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Clinical Affiliate Faculty Library User Guide: Library Resources

FAU Medical Library

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Accessing & Requesting Resources

Where to Find: Library links are now formatted for OpenAthens access and off campus users will be prompted to log in as they access an individual resource. When off campus, users will have access to the Libraries’ e-resources without needing to go through the Libraries’ website but will still need to verify before accessing material. 

What You Need: Your FAU username and password. 

To Use: OpenAthens support page offers a "how to use" and tutorials: OpenAthens Home

  • Off campus users may find they have difficulties accessing articles directly via a vendor platform: look for an "institutional log in" option within the sign-in box, and choose "Florida Atlantic University" if prompted. 
  • If you have a frequently used resource, we recommend bookmarking the "Athenized" resource link from the Library Resources page, and using that to start your search. 



What: OneSearch is a tool for searching across 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: 

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

To Use: Primo Onesearch allows users to search multiple resources with a general "new search" option (both access points above  default to this feature). Simply type your query in and click enter, narrow by filter on the left side. If you know what database or journal you are looking for, click the "journal finder" or "database finder" in the top blue navigation bar, then search the resource. 



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

 Findit@FAU will NOT appear if you are not logged into OpenAthens. 

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: FAUNet ID and password

To Use: When off-campus, verify via a library link (save as a bookmark for easier access). 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. 

Troubleshooting: If you encounter any issues,  Submit a ticket (web browser) or reach out to Tiffany Follin (email)




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 set amount to bring an item in (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. 

  Helpful links: 


Where to Find: Medical Library Page, left side within the blue navigation column. 

What You Need: Your Owl card to set up an ILL account, and your FAU email. 

To Use: 

  • Log in directly to ILL using the hyperlink located in the left navigation column; use your FAUNet ID and password to sign in/create an account. Manually fill an ILL request and click "submit request."

Special Note: Users can customize the "not needed by" dates to reflect less than the defaulted month or longer than it. Expanding the date allows the system to continue requesting the article from lending institutions and not automatically cancel the request. 

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

  • Interlibrary Loan: 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. 


Where to Find: Library Primo catalog

What You Need: FAUNet ID and password for account log in.

To Use: Enter your search term in the library Primo catalog. If your item is not at FAU, look for the subheading "Get it" and click "UBorrow Request." Fields are auto-filled: double check all are correct. Adjust the Preferred local pickup location. Click "send request." 

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

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

  • UBorrow: 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

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

This guide provides useful info on tools you can use in both managing and citing your sources. 

Point of Care Tutorials are available for the following databases:

  • AccessMedicine/ AccessPedatrics
  • ClinicalKey


Created to walk a user through a literature search as it relates to EBM: from creating a search question from a basic need (clinical or research) to searching the literature, to evaluating and applying the medical literature to your question. It is also great for those who simply need a refresher: skip ahead to tabs covering basic and advanced search strategies

Guidelines can be found within the following FAU Library Databases. 

General Resources can be found here: 

Specific Organizations can be found 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.