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 over 40
departmental libraries for help with your
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
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!
For more Library resources and services for students, see Library Services for Students (Graduate or
Undergraduate) or check out the
Library or the
Virtual Library Web site for services, resources, and contact information.
Contact the Biosciences Librarian: