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Creating & Managing Accounts Tab

Create a Milner Library / I-Share Account
http://www.screencast.com/t/7uC4iCisVGo

This video shows how to create a Milner Library / I-Share account that lets you 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 home page, click the My Accounts link in the upper right corner.
  • On the Accounts page, click the Milner/I-Share Account link.
  • From the Login page, click the Create New Account link.
  • On the create account page, type in your information.
  • For the username and password, you can use your ULID username 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.
  • If you don't have your Redbird Card with you, log into My Illinois State to get your University ID number.
  • Click the Submit button.
  • You can now search for items and make requests or manage the items you already have checked out.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Create an Interlibrary Loan (ILL or ILLiad) Account
http://www.screencast.com/t/xknNm3x2Hi4

This video shows how to create an Interlibrary Loan account, also called ILL.

  • To create an Interlibrary Loan account, click the Accounts link in the upper right corner of the Milner Home page.
  • On the Accounts page, click the Interlibrary Loan account link.
  • From the Login page, type in your ULID username and password.
  • On the new account page, enter your information. The fields with an asterisk are required.
  • Your ID number is your University ID number on your Redbird Card.
  • Your Primary Address can be your local address – if you live in a dorm for example.
  • For department, select the Campus department associated with your Major - for example Elementary Education is in the Department of Teaching and Learning.
  • Click the Submit Information button.
  • If you get a Patron Account Information form, ignore it.
  • You are now ready to request materials when you need to use ILL.

If you have any questions please ask a librarian.

Renew Items/Look at My Account
http://www.screencast.com/t/H7mM5kw91K7

This video shows how to renew items you have checked out or check the status of any I-Share requests you’ve made.

  • From the Library home page, click on the My Accounts link in the top right corner.
  • Here you have two different accounts you can access.
  • For I-Share requests and renewing books, click on the Milner/I-Share Account link.
  • Login with your Milner/I-Share username and password.
  • This may not be your ULID if you created an account and used different information.
  • Once you login, the screen starts on a favorites list, if you have created one.
  • On the right side, select from the menu to look at any items you have checked out by clicking Checked Out Items.
  • From here, you’ll see the materials you currently have checked out and the due date.
  • To renew a book, click the box in the Renew column, scroll down, and click on Renew Selected Items.
  • Once you renew it, it will appear on the list with a new due date.
  • To identify items that you’ve requested from I-Share, click Requested Items from the menu on the right.
  • You can also see account information for fines and blocks.

If you have any questions, contact a librarian or the circulation desk.

 

Find Course Reserves & Textbooks Tab

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

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

  • From the Library home page, under the Research Help section, click on the + next to Course Reserves.
  • Click Find a Reserve.
  • 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.
  • From the item page, you will see the information about the item location in Milner Library.
  • If the item is listed in Course Reserves, you can ask for the book by title at the Check Out desk on Floor 2.

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.

  • From the item page, click the Advanced Search link at the top of the page.
  • On the Advanced Search page, type in the Title of the book you are looking for and the Author’s name.
  • Click Find. We recommend searching by Title and Author instead of ISBN because we might have multiple editions of a book.
  • On the results page, you can see the Call Number and Location of the book under the Title. Use this information to locate the book in Milner.

If you can't find the book in the local Milner catalog or if it is unavailable, the next step is to search the I-Share catalog, which pulls results from other Illinois libraries.

  • For this example let’s start back at the Advanced Search page and search for the book titled The Cult of Lego.
  • Click Find. Milner doesn't have a copy of this book. Go back to the Advanced Search page. At the bottom of the page you will see the option to switch from Local Catalog Only to All I-Share Libraries.
  • After selecting All I-Share Libraries, click Find.
  • Click the Title of the book you need.
  • On the item page, click the Location & Availability tab to see the libraries that own the item.
  • If the item is available, click 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.
  • 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 Main Circulation Desk on Floor 2.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

How to Find Course Reserves
http://www.screencast.com/t/58hZ8vQux

This video shows how to find a course reserve. Course Reserves are specific books and articles reserved by special request of a professor.

  • From the Library home page, under the Research Help Section, click on the + next to Course Reserves
  • Then click Find a Reserve
  • From this search interface you can search by the specific course, instructor, or department. We recommend searching by a specific course and instructor.
  • After selecting an option, click the Find button.
  • Some reserves are print and are available in the Library. Others are electronic and are accessible directly from the Results list.
  • 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 and it is an electronic resource, look under the location in the record to find a link you can click to can read it online.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

 

Find Items in the Catalog Tab

Find a Book by Title
http://www.screencast.com/t/O7dWKpddM2U

This video shows how to find a book when you already know the title.

  • From the Library home page, click the Books and Media tab.
  • Click the Advanced Search link under the search box.
  • On the resulting page, type in the title of the book without any punctuation.
  • Change Keyword drop down to Title.
  • Click the Find button.
  • From the Results page, note the Call Number, Floor location, and availability status.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Find a Book by Author
http://www.screencast.com/t/rliz6dmpn

This video shows how to find a book when you already know the author.

  • From the Library home page, click the Books and Media tab.
  • Click the Advanced Search link under the search box.
  • On the resulting page, type in the author's name without any punctuation.
  • Change Keyword drop down to Author and click the Find button.
  • From the Results page, find the specific book by the author and note the Call Number, Floor location, and availability status.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Find a Book by Subject
http://www.screencast.com/t/Hr8UkrwAw

This video shows how to find a book when you have a specific subject in mind.

  • From the Library home page, click the Books and Media tab.
  • Click the Advanced Search link under the search box.
  • On the resulting page, type in subject search terms with NO punctuation.
  • Change Keyword drop down to Subject, then click the Find button.
  • From the Results page, find a specific book about that subject and note the Call Number, Floor location, and availability status.
  • To view the newest books about the subject, sort the results by Newest First.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Find a Print Journal by Title
http://www.screencast.com/t/87pBjTYd4KRY

This video shows how to find a print copy of a journal or magazine when you already know the title.

  • From the Library home page, click the Books and Media tab.
  • Click the Advanced Search link under the search box.
  • On the resulting page, type in the title of the journal without any punctuation.
  • Change Keyword drop down to Title.
  • Scroll down, check the box for Journal/Magazine, then click the Find button.
  • On the Results page, click the title of the journal or magazine and note the Floor location.
  • The most current print issues are on Floor 2 Current Periodicals and older bound print issues are on Floors 3-6 or in storage.
  • You will need the call number to find the journal.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Find a Movie by Title
http://www.screencast.com/t/6u3owHmSe

This video shows how to look for movies by title in the Milner Library catalog.

  • From the Library home page, click on the Books and Media tab, then the Advanced Search link.
  • In the search box, type the title. Select Title from the drop down menu to the left.
  • Scroll down and check the icons for the movie types you want to find or uncheck the icons you do not want to find.
  • Click the Find button.
  • Milner owns movies in a variety of formats such as DVDs, Bluray, streaming, and even VHS tapes. The format and location determines how you can watch the movie.
  • If the location is Floor 2 Media, a movie can be checked out for one week. The media collection is on the main floor of the library in the Northeast corner.
  • Check to make sure the movie is available and use the call number to find it on the shelf.
  • Other movies may be listed as Digital Videos. Click the title to get the link to the movie. Before viewing the movie, you may be prompted to login with your ULID username and password.
  • The location Floor 2 Circulation Desk means the movie is on course reserve. You can only watch the movie in the Library. Ask for the movie by title at the Check Out desk.
  • If the format is a VHS tape, the library has VCRs in the Floor 2 Media area for you to watch them.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Find a Movie by Subject
http://www.screencast.com/t/pjVLmRnMcfOr

This video shows how to look for movies by subject in Milner Library’s catalog.

  • From the Library home page, click the Books and Media tab, then click the Advanced Search link.
  • In the search box, type in your subject search terms. Then select Subject from the drop down menu to the left.
  • Scroll down and check the icons for the movie types you want to find or uncheck the icons you do not want to find.
  • Click the Find button.
  • Milner owns movies in a variety of formats such as DVDs, Bluray, streaming, and even VHS tape. The format and location determines how you can watch the movie.
  • If the location is Floor 2 Media, it can be checked out for one week. The media collection is on the main floor of the library, in the Northeast corner.
  • Check to make sure the movie is available and use the call number to find it on the shelf.
  • Other movies may be listed as Digital Videos. Click the title to get the link to the movie. Before viewing the movie, you may be prompted to login with your ULID username and password.
  • The location Floor 2 Circulation Desk means the movie is on course reserve. You can only watch the movie in the Library. Ask for the movie by title at the check-out desk.
  • If the format is a VHS tape, the library has VCRs you can use in the Floor 2 Media area.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Find a CD
http://www.screencast.com/t/aGMZNLDX3

This video shows how to find CDs using Milner Library’s catalog.

  • From the Library home page, click on the Books and Media tab.
  • Click on the Advanced Search link.
  • I'm looking for Beethoven’s String Quartets.
  • Composers are considered authors, so you can change the search to author.
  • In the next line, type in string quartets and use it as a title.
  • Scroll down and click the box above the icon for Music Recording to limit to music recordings.
  • Click on the Find button.
  • The results list shows all the recordings at Milner.
  • There are a few different locations.
  • Many of our CDs are located in the Floor 6 Media section.
  • Another location is Electronic Resources.
  • Click on the title for more information.
  • From here you’ll see a link for online access.
  • Going back to the search results, one other location will be Storage Basement.
  • Notice the call number starts with LP. This means it’s a record. The library does have record players and headphones if you would like to listen to it in the library.
  • Click on the title for more information.
  • The location for Storage Basement says to Request Online.
  • Click the Request Item tab to request it using your Milner Library account.
  • After requesting the item, you’ll receive an email letting you know when it’s ready to be picked up at the library checkout desk.

If you need help please ask a librarian.

Find a Music Score
http://www.screencast.com/t/vkpsg5HxMc7

This video shows how to find Music Scores using Milner Library’s catalog.

  • From the Library home page, click the Books and Media tab.
  • To search specifically for scores click on the Advanced Search link.
  • I’m searching for Beethoven String Quartets.
  • Composers are treated as authors, and in the second line you can type in string quartets.
  • 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.
  • As you scroll down the page you’ll see options for limiting your search by format.
  • There is an option for searching only by Music Scores. Click the box above that icon.
  • Scroll back up and click Find.
  • The results list provides a few different locations.
  • One location is the Floor 6 Miniature Score shelves with small study scores, located in the lounge area of floor 6 by the other scores, near the northeast corner.
  • Another location is the floor 6 shelves.
  • Click on the title to find more information.
  • The main author is the composer.
  • The other names listed are usually editors or arrangers.
  • In the published line you can find the edition or year published if you’re looking for a specific edition.
  • The section below provides the call number.
  • The more details tab provides more helpful information, such as the uniform title, or the number of parts that each performer may have in addition to the score.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

 

Advanced Catalog Searching

Set Search Limits in the Library Catalog
http://www.screencast.com/t/ogKUXGok

This video shows how to use some of the limit options in Milner library’s catalog.

  • From the Library home page, click the Books and Media tab.
  • Click on Advanced Search in order to use limits.
  • This section is where you can enter your search terms.
  • Below that are several limit options.
  • The first is by Publication Date, where you can limit the search to the last 5 years, by century, or decade.
  • Next, you can search by version - electronic, print, or microfilm. Electronic is useful if you’re looking for e-books.
  • The next limit is Language, with English on top, followed by other languages listed alphabetically.
  • One of the most used limit options is Format.
  • Here you can search for materials in just one of type of format, like searching only journals and magazines, or movies, or music recordings.
  • Finally, at the bottom, you can include or exclude government publications, as well as HathiTrust eResources.
  • I'm searching for Spanish poetry.
  • Use poetry as a subject term.
  • And select Spanish from the language section.
  • Click find.
  • The list of results provides Spanish language poetry.
  • There are ways to limit the search further by using options on the right of the results list.

If you have any questions please ask a librarian.

 

Using I-Share Tab

Create a Milner Library / I-Share account (See text under Creating Accounts Tab at the top of the screen)
http://www.screencast.com/t/7uC4iCisVGo

Request a Book from an I-Share Library
http://www.screencast.com/t/aEGdOeOBY

This video show how to request a book from an I-Share library. I-Share is a consortium of over 80 Illinois Academic Libraries, and you can borrow books from any of those libraries.

  • From the Library home page, click the Books and Media tab.
  • It’s important to note that the default search bar searches only the Milner catalog. By selecting all I-Share libraries, you will start with a larger list of results. We have other videos demonstrating how to search for books in the Milner Library catalog.
  • Click the All I-Share Libraries link underneath the search box.
  • Type in your search terms, then change the drop down menu to the type of search you want to do.
  • In this example we are doing a Title search
  • Click the title of the book you want to request
  • You will see a list of all of the libraries that own a copy of the book.
  • Click the Request 1st Available tab.
  • If you are not already logged in, 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 message letting you know when the book is ready to be picked up at the Checkout Desk on the Main Floor of Milner Library.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

How to Search for a Book in I-Share when a Milner Library Catalog Search Fails
http://www.screencast.com/t/Pt4iPIdwXwc3

This video shows how to search other Illinois Academic Libraries' catalogs (I-Share) to find a book when your Milner catalog search shows Milner Library does not own the item.

  • Starting on the Books and Media tab, let’s search for the 2012 version of the book Multicultural education: issues and perspectives.
  • When searching the Milner Catalog, you see that our newest version is 2007.
  • On the right side click the Show All Libraries link.
  • The search is redone against the catalogs of all of I-Share libraries.
  • This search reveals that the 2013 edition is owned by at least one other Illinois library.
  • Click the title of the 2013 edition to see who owns the item and to place a request for the item.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

 

Find Articles Tab

Use the Search Anything Box
http://www.screencast.com/t/nrf5OPUm

This video shows how to search for many different types of resources using the Search Anything search box on the Library's Home page.

  • For a quick and general search, type in your search terms, avoiding 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’
  • Once you have an initial search results list, use the filter options on the left side to refine your search results.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Find an Article When You Know the Title, Author, etc.
http://www.screencast.com/t/viCp49lgQ

This video shows how to find an article when you already know the title, author, or other information.

  • From the Library home page, under the Research Help section, click the + next to Research Resources.
  • Click the Electronic Journals link.
  • Click the Citation Linker tab.
  • Type in the information you have for the article.
  • It is not necessary to have all of the information. However, 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.
  • Click the Go button. This will search all of our subscriptions to see if we have the electronic version of the article.
  • In this example, you can see the full text is available in 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 of the portal or database you want to connect to.
  • The amount of information you typed in may determine if you are connected to just a journal or a specific article.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Find the Electronic Version of a Journal by Title
http://www.screencast.com/t/VKgE8QuL6

This video shows how to see if we have access to the electronic version of a specific journal.

  • From the Library home page, under the Research Help section, click the + next to Research Resources.
  • Then click the Electronic Journals link
  • On the next page, type in the name of the journal or magazine in the search box.
  • It is important to use the correct spelling because this search tool does not verify spelling or provide alternate spelling options.
  • Click the Go button.
  • A list of journals is shown.
  • Click the name of the journal that you’re looking for.
  • You will see the different portals that provide access to the journal.
  • In this example, you can see the full text is available from several places.
  • Click the Go button of the portal or database you want to connect to. I’m choosing the ABI/Inform database.
  • If you want to search for articles within the journal, look for a search this journal option.
  • If you have a specific issue you want to display, click through the year and then click the specific issue.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Use the Find It Button For Full-Text Article in a Database
http://www.screencast.com/t/QiyQFZcMSU

This video shows how to find the full text version of an article when it isn't available in the specific database you are searching.

  • In this example, we're starting within the database Academic Search Complete. However, you can use this feature in any library database.
  • The results list contains articles related to smoking cessation AND hypnosis.
  • Some of these articles are available in full text as indicated by the PDF or HTML full text links.
  • Others on the list do not have a link to full text.
  • I'm interested #15, which does not have a full text link.
  • To look for full text in a different database, click the Find It button. This will search across most of our online subscriptions to see if we have the full text of the article in a different database.
  • If full text is available it will show a list of the databases where there is access to the full text.
  • For this article, the full text is available in another database. Click the GO button next to the database.
  • Usually, this will link directly to the full text. Sometimes, you may get an abstract or table of contents and you will need to click a few more times to get to the electronic full text.
  • That is one way to find the electronic full text of an article if it is not available in the database you are searching.

If you have any questions, ask a librarian.

 

Find Databases Tab

Find Databases by Title
http://www.screencast.com/t/j1RDDoHM

This video shows how to find a database when you know the title.

  • From the Library home page, click the List of Databases link under the large Search Anything search box.
  • On the next page, click the Title tab.
  • Navigate to the alphabetical section matching the database's title.
  • In this example, we want the database called Lexis-Nexis so we will navigate to the L-M section.
  • To begin searching within the database, click the title.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Find Databases By Subject
http://www.screencast.com/t/R6t1XmOus

This video shows how to find 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 home page, click the List of Databases link under the large Search Anything search box.
  • On the next page, you will see a list of broad categories.
  • For example, let’s say you’re researching geology.
  • Click geology to see a list of geology databases and their descriptions.
  • To search within a specific database, click the title.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Find the Opposing Viewpoints Database
http://www.screencast.com/t/4m5to0A4UpB

This video shows how to find and search within the Opposing Viewpoints database.

  • There are two ways to access Opposing Viewpoints.
  • One way is from the Library home page, under the section for Research Help, click the plus sign next to Research Resources and click on the Databases link.
  • The other way is to click on the List of Databases link under the large Search Anything search box. Both ways will lead to the same place.
  • Click on the tab that says By Title.
  • Click on the N – O category of the alphabet.
  • Scroll down the list to Opposing Viewpoints in Context and click the title to get to the database.
  • You can search within Opposing Viewpoints using the search bar at the top of the page or you can browse through the issues and topics already created.
  • Let’s search for Animal Experimentation.
  • You’ll see as you start to type that suggestions will pop up. You can click on a suggested topic to finish the 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.
  • The box at the top contains a brief summary of the topic, and an On This Page link list that lets you see all the different types of sections.
  • The Viewpoints section contains 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 you’ll see a section called Tools.
  • From here you can download the article, email or print it, and generate a citation.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

 

Requesting Items from Storage Tab

Request a Book from Storage (Basement or North)
http://www.screencast.com/t/L6Yh0TKDgOB

This video shows how to request a book that is in Milner Library’s Storage Basement or Storage North.

  • Items in Milner Library storage facilities are not open to the public and you need to place a request for items located there.
  • From the search results list, look at the book’s location to see if it is either Storage Basement or Storage North. If either of these locations are indicated, you will need to place a request.
  • To request an item, click the title of the book from the search results list.
  • Click the Request Item tab on the right.
  • 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 available for you to pick up at the Check Out Desk.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Request a Print Journal from Storage (Basement or North)
http://www.screencast.com/t/0GQrxjGrF

This video shows how to request a print journal from Milner’s Storage Basement or North Storage facility.

  • From the Library home page, click on the Books and Media tab. I’m going to search for the print journal: American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences.
  • The results list shows the journal I’m looking for.
  • Click the title of the journal and look at the location.
  • If the item says Storage Basement: Building Use Only: Request Online or Storage North: Request Online, you will need to place a request to get the book.
  • Click the Request Item tab
  • If you are not already logged in, 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.
  • Next, choose the volume of the journal that includes the article(s) you need.
  • You should not have to change any of the other default options on the request.
  • Click the Request button
  • You will receive an email when the journal is available for you.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Requesting a Print Journal from Storage (Classic Interface)
http://www.screencast.com/t/bBLru4Lot

This video shows how to request a print journal from Milner’s Storage Basement or North Storage facility.

  • From the Library home page, click on the Books and Media tab.
  • Click the Advanced Search link in the bottom left corner of the Books and Media box.
  • On the resulting page, locate and click the Classic Search link at the top of the page.
  • I want vol. 3, which is from 1986, of the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences.
  • First, set one center dropdown to search “these words as a phrase” and set the Search By dropdown to “Title.”
  • Enter the journal title in the search box to the left of the dropdowns.
  • Click Search.
  • I want the first journal on the list so I’ll click its title.
  • The record shows that Milner Library has been receiving this item from vol. 2 in 1985 until vol. 3 in 2013.
  • I want in vol. 3 1986, which falls between vol. 2 1985 to vol. 16 1999, which is located in the storage basement.
  • To request it, scroll to the top of the page and click the Request button.
  • Type in your Borrower ID, which is your university ID number or UID on your RedBird Card.
  • Then, type in your last name and click Login.
  • After the login is confirmed, click on OK to bring up the request form page.
  • On the request form page, go to Select an Item and choose the volume you want.  In this example, I will select vol3(1986)c.1.
  • Then, type in your Borrower ID number again and click the Submit Request button.
  • You will see a message that says that your request is in process.
  • You will receive an email when your particular journal volume is ready for you to pick up at the check-out desk on the main floor of the library.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

 

Placing an Interlibrary Loan Request Tab

Make an ILL Request using a Citation
http://www.screencast.com/t/D15kf6NsZ4p

This video shows how to request an article or book via interlibrary loan when you have the citation.

  • From the Library home page, click the link My Accounts in the upper right section of the library’s home page and follow the link for Interlibrary Loan account.
  • To login, type in your ULID username and password.
  • If you haven't requested an item via interlibrary loan before, you will be asked to create an account.
  • The red asterisks indicate the required fields that you need to fill out.
  • On the left side, choose the type of item you need to request: Article for a journal or magazine article; Loan for a book, DVD, government document, etc.
  • In this example, we will request a book.
  • Fill out the form with the pertinent information, taking note to fill in the fields that have asterisks. Those are required fields.
  • The Not Wanted After Date refers to the date by which you no longer need the item. If the library staff can't find the item by that date, they will cancel the request.
  • Remember that most ILL requests take 5-7 days or longer, so plan ahead.
  • Click the Submit button.
  • You will receive an email message when your item is ready for pickup at the check out desk on the main floor of the Library.
  • You can use the options on the left to track your requests.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Make an ILL Request via Find It
http://www.screencast.com/t/F6cA0NP3

This video shows how to request an article directly from a database search if Milner Library doesn't have an electronic or print version.

  • For this example we already have an article displayed.
  • You will notice that there is no Full Text link.
  • Click the Find It button.
  • This will search all of our subscriptions to see if we have the full text available through another database.
  • In this example, 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 search results, click the Go button next to the Request item via ILLiad.
  • This will take you to the interlibrary loan login page.
  • Log in with your ULID username and password.
  • When you submit a request in this way, article information is automatically transferred to the appropriate fields in the request form.
  • If you have never used ILL before, you will be prompted to enter additional information such as your name, email, phone number, and so on.
  • Click the Submit Request button.

If you have any additional questions, please ask a librarian.

Create an Interlibrary Loan (ILL or ILLiad) Account (See text at top of page under Creating Accounts)
http://www.screencast.com/t/xknNm3x2Hi4

 

Teaching Materials Center (TMC) Help

Find TMC Books Using the Milner Library Catalog
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This video shows how to find children’s and young adult items in the Teaching Materials Center.

  • From the Library home page, click the Books and Media tab.
  • Click the Advanced Search link. Advanced Search allows more control over what you’re searching for.
  • I’m going to use India as an example. Change it from Keyword to Subject to get results about India.
  • Click Find.
  • This search has returned results for the entire Milner Library, as well as Metcalf elementary school and University high school.
  • To find only Teaching Materials Center (also called the TMC) items, look for the Location section on the right side of the page and click Teaching Materials Center.
  • The number of results in the list is now much more manageable.
  • Some titles will list the location and call number under the title. However, some titles will say Click for Details to get the location and call number.
  • Here’s an example. Click the title to see more information about it.
  • This book is available at both the TMC and at UHigh. Sometimes a book will still say Available, even if the copy at TMC is checked out.
  • The Teaching Materials Center has a few different sections: Easy Readers, Fiction, and Nonfiction. The call number section tells you what area to search for the book.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

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

  • From the Library home page, click the Books and Media tab.
  • Click Advanced Search.
  • From here we’ll start with Bilingual as a subject term.
  • In the next line, use your topic as a search term. In this example, I’ll be using friends as a keyword.
  • Click find.
  • The results list provides us with materials that are located in the TMC, as well as at UHigh and Metcalf schools.
  • To look for materials that are only in the TMC at Milner Library, look for the section titled Location on the right hand side of the page.
  • Select the Teaching Materials Center.
  • This will give you a new list of books that are at Milner.
  • Some titles tell you the location and others will say Click for Details.
  • If you click that link or the title of the book you’re interested in, you’ll go to a record page that has more information.
  • Sometimes the book may be available at UHigh or Metcalf but not at Milner, or the other way around.
  • In either case, the location and call number information will tell you where to look for the book.
  • You can check out TMC materials at the main circulation desk on floor 2 for 2 weeks with 1 renewal.

If you have any questions please as a librarian.

 

Using NoveList Plus Tab

NoveList Overview
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This video shows 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 going to give you a quick overview to show you some of the main functions.

  • From the Library home page, click Research Resources, then databases. 
  • Click the By Title tab, then N-O. Scroll down to NoveList Plus.
  • On the NoveList home screen, there is a basic search where you can search by author, title, and series. Or, you can do an advanced search.
  • The left hand area is extremely helpful for finding quick lists on different subjects that change depending on the age range that you pick.
  • You can also search for fiction and non-fiction.
  • In the middle area, there are best sellers and recommended books that Novelist suggests. Hover over the titles to get more information about a book.
  • The area towards the very top of the screen has many useful tools for teachers. 
    • Lists & Articles:
      •  Author Read-Alikes
      • Book Discussion Guides
      • Feature Articles
      • Grab and Go Book Lists
      • Picture Book extenders
    • Professional Toolbox:
      • Common Core
      • Reader’s Advisory
      • Working with Youth
    • Spotlight On…:
      • Audiobooks
      • Award books
      • Genres
  • Remember that everything you’ll find in NoveList is not necessarily part of the Milner Library collection, so make sure to search the online catalog or ask a librarian to see if the book you find here is available at Milner Library.

Watch other NoveList help videos, or ask a Milner Librarian if you have any questions.

NoveList Basic Title Search
http://www.screencast.com/t/swSphypH3

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

  • The book I am going to search for is the Graveyard Book. Type the title of the book into the search box and select Title from the dropdown to the left of the search box. Then, click the Search button.
  • I’m looking for the first book in the results list, so I’ll click its title for more information.
  • On this page, I can see the publishing date of the book, a link to the author that you can use to 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. It is best to read a book first, so you can gage for yourself whether that title is appropriate for the audience you are using it for.
  • As you scroll down, you will see reviews of the 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 for more publication information about the book and get links to the description information listed above (genre, tone, etc.). However, I prefer to use the check boxes down below to combine these different links. For example, you could do a search for books are fantasy fiction about boys by clicking the Fantasy Fiction and Boys boxes.
  • Click the Audio Books tab to see audiobook versions available for your title.
  • You can use the Lists & Articles tab to find specific resources relating to this book. For example, the Graveyard Book has a BookTalk that you can use in a classroom. You may sometimes find book discussion guides in this section as well. However, not all books have BookTalks or book discussions.
  • You can also see that this book won lots of awards. For example, it won the Newbery Medal, so click the link for this award to see what other books received this award the same year as the Graveyard Book, or who won the Medal the year before.
  • This page also shows that this book is part of the Grab and Go book list for grades 3-5 and has some different recommended reads. These are tools that you can use to find something that would be similar to this book. For example, you could click Ghost Stories and get similar books.
  • You can also see a list of recommended books similar to the Graveyard Book along the right side of the screen.
  • Remember that what you see on NoveList may not be part of the Milner Library collection, so check if we have the book.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

NoveList Advanced Searching
http://www.screencast.com/t/VCfxHlF9wwAf

This video shows 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 under 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. 
  • Audience lets you search more broadly than grade level or Lexile ranking, but those can be helpful too if you need something more specific.
  • You can search for forthcoming books, which are books that have not been published yet.
  • Author’s Nationality and Author’s Cultural Identity can be helpful if you are looking for books about a specific nationality or culture.
  • You can limit to books that have awards, or books that have reviews available.
  • Another helpful limit is Document Type, because it lets you search for different formats of books or books that have different types of teaching tools or awards associated with them. For example, you could do a search just for books that have book discussion guides.
  • I am looking for books about soccer. I’ll enter soccer into the top search box. I could use the dropdown to choose more specific things to search for, such as author or subject, but I am not going to select anything for this search.
  • I would like books for children ages 9-12, so I will check that box under Audience. Then, I will click the Search button.
  • This brings up a large list of books about soccer.  You can limit the search by using the Refine Results menu on the left hand side. For example, you could limit by genre, tone, writing style, or subject by clicking the arrow next to the limiter category you would like to use and clicking a specific limiter on the resulting list.
  • The results are currently sorted by relevance, but you can change them to be sorted by Date Newest to get the newest books at the top of the list.
  • 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, series, authors, or lists & articles that will help you select books.
  • I’m going to look at Lists & Articles. I can see that there is a recommended reading list for soccer books for children in the age range I am looking for, so I’ll click on it to see a list of recommended books and the name of the person who contributed the list. I can also click the titles of the books to see more information about each book.
  • On the right side of the screen, you find links to related lists of books.
  • You can copy the Persistent Link to email to anyone you know who might be interested in this reading list.
  • I’m going to go back to my original results list by clicking the Result List link. Next, I’ll click the books tab to go back to the books.
  • I only want to look at fiction books, so I’ll limit my results to Fiction using the left hand menu. I also want to limit publication date to 2000. Then, I’ll click Update Results to apply my limits. Now I have a list of fiction books that are about soccer for children ages 9-12, published from 2000-2015, so I can now go through this list and find books that I want.
  • After you find a book that you want, check the Milner Library catalog to see if we have it.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

NoveList Teacher Resources
http://www.screencast.com/t/lqojqzDvvW

This video will show you some teacher resources available from NoveList Plus.

  • Teacher resources are displayed in two places: the Lists & Articles, Spotlight On…, and Professional Toolbox dropdown menus at the menu at the top of the page. Lists & Articles include Author Read-Alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Featured Articles, Grab and Go Book Lists, and Picture Book Extenders.  Spotlight On… includes Audiobooks, Award Winners, and Genres. Professional Toolbox contains Common Core, Reader’s Advisory and Working with Youth.
  • Let’s start with Award Winners. You can see some recent award winner books at the top of the page, followed by lists of local and international awards. Click an award to see a list of books that have won it.
  • Next, we’ll look at Book Discussion Guides. Use these if you are leading a book discussion group, or if you are leading a discussion in the classroom. Here is a list of discussion guides for books. You can search within the guides and use limiters just like you would for a book search, or you can browse the list.
  • Let’s take a look at Life after Life. The discussion guide for this book provides a summary of the book, discussion questions, information about the author, and other related books to read. At the bottom of the page, there 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 is a librarian who is a book reviewer and has written a book about reader’s advisory.
  •  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.
  • 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 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, then select Common Core Connections – Animals from the list. Alternatively, you can use the search box and limiters to look for more specific subject areas.

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

 

How to Print Tab

How to Print from a Windows Laptop at Milner Library
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This video shows how to print from your Windows 7 laptop. Before printing, you need to download and install the free uPrint Pharos software on your laptop.

  • To download the uPrint Pharos software onto your laptop, go to the University Help Desk download page http://helpdesk.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/1028/uPrint_Pharos/.
  • On this page, select the version of uPrint Pharos for your laptop's operating system. If you have Windows, select the first download option. If you have a Mac, watch the help video about printing from Macs.
  • When you click the appropriate download link, you will get a screen with the central login button. Click the login button and login with your ULID and password.
  • After logging in, you will be redirected back to the download screen and a popup will appear asking you if you want to save the file. Click Save. 
  • If you have antivirus software, it may ask you about allowing the uPrint Pharos software to install on your computer. If so, click Yes.
  • When the file download is completed, locate the file on your laptop and click it to install the uPrint Pharos software.
  • Read the end user license agreement and click Accept to complete the installation. Click finish when the installation is complete.
  •  Now, bring up a document that you want to print.  When you go to the print menu, you should see a new printing option, “ISU Mobile Printing”.  To send your document to any printer in the library, select this option and click print.  You can also use ISU Mobile Printing to print from any uPrint station printer on campus.
  • The printing process will now work the same way it would if you were printing from a Milner Library computer work station.
  • Fill out the boxes in the Print Job Details box.
  • Go to any printer station in the library on floors 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 and follow the directions on the sign.
  • For more details about how to use a print station, please watch the help video about Printing from a Milner Library Computer Workstation.

If you have any questions, please ask librarian.

How to Print from a Mac Laptop at Milner Library
http://www.screencast.com/t/CPwOnw7sZ

This video shows how to print from your Mac laptop. First this video will show you how to download the free printing software and then show you the process of how to print.

  • The free printing software is called uPrint Pharos.
  • To download it go to the University Technology Support Center web site at helpdesk.illinoisstate.edu.
  • Click the Downloads link in the upper right corner of the page. On the Downloads page, scroll to the bottom and click uPrint Pharos.
  • On this page, select the version of uPrint Pharos that corresponds with your Mac operating system. If you are not sure which version you have, click the apple icon (upper left corner) and select About this Mac. Your operating system will be listed under the silver apple.
  • When you click the appropriate download link, you will get a screen with the central login button.  Click the login button and login with your ULID and password.
  • After you log in, your computer will begin the installation process. Follow the installation prompts as you would when installing or upgrading an app such as iTunes.
  • Now, open the document or web page you want to print. Select File > Print.
  • From the Print menu, select uPrint/Mobile Printing. Then, click the Print button.
  • Next, type in your ULID and a name for your print job. Click the Print button.
  • Your print job is now on the networked printing server.
  • Go to any printing station in the library (black and white are on every floor; the color printer is in the computer lab).
  • At the station, enter your ULID and press the Enter button. Then swipe your Redbird card. Your print jobs will display. Select the one you want to print and click the Print button. Log out when you are done printing.

If you have any questions, please ask librarian.