Resources at UIUC University Library
About University Library
The UIUC Library is a world-class library. It
ranks second among academic libraries in North America and first among public university libraries
in the world. With its twelve million volumes and other extensive holdings, it is an integral
part of the University's academic mission of teaching, research, and public service. Check out the
departmental libraries for help with
your information needs.
Life Sciences Division Libraries
Selected University Library Resources or Tools
Ask-a-Librarian is a virtual reference service that provides opportunities to chat
with a librarian via Instant Messaging (IM) services, the AIM askillinois chat widget, or SMA Text
Us. Of course, you may also get librarian assistance at any campus library reference desk, by
email, or by phone.
Items requested via the
Online Library Catalog or
Catalog (Illinois academic libraries catalog) can be delivered to offices of faculty, staff,
and graduate students by selecting "UIUC Campus Mail" from the "Choose pick-up library" dropdown
menu of the electronic request form.
"Discover” allows linking of Library resources, such as full-text electronic journal
Issues in Scholarly
Active 2005-2010, this blog is intended to provide a basic overview of the key issues
affecting the scholarly communication system, and to suggest measures that U of Illinois scholars
can take to help create a better system.
RefWorks, like EndNote, is a citation management tool which is supported by several
For more, explore to the
University Library gateway or
departmental library web sites.
Please contact a librarian any time you need assistance!
Contact the Biosciences Librarian: