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Natural Resources Ecology and Management Research Guide [NREM]

Research resources for the NREM department!

Get Items the Library Doesn't Own with ILL

You can get access to books and articles not owned by the University Library by placing an interlibrary loan (ILL) request. This service is free of charge for students, faculty, and staff. Please see ILL/DD for ISU card/University ID number holders for more information about this service.

Articles, which are delivered electronically as downloadable PDFs, may arrive in as little as 2-hours but books take longer to arrive as electronic delivery is not available and hard copies must be shipped to the University Library.

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How to Order Articles

How to Order Books


How to Order Articles

The easy way:Get it @ ISU button
  1. Search for the article in a database and click the "View It@ISU" or "Get It@ISU" button (pictured on right).
  2. On the next screen you will see a lot of information. Look for the section labeled "If full text and other holdings not available" and click the red Interlibrary Loan link.
  3. Sign into ILLiad using your ISU Net-ID and password.
    • If this is your first time using ILLiad you'll need to complete your profile.
  4. Lastly, review the form and click Submit Request.
Another way
  1. Sign into ILLiad using your ISU Net-ID and password. 
    • If this is your first time using ILLiad you'll need to complete your profile.
  2. Click Article under the New Request menu.
  3. Fill out the form with as much information as possible.
  4. Lastly, review the form and click Submit Request.
Get your ILL article FAST!
  • Include as much information as possible, especially if you think it may be hard to track down.
  • Include the publishing journal's ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) in the request. You can usually locate a journal's ISSN on their homepage.
  • Include the article's DOI (Digital Object Identifier). DOI's all start with "10" and may be included in citations, on the publishing journal's website, and in databases.

How to Order Books

ILL service is free but please keep in mind that it will take a couple of days for books to arrive.

  1. Search for the book you want to order in WorldCat.
  2. Click the title of the book you want to order to open the record for that book.

On Campus

  • Click the Illiad link in the green-bordered "Iowa State Univ network" box.
  • Login to Illiad (ISU Library’s ILL system) with your net-ID and password to complete your request.
  • Click Submit Request to complete the process. You'll get an email when the book is ready for pickup.

Off-Campus

  1. In a new window, log into Illiad (ISU Library’s ILL system) with your net-ID and password to complete your request.
  2. In the left menu click Book under the New Request menu.
  3. Fill out as much as the form as possible (consult the Worldcat record you opened in step 2).
  4. Click Submit Request to complete the process. You'll get an email when the book is ready for pickup.

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