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Things to keep in mind (Spring 2016)

Three Bytes of Library News You Can Use

1. Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD)  IS NOT IShare

These are two different systems. Here at the library, IShare and Interlibrary loan (ILLIAD) are not interchangeable. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD) is a great option to request PDFS for book chapters and articles. Books from Interlibrary loan (ILLIAD) can not be renewed online, ever. Please stop by the library to speak to the Interlibrary Loan Department about renewals. Borrowing time for ILL books varies.

Do not remove band that is placed on your ILL books. It is there for a reason!



In contrast, IShare has a universal borrowing system among 85 academic institutions in the state of Illinois.

Books requested from IShare can be renewed online for up to 3 renewals. Borrowing time for IShare books is 4 weeks. 


2. Your library account matters!

Did you know that your Rush library account expires? Students, faculty and staff must update their library registrations.  An expired account can impact your access to IShare, Rush, and Interlibrary Loan materials. 

3. Need more info on a particular journal?

Is this journal peer reviewed? Which databases index this journal? Ulrich's Periodical Directory provides comprehensive information on publications and journals. It includes publisher information, indexing and abstracting sources, journal title history, reviews, and more. Search by journal title, ISSN, or keywords. Select "View Details" in order to explore journal/publication information.


Key symbols in Ulrich's Periodical Directory:

      Table of Contents available

      Peer Reviewed/Referred 

      Electronic/Online Format

     Open Access


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