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EDUC1770 Student Culture in Higher Education

Obtaining Materials from Other Libraries

It’s hard to believe, but you may find that Brown doesn’t have everything you need on a topic. Not to worry! Interlibrary Loan is always an option. If the book you need is checked out, or you come across a book in your research that you want to read but we don’t have it, try looking for it in Worldcat. This is the nation’s catalog of just about every book published. You can also use Worldcat to conduct additional subject searches just to see what’s out there. If you find a book you want, all you have to do is click on Request This Item and if it’s at all available, the book will be sent to you. The link for Worldcat is found on the main library page at the upper right.

But, what if it’s a journal article you need? If you didn’t already see a Request This link in the database you were searching, you can open your own ILLiad account and request the article through that. Generally, you will receive a pdf of the article through your ILLiad account. Very convenient! This only works for journal articles that we don't have in the library. If we have it, you'll be expected to come get it yourself.

For more information on requesting books and articles from other libraries, please see the Need More? section of this subject guide's Using the Catalog tab.