Faculty and Staff Resources

This guide assists faculty and staff with resources offered by the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Database & Journal Recommendations

Please submit new requests by September 1 or March 1 to allow for trials in the fall or spring semesters.
If the trial and evaluation prove successful, the resource will be considered for inclusion in the following
fiscal year’s budget. Please note, this process may take 9-18 months to complete.

Submit completed form to your liaison or library@ut.edu

Requesting Books and Films

The Acquisitions Department of the Macdonald-Kelce Library would like to inform all faculty members of the procedures for ordering Library materials (below).  Before submitting a request, you should check the catalog on the library homepage as we may already have the item in the collection.

Please send your requests for purchases to your liaison librarian. 

When ordering, the following information will help us get exactly the material requested: *

  • Your name and email
  • Your department
  • Title/Author/Publication year/Edition
  • Volume number (if applicable)
  • ISBN (13-digit is preferred, but 10-digit will do)
  • Specify whether you prefer a physical or digital (ebook) version. For films, if there is no streaming option, we will purchase the DVD.
  • Place requests on hold if you need them. Otherwise, they will go straight into the collection once they have been processed.
  • Let us know if you want the items placed on reserve for a class. More information about Reserves

--> If you found what you need online, please include a link to where you found the book, journal, DVD, etc. Worldcat.org provides complete bibliographic information.

--> Each department has an allocated fund that's determined annually. If you have a large or overly expensive order, please check with your liaison librarian regarding available funding.

--> We will notify you by email when your requested materials become available for use.

--> Book acquisitions may take several weeks, as the items have to be ordered, received, cataloged and processed. Keep this in mind, so that your syllabus doesn’t depend on a title that may not arrive in time for your class! We always try to get your requests to you as quickly as possible. Let us know in advance what your needs are, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

* If you are required to submit materials with a department chair signature, please use this form below and return to the appropriate library liaison:

Current Databases

The Macdonald-Kelce Library offers a wealth of databases. Browse the A-Z Databases link to search and locate databases.

Database Trials

Current Database Trials

Occasionally, the Macdonald-Kelce Library is able to offer temporary access to research databases. This provides students, faculty, staff, and librarians a trial period to review them for possible acquisition. University of Tampa patrons will have temporary access from campus to these database trials.

Access to trial databases is restricted to users that are on-campus unless otherwise noted.

Current Trial Databases

Database Trial Evaluation Form

Database Trial Evaluation Form

The Macdonald-Kelce Library appreciates your time and feedback regarding our database trials. Your response will help us determine how to allocate our resources for future electronic resource purchases.

Thank you for answering the following survey:

Database Trial Evaluation



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