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SLS FAU: Getting Started

Basic Library Services

Learn more about basic library services available at the campus libraries of Florida Atlantic University.

Popular Periodicals versus
Scholarly Publications

Popular Publications versus Scholarly Journals
(3:30 Webcast) Learn about the main differences between popular publications (Time, Rolling Stone) and scholarly journals (Nature, American Journal of Physical Anthropology).

NEW - OpenAthens - authenticate yourself to use our electronic resources!

Through a statewide initiative in coordination with FALSC and other institutions of the Florida College System and State University System libraries, the FAU Libraries is transitioning e-resources authentication from EZproxy to OpenAthens.

OpenAthens is a gateway service that provides access to the FAU Libraries' licensed electronic resources. For the first time, you will have access to the Libraries’ e-resources without needing to be on the Libraries’ website! You can use an Internet search engine like Google or go directly to a publisher’s website to access the Libraries “Athenized” e-resources via FAU Single Sign-On (SSO)!  

Locating Full-Text Articles

Select Find it @ FAU if the article you are looking for does not appear as full text in the database.

Research Consultations

Student With Instructor

A research consultation with a librarian can help you:

  • Define your research topic.
  • Focus your research process.
  • Locate the best resources on your topic.
  • ...and much more!

Request an appointment:

  • Sign up now!
  • Call (561) 297-3785.
  • Ask at a library service desk.