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How do I request an interlibrary loan?
Login to FirstSearch's WorldCat

Click on Library in the side bar.
Check first in catalog to make sure that GIAL Library does not own the item.
Click on A-Z Index of E-Resources tab
Click on FirstSearch
Login through the yellow box
Select WorldCat in the wording at the top (or from the database dropdown box)

 
Searching

1a) To find what is published on your subject:
Enter a keyword.
Click the Search Button at top or bottom.
From the results, check box to the left of every item that is of interest to you.
Then click on the third oval (underneath the tabs) that says “Marked Records”. This reduces the returns to only those items that you selected.
Email, export, and/or print these bibliographic records for your future reference.
 
1b) When you know what you are looking for:
Search for your item by Keyword, Author, Title, etc. (see dropdown box).
Click the Search Button at top or bottom.
From the list of results, click on the title that matches your request.

TIP:
Articles in Journals
If you are searching for an article, search by the title of the journal. Remember you are searching for which libraries carry that journal title. Once you find the journal, you will add the details of the article you want on your request form.
You can save yourself from seeing extraneous items by clicking the box by Serial Publications. This will limit your results to only journals.
GIAL always requests from fee-free lenders first.
 
Requesting

Put in your search term in the search box.
The record(s) will be listed. Select the correct one.
The record will show the details for the book and will have two links:
  • Libraries worldwide that own item
  • Borrow this item from another library (Interlibrary Loan)
Click on the first one to see how readily available this item is. (If in NM, AZ, or TX we can probably get it for free.)

Scroll down to see the record again and click on Borrow this item from another library (Interlibrary Loan).
A form will come up.
Fill in the form - just the asterisked boxes PLUS your email. (See sample for details)
Click on Submit at the bottom and this will be emailed to Carole to put into the ILL system.


IMPORTANT TIP:
Articles in Journals

Add the citation details of the article you want in the Comment Box on the request form.
 


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