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Clinical Affiliate Faculty Library User Guide: Library Resources

FAU Medical Library

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Accessing & Requesting Resources



EZProxy/ Off Campus Connect can be accessed through either the main FAU library website or medical library portal. All students and faculty must log in through EZ Proxy when off campus

In order to access journals and databases., log in via EZ Proxy with your FAU Net ID and password. You should receive your FAU Net ID from Stephanie Gabrielsen. If you have problems with EZ Proxy, contact Tiffany Follin ( or 561-297-3642) to check your account. If you encounter an issue at night or during the weekend, the library service desk can check your account (561-297-6911). 

  • EZ Proxy Log-in Page  
  • EZ Proxy PDF Tutorial- (See link at bottom of this box)


Where to Find: Main FAU Library website; Medical Library Website

What You Need: Your FAU username and password

To Use: From the Medical Library main page, click on the "Off Campus Access/ EZProxy" hyperlink located under the blue "Services" column. Click the FAUnet ID icon in the left blue box; then fill in your username and password to log in. 

Special Note: If you do not have your FAU username/password, please contact Stephanie Gabrielsen or Tiffany Follin

Special Note: FAU passwords can be reset by calling OIT at 561-297-3999. 




OneSearch is a tool for searching across most of the FAU Libraries resources.  Use it to search for journal articles, newspaper articles, books, digital collections, government documents, maps, music recordings, videos, and more. 


Where to Find: On the main Library webpage

                           Within the Medical department portal menu (Click "Research & Point of Care")

                            Clicking the OneSearch Icon, above. 

What You Need: FAUNet ID and password for EZproxy access. 

To Use: Off campus users should sign into EZproxy before conducting a search to ensure materials can be accessed without issues. Then navigate to the OneSearch box and type in your inquiry. Use the categories to the left for refining your search results. For an advanced search, click the "advanced" option next to the search box. 




Clicking on the “Find it @ FAU” icon automatically searches the entire FAU holdings to determine if full-text access to the chosen journal article or individual journal is available.

Be sure to sign into EZproxy BEFORE searching a library database (such as PubMed) to insure you will have access to more full-text articles. Findit@FAU will NOT appear if you are not logged into the EZproxy.

For example, this service is available in PubMed where the icon will appear on the top right of the screen when you click on a specific article. This is in addition to PubMed’s routine linking out to available “free articles” from PubMed Central and other services.


Where to Find: Any FAU Libraries database

What You Need: FAU NetID and password

To Use: If off-campus, log into EZ Proxy first. Proceed with your search using a database such as Pubmed. When you encounter a citation source, click "Find it@FAU" to link to a full-text article, if available. If it if not available through FAU resources, Find it@FAU will link to an ILL request page. 




If you require materials (books or articles) that the FAU Libraries do not have available, you can order them through Interlibrary Loan. Where a lender charges for an item, the library will pay a maximum of $25 per item (for Faculty); should the cost be higher the library will notify you of the total cost and ask if you wish to pay the remainder of the charge. 

You will need to register and make an account the first time you use the service. Please use your email: non FAU emails are invalid. Questions regarding your FAU email? Contact: Stephanie Gabrielsen

  Helpful links: 

Where to Find: Main Medical Library Page;  Library Catalog; OneSearch

What You Need: Your FAUnet ID and password. 

To Use: 

Main Medical Page: Log in directly to ILL using the hyperlink located under the blue "Services" column; use your FAUnetID and password to sign in. Manually fill an ILL request and click "submit request."

Catalog: If your search title is not in the library catalog, Click on the "Worldcat" hyperlink located in the yellow box on the left side of the page. Choose the title, then click "Send request to ILLiad," located in the green-lined box. Sign in with your FAUnetID and password. Your request will be manually filled in. Click "submit request."

OneSearch: If you search a title not available in the OneSearch system, you will be presented with the item's record page. Click the gray "Interlibrary Loan Request" icon. Sign in with your FAUnetID and password. Your request will be manually filled in. Click "submit request."

Special Note: If you have an urgent request that is time sensitive such as a grant deadline, make sure to include the deadline date within the ILL request and additionally contact the Medical and Health Sciences Collections & User Services Department to ensure the most rapid assistance available.


The video, below, has been created by the ILL department to demonstrate how to place ILL requests. 

  • Interlibrary Loan video description: Darth Slitherous is in need of material not at FAU. Before lashing out with the Dark side of the Force in frustration, fate (AKA a librarian) intervenes: do or do not use ILL, there is no try. 


UBorrow allows you to request books directly from participating libraries within the Florida state university system. This unmediated borrowing service increases your access to the collections of the other universities in Florida and delivers more quickly than standard Interlibrary Loan. 

Please contact Stephanie Gabrielsen to request an OwlCard. 



Where to Find: Library catalog

What You Need: Owl Card (14 digit number plus verification number) 

To Use: Enter your search term in the library catalog. If your item is not at FAU, look for the blue UBORROW icon towards the upper left corner of the page. If your title is available to borrow in the UBORROW system, first click on the record and then on the blue UBORROW icon again. Sign in with your 14 digit owl card number and pin to request the material. 

Special Note: Only books can be requested through the UBORROW system. You will be required to pick up your material at the Circulation Desk when it arrives. For campus visiting information, please refer to the FAQ page


The video, below, has been created by the ILL department to demonstrate how to place UBorrow requests. 

  • UBorrow video description: Colin Sprout searches for a Harry Potter title but finds an empty spot on the shelf. What's a student to do? Accio UBorrow! if only it was as easy to Accio back those 15 points he lost for House Hufflepuff. 

Exploring Resources

To see a list of the databases categorized by feature, please see the Database Quick Reference Guide. 

Books are also available via FAU Library's  database resources listed below. 

The Database Quick Reference Guide is a comprehensive list of FAU medical resources available. Broken down by database feature, it offers the busy clinician a more streamlined point of access to Library Resources based on their in-the-moment need. 


There are two ways to access the Database Quick Reference Guide. 

1) Click the blue tab towards the top of this libguide.

2) From the main Medical Library page, by clicking "Guides" in the left column.

Point of Care Tutorials are available for the following databases:

  • Access Medicine
  • ClinicalKey
  • Facts and Comparisons


Guidelines can be found within the following FAU Library Databases. 

General Resources can be found here: 

Specific Organizations can be found here:


Use Refworks to collect, manage, and organize your research articles and documents. Users can also manage in text citations and bibliographies while writing papers. 

To reference the RefWorks Tutorial, please click here

To access the Proquest  RefWorks resource, click here

Read by QxMD​

'Read by QxMD' provides a single place to keep up with new medical & scientific research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed. Users will need to sign into app with their FAU credentials. Once verified, QxMD can remain logged in per user preference. 


  • Get full text PDFs with one tap
  •  Keep up with the latest new research that will impact your practice
  •  Browse through 1000s of outstanding topic reviews
  •  Search millions of articles from PubMed and our database of outstanding topic reviews
  •  Read your favorite journals or browse article collections.
  •  Access full text through your university/institutional subscription or via open access publishers
  •  Share articles with colleagues over email, Twitter and Facebook
  •  Organize and review your personal collection of articles
  •  Earn CME credit.