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Prairie Research Institute Library 
Monday - Friday 
8:30am to 5:00pm

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1816 South Oak St.
Champaign, IL. 61820 

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Virtual Book Displays


Check out our new virtual Pinterest book displays on a variety of topics.

Finding Articles and Electronic Databases

Specific articles can be found by locating the journal it is contained in and the journal is often located within an electronic database, look through these guides to help you locate both!


How to find a specific article and e-journal

Whether you are just starting a project and want to find out what articles are out there, or if you have a specific article you need to locate, this will  guide you.


How to request an article not at the University (Interlibrary Loan)

If the article you are looking for is not available at the University Library  then you can request the item be photocopied and emailed to you via pdf. The request should be filed through Interlibrary loan.



How to find a specific database

INHS provides a list of databases useful for natural history.


Using the SFX A-Z List

The "Find Online Journals & Databases page"(SFX A-Z List) is a gateway to help you find various online resources such as databases and journals.  The Find Databases by Subject page helps you find the most relevant article databases in a particular field.


Tips for Searching Article Databases 

This pdf will give you some basic instruction on best practice methods for searching.