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Research Help

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    Talk to Your Librarian

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    Brookens librarians are available for research consultations on-campus and virtually.

    Contact your librarian and make an appointment today!

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      Online Help

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      Look to our website for research help.

      Find subject specific Research Guides.

      Access Tutorials.

      Getting Books from Brookens Library and Beyond

      Requesting Books from I-Share Libraries

      As a UIS student, you have access to over 70 Illinois University/College libraries through the consortium to which Brookens Library belongs. These libraries are I-Share libraries, and visiting or requesting materials from these libraries requires your UIS i-card, which serves as your library card. Please contact the UIS i-card office and request an i-card be sent to you. Once you have your i-card, please call Brookens Library to be entered into the system. This is required to check out and request books.

      View the following tutorial for complete instructions.

      Creating your Library Account

      If you are within driving distance of UIS, we strongly recommend that you come to Brookens Library to check out materials. However if you live within driving distance of other I-Share libraries, you can use your i-card to check out books there.

      View the following tutorial for complete instructions.

      Finding & Requesting Books via Quick Search

      Requesting Books via My ILL

      If the book you need is not in the I-Share Catalog or within driving distance, you may request the book via InterLibrary Loan, or My ILL

      View the following tutorial for complete instructions. 

      Online Students- Requesting Books via My ILL


        Getting Articles from Brookens Library and Beyond

        Requesting Articles from Brookens Library or Other Libraries

        As a UIS student you have access to our databases from off-campus using your netID and password. If an article you need is not available electronically, request a copy via Quick Search with the "Request Item through InterLibrary Loan" button.

        View the following tutorials for complete instructions.

        Requesting an Article via My ILL

        Finding An Article from a Citation

        Find It: Linking to Full Text Library Resources


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