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Creating & Managing Accounts Tab


Create a Milner Library / I-Share Account
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This video will show you how to create a Milner Library / I-Share account. This account will allow you to request books from our storage locations, renew books, or request items from over 80 Illinois Academic Libraries within the I-Share consortium and monitor these requests.

  • From the Library's home page, scroll down to the Quick Links box and click Library Accounts.
  • On the Library Accounts page, click the Access your Milner/I-Share Account button.
  • On the Login page, click the Create New Account link.
  • Simply fill out your information in each of the boxes on the form.
  • For the username and password you can use your ULID and password.
  • However, since this is a different account from your University ULID account, the password for this account will not change unless you change it here.
  • The Borrower ID (Barcode Number) is the number on your Redbird Card, also called the UID number.
  • If you don't have your Redbird Card with you, log into My Illinois State and get your University ID number there.
  • When you are done filling out the information, click Submit to create your new account.
  • You can now search for items and make requests or manage the items you already have checked out.

Renew Items/Look at My Account
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This video will show you how to renew any items you have checked out or check the status of any I-Share requests you’ve made.

  • From the Library's home page, scroll down to the Quick Links box on the right and click Library Accounts.
  • On the Library Accounts page, click Access your Milner/I-Share Account.
  • To login, use your Milner/I-Share username and password.
  • Since this account is separate of your ULID and password, your login information may be different if you did not use your ULID when you created this account.
  • Once you login, the screen starts on a favorites list, if you have created one.
  • Select Checked Out Items from the menu on the right to view the items that you have checked out.
  • From here you’ll see items you currently have checked out along with the due date.
  • To renew an item, click the box under the Renew? Column next to the item you want to renew.  Scroll down to the Renew Selected Items button and click it to get a new due date on your book.
  • To identify items that you’ve requested from I-Share, click Requested Items in the menu on the right.
  • You can also see account information about Fines and Blocks

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Find Course Reserves & Textbooks Tab


How to Find Textbooks
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This video will show you how to find textbooks at Milner Library. Generally, the library is unable to purchase every textbook that is needed for all courses. However, you can always check to see if what you need might be available.

First, check through Milner’s Course Reserves to see if your professor might have a copy of the textbook on reserve.

  • From the library's home page, scroll down to the Quick Links box and click Course Reserves.
  • Click Find your Course Reserves.
  • On the Search page, select your Course and Instructor from the drop-down menus.
  • If you only know the course or the instructor, you can also try searching by just one of them.
  • Click Find.
  • On your list of results, click the Title of the book you want.
  • Scroll down to Location & Availability to find out where the book is located.
  • If the item is listed in Course Reserves, you can ask for the book by title at the Circulation Desk on the left as you enter the library.

If the book you are looking for is not on Course Reserves, you can check Milner’s catalog to see if it’s located elsewhere in the library.

  • Going back to the Milner Library home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box and click Advanced Milner Catalog Search.
  • On the Advanced Search page, type in the Title of the book you are looking for. Type in the Author’s name too. We recommend searching by Title and Author instead of ISBN because we might have multiple editions of a book.
  • Then click Find.
  • Click the title of the book you are interested in.  Scroll down to Location & Availability and check the status to see if the book is available. If it is, use the Location and Call Number to locate the book in the library.

If you cannot find the book in the local Milner catalog or if it is unavailable, the next step is to search the I-Share catalog, which will pull results from other libraries across Illinois.

  • For this example let’s start back to the Advanced Search page.  I’m going to search for the book titled The Making of the Potterverse.
  • Click Find. You’ll notice that Milner does not have a copy of this book.  Click the Repeat search in I-Share? link to search the I-Share libraries’ catalog for the book.
  • Sometimes your results will include eBooks.  Unfortunately, most eBooks will not be available to use from I-Share, because university libraries cannot share access to their eBook subscriptions.
  • If the eBook is unavailable, you can look for a print copy of the book and request it.
  • Click the Title of the print copy of the book you need.
  • Scroll down to Location & Availability to see the different I-Share libraries that have your book.
  • If your book is available, click on the Request 1st Available tab.
  • Sign in to your Milner Library/I-Share account. You will use this account to put books on hold through I-Share.  If you do not already have a Milner/I-Share account, you can create one by clicking the Create New Account link.
  • Once you are logged in, you can hit the Request button, and it will be sent to Milner Library.
  • Once your item is available, you will receive an email letting you know you can pick up the book at the Circulation Desk on the left as you enter the library.

How to Find Course Reserves
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This video will show how to find course reserve items available through the Milner Library catalog. Course Reserve items available through the Milner Library catalog include books, ebooks, movies on VHS tape or DVD, streaming movies, and audio files.

  • From the Library's home page, scroll down to the Quick Links box on the right and click Course Reserves.
  • Then click Find Your Course Reserve.
  • From this search interface you can search by the specific course, instructor, and/or a department. We recommend searching by a specific course and instructor.
  • After selecting an option, click the Find button.
  • Some reserves are in print format and available in the Library. Others are in electronic format and are either accessible from Milner Library through their course reserve record, or are eReserves that are accessible through ReggieNet.
  • Click the title of the specific item you need. Look at the location to determine if it is available in print or electronic format.
  • If the location indicates Temporarily Shelved at: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only, go to the Check Out Desk and request the item by Title. Most print reserves can be used for 2 hours.
  • If you click on an item with [electronic resource] or (streaming) (ex Soc 108) in its title, look under the location in the record. There will be a link to access it, where you can read it online or print it out if it is a book, or view or listen to it if it is a video or audio recording.

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Find Items in the Catalog Tab


Find a Book by Title
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This video will show you how to find a book when you already know the title.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • On the Advanced Search page, change the dropdown next to the box to Title and enter the title of the book you would like to find.  I’m going to search for The Black Regulars.
  • Then, scroll down to Formats and Media and click the box above Book to narrow your search to only books.
  • Then, scroll up and click Find.
  • The results page for this book shows that there are both a print copy and an eBook copy.
  • To access the print copy of the book, click the title of the book. Go down to Location & Availability and check the Status.  If the status is available, note Location and Call Number and use them to use to find the book on the shelves.
  • To access an eBook, click the title of the eBook.  Scroll down to Location & Availability and look for Online Access.  Then, click the link next to that to access the full text of the eBook. You will need to login with your ULID and password to view eBooks.  Some eBooks may also ask you to select your campus before providing a login screen, so be sure to select Illinois State University to get the correct login page.

Find a Book by Author
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This video will show youhow to find a book when you already know the author.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • Click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • On the Advanced Search screen, change the drop down to Author and enter the author you would like to search for.  I’m going to search for William Dobak.
  • Then scroll down to Formats and Media, click the box above Book to search for only books.
  • Then scroll back up and click Find.
  • On the results page, you can see that are a couple different of his books that are in both print and ebook and print book formats.
  • If you find a print book you would like to use, click its title. Scroll down to Location & Availability and check the Status to see if the book is available.  If it is, note the Location and Call Number and use it to find the book on the shelf.
  • To access an ebook, click on the title. Scroll down to Location & Availability and look for the Online Access option and click the link next to that.  You will need to login with your ULID and password to view ebooks.  Some eBooks may also ask you to select your campus before providing a login screen, so be sure to select Illinois State University to get the correct login page.

Find a Book by Subject
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This video will show you how to find a book when you have a specific subject in mind.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • On the advanced search page, change the drop down to Subject and enter your topic terms in the box.  I’m going to look for environmental sciences in China.
  • Scroll down to Formats and Media and click Book to search for only books.
  • Click Find.
  • From the Results page, you will see print books and eBooks. 
  • If you find a print book you would like to use, click on the title. And scroll down to Location & Availability and check the Status.  If the book is available, note the Location and Call Number and use them to find the book on the shelves.
  • To access an eBook, click the title of the ebook. Scroll down to Location & Availability.  Look for the Online Access option and click the link next to it.  You will need to login with your ULID and password to view ebooks.  Some eBooks may also ask you to select your campus before providing a login screen, so be sure to select Illinois State University to get the correct login page.
  • If you want to sort your books to get the newest books, you can click on Newest First and you'll get the newest books at the top of the list.

Find a Print Journal by Title
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This video will show you how to find a print copy of a journal or magazine when you already know the title.  Print journals are not typically available for checkout, but you can scan articles from print journals for free using our scanner stations on Floors 2-6.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • On the Advanced Search page, enter the title of the journal or magazine you would like to find without any punctuation. I’m going to look for Nature.
  • Then select Title from the dropdown.
  • Scroll down to Formats and Media and check the box above Journal/Magazine to limit your search results to only journals and magazines.
  • Click Find.
  • On the search results page, click on the title of the journal you would like to look at.
  • Go to Location & Availability and check the Location of your journal and the Call Number to use to find it in the library.
  • The newest issues of our periodicals will be located on Floor 2 in the Current Periodicals section. Older bound volumes of our periodicals will be located on the shelves on Floors 3-6 and in storage.
  • Items from Storage North can be requested online.  Storage Basement items are currently unavailable for request until 2019, due to renovation of Floor 1.

Find a Movie by Title
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This video will show you how to look for movies by title in the Milner Library catalog.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • On the Advanced Search page, change the dropdown to Title and enter the title of the movie you would like to find.
  • Scroll down to Formats and Media and check the box above Movie to limit to movies.
  • Scroll back up and click Find.
  • Milner owns movies in a variety of formats such as DVDs, Bluray, streaming, and VHS. The format and location of the movie determine how you can watch it.
  • If a movie’s location is Floor 2 Media, click the title. Scroll down to Location & Availability and check the Status to see if the movie is available. If it is, note the Call Number and use that to find it in the Floor 2 Media section in the northeast corner.
  • Other movies may be listed as Digital Videos, which are streaming movies. To view these, click the title. Scroll down to Location & Availability. Look for Online Access and click the link next to it. You may be prompted to login with your ULID username and password to view the movie.
  • If a movie is listed as Floor 2 Circulation Desk, that means the movie is on Course Reserve. You can only watch the movie in the Library. Ask for the movie by title at the Circulation Desk on the left as you enter the library.
  • Some movies on Course Reserve at the Floor 2 Circulation Desk are VHS tapes and can be watched using VCRs in the Floor 2 Media area in the northeast corner.
  • Other VHS tapes that are not on Course Reserves will not be available for request until 2019 due to the renovation of Floor 1.

Find a Movie by Subject
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This video will show you how to look for movies by subject in Milner Library’s catalog.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link .
  • On the Advanced Search page, change the dropdown to Subject and enter your subject terms in the box. To limit to movies, go to the Formats and Media section and click the box above the movie formats you are interested in.
  • Scroll back up and click Find.
  • Milner has a variety of different movie formats, including DVD, Blu-Ray, Streaming and VHS.
  • Videos in Floor 2 Media can be accessed by clicking the title, scrolling down to Location & Availability, and check the availability Status.  If it's available, use the Call Number to locate the DVD in the Floor 2 Media area in the northeast corner of Floor 2.
  • Other movies may be listed as Digital Videos, which are streaming movies. These can be accessed by clicking the title, scrolling down to Location & Availability, looking for Online Access, and clicking the link next to it. You may be prompted to login with your ULID username and password.
  • The location Floor 2 Circulation Desk means the movie is on Course Reserves. You can only watch the movie in the Library. Ask for the movie by title at the Circulation Desk on the left as you enter the library.
  • Some movies on course reserve at the Floor 2 Circulation Desk are VHS tapes and can be watched using VCRs in the Floor 2 Media area in the northeast corner.
  • Other VHS tapes that are not on Course Reserves will not be available for request until 2019 due to the renovation of Floor 1.

Find a CD or Other Music Recording
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This video will show you how to find CDs and other music recordings using Milner Library’s catalog.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link .
  • Let’s look for Mozart String Quartets.
  • Composers can be considered authors, so you can change the dropdown menu to Author. And enter the name of the composer you're looking for.
  • You can keep the next dropdown on Keyword and enter the type of music you're looking for.
  • Scroll down to Formats and Media and check the box above Music Recording to limit your search results to different kinds of music recordings.
  • Then click Find.
  • The results list shows all the recordings we have here at Milner.
  • There are a few different locations.
  • One location is Floor 6 Media.  And, to find a CD in Floor 6 Media, click the title of the CD, scroll down to Location & Availability, and check the status to see if the CD is available.  If it is, note the Call Number and use it to find that CD in the Floor 6 Media section.
  • Another location is Electronic Resource: Sound Recording.  To access electronic sound recordings, scroll down to Location & Availability, look for the Online Access option, and click the link next to it.  You may need to login with your ULID and password.
  • Another location is the storage basement.  The main music recordings you’ll see in the storage basement are Vinyl LPs. Storage Basement items are currently unavailable for request until 2019, due to renovation of Floor 1.

Find a Music Score
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This video will show you how to find Music Scores using Milner Library’s catalog.

  • From the Library's home page, click the Milner Catalog tab.
  • Click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link underneath the search box.
  • I’m going to search for Mozart String Quartets.
  • Composers are treated as authors, so I can change the dropdown menu to Author and enter Mozart.
  • On the next line, I'll keep the dropdown on Keyword and enter the type of music I'm looking for.
  • Sometimes it makes a difference if it’s singular or plural, so try both if you don’t find the results you’re looking for.
  • To limit your search results to music scores, scroll down to Formats and Media and click the box above Music Score.
  • Then click Find.
  • The results list provides a few different locations.
  • One location is the Floor 6 Miniature Score shelves. These are small study scores. They are located in the lounge area of floor 6 by the other scores, near the northeast corner.
  • Another location is the floor 6 shelves.
  • To find out more information about a score, click on the title..
  • The main author is the composer.
  • Other names listed are usually editors or arrangers.
  • The Published section tells you the edition or year published, if you’re looking for a specific edition.
  • In the section below, Location & Availability, check the Status to see if your score is available.  If it is, note the Location and Call Number and use them to find the score on the shelves.
  • The more details tab provides more information that may be helpful, including the uniform title, and the number of parts that each performer may have in addition to the score.

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Advanced Catalog Searching Tab


Set Search Limits in the Library Catalog
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This video will show you how to use some of the limit options in Milner library’s catalog.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • On the Advanced Search page, there are search boxes where you can enter your search terms.
  • Below that are several limit options.
  • Pubilcation Date allows you to limit the search to the last five years, by century, or by decade.
  • Version includes electronic, print, and microform. Electronic is useful if you’re looking for eBooks.
  • The next limit is Language, starting with English at the top, followed by other prevalent languages listed alphabetically.
  • One of the most used limit options is Format and Media.
  • Here, you can search for materials in just one of type of format, such as searching only journals and magazines, or movies, or music recordings.
  • Finally, at the bottom, you can either include or exclude government publications, as well as HathiTrust eResources.
  • So, as an example, let’s look for Spanish poetry.
  • I’m going to search for poetry as a subject, so change the dropdown to Subject and enter poetry.
  • Then, scroll down to Language and choose Spanish.
  • Click Find.
  • The list of results provides Spanish language poetry.
  • There are ways to limit the search further by using the Narrow Your Search options on the right of the screen.

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Using I-Share Tab


Create a Milner Library / I-Share account (See text under Creating Accounts Tab at the top of the screen)
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Request a Book from an I-Share Library
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This video will show you how to request a book from an I-Share library. I-Share is a consortium of more than 80 Illinois Academic Libraries, and you can borrow books from any of those libraries.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • It’s important to note that the default search bar starts with only the Milner catalog.
  • Check the box next to Include I-Share Libraries to search I-Share libraries in addition to the Milner Catalog.
  • I’m going to search for the book Herding Hemingway’s Cats.  So I’ll go up to the radio buttons and click the one next to Title to search for my title, and enter my keywords in the box.  Then click the magnifying glass.
  • Notice that I-Share sometimes lists eBooks.  In most cases, eBooks, are only available to patrons of the university library that owns the eBook. 
  • To find out which libraries own an eBook, click the title. If Milner Library does not have access to the eBook, look for a print copy of the book available through I-Share and request it.
  • Click the title of the print book you are interested in.  Scroll down to Location & Availability to see a list of the colleges and universities that have a copy of the book.
  • Click the Request 1st Available tab to request a copy of the book.
  • If you are not already logged in to your Milner Library/I-Share account, you’ll be prompted to do so.
  • If you don’t have an account, click the Create New Account link. The request process will continue once the account is created.   Click Login.
  • You should not have to change any of the default options on the request form.
  • Click Request to submit your request.
  • You will receive an email message letting you know when the book is ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of Milner Library.

How to Search for a Book in I-Share when a Milner Library Catalog Search Fails
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This video will show you how to search other Illinois libraries catalogs (I-Share) to find a book when your Milner catalog search shows Milner Library does not own the item.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • I am going to search for the 2012 version of the book The Meanings of Dress, so I’ll change the dropdown menu to Title and enter my title.  Then click Find.
  • I can see that our newest version of The Meanings of Dress is 2005, but I want 2012.
  • So, to search all I-Share libraries, I’ll go to Results for Library: and click the show all libraries link.
  • On the I-Share results page, I can see that some of the libraries do have a copy of The Meanings of Dress.
  • To find out more about the title and which libraries have it, I can click the title, scroll down to Location & Availability, and see the libraries that have this book.
  • And to request the book, you can click the Request 1st Available tab.
  • And login with your Milner/I-Share account username and password to place a request for the item.
  • You can see other help videos for how to place an item request in I-Share and how to create a Milner/I-Share account if you need to create your account before you request your item.

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Find Articles Tab


Use the Combined Search Box
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This video will show how to search for many different types of resources using the Combined Search box on the Library's Home page.

  • From the Library home page, go to the search box and click the Combined Search tab.
  • For a quick and general search, type in your search terms trying to avoid sentences or questions.
  • Let's say you are researching the benefits of cocurricular activities for college students.
  • A good strategy is to focus on only the keywords - type 'benefits cocurricular college students’ and click the magnifying glass.
  • Once you have an initial search results list, use the Refine Results filtering options on the left side to refine your search results.

Find an Article When You Know the Title, Author, etc.
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This video will show you how to find an article when you already know the title, author, and other information.  First, it can be helpful to try entering the title of your article into the Articles search box on the library home page to see if you can quickly locate your article that way.  If you are unable to locate your article that way, then try our Citation Linker tool. 

  • From the Library’s home page, click Research in the top navigation bar. 
  • Scroll down to Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers and click the Citation Linker link.
  • This is the Citation Linker tool.  Fill out the fields on the form with information that you have about your article.
  • It is not necessary to have all of the information. However you do want to make sure you have correct spellings of titles and authors because this particular search engine does not identify misspelled words or recommend alternate spellings of words.
  • When you are done filling out the form, click Go. This will search all of our subscriptions to see if we have the electronic version of the article.
  • In this example, you can see that two different titles come up for the journal that we’ve entered. Click the title of the journal that corresponds with the one that you need.
  • In this example you can see the full text is available from two different locations.
  • One is a subject specific portal that links directly to the online journal and the other is to a database.
  • Click the Go button next to the portal or database you want to connect to.
  • Often, the more information about your article that you are able to provide, the more likely it is that you will be taken directly to the article rather than to the main page for your article’s journal where you will need to navigate to your article.

Find the Electronic Version of a Journal by Title
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This video will show you how to determine if we have access to the electronic version of a particular journal.

  • From the Library’s home page, click Research in the top navigation bar.
  • Scroll down to Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers and click the Search for publications available online link.
  • On the Journal Search page, enter the title of the journal or magazine you would like to find in the search box.
  • It is important to use the correct spelling because this search engine does not verify spelling or recommend alternate spelling options. I’m going to look for Consumer Reports.
  • Click Search.
  • This will display a list of all the databases that Milner has access to that provide the full text of the title you’re looking for.
  • In this example, there are five difference databases that provide access to Consumer Reports.
  • Click on the name of the database or portal you would like to use to access the full text of your article. I’m going to choose ABI/INFORM.
  • If you want to search for articles about a topic within the journal look for a search within this publication option.
  • If you have a specific issue you want to display, click on the year you would like to view, then click the specific issue.

Use the Find It Button For Full-Text Article in a Database
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This video will show how to find the full text version of an article when it isn't available in the specific database you are searching.

 

  • For this example we are starting within the database Academic Search Complete. However, you can use this feature within any library database.
  • The results list we are looking at contains articles related to music therapy AND anxiety.
  • Some of the articles on this list are available in full text as indicated by the PDF or Linked Full text Links.
  • Others on the list do not have a link to full text.
  • Let's say we are interested number 4.
  • There is no full text link available, so to look for full text in a different database, click the Find It button. The Online Full Text option searches across many of Milner Library’s online database subscriptions to see if one of Milner Library’s other databases has full text access to your article.
  • In this example, there is full text access available to my article from Taylor & Francis Medical Library. Click the GO button next to the database.
  • Oftentimes, this will take you directly to the full text of the article.  In this case, it linked me to an abstract of the article, and to get the PDF full text, I need to click on the PDF link.
  • That is one way to find the electronic full text of an article if it is not available in the database you are searching.

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Find Databases Tab


Find Databases by Title
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This video will show you how to find a database when you know the title.

  • From the Library home page, go to the search box and click Databases.
  • Then, click the A-Z Database List.
  • On the Databases page, navigate to the letter of the alphabet matching the first letter in the database's title.
  • In this example we want the database called JSTOR, so we will navigate to the J section.
  • To begin searching within the database, click the title.

Find Databases By Subject
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This video shows how to find one or more databases that have resources focused on a specific discipline or field of study. For some projects doing a search in a more focused database provides more relevant resources.

  • From the library’s home page, click the Databases tab on the search box.
  • Then, click the A-Z Database List below the search box.
  • On the Databases page, go to the gray bar at the top of the screen and click the All Subjects dropdown menu.  From the dropdown menu, select a specific subject area.
  • I’m going to choose geology.
  • This provides a list of Geology databases and their descriptions.
  • Click the title of the database to begin searching within that specific database.

Find the Opposing Viewpoints Database
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This video will show you how to search within the Opposing Viewpoints database.

  • From the library’s home page, go to the search box and click the Databases tab.
  • Then, click A-Z Database List.
  • On the Databases page, click on the letter O for Opposing Viewpoints.
  • Then scroll down and click Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
  • You can start searching within Opposing Viewpoints using the search box at the top of the page or browse through the issues and topics that have already been created.
  • As an example, let’s search for Animal Experimentation.
  • As you start to type, you’ll see that suggested topics will appear in a box below. Click on a suggested topic to finish you search.
  • You may be directed to a main entry page or have the choice to select a topic page. In this case, I’m redirected to the Animal Experimentation main page.
  • The main page for Animal Experimentation is divided into different sections.
  • At the top, there is a brief summary about the topic, and an On This Page list of links that shows different sections of the page.
  • Scroll down to see different viewpoints. As you look through the Viewpoints section, there are articles related to differing viewpoints about Animal Experimentation.
  • Let’s say you’re interested in the first article listed in the Viewpoints section.
  • Click on the title to see the full text.
  • On the right side you’ll see a section called Tools.
  • From here you can do several things, including downloading the article, emailing it, printing it, and even generating a citation.

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Requesting Items from Storage Tab


Request a Book from Storage (Basement or North)
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This video will show you how to request a book that is in Milner’s North Storage facility.  Items in Milner Library’s storage facilities are not open to the public, so you will need to place a request to retrieve them.  Storage Basement items are currently unavailable for request until 2019, due to the renovation of Floor 1.

  • From the library’s home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the ISU Advanced Search link.
  • I’m going to search for The Dickens Advertiser as an example, so I’ll change the dropdown to Title and enter my title, and click Find.
  • The first result in the list is the book I’m looking for.
  • Click the title of the book and look at the Location.
  • Since this book is in Storage North: Request Online, you’ll need to request it online.
  • Click the Request Item tab.
  • If you are not already logged into your Milner/I-Share account, you will be prompted to do so.
  • If you do not have an account, click the Create an Account link. The request process will continue once the account is created.
  • You should not have to change any of the default options on the request.
  • Click the Request button.
  • You will receive an email when the book is ready for you to pick up at the Circulation Desk on your left as you enter the library.

Request a Print Journal from Storage (Basement or North)
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This video will show you how to request a print journal that is in Milner’s North Storage facility.  Journals located in Milner’s storage facilities must be requested online.  Items in Milner’s Storage Basement are currently unavailable for request until 2019, due to the renovation of Floor 1.

  • From the Library’s home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • I’m looking for the print journal Criminology, and I’d like to get volume 24 from 1986. So, I’m going to click Title in the dropdown and enter Criminology.  Scroll down to Formats and Media and check the box above Journal/Magazine.  Then click Find.
  • On the results list, click the title of the journal you would like to find.
  • This page shows the different volumes we have available in print for the journal Criminology.  The newest volumes we have for this particular journal are located on the Floor 4 shelves, and go from 2000 to 2007. 
  • I’m looking for volume 24 from 1986, which falls between volume 10 (1872) and volume 26 (1988).  These journals are located in Storage North: Request Online.
  • To request a journal from storage north, click the Request Item tab.
  • If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to do so.
  • Click Create New Account if you do not yet have a Milner/I-Share account. The request process will continue once the account is created.  If you do have an account, and are not already logged in, login with your Milner/I-Share username and password.
  • Scroll down to the request items form and click the dropdown under Choose Item: to select the volume of the journal that you need from storage.  I would like volume 24 from 1986, so I’ll click that option.
  • You should not have to change any of the other default options on the request.
  • Click Request.

You’ll receive an email when the journal is available for you to pick up at the Circulation Desk on your left as you enter the library.


Requesting a Print Journal from Storage (Classic Interface)
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This video will show you how to request a print journal that is in Milner’s North Storage facility. Journals located in Milner’s storage facilities must be requested online.  Items from Milner’s Storage Basement are currently unavailable for request until 2019, due to the renovation of Floor 1.

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • On the Advanced Search page, click the Classic Search link at the top of the page.
  • On the Classic Search page, click Quick Search and select Journal/Magazine Title from the search by menu.  Enter the title of your journal.
  • I’m going to look for Criminology, and I want volume 24 from 1986.  .  I’ll click Search.
  • On the search page, click the title of the journal you want to access.
  • On the journal page, scroll down to see the locations of all the different volumes of print journals that Milner has for your title.  For criminology, the newest copies of the print journal are on Floor 4 shelves, from 2000 to 2007.
  • Since I need volume 24 from 1986, I'll scroll down, and I can see that it falls between volume 10 (1972) and volume 26 (1988).  These journals are located in Storage North: Request Online.
  • So to get it, I’ll need to request the volume online. Scroll to the top or bottom of the page and click the Request button.
  • Enter your UID number, or the number in red on your Redbird card, in the box for Library Borrower ID. If you do not have your RedBird Card, you can also get your UID number from your MyISU account.
  • Enter your last name. And click Login.
  • Click OK.
  • On the request form page, go to Select an Item: and choose the volume you need from the dropdown menu.  I need volume 24 (1986), so I’ll click that.
  • If you don’t see the volume and year and date that you need in the dropdown menu, you can click the radio button next to Specify an Item: and enter the volume, date, and year that you need.
  • For Library Borrower ID, enter your UID number again, found on your Redbird card in red, or in your MyISU account. And click Submit Request.
  • You will see a message that says that your request is in process.
  • You’ll receive an email when your particular journal volume is ready for you to pick up at the Circulation Desk on the left as you enter the library.

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Placing an Interlibrary Loan Request Tab


Make an ILL Request using a Citation
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This video will show you how to request an article or book via interlibrary loan when you have the citation.  Note that, when you use our new interlibrary loan software, you no longer need to activate your account the first time you use it.

  • From the Library’s home page, scroll down to the Quick Links box on the right and click Library Accounts.
  • On the My Accounts page, scroll down to Interlibrary Loan and click Access your Interlibrary Loan Account.
  • Next, you will be prompted to login through Central Login. Enter your ULID and password and click Sign In. 
  • In your interlibrary loan account, locate the Interlibrary Loan Requests menu at the top of the screen and click the Create Request button.
  • The Create Request page will default to the Article/Chapter request form.  There are also Book and Film/Music request forms.  To choose your request form, click the button next to Request Type that corresponds with the type of item you want to request.  In this example, I'm going to request a book, so I'll click Book. 
  • Fill out all the information with asterisks next to it.  These are required fields.
  • You can use the Needed Before date to show the date by which you need to receive the item. If the library staff is not able to find the item by that date, they will cancel the request.
  • The My address and contact information section at the bottom should fill itself in.  Double check all the information to make sure that it is correct.  Then, select your department or major from the Department/Major dropdown. Your department, for students, will be the Campus department associated with your Major - for example: Elementary Education would be Department of Teaching and Learning.  For Marketing majors, your department would be Business.  For Actuarial Sciences, your department would be Mathematics, and so on.
  • Remember to plan ahead, as most article requests take about 3 - 7 days and most book requests take about 7-14 days. 
  • When you’re done filling out the information, click the Submit Request button. 
  • You will receive an email when your physical item is ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk on the left as you enter the library, or your electronic article is ready to be viewed in your interlibrary loan account.
  • If you also want to receive text notifications, go to your account details page and click Communication Preferences.  Enter your phone number, click Send library account updates to me, and check the boxes next to email and text message.  Click Save Changes.
  • To track your requests, just login to your account and look under Interlibrary Loan Requests. 

Make an ILL Request via Find It
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This video will show you how to request an article directly from a database search if Milner Library does not subscribe to an electronic or print version. Note that, when you use our new interlibrary loan software, you no longer need to activate your account the first time you use it.

  • For this example we already have an article displayed.
  • You will notice that there is no Full Text link.
  • Click the Find It button.
  • The Find It menu shows options for accessing the full text of your article through Milner Library.
  • The Online Full Text option will search all of our subscriptions to check to see if we have the full text available through another database.
  • This particular example shows that we do not have a subscription to the online version.
  • Before placing an interlibrary loan request, check to see if we have the item in print.
  • Click the Go button next to the Milner Catalog option.
  • You will see that we don't have a subscription to the print version either.
  • Returning to the Find It results window, click the Go button next to the Request item via InterLibrary Loan option.
  • This will take you to Central Login, where you will enter your ULID and password and click Sign In, to login to your interlibrary loan account.
  • What is nice about submitting a request in this way is that article information is automatically transferred to the appropriate fields in the request form.
  • Double check that the item information is correct and complete.
  • You can use the Needed Before date to show the date by which you need to receive the item. If the library staff is not able to find the item by that date, they will cancel the request.
  • If you are an ISU faculty, staff or graduate student using Electronic Document Delivery to request an electronic copy of an article or book chapter that Milner Library has a physical copy of, please enter Electronic Document Delivery in the Comments box, and note whether your item is an article or a book chapter.
  • Double check your prefilled personal information at the bottom of the form.
  • Click the Submit Request button.
  • Remember to plan ahead, as most article requests take about 3 - 7 days and most book requests take about 7-14 days.
  • When you’re done filling out the information, click the Submit Request button. 
  • You will receive an email when your physical item is ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk on the left as you enter the library, or your electronic article is ready to be viewed in your interlibrary loan account.
  • If you also want to receive text notifications, go to your account details page and click Communication Preferences.  Enter your phone number, click Send library account updates to me, and check the boxes next to email and text message.  Click Save Changes.
  • To track your requests, just login to your account and look under Interlibrary Loan Requests.

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Teaching Materials Center (TMC) Help


Find TMC Books Using the Milner Library Catalog
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In this video, I’m going to show you how to find children’s and young adult materials in the Teaching Materials Center.

The Teaching Materials Center, also called the TMC, is located on Floor 6 of Milner Library, and it is a unique collection of Pre K- grade 12 materials that are designed to help students who are in ISU’s teacher education program prepare for their careers as teachers.  The TMC collection includes picture books, easy books, fiction, nonfiction, elementary, middle school level, and high school textbooks, and supporting materials in all subject areas.  The TMC acts as a model school library collection for future educators, and it is arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System, much like a school library.

  • From the library’s home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.  And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • I would like books about India.  So, I’m going to change Keyword to Subject and enter India.  And then I’m going to click Find.
  • The results list that I get now includes not only results from all of Milner Library, but also Metcalf Elementary School and University High School.
  • So, if I want to narrow this down to specifically look for books that are in the Teaching Materials Center, I need to go over here under Location and I need to go to Location and click Teaching Materials Center.
  • This results list is much more manageable.
  • Some titles will list the location and the call number, and some don’t.
  • It’s always a good idea to click the title of a book you’re interested in.
  • Scroll down to Location & Availability to see the different locations and call numbers of copies of this book.
  • For many books in the TMC, they will have multiple copies, and they’ll be at multiple different locations.
  • In this example, there’s one in the Teaching Materials Center, and Special Collections, and two copies at Metcalf Elementary School.
  • If a book is available in the Teaching Materials Center, check to see if the book is available on the shelves, and if it is, note the Call Number and use it to find it in the TMC.
  • Another reason it’s important to open the record is because, if a book has multiple copies, even if the Teaching Materials Center copy is not available, the results list will still say the book is available as long as other copies of that book are available.
  • TMC books are located in a number of different areas, including TMC Fiction, TMC Easy, or picture books, TMC Nonfiction, and TMCText.

How to Find Bilingual Children's Books in the Teaching Materials Center
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This video will show you how to find Bilingual children’s books in the Teaching Materials Center using Milner Library’s catalog.

  • From the library’s home page, click the Milner Catalog tab.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • From here we’ll start with Bilingual as a subject term.
  • In a second box, type your topic as a search term.  For example, if you want bilingual books about friendship, you could type friendship there.  Or maybe you want books written in a language specific to the culture you are trying to find.
  • So, for example, let’s say I want bilingual books that are in English but also Japanese.  So, I’m going to type in Japanese, leave that as a keyword, and click Find.
  • The results list provides us with materials that are located throughout Milner Library, including the TMC, as well as items outside of Milner Library from University High School High and Metcalf.
  • To look for materials that are only in the TMC at Milner Library, look for the Location section and click Teaching Materials Center.
  • From here, you can see there are plenty of English and Japanese books, but they’re in different locations.  Some are in the easy book section and some are in the nonfiction section.
  • Click the title of a book that’s interesting to you. Scroll down to Location & Availability and check the Status to see if the book is available.  If it is, note the Call Number and use it to find the book in the TMC.  Sometimes the book may be available at University High School (also called UHigh) or Metcalf, but not at Milner, or the other way around. So, it’s important to click the title of every book.
  • Going back to the results list, here is an example of an Easy book.
  • Note down the call number, which is TMC Easy plus the first three letters of the author’s last name.  So, when you go find this book, it would be arranged on the shelves in the Easy books section alphabetically by the author’s last name.
  • You can check out TMC materials at the Circulation Desk on your left as you enter the library for 2 weeks with 1 renewal.

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Using NoveList Plus Tab


NoveList Overview
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This video will show you how to use the database NoveList, which is a reader’s advisory tool to help you find books.  It’s a great tool for education majors, or if you’re tutoring, or just for your own interests.  I am just going to give you a quick overview to show you some of the main functions.

  • To find NoveList, from the Milner Library home page, go to the search box and click on the Databases tab. Then click A-Z Database List. 
  • On the Databases page, click N. And scroll down and click NoveList Plus.
  • On the NoveList home page, there is a basic search that you can use to search by Keyword, Title and Author.  Or, you can click the Advanced Search to do an Advanced Search.
  • On the left side of the screen are Recommended Reading Lists. These are a handy tool for finding lists of books on different topics within Fiction and Nonfiction that are arranged according to age group. Clicking on an age group will show you a list of different topics that you can click on to get browsable lists of book titles. Clicking on different age ranges will give you different lists of topics.
  • In the center of the screen, you'll see recommended books.  In the I'm in the mood for books that are... section, you'll see different categories of books arranged according to age groups. Clicking on age groups will show you different tabs that have different types of books. Clicking on a type of books that looks interesting to you will give you a list of individual titles. And for more information about a book, hover over it or click on its picture. Scrolling down, you’ll see other lists of books such as Genres and Featured Read-alikes that you can click on to view lists of books in each category.
  • Scrolling back up to the top of the page, you will see a toolbar with different features, including
    • Browse By that contains:
      •  Genre
      • Appeal
      • Award Winners
      • Audiobooks
    • Especially For that contains:
      • Reader’s Advisory
      • Working with Youth
    • Quick Links that contains:
      • Author Read-Alikes
      • Book Discussion guides
      • Books to Movies
      • Common Core
      • Curricular Connections
      • Grab and Go Book Lists
      • Feature Articles
      • Picture Book Extenders
    • And the How do I? tab, feature that’s a help guide with topics including:
      • Find read-likes
      • Find books by grade or Lexile
      • Find books by appeal and/or genre
      • Get alerted when new content is available
      • Print, save, or share my results?
      • See only books available in my library?
      • Learn how to use NoveList
  • Remember that everything you’ll find in NoveList is not necessarily part of the Milner Library collection, so you’ll want to make sure to search the online catalog or ask a librarian to see if the book you find here is something that we own in Milner Library.
  • For example, if I click on Under the Freedom Tree,  I’ll see a link to Check Library Catalog, and if I click on that, it’ll open a new tab with our catalog in it, and I see that, yes, we do have Under the Freedom Tree, and if I click on the title, it shows that the book is currently available on Floor 6 in the Teaching Materials Center.  So to find it, I would then note down this call number.  

Be sure to watch other videos for more in depth search strategies on how to use NoveList.


NoveList Basic Title Search
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This video will show you how to do a basic search for a known title using the database NoveList Plus.

  • The book I am going to search for is Last Stop on Market Street.  Type the title of the book into the search box. Then change the dropdown to Title and click the Search.
  • Here is the page for the book I am looking for.
  • On this page, you can see the publishing date of the book, the author’s name, which is link so that when you click it, you’ll  find other works by this author, and different descriptions of this book such as genre and tone.
  • Be cautious about age ranges and grade levels in the gray bubbles.  It is best to read a book first so you can gauge for yourself whether that title is appropriate for the audience you are using it for.
  • Then, if you scroll down, you can see reviews for this book.  All the reviews are from reputable sources, and you can easily read and compare them right here.
  • You can also click the More About This Book tab, and it’s going to provide a list of linked information that describes the book. So, if you click a link, you’ll get a list of books related to the topic of the link.  For example, if I want more culturally diverse books, I can click here.  If I want more upbeat books, I can click here.
  • You can also use the check boxes down below to combine these different links.  Click whichever boxes you want. Then click the Search button, and you’ll get a list of results that combine all of the search topics that you’ve clicked in the list.
  • Scrolling back up, you can click on the Lists & Articles tab to find specific resources relating to this book.  For example, Last Stop on Market Street has Curricular Connections that you can use in classroom discussions.  Not all books are going to have Curricular Connections and connected material, but you can click the Lists & Articles tab to find out if they do.
  • You can also see that this book won lots of awards. For example, if you click on Newbery Medal, you can see other books that have won the Newbery Medal in the same year as Last Stop on Market Street, and on other years.
  • Going back to Last Stop on Market Street and the Lists & Articles tab, you can see that Last Stop on Market Street is part of a number of different Grab and Go book lists, and there’s also a Recommended Reads list for it.  So, if you clicked on this link, you’d get other books about grandparents. 
  • Also, on the right side of the screen are other Read-alikes.  In this case, these Read-alikes are all similar to Last Stop on Market Street.
  • Remember that everything that you see on NoveList may not be part of the Milner Library collection, so you can click the Check Library Catalog link to open the Milner Catalog in a new page and look to see if we have the book.

NoveList Advanced Searching
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This video will introduce you to advanced search features in NoveList Plus.  The advanced search is great for finding books about a particular subject, or for fine-tuning your searches.

  • To get to the advanced search, click the Advanced Search link underneath the search box.
  • Let’s take a look at some of the different features in the advanced search.
  • You can sort your results in a variety of ways, including by award winners, forthcoming books that haven't even been published yet, books that have reviews available, or by Audience including Adults, Teen, Ages 9-12 and Ages 0-8.
  • Some other helpful ways to sort your results include Document Type. So for example, if you're looking for Curricular Connections, you could scroll down to those on the list, select them, and your search results would bring up Curricular Connections.  You can also sort your search results by Author's Nationality or Author's Cultural Identity.
  • So, I’m going to look for books about soccer for Ages 9-12.  So I’m going to go up to Audience and click Ages 9-12, and go back up to the search boxes and enter soccer.  Then click Search.
  • This gives me a list of books about soccer for Ages 9-12.
  • I can limit the search even further by using the Refine Results menu on the left hand side.  For example, I could limit by genre, tone, or subject by clicking the arrow next to each limiter and selecting a subject beneath it.
  • The results are currently sorted by relevance, but I can change that.   For example, if I want to see the newest books, I can click Date Newest, and that’ll give me a new list of books with the newest books at the top.
  • You can scroll to the bottom of the page to look at other pages of results.  Or, you can use the tabs at the top to look specifically for audiobooks, books in a series, authors, or lists & articles.
  • I’m going to click the Lists & Articles tab for now, and I can see that there is a recommended reading list for books on soccer for Ages 9-12. So, I’m going to click on that, and I can see who it was contributed by.  And, it’s going to show me a list of other books that are similar, and I can take a look at individual books on the list by either hovering over the title or clicking on it to find out more information.
  • On the right side of the screen, you’ll see there’s a list of related books on other similar topics.
  • And, I can copy this Persistent Link if I would like to send these results to someone else, or if I would like to view these results again later on.
  • But, for now, I’m going to go back to my original results list by clicking the Result List link.  Then, I’m going to click on the Books tab to get back to the books I was looking at.
  • And, I would like to limit my publication date to 2000, so that I can get books from 2000-2017. And I would also like to look at fiction books. So I’m going to go over to Refine Results, click Fiction, and change the publication date to 2000, and Update Results.
  • I now have a list of fiction books that are about soccer for children ages 9-12, published from 2000-2017, so I can now go through this list and find books that I want.
  • After you find what book you want, make sure you check the Milner Library catalog to see if we have it.

NoveList Teacher Resources
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This video will show you some of the different teacher resources available from NoveList Plus.

  • So at the very top of the screen, you’ll see a toolbar. And, it contains a Browse By feature, an Especially For feature, a Quick Links feature, and a How Do I? feature.
  • The Browse By feature covers things like Genre, Appeal, Award Winners, and Audiobooks.
  • The Especially For feature covers Reader’s Advisory and Working with Youth.
  • The Quick Links feature covers Author Read-Alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Books to Movies, Common Core, Curricular Connections, Grab and Go Booklists, Feature Articles, and Picture Book Extenders.
  • And the How Do I? feature provides links to FAQs and in-depth information about how to use NoveList Plus.
  • Next, we’ll look at Curricular Connections.  You can use these if you are leading a discussion in the classroom or looking for ways to actively engage students.  Here is a list Curricular Connections topics. 
  • To search within the Curricular Connections, click on Advanced Search and enter your search terms in the box underneath Curricular Connections.  I’m going to search for Curricular Connections for the book Last Stop on Market Street. So I’ll enter the book title into the second box, then click the dropdown next to it and select Title. Then click Search.  This brings up a Curricular Connection about dialogue that includes Last Stop on Market Street as an example.
  • Next, let’s look at Book Discussion Guides.  Let’s take a look at At the Edge of the Orchard.  So I’ll scroll down to it, and click the title to get to the guide. The discussion guide for this book provides a summary of the book, discussion questions about the book, information about the author, and books that are similar for further reading.  And at the very bottom of the guide is information about the person who created this discussion guide. 
  • It is important to make sure that the person who created the guide is reputable.  For example, the person who created this guide write books reviews for a number of different reviewers and she’s also a copywriter and copy editor and has a Master of Library and Information Science degree.
  •  Next, let’s take a look at Picture Book Extenders.  I’m going to look at the picture book extender for Flight of the Honey Bee. This picture book extender includes a summary of the book, discussion questions, activities that can be used with this book, and related books.  You can use the Advanced Search to search for specific titles or topics within Picture Book Extenders, just the same way that you can with Curricular Connections.
  • Lastly, let’s look at Common Core books.  Common Core provides a list of different grade levels.  When you click a grade level, you can then select a subject area from the list of subjects for your selected grade level.  For example, if you want to teach a lesson about animals for fourth grades, you can click on Grade 4, and scroll down until you find the Common Core for animals.  Alternatively, you can use the Advanced Search to look for more specific subject areas.

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How to Print Tab


How to Print from a Milner Library Computer Workstation
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This video explains how to print from a computer workstation at Milner Library.

  1. Click File tab.
  2. Select one of four printers from Printer dropdown menu: Milner Black and White, Milner Black and White Duplex (for double sided black and white printing), Milner Color, Milner Color Duplex (for double sided color printing) from Printer dropdown.
  3. Click Print button to launch Print Job Details box.
  4. Enter ULID (the part of your ISU email address before “@ilstu.edu”) in top box and name for print job (optional) in bottom box, then click Print.
  5. Go to any black and white printer station in Milner to complete single sided black and white print jobs, or to duplex color printer station behind the Reference Desk or in computer lab to complete color and double sided print jobs.
  6. At printer station, enter ULID in login screen, the same as entered in step 4.
  7.  Swipe Redbird Card in card reader to pay ($.08/side for black and white printing and $.40 cents/side for color printing) for print job with Redbird Dollars.
    • To add money to card, use dollar bills at RedBird Card machine on Floor 2, or go to Redbird Card Office or Cashier’s Office.
  8. Click name of print job on list and click Print.

How to Print from a Windows Laptop at Milner Library
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This video will show you how to download and install uPrint Pharos to your Windows laptop so that you can print from your Windows laptop at Milner Library, and many other uPrint locations across the ISU campus.

  • To download the uPrint Pharos software, go to the Illinois State University website at https://illinoisstate.edu, and click the magnifying glass to search the website, and enter uprint, then click the magnifying glass.
  • Click uPrint Pharos – Support Center.
  • This is the ISU Technology Support Center Downloads page for uPrint Pharos.
  • Click Download uPrint Pharos for Windows.
  • Click Central Login.
  • Login with your ULID and password.
  • This launches the Opening uPrint window.  Click OK.
  • Double-click the uPrint folder, then double-click the uPrint installer.
  • Then click Run.
  • Your computer may bring up a window that says “Windows protected your PC.”  uPrint Pharos is a safe software made by Illinois State University, so to run it, click More Info and Run Anyway.
  • Next, your computer will ask you if you want to let the app make changes to your computer. Click Yes.
  • Then, the uPrint installer window will come up.  Click Install.  It may take 5-10 minutes or so for uPrint to install.
  • When you are finished installing uPrint, this is what the window may look like.
  • If it asks you to restart your computer, then select “Yes, restart your computer now” and click Finish.
  • Now, bring up a document you would like to print.
  • Go to File. Click Print.
  • Then click the drop down menu next to Printer to see the new uPrint printing options.
  • uPrint (Color) allows you to print in color, and uPrint (Grayscale only) allows you to print in black and white.
  • Select one of the two uPrint options, and click Print.
  • Now you’ll see the Print Job Details box.
  • Enter your ULID in the top box, and any name you would like to give your print job in the bottom box.
  • Click Print.
  • Your print job should now be sent into the Milner Library print system, which works like a cloud.  So, if you printed single sided black and white, you can release your print job at any print station on Floors 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.  If you printed color, or double sided black and white or color, you can release your print job at the print stations on Floor 2 behind the Reference Desk on the right as you enter the library, or in the Computer Lab.
  • This is what a print station looks like.
  • Wiggle the mouse next to the monitor to get the login screen.
  • On the login screen, enter your ULID just like you did in the print box on the computer that you sent your print job from.
  • Then, swipe your Redbird Card.
  • You can add Redbird Dollars to your Redbird Card to print with using the Redibird Card Machine on the left as you enter the library.
  • After you swipe your card, you’ll see your print job displayed on the screen.
  • Click on your print job to highlight it, then click Print.

How to Print from a Mac Laptop at Milner Library
http://www.screencast.com/t/chQl7nFIaz

This video will show you how to download and install the University's printing software, and then show you the process of how to print.

  • To download the free printing software called uPrint Pharos, go to the University Technology Support Center website ithelp.illinoisstate.edu.
  • Click Software Downloads.
  • On the next page, scroll to the bottom.
  • Click the uPrint Pharos link.
  • Click the link for Mac 10.13 and later.
  • If you're not logged in, you'll be prompted to log into CentralLogin.
  • Once you've logged in, your system should automatically start the download process.
  • If not, click the Save File fro the popup window.
  • Go to your Downloads folder and double click the zip file.
  • Double click the extracted folder.
  • Double click the uPrint DMG file.
  • Minimize all of your windows.
  • Double click the uPrint drive on your desktop.
  • Double click the Popup.PKG file.
  • Install the software like you normally would to install any other app.
  • Once the installation is complete, close the install window and the uPrint window.
  • Drag the uPrint drive to your trash.
  • Open the document you want to print. Select File > Print or click the print icon.
  • From your Printer: options, select either the uPrint_Printer_Black or uPrint_Printer_Color option.
  • Click the Print button.
  • You may need to download a uPrint update before you can send your print job. To do that, click the icon of a window with an exclamation point that would appear in your dock icon bar at this point.
  • Wait for the authentication window to pop up.
  • Type in your ULID and a print job name. Click the Print button.
  • The print job is now on the networked printing server.
  • Go to any print station on any floor in Milner Library (Black and white single sided jobs can picked up on any floor.  Double sided and color jobs can only be picked up at the Floor 2 print stations behind the Research & Information Desk or in the Computer Lab).
  • This is the print station on Floor 2 (behind Research & Information Desk).
  • At the print station, login with your ULID username. Swipe your Redbird card.
  • Select your print job from the print queue, click the Print button, and your print job will print.

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How to Save Your Work Tab


How to Save Your Work in Microsoft Word on Library Computers
http://www.screencast.com/t/6vQljIoL

This video shows how to save your work in Microsoft Word on Library computers.

  1. Double click File tab.
  2. Click Save As.
  3. Click OneDrive Illinois State University in menu on the right.
  4. Click OneDrive Illinois State University folder on the left– will connect to your OneDrive folder and display screen similar to My Computer save screen.
  5. In the resulting save box, name your file and click Save.

How to Save Your Work in Word on Office 365
http://www.screencast.com/t/VcDfPYhE4PBg

This video shows how to save your work on Word in Office 365.

  1. Click File.
  2. Click Save As on left of screen.
  3. Click Save As button at top of list.
  4. Name your document and click Save.

NOTE: You will only have to do this the first time you save a new document.  After that, Office 365 will automatically save your document every time you modify it.

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