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IAF/ECIC Library Orientation

Orientation for the Summer IAF, ECIC, iGem, and EIAF programs

Off campus access

Off campus access to subscribed resources is provided by having you log in via the campus login. You will be prompted to login when you access a subscription resource, like a database, journal, or ebook. For more info, see the Off Campus Access guide:

If you are having trouble with your campus login, or are no longer at the university, try some of our Open Access (freely accessible) resources:

Ask for help!

For the most part, the links to full text of articles and books should be obvious, but sometimes something goes wrong.

If you aren't sure if we have access to the full text of an article or book,

Ask for help!

 

Interlibrary Loan (SCSU Students)

HOW DO I GET A BOOK, JOURNAL OR DISSERTATION FROM ILL?

  1. For books and media, check the SouthernSearch Library Catalog to determine if Buley or one of the other CSCU libraries own.

  2. If the item(s) are not owned by any library in  the CSCU Library System use Interlibrary Loan to request the item.

  3. GO TO: ILL REQUEST and follow the instructions.

HOW DO I GET A JOURNAL ARTICLE FROM ILL?

  1. First check the journal finder to determine if the article is available in full-text online.

  2. If you're in a database (Ex. Academic Search Premier) look to see if a PDF or HTML file is available. This indicates that the journal is full-text.

  3. If not available in full-text go to ILL to request.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY ILL REQUEST FILLED?

Book Requests, from Connecticut libraries, will normally be shipped within 5-10 business days. Books coming from other states may take two weeks or longer to arrive.  Check the ILLIad System to see the status of your request. All books/dissertation material will be kept at the Check Out Desk for pickup. The library will return all items after 10 business days. Please contact our library if you have any additional questions.

Journal Article Requests will be delivered electronically to your desktop and often are available within 24-48 hours.  All journal articles can be kept by you.

The Interlibrary Loan Department will process only five requests per patron per day during the busy periods.

WHO CAN USE THE ILL SERVICES?

Interlibrary Loan Services are limited to SCSU faculty, students, and staff. Other library patrons should use their public or university library to request materials.

HOW DO I GET MATERIAL FROM THE OTHER CSCU LIBRARIES?

In the catalog, use the "REQUEST IT" function to order library items.

The catalog will ask you for your Campus Network Username and Password. This is what you use to log into the campus computers or Blackboard.