UVF offers a wide range of print and electronic resources; however it simply isn't possible to provide access to everything. Some items are not available in online formats. Our students live internationally, so it is difficult for us to provide access to print resources to everyone.
Often, depending on where you live, local, public libraries or academic libraries can help you. Visit your local libraries, learn their borrowing rules, what their electronic resources are, and how you can access their collection. They can often use ILL to get print books for you. The more access points you have for research, the better your resarch will be.
If you have a library card to your local public library, you should be able to borrow and/or view the available books and journals. In addition, your local library may:
Many college and university libraries allow outside community members to view their collections (especially if they're publicly funded). Though you probably won't be able to borrow books without arranging special privileges, often you can:
Borrowing privileges vary widely. Check out the websites for the libraries in your area to find their borrowing policies, or contact the libraries directly.
WorldCat is a combined catalog of libraries all over the world. You can search for a variety of items then enter your location to see if local libraries have what you want.
Let's say we are interested in locating the book, Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education, by John Dewey.
Finding a journal article follows the same basic steps