Finding Library Resources Online
Finding Books and Other Materials through the Library Catalog
Online Library Catalog to
search materials owned by the University of Illinois Libraries. These materials include books,
electronic books, journals, magazines, newspapers, video recordings, maps, government documents,
CDs, and DVDs.
Please note: Most remote users cannot request that books or other materials from
the University of Illinois collection be sent to them off-campus. However:
- If you are are currently teaching or in a course offered through
Online & Continuing Education , the library will deliver books and other
materials to you. To get started, visit
Distance Learning Library Services.
- Any University of Illinois student or staff member can use the
I-Share Catalog to request that
materials from the University of Illinois (or any of the other over 70 I-Share Libraries) be sent
for pickup at any other I-Share library.
- For a fee, the Library's
DocExpress service copies,
scans, and emails book chapters.
For further assistance, visit the
LEARN Guide to Finding Books or
Ask A Librarian!
Finding Articles and Electronic Journals Online
Online Research Resources (ORR) page is a searchable
listing of all of the University of Illinois's electronic journal and database subscriptions and
other online research tools. The ORR groups resources by type -- Article Indexes & Abstracts,
Journals & Newspapers, and Reference Tools. Each of these resource groupings can be selected by
clicking on the appropriate tab at the top of the ORR page.
There are 3 ways to find things in the ORR:
Title - Use this if there is a specific resource that you are looking for and you
know all or part of the title or an abbreviation of the title. See
Title in the ORR Help.
Browse - Select the letter or number that the resource title begins with. This
will give you an alphabetical listing of resource names that start with that letter.
Subject - Use this option if you have a subject area in mind, but not a specific
resource. Select the best match from the subject headings and click it. You should now see an
alphabetical list of electronic resources in that subject area.
For further assistance with the ORR, see the
Guide to Finding Articles or
Ask A Librarian.
Finding Course Reserves
Access online course reserves through the
Online Library Catalog page.
To find all items--electronic and print--on reserve for a particular course or instructor, see
For further assistance, view the
Finding Course Reserves Tutorial or
Ask a Librarian.