April 16, 2014

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#ResearchGenius – Interlibrary Loan Part II: Using ILLiad to Get What You Want

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Last week we learned that to be a real #ResearchGenius, you should take advantage of interlibrary loan and all that it has to offer.  This week’s post focuses on how to use Gordon Library’s instance of  interlibrary loan software, ILLiad, to place requests:

Access your account by selecting ILLiad from the Quick Links section of the library’s website:

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Once you have created and  logged into your account, there are three ways to submit interlibrary loan requests:

1. Fill out the ILLiad request form:

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2. Search for books and articles in WorldCat and use the “Click to request through ILL” link:

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3. Use the Fulltext Finder in Summon, Google Scholar, and library databases:

a. Summon:

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 b. Google Scholar:

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 c. Library Database:

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When you click on the FullTextFinder@WPI link, it will bring you to a similarly looking page for all requests where you can select the “Request ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) option:

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After logging into your ILLiad account, the request information will populate the ILLiad request form so that you can click the “submit request” button:

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Once your request is received and processed, you will receive a notification when it arrives.  Returnable items can be picked up at the Information Desk at the library with your WPI ID. Non-returnable items will be delivered to your ILLiad account in the Electronically Received Articles section of your account.

Questions?  Please contact the Interlibrary Loan team in Access Services.

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April 10, 2014

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Exhibit Now Open! Through the Eyes of a Student: 100 Years of Student Life at WPI

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A new exhibit, Through the Eyes of a Student: 100 Years of Student Life at WPI, opens today in the Gladwin Gallery on the Ground Floor of Gordon Library.

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April 10, 2014

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Celebrate National Library Week with a Good Read

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Celebrate National Library Week with a Good Read

Come browse – and buy – our selection of for-sale bestsellers.

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April 9, 2014

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More Videos Online: Academic streaming video free trials continue with two new services

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Starting April 9, 2014, all members of the WPI community will have access to two new academic streaming video collections as the Gordon Library continues hosting of free trials for these services.

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April 9, 2014

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#ResearchGenius – Interlibrary Loan Part I: Use it!

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Use interlibrary loan when you need something that the library doesn’t already own.

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April 7, 2014

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200 Years (and Counting) of Happily Ever After: Celebrating The Brothers Grimm and WPI Student Successes

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As part of a WPI Department of Humanities and Arts capstone project, WPI seniors Margaret Hester and Amanda Ippolito explored the origins, evolution, and significance of Grimm’s fairy tales and prepared complementary exhibits.

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April 2, 2014

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#ResearchGenius – Finding Journals

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Finding journal titles can be tricky, especially given that the Gordon Library has access to over 68,000 of them. This post quickly highlights the simplest way to locate journal titles available through the Gordon Library.

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April 1, 2014

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Knowledge Unlatched: a new model for open access books

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The library is participating in a new model for open access to scholarly books called Knowledge Unlatched.

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March 26, 2014

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#ResearchGenius – Wildcard Searching

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Some tips for searching with wildcards

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March 19, 2014

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#ResearchGenius – Accessing the Wall Street Journal

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A quick guide with two methods for accessing the Wall Street Journal

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