Using the Library website

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to find information resources and library services using the University of Arizona Libraries' website.

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Find a Book

Let's say you'd like to see if the library owns a particular book you need.

On the library homepage to your right, select Title from the drop-down menu on the left side of the WorldCat search box located in the middle of the homepage. 

In the search box, enter the title of the book you're looking for: Organizing Exhibitions: A Handbook for Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

Click the Search button on the right side of the search box.

Open the record for this book by clicking on the book title.

Does the University of Arizona Libraries own a copy of this book?

Interlibrary Loan

Although the UA library does not own this book, we can borrow it for you from another library. The average delivery time for a request to be filled is 7-10 days. 

In a real-life scenario, you would click the Request Item through Interlibrary Loan button on the right side of the record to login to your library account and place the request.

Search for a Journal Article

Return to the library's homepage by clicking on the blue University of Arizona University Libraries bar at the top of the record. Place your cursor over the Search & Find tab, and click Articles & Databases.

From the drop-down menu under Find Databases in your SUBJECT area, select Library Science and click Go.

Click LISA (Library & Information Science Abstracts).

In the search box, type academic libraries AND ebooks. Click Search.

Scroll through the results and locate the article titled "eBooks in Academic Health Sciences Libraries". Click this title.

Look for a Full-text Online Copy of the Article

In the database record for this article, at the top of the right side bar, under Find a copy, click the UA Find Articles link to see if the library has full-text online access to this article.

Does the library have full-text online access to this article?

Document Delivery

Under Check for a print copy, click on By title.

You will see that the UA Libraries has a print copy of the 2008 volume of the journal (Against the Grain) that the article appears in.

The library offers a Document Delivery service for journal articles or book chapters in titles that we subscribe to or own that are not available full-text online.

On your request, library staff will get the print volume from the shelf, digitize and send a copy of that article directly to your email. Articles will be delivered electronically within 48 hours of the initial request.

For more information, visit the Document Delivery page.

Finding Study Space

Let's explore some of the options students have for finding study space in the library.

Return to the Library homepage by clicking on Libraries Home at the top of the library record for the journal.

Place your cursor over the Services tab and click Study Spaces & Computing

This page lists the types of study spaces available, from individual study rooms, to group study rooms, to Scholars' Corner - a comfortable room accessible only to faculty and graduate students!

Take a moment to explore the options available to you, depending on your needs.

What library spaces are for graduate students only?

Services for Graduate Students

The library offers a variety of services and resources in support of the research and teaching needs of graduate students.

From the library homepage, place your cursor over the Services tab and click For Graduate Students.

Select the Managing Your Research tab.

What citation management programs are listed on this page?

Get Help

There are many ways to get help at the University Libraries. 

On the library homepage, click Ask a Librarian in the upper right corner of the page. 

What are the fastest options for getting help?


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