) your searching, using varying terms and combining using the Boolean operators "and, or, not" to get good results. Your first search is not your best search, but rather an opportunity to learn how to immediately do a better search
  2. Delivery: For items that you like, select the link to the full text if available, or click on the NYU "Get It" icon. button to see if we own the item. If you want to keep this item, either save it to your own computer, email it to yourself, or print it.
  3. Database it: Keep the "meta-information" about all that good resources you found for your records and to make your bibliographies. You will find yourself returning to resources so having a system in place will save you time and aggravation later. The NYU Libraries offer a number of tools to our users to help with this, in particular a tool called RefWorks, which you can learn about here.

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.

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

Come to a Library Workshop or view this comparison chart.

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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

Mayara Pereira & Cristina Bellini

Chat with a Librarian

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

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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