This Guide accompanies the Library Workshop Straight to the Source: Protips for Grad Students. The workshop goals are:
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Here are just a few helpful Library resources & services that support graduate students and post docs in your research, teaching, and professional development.
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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Document Delivery
ILLiad is the name of our Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery service. This speedy delivery service provides a handy way for ISU students, faculty, and staff to have materials delivered to you. Use ILLiad's online form to request articles, books & other items be delivered to you. Use your ISU Net-ID and password to login to this online request form!
IM, email, phone us! Your options for library assistance and questions, whether you're here in the library, in your office, or off-campus. Connect with knowledgeable Library staff!
The My Library Card link in the top right corner of the library website lets you: see what you have checked out; renew items online; save your searches; and "pin" or save QuickSearch records to a favorites list for later use.
A helpful service to know about:
Pick from Shelf: Wish you could have assistance in getting library books you need pulled from the shelves for you, and you pick them up from an easy location? You can now, with our "Pick from Shelf" service!
Here's how it works: On the Library's website, login using the My Library Card link in the top right corner. Now use Quick Search to find a book you want, and then click the book's title to open its record. See the Request Options section? Just choose the Request link, and choose where you want to pick up the book - from the Parks Library Circulation Desk, or the Vet Med Library, or Design Reading Room - you're done! More info
Scanning books, journal articles, or other papers:
Self-serve scanners with friendly help screens are located in the Parks Library on Floor 1 (in the southwest corner of the Learning Connections Center), in the Veterinary Medicine Library and the Design Reading Room. These "face-up" book scanners are available during all open hours, and are free of charge. Users can choose to scan in full color, grayscale, or black and white. Output formats include JPEG, TIFF, and PDF. Scanning area is 17" by 24". Scanned files can be emailed or copied to a flash drive.