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Creating & Managing Accounts Tab


Renew Items/Look at My Account
https://www.screencast.com/t/CRqmIepP

The new Milner Library/I-Share Catalog login is your ULID and password, so account creation is no longer required.

NOTES:

  • Milner Library’s physical building will be transitioning to appointment-only and virtual services beginning September 8. Hours, services, and resources will continue to be modified as part of the library’s COVID-19 response. For the latest information please see Milner Library’s COVID-19 response page or Ask a Milner Librarian.
  • Items due between Jan. 1 and Sep. 30, 2020 have been automatically renewed until October 1, 2020 and no fines have been applied. These items may be returned any time prior to the due date to avoid overdue charges. Items checked out on or after June 24, 2020 will not be automatically renewed and are subject to fines and fees as determined by each I-Share library. Fees may be applied to items designated as lost between Jan. 1 and Mar. 15, 2020.
  • In addition, many libraries are not participating in Interlibrary Loan for the time being. Patrons with any questions should contact our librarians for research assistance.
  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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 and click Library Accounts.
  • On the Library Accounts page, click Access your Milner/I-Share Account.
  • Click ULID Login and login with your ULID and password.
  • The My Library Card page displays an overview of your checked out items, requested items, blocks, and fines.  Click the links above the overview for more details.
  • To renew a book, click Loans.
  • Click the arrow next to a book to view more information.
  • Click Renew to get a new due date on your book.
  • Click Requests to check the status of items you have requested from I-Share.

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Find Course Reserves & Textbooks Tab


How to Find Textbooks
https://www.screencast.com/t/YG6jKcdVK99

NOTES: 

  • Not all I-Share libraries are loaning items due to the pandemic. Check the I-Share Institutions with AFN enable status section on this page for a list showing which I-Share libraries are and are not loaning items.
  • Milner Library’s physical building will be transitioning to appointment-only and virtual services beginning September 8. Hours, services, and resources will continue to be modified as part of the library’s COVID-19 response. For the latest information please see Milner Library’s COVID-19 response page or Ask a Milner Librarian.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.
  • Milner Library discovered a glitch arising from selecting a needed before date when requesting an item, and is working to fix the glitch. At this tiime, please do not enter a needed before date.

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 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 Reserve.
  • On the Course Reserves search page, click Advanced Search for more options.
  • We recommend searching by course ID.  On the Course Reserves search page, change Any field to Course ID, Contains to Is (exact) and enter the three letter abbreviation and number for your course.
  • Click Search.
  • Scroll down to view your results. Click the title of the book you want.
  • If the item is listed as Floor 2 Course Reserves: Building Use Only, 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.

  • Scroll back up and click Library Catalog then click Clear to start a new search.
  • In the first row, change Any Field to Title, and Contains to Is (exact), and enter the title of the book. In the second row change Any Field to Author/Creator and enter the author’s name. Change Material Type to Books. We recommend searching by title and author instead of ISBN because we might have multiple editions of a book. 
  • Then click Search.
  • Click the title of the book you are interested in.  Check to see if the book is available. If it is, use the location and call number to locate the book on the shelves.

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 over 90 other libraries across Illinois.

  • For this example, we’ll scroll back up to the advanced search box and click Clear to start a new search. I’m going to search for the book titled The Making of the Potterverse.
  • You’ll notice that Milner does not have a copy of this book.  Scroll back up and click All I-Share Libraries under Search for. Click Search.
  • Click the title of the print copy of the book you need.
  • Scroll down to How to get it to see the different I-Share libraries that have your book.
  • If your book is available, click Sign in next to Please sign in to check if there are any request options.  Click ULID Login. Login with your ULID and password.
  • Once you are logged in, click I-Share, and double check the information in the form. 
  • If you want to pick up your requested items at Milner Library, you should not have to change the default options on the request form.
  • If you want to pick up your requested item from an I-Share library near you, select the library from the dropdown beneath Preferred Pickup Institution.
  • Click Send Request.
  • You will receive an email message when the book is ready to be picked up either at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of Milner Library or at the I-Share library you chose.
  • If you would like to get non-Course Reserve Milner Library books or I-Share books via curbside pickup, please see the Request Books via Curbside Pickup Help Video.

How to Find Course Reserves
https://www.screencast.com/t/Zh9xtiI5

NOTES :

This video will show you how to find course reserve items available through the Milner Library catalog. Course Reserve items available through the Milner Library catalog include books, movies on VHS tape or DVD, CDs, and audio recordings.

  • From the Library's home page, scroll down to the Quick Links box and click Course Reserves.
  • Then click Find Your Course Reserve.
  • On the basic Course Reserves search page, click Advanced Search for more options.
  • From this search interface you can use the Any field dropdown to search by Course Instructor, Course ID, Course Name, Course Department, and more. We recommend searching by Course ID or name.  I’m going to search by Course ID.
  • And I’ll change the Contains dropdown to Is (exact) and I’m going to search for WGS 292.
  • So, I’ll enter the three letter abbreviation and number for the course. Click Search.
  • Scroll down to see your results.
  • Some reserves are in print format and available in the Library. Others are in electronic format and are accessible through ReggieNet.
  • Click the title of a specific item you need. 
  • If the location indicates Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only, check to see if the item is available, and if it is, go to the Circulation Desk and request the item by Title. Most print reserves can be used for 2 hours.
  • Electronic resources including eBooks, book chapters, articles, streaming audio recordings, and streaming videos can be found in the ReggieNet site for your course.  Ask your professor where to find them on the ReggieNet site for your course.

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Find Items in the Catalog Tab


Find a Book by Title
https://www.screencast.com/t/QBfraqj4UYe

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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 Any field dropdown to Title, change Contains to Is (exact), and enter the title of the book you would like to find.  I’m going to search for The Black Regulars.
  • Change Material Type to Books.
  • Click Search. 
  • Scroll down to view your results list. The results list for this book shows that there are both a print copy and an eBook copy.
  • Click the title of the book.
  • To access the print copy of the book, check to see if it is available.  If it is available, note the location and call number and use them to use to find the book on the shelves. 
  • To access an eBook, look for View Online and 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
https://www.screencast.com/t/2JVqtG68QdJ

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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

  • 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 Any Field to Author/Creator and enter the name of the author you would like to find.  I’m going to search for William Dobak.
  • Change Material Type to Books.
  • Click Search. 
  • Scroll down to view your results list.
  • Click the title of a book to view more information.
  • To access the print copy of the book, click the title. Check to see if the book is available.  If it is, note the location and call number of the book, and use them to use to find the book on the shelves. 
  • To access an eBook, click the title and scroll down to View Online and click a link under Full Text Availability 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 Subject
https://www.screencast.com/t/4pKzSSBA8K

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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 Any field to Subject and enter your topic terms in the box. I’m going to look for environmental sciences in China. 
  • Change Material Type to Books.
  • Click Search. 
  • Scroll down to view your results.
  • Click the title of a book to view more information.
  • To access a print book, check to see if it is available.  If it is, note the location and call number and use them to use to find the book on the shelves.
  • To access an eBook, click on the title, scroll down to View Online, and click the links underneath 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.
  • If you want to sort your books to get the newest books, you can choose Date-newest from the Sort By dropdown, and you'll get the newest books at the top of the list.

Find a Print Journal by Title
https://www.screencast.com/t/0DryoRLu4o

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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, change Any Field to Title and Contains to Is (exact), and enter the title of the journal or magazine you would like to find without using any punctuation. I’m going to look for Nature.
  • Change Material Type to Journals.
  • Click Search.
  • Scroll down to view your results. Click the title of the journal you would like to look at.
  • If multiple results come up for your title, click the title of the one you want.
  • If some volumes of the journal are also available online, the online access will appear at the top of the page under View Online. To view Milner Library’s print volumes of the journal, scroll down to Get It.
  • To locate periodicals in Floor 2 Current Periodicals and the Floors 3-6 shelves, check to see if they’re available and note the call number.
  • The newest issues of our periodicals will be located in the Floor 2 Current Periodicals section. Click a location to view which volumes and years are located there.
  • Older bound volumes of our periodicals will be located on the shelves on Floors 3-6, in this case Floor 5 shelves, and in storage.
  • Items from Storage North and Closed Stacks can be requested online.

Find a Movie by Title
https://www.screencast.com/t/aegH7nGefWo

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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

  • From the library home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • On the Advanced Search page, change Any Field to Title, Contains to Is (exact), and enter the title of the movie you would like to find.
  • Change Material Type to Video/Film.
  • Click Search.
  • Scroll down to view the results. 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. Check to see if the movie is available. If it is, note the call number and use that to locate it in the Floor 2 Media section in the northeast corner.
  • The call number also indicates what kind of physical movie the item is. In this case, it’s a DVD. You can also click Details and check Format to see what kind of movie it is.
  • Other movies may be listed as Available Online, which are streaming movies. To view these, click the title. Scroll down to View Online and click a link beneath 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 Course Reserve Desk, that means that 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 Course Reserves are in Closed Stacks, and can be requested online.

Find a Movie by Subject
https://www.screencast.com/t/CGhktxRzA

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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 Any Field dropdown to Subject and enter your topic terms in the box. I would like to find movies about psychology.
  • Change Material Type to Video/Film.
  • Click Search.
  • Scroll down to view your results. 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. Check to see if the movie is available. If it is, note the call number and use that to locate it in the Floor 2 Media section in the northeast corner.
  • The call number also shows what format of movie the physical item is. In this case, it’s a DVD. The Details section also tells what format a movie is.
  • Other movies may be listed as Available Online, which are streaming movies. To view these, click the title. Scroll down to View Online and click the link beneath it.  You may be prompted to login with your ULID username and password to view the movie. You may be prompted to login with your ULID username and password to view the movie.
  • If a movie is listed as Floor 2 Course Reserve 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 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 Course Reserves are in the Closed Stacks, and can be requested online.

Find a CD or Other Music Recording
https://www.screencast.com/t/mFISSEjnik

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

This video will show you how to find CDs and other music recordings using Milner Library’s Catalog. Use page 1

  • From the Library's home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • I’m going to search for Mozart String Quartets.
  • Composers can be treated as authors, so I can change Any field to Author/Creator and enter the name of the composer in the box.
  • On the next line, I’ll keep the dropdown on Any field and enter the type of music you're looking for.
  • Change Material Type to Sound Recordings.
  • Click Search.
  • Scroll down to view your results. The format and location of a recording determine how you can access it.
  • If an item says Multiple Versions, click the title to see the formats the item comes in.
  • If a recording’s location is Floor 6 Media, click the title. Check to see if it is available. If it is, note the call number and use it to find the CD in the Audio CDs section on the north side of Floor 6.
  • The call number indicates what format of sound recording the item is.  In this case, it’s a CD. You can also click Details to check the format of the sound recording.
  • Other recordings may be listed as Available Online, which are streaming music recordings. To listen to these, scroll down to View Online, and click the link beneath. You may need to login with your ULID and password to listen to the recording.
  • Another location is the Closed Stacks. The main music recordings in Closed Stacks are Vinyl LPs, and they can be requested online.

Find a Music Score
https://www.screencast.com/t/HfEIyxCMKH

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

This video will show you how to find Music Scores 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.
  • I’m going to search for Mozart String Quartets.
  • Composers are treated as authors, so I can change the Any field dropdown to Author/Creator and enter the composer’s name.
  • On the next line, I'll keep the dropdown on Any field 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 get the results you are  looking for.
  • Keep Material Type on All Items and click Search.
  • To limit your search results to music scores, scroll down to Tweak your results, click Resource Type, and click Scores.
  • If an item says Multiple versions found, click the title for more information.
  • One location for music scores 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.
  • Check 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 Details section provides more information that may be helpful.
  • Creator lists the composer and other arrangers and editors.
  • The Creation Date tells you the edition or year published, if you’re looking for a specific edition.
  • Format shows 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
https://www.screencast.com/t/ADRUsHU67iYE

NOTE: Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.

This video will show you how to use some of the limit options 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, there are search boxes where you can enter your search terms. 
  • There are also two dropdowns next to each box. Any field can be changed to search by Title, Author/Creator, Subject, and more. Contains searches for any items that contain what you enter in the box. It can be changed to search for Is(exact), which works best for searches like Title where you want to find exactly what you enter in the  box, and Starts With, which searches for items that start with what you enter in the box.
  • To the right of that are several limit options.
  • One of the most used options is Material Type, which allows you to limit to journals, books, articles, images, sound recordings, video/film, and dissertations.
  • The next limit is Language, which provides a dropdown of languages listed alphabetically.
  • Start Date and End Date allow you to enter a range of publication dates that you want your resources to fall within.
  • So, as an example, let’s look for Spanish poetry.
  • I’m going to search for poetry as a subject, so I’ll change Any field to Subject and enter poetry.
  • Then go to Language and choose Spanish.
  • Click Search.
  • The list of results provides Spanish language poetry.
  • There are ways to limit the search further by using the options under Tweak your results on the right of the screen.

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Request Items for Curbside Pickup Tab


How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup
https://www.screencast.com/t/rWGcS9g2Qd

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Milner Library discovered a glitch arising from selecting a needed before date when requesting an item, and is working to fix the glitch. At this tiime, please do not enter a needed before date.
  • Not all I-Share libraries are loaning items due to the pandemic. Check the I-Share Institutions with AFN enable status section on this page for a list showing which I-Share libraries are and are not loaning items.

This video will show you how to request a Milner Library book for curbside pickup.  Illinois State University students, faculty and staff, as well as Alumni and community members, can request Milner Library books for curbside pickup.  Illinois State University students, faculty and staff can also request I-Share and Interlibrary Loan books for curbside pickup.

  • 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 Any field to Title, Contains to Is(exact), and enter the title of the item you would like to request.  I am going to search for Go Set a Watchman. Change Material Type to Books. Click Search.
  • Scroll down to view the results.
  • Click the title of the book you would like to request.
  • Scroll down to Get It and click Sign in next to Please sign in to check if there are any request options.
  • If you are affiliated with ISU, click ULID Login.
  • If you are an Alumnus or community member using a Courtesy Card, click Courtesy Card Login and login with your Courtesy Card credentials.
  • I’m going to click ULID Login. Login with your ULID and password.
  • When you are logged in with your ULID and password or your Courtesy Card credentials for a Milner Library book, scroll down to Get It and click Request.
  • On the request form, change Pickup Institution to Illinois State University (ISU) – Normal, IL.
  • And change Pickup Location to Milner Library.
  • Illinois State University faculty and staff can choose Work Address to have a book mailed to their University office.
  • Click Send Request.
  • You will receive an automated confirmation email when the book is ready for you to pick up at Milner Library. Click the Schedule a curbside pickup time link in the email to schedule a date and time to get the book via curbside pickup.  You will then receive an automated email with a confirmation of your scheduled pickup time and date, and information about the curbside pickup process.
  •  For ISU students, faculty and staff requesting interlibrary loan items, you will receive an automated email confirmation when the item is ready to pick up. Click the link to the curbside pickup scheduling form in that email to schedule a date and time to get the book via curbside pickup. You will then receive an automated email with a confirmation of your scheduled pickup time and date, and information about the curbside pickup process.
  • Please see the Make an Interlibrary Loan Request with a Citation help video for a refresher on how to request a book from interlibrary loan.
  • For ISU students, faculty, and staff requesting I-Share items for curbside pickup, you will receive an automated Item Available Notice email from the I-Share library you requested the book from, which will not include the curbside pickup scheduling link.  To schedule curbside pickup, go directly to the form at https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/MilnerLibrary1@IllinoisStateUniversity.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/.
  • You will then receive an automated email with a confirmation of your scheduled pickup time and date, and information about the curbside pickup process. Please see the Request a Book from I-Share help video for a refresher on how to request a book from an I-Share library.
  • Once you have scheduled a Curbside Pickup for one item, it is not necessary to repeat the process for additional items that may arrive before your scheduled pickup time.  Access Services will deliver all available items at the time of your pickup

 

Request Items for Pickup at Other I-Share Libraries Tab


Request Milner Library Items for Pickup at an I-Share Library Near You
https://www.screencast.com/t/qLkyknuH

The new Milner Library/I-Share Catalog login is your ULID and password, so account creation is no longer required.

NOTES:

  • Not all I-Share libraries are loaning items due to the pandemic. Check the I-Share Institutions with AFN enable status section on this page for a list showing which I-Share libraries are and are not loaning items.
  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.
  • Milner Library discovered a glitch arising from selecting a needed before date when requesting an item, and is working to fix the glitch. At this tiime, please do not enter a needed before date.

This video will show you how to request a Milner Library book to be sent to an I-Share library near you.  The Request a Book from I-Share help video shows how to request I-Share books to be sent to an I-Share library near you.

  • 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 Any field to Title, Contains to Is(exact), and enter the title of the item you would like to request.  I am going to search for Oxford Textbook of Public Health.
  • Change Material Type to Books. Click Search.
  • On the search results page, click on the title of the item you are interested in.
  • On the item page, Scroll down to Get It and make sure that the item is available.
  • If it is, click Sign in next to Please sign in to check for any request options.
  • Not all items are requestable, so please ask a librarian if you have any questions about whether an item is requestable.
  • Click ULID Login. Login with your ULID and password.
  • To pick up your requested item from an I-Share library near you, select the library from the Pickup Institution dropdown.
  • You can find out what I-Share libraries are closest to you by viewing the I-Share Members Map and clicking the markers near your location to view library names and addresses.
  • After you select a library, click Send Request.
  • You should receive an email when your item is ready for you to pick up at your selected library.

Request a Book from an I-Share Library (See text under Using I-Share tab in the next section on this page)
https://www.screencast.com/t/Ca1E02DL2dX

Using I-Share Tab


Request a Book from an I-Share Library
https://www.screencast.com/t/Ca1E02DL2dX

The new Milner Library/I-Share Catalog login is your ULID and password, so account creation is no longer required.

NOTES:

  • Not all I-Share libraries are loaning items due to the pandemic. Check the I-Share Institutions with AFN enable status section on this page for a list showing which I-Share libraries are and are not loaning items.
  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.
  • Milner Library discovered a glitch arising from selecting a needed before date when requesting an item, and is working to fix the glitch. At this tiime, please do not enter a needed before date.

This video will show you how to request a book from an I-Share library. I-Share is a consortium of more than 90 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 box starts with only the Milner catalog.
  • Check the box next to Include I-Share Libraries to search I-Share libraries in addition to Milner.
  • I’m going to search for the book Herding Hemingway’s Cats.  So I’ll go to the options above the search box and click Title and enter the   title in the box.  Click the magnifying glass.
  • Scroll down to view your results.
  • Click the title of the print book you are interested in.  Scroll down to How to Get It to see a list of the colleges and universities that have a copy of this book.
  • To request the book, click Sign In next to Please sign in to check if there are any request options.
  • If you are not already logged in to your Milner/I-Share account, you’ll be prompted to do so. Click ULID Login. Login with your ULID and  password.
  • Click I-Share.
  • If you want to pick up your requested items at Milner Library, you should not have to change the default options on the request form.
  • If you want to pick up your requested item from an I-Share library near you, select the library from the dropdown under Preferred Pickup Institution.
  • You can find out what I-Share libraries are closest to you by viewing the I-Share Members Map, and clicking the markers near your location to view library names and addresses.
  • After you select a library, click Send Request.
  • You will receive an email message when the book is ready to be picked up either at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of Milner Library or at the I-Share library you chose.
  • If you would like to get your I-Share books via curbside pickup, please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup Help Video.

How to Search for a Book in I-Share when a Milner Library Catalog Search Fails
https://www.screencast.com/t/Gcir44ueqEy

The new Milner Library/I-Share Catalog login is your ULID and password, so account creation is no longer required.

  • Not all I-Share libraries are loaning items due to the pandemic. Check the I-Share Institutions with AFN enable status section on this page for a list showing which I-Share libraries are and are not loaning items.
  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.
  • Milner Library discovered a glitch arising from selecting a needed before date when requesting an item, and is working to fix the glitch. At this tiime, please do not enter a needed before date.

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’m going to search for the 2019 version of the book The Meanings of Dress. So, I’ll change the Any field dropdown to Title, Contains to Is (exact), and enter my title.  I’ll change Material Type to Books and click Search.
  • There are multiple editions of this book, so I’ll click the title to see which editions are available.  
  • I can see that our newest version of The Meanings of Dress is 2005, but I want 2019.
  • So, to search all I-Share libraries, I’ll go back up to the advanced search box and choose All I-Share Libraries under Search for.  Click Search.
  • There are multiple versions of The Meaning of Dress. Click the title to see which versions are available.
  • Some libraries do have the 2019 edition of The Meanings for Dress. Click the title to see which libraries have it. Scroll down to How to get It to see which libraries have this book.
  • If the book is available from some libraries, to request the book, click Sign In next to Please sign in to check if there are any request options.
  • Click ULID Login. Login with your ULID and password.
  • Click I-Share.
  • See the How to Request a Book from I-Share help video for a tutorial of how to request a book from I-Share.

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Find Articles Tab


Use the Combined Search Box
https://www.screencast.com/t/6WZbINHG

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’re 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 Tweak your results filtering options on the right side to refine your search results.

Find an Article by Title
https://www.screencast.com/t/6WZbINHG

NOTES:

  • You may still request articles through interlibrary loan, but many libraries are not participating in Interlibrary Loan for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so there is no guarantee that you will be able to get the articles you request.

This video will show you how to use the Advanced Articles Search tool to find an article when you know the title.

  • From the Milner Library home page, click the Articles search box tab then click the Advanced Articles Search link.
  • Change Any Field to Title and Contains to Is (exact), then enter the article title in the box. I’m going to search for the Harvard Business Review article “Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time”.
  • Click Search.
  • Scroll down to see your results.
  • If the article title appears on the search results list, click it to check for full text access options such as PDF, HTML, or a link to full text of the article.  There are multiple different articles that have the title I am looking for, so I need to examine the information about each title carefully to select the right one.
  • For this article, the full text is not available through the Articles Search, so I need to click a link under View Online  Full text availability to view the full text in another Milner Library database.
  • If you are off campus, you will need to click CentralLogin and login with your ULID and password.
  • On the database page for the article, click the PDF Full Text link on the left to view the full text of the article.
  • If the article you need is not in the Advanced Article Search results, please contact a librarian for help.

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

NOTES:

  • You may still request articles through interlibrary loan, but many libraries are not participating in Interlibrary Loan for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so there is no guarantee that you will be able to get the articles you request.

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 going to the Articles search tab on the library home page, clicking Advanced Articles Search, and entering the title with Title and Is (exact) selected from the dropdowns to see if you can quickly locate your article that way, as shown in the Find an Article by Title help video.  If you are unable to locate your article that way, then try our Citation Finder 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 Finder link.  
  • This is the Citation Finder 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 Submit. 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 from three different locations.  
  • Two are subject specific portals that link directly to the online journal and the other is to a database. 
  • Click the name of 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
https://www.screencast.com/t/Vfe6NJoHKC

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.
  • Click the title of the journal.
  • Scroll down to View Online for a list of database that Milner has access to that provide the full text of the title you’re looking for.
  • In this example, there are three different 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 Business Premium Collection.
  • 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
https://www.screencast.com/t/oW72seWU6

NOTES:

  • You may still request articles through interlibrary loan, but many libraries are not participating in Interlibrary Loan for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so there is no guarantee that you will be able to get the articles you request.

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 Full Text or Linked Full text links.
  • Others on the list do not have a link to full text.
  • Let's say we are interested number 8.
  • There is no full text link available, so click the Find It button. This checks 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.  It will also show any print holdings that Milner Library has for article, and provide an interlibrary loan request link to use if Milner Library does not have print or online access to the article.
  • In this example, there is full text access available to my article. Click a link beneath View Online to access the full text of the article.
  • Oftentimes, this will take you directly to the full text of the article.  In this case, it linked me to the main page of the journal, and I have to navigate to find the right volume and issue.
  • I can see that I need Vol.76(5) from 2020, so when I scroll down, I’ll click on Volume 76, Issue 5, and look for my article title on the list.
  • To access the full text of the article, I can click the full text link, or I can download the PDF.

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Find Databases Tab


Find Databases by Title
https://www.screencast.com/t/TZyUgHTaQ0Ff

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 link.
  • On the Databases page, navigate to the letter of the alphabet matching the first letter in the database's title.
  • In this example, I want the database called JSTOR, so I’ll click J.
  • Scroll down to the database and click the title to begin searching within the database.
  • If you are off campus, click CentralLogin and login with your ULID username and password.

Find Databases By Subject
https://www.screencast.com/t/WWCJDii5O

This video will show you 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 Biological Sciences.
  • This provides a list of Biological Sciences databases and their descriptions.
  • Click the title of the database to begin searching within that specific database.
  • If you are off campus, click CentralLogin and login with your ULID username and password.

Find the Opposing Viewpoints Database
https://www.screencast.com/t/Fm6NI1ha7Vv

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 the A-Z Database List link. On the Databases page, click on the letter O for Opposing Viewpoints, scroll down, and click Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
  • If you are off campus, click CentralLogin and login with your ULID username and password.
  • 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 of the page is a brief summary about the topic.
  • Below that is an On This Page section with links to the different types of resources available for this topic.
  • Scroll down to see different viewpoints. As you look through the Featured 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 Featured Viewpoints section.
  • Click on the title to see the full text.
  •  At the top of the screen, you will see a toolbar.
  • From here you can do several things, including downloading the article, getting a permalink to view the article later, emailing or printing it, and even generating a citation.

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Requesting Items from Storage Tab


Request a Book from Storage (Basement or North)
https://www.screencast.com/t/00NtXOYBYNim

NOTES:

  •  Milner Library storage basement materials now appear in the catalog as "Closed Stacks: Request Online," and are available for online request again.
  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.
  • Milner Library discovered a glitch arising from selecting a needed before date when requesting an item, and is working to fix the glitch. At this tiime, please do not enter a needed before date.

This video will show you how to request a book that is in Milner’s Closed Stacks, previously known as the Storage Basement.  Items in Milner Library’s storage facilities are not open to the public, so you will need to place a request to retrieve them.

  • From the library’s home page, go to the Milner Catalog search box.
  • And click Advanced Milner Catalog Search.
  • I'm going to search for Navaho Veterans as an example, so I’ll change Any field to Title, Contains to Is (exact), and enter my title. Click Search.
  • Click the title of the book you are interested in.
  • Since this book is in Closed Stacks: Request Online, you’ll need to request it online. To request the book, scroll down to Get It and click Sign In next to Please sign in to check if there are any request options.
  • Click ULID Login. Login with your ULID and password.
  • You should not have to change any of the default options on the request form.
  • Click Request.
  • For Pickup Location, choose Milner Library.  Optionally, you can also choose a date after which you no longer need the item and you can write comments.
  • When you are finished, click Send Request.
  • 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)
https://www.screencast.com/t/lJ6fx8EA

NOTES:

  •  Milner Library storage basement materials now appear in the catalog as "Closed Stacks: Request Online," and are available for online request again.
  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.
  • Milner Library discovered a glitch arising from selecting a needed before date when requesting an item, and is working to fix the glitch. At this tiime, please do not enter a needed before date.

This video will show you how to request a print journal that is in Storage North. Items in Milner Library’s storage facilities, Storage North and Closed Stacks, are not open to the public, so you will need to place a request to retrieve them.  

  • 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 Volume 24 from 1986. So, I’m going to change Any field to Title, Contains to Is (exact), and enter my title.  Change Material Type to Journals.  Click Search.
  • On the results list, click the title of the journal you would like to find.
  • This page shows Milner Library’s access for Criminology.  The online access is at the top of the list. To view Milner Library’s print access, scroll down to Get It.  Click a location to view the volumes and years located there.
  • I’m looking for volume 24 from 1986, and I can see that it falls between v.10:no.2(1972) and v.26(1988). These journals are located in Storage North: Request Online. To request the journal from Storage North, click Sign in next to Please sign in to check if there are any request options.
  • Click ULID Login. Login with your ULID and password.
  • After you login, scroll back down to Get It, click your location.
  • If the volume and year of the journal you need to request is not showing on the list, click Show More Items.
  • Locate the volume and year you need. In this case, volumes and years of the journal are listed individually. In some cases, you may see them listed as ranges of volumes and years. In that case, you would click Request next to the range that includes the volume and year that you need.
  • In this case, I’ll click Request next to vol.24(1986).
  •  You should not have to change any of the default options on the request form. Optionally, you can also choose a date after which you no longer need the item and write comments.
  • Click Send 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)
https://www.screencast.com/t/XicMN5BOhj5c

NOTES:

  •  Milner Library storage basement materials now appear in the catalog as "Closed Stacks: Request Online," and are available for online request again.
  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

This video will show you how to request a print journal that is in Milner’s Closed Stacks, previously called the Storage Basement.  Items in Milner Library’s storage facilities are not open to the public, so you will need to place a request to retrieve them.

  • 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 to go to the old version of the Milner Library Catalog.
  • 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 The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences volume 3 from 1986.  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 The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, the newest copies of the print journal are on Floor 3 shelves, from 2000 to 2013.
  • Since I need volume 3 from 1986, I'll look above that, and I can see that it falls between v.21985) and v.16(1999).  These journals are located in Closed Stacks: Request Online.
  • To request the journal, 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 v.3(1986).
  • 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
https://www.screencast.com/t/pxXkflzPI

Although physical items may be requested via Interlibrary Loan, many libraries are not participating in Interlibrary Loan for the time being. Patrons with any questions should contact our librarians for research assistance.

Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.

This video will show you how to request an article or book via interlibrary loan when you have the citation.  With our new interlibrary loan software, you no longer need to activate your account the first time you use interlibrary loan.

  • 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, scroll down to Interlibrary Loan and click Access your Interlibrary Loan Account.
  • Next, you will be prompted to login through CentralLogin. Enter your ULID and password and click Sign In.
  • In your interlibrary loan account, 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.  Click the type of item you want to request next to Create Request. In this example, I'm going to request a book, so I'll click Book.
  • Fill out all the information with an asterisk next to it.  These are required fields.
  • Under About my request, the Needed Before Date can be used 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 of the form should be filled in automatically for you.  Double check that the information is correct.
  • Select your department or major from the Department/Major dropdown menu.
  • For example, Elementary Education majors would be Teaching and Learning; Marketing majors would be Business; and Actuarial Science majors would be Mathematics.
  • Remember to plan ahead, as most article requests take about 3 - 7 days and most book requests take about 7-14 days to arrive.
  • 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 Submit Request.
  • 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 item is ready to be viewed in your interlibrary loan account.
  • If you would like to get Interlibrary Loan books via curbside pickup, please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup Help Video.
  • If you also want to receive text notifications, click Profile, enter a phone number to get texts, click the slider by Send library account updates by text message, and click Save Contact Information.
  • To track your requests,  login to your account and look under Requested.

Make an ILL Request via Find It
https://www.screencast.com/t/fHl9gmKGoF8

Although physical items may be requested via Interlibrary Loan, many libraries are not participating in Interlibrary Loan for the time being. Patrons with any questions should contact our librarians for research assistance.

Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.

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.

  • 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 button shows options for accessing the full text of your article through Milner Library.
  • Click Sign In next to Please sign in to check if there are any request options.
  • Click ULID Login and sign in with your ULID username and password.
  • Scroll back down to see Milner’s access options for the article.
  • In this case, there is no View Online section and no Milner Library print holdings listed, so there is no online or print access to this article through Milner Library.
  • Therefore, to get a copy of this article, click Request Article Through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Click Illinois State University. This takes you into your Milner Library interlibrary loan account.
  • What is nice about submitting a request in this way is that the article information is automatically transferred into the appropriate fields of the request form.
  • Double check that the item information is correct and complete.
  • Scroll down to About My Request.  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.  Also note whether your item is an article or a book chapter.
  • The My Address and Contact Information section of the form should be filled in automatically for you.  Double check that the information is correct.
  • Select your department or major from the Department/Major dropdown.
  • For example, Elementary Education majors would be Teaching and Learning; Marketing majors would be Business; and Actuarial Science majors would be Mathematics.
  • Remember to plan ahead, as most article requests take about 3 - 7 days and most book requests take about 7-14 days to arrive.
  • 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 item is ready to be viewed in your interlibrary loan account.
  • If you also want to receive text notifications, click Profile in the Requested box, scroll down to Phone Number and enter a phone number to get texts, click the slider by Send library account updates by text message, and click Save Contact Information.
  • To track your requests, login to your account and look under Requested.

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Teaching Materials Center (TMC) Help


Find TMC Books Using the Milner Library Catalog
https://www.screencast.com/t/qsGmUC1wzq

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

This video will 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’ll change Any field to Subject, enter India in the box, and change Material Type to Books. Click Search.
  • The results list includes not only results from all of Milner Library, but also Metcalf Elementary School and University High School.
  • To narrow this to specifically look for books that are in the Teaching Materials Center, go to Tweak your results on the right, find Location, and choose Floor 6 Shelves Teaching Materials Center.
  • This results list is much more manageable.
  • Some titles list the location and the call number followed by and other locations.  This is because many books in the Teaching Materials Center are also available in other locations within Milner Library, and outside of Milner Library at Metcalf School’s Zimmerman Library and the library at University High School, also called UHigh. 
  • These copies will appear on the same record as the Teaching Materials Center copy, so it’s always a good idea to click the title of a book you’re interested in to check if it is available at the TMC.
  • Scroll down to Get It to view the different locations and call numbers of copies of this book. [use results page 6]
  • There is one copy in the Teaching Materials Center, one in Milner Library’s Special Collections, and two at Metcalf School.
  • Check to see if the TMC book is available, and if it is, note the call number and use it to find the book 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.  TMC Fiction and Easy section books are arranged on the shelves by first three letters of the author’s last name, and TMC Nonfiction section books by Dewey Decimal Number.
  • You can check out TMC materials at the Circulation Desk on your left as you enter the library for two weeks with one renewal.

How to Find Bilingual Children's Books in the Teaching Materials Center
https://www.screencast.com/t/OvppZMlBEr6

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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, go to the Milner Catalog search box. And click the Advanced Milner Catalog Search link.
  • Change Any field to Subject and enter Bilingual in the first search box.
  • In a second box, keep the dropdown on Any field and enter your topic.  For example, if you want bilingual books about friendship, you can type friendship.  Or maybe you want books written in a language specific to the culture you are trying to find.
  • Let’s say I want bilingual books that are in English but also Japanese.  I’m going to type Japanese in the second search box, change Material Type to Books, and click Search.
  • Scroll down to view the results. This results list includes not only results from all of Milner Library, but also Metcalf Elementary School and University High School.
  • To narrow this to specifically look for books that are in the Teaching Materials Center, go to Tweak your results on the right, find Location, and click Floor 6 Shelves Teaching Materials Center.
  • This results list is much more manageable.
  • Keep in mind that books in the Teaching Materials Center are also available in other locations within Milner Library, and outside of Milner Library at Metcalf School’s Zimmerman Library and the library at University High School, also called UHigh.
  • These copies will appear on the same record as the Teaching Materials Center copy, so it’s always a good idea to click the title of a book you’re interested in to check if it is available at the TMC. 
  • Scroll down to Get It to see the different locations and call numbers of copies of this book.  There’s one copy of this book available in the Teaching Materials Center, and one at Metcalf School’s Zimmerman Library.  Check if the TMC book is Available, and if it is, note down the call number for the Teaching Materials Center. 
  • TMC books are located in a number of different areas, including TMC Fiction, TMC EASY, or picture books, and TMC Nonfiction.  TMC Fiction and EASY section books are arranged on the shelves by first three letters of the author’s last name, and TMC Nonfiction section books by Dewey Decimal Number. 
  • 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
https://www.screencast.com/t/RvtdfT4p

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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 the Databases tab. Then click A-Z Database List. 
  • On the Databases page, click N.  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, Author, and books in a Series, and an Advanced Search link that you can use to do an advanced search.
  • On the left side of the screen are Recommended Reads 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 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 will give you a list of individual titles.
  • For more information about a book, hover over it or click 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 the page, the Browse By, Especially For, and Quick Links features contain some resources that you may find helpful for locating books and teacher resources, such as [Browse by] award winning books, [Especially For] Working with Youth, [Quick Links] Curricular Connections, and Grab and Go Book Lists.
  • The How do I? tab, feature lists NoveList help guides, including finding read-alike books similar to a book your child likes and finding books by grade or reading level.
  • 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 The Runaways, and click the Check Library Catalog link, it’ll open the library catalog in a new window, and I can see that Milner Library does have The Runaways, and  I can see that the book is available on the Floor 6 in the Teaching Materials Center in the fiction section, and I can note the Call Number and use it to find the book on the shelves.

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


NoveList Basic Title Search
https://www.screencast.com/t/RTIjcz3U06Yx

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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

  • I’m going to search for Last Stop on Market Street. So, I’ll type the title of the book into the box, change the dropdown to Title, and click Search.
  • On the page for the book, you can see the publication date, the author’s name, which is linked so that when you click it you’ll find other works by this author, and different descriptions of the book, such as Genre and Tone.
  • Be cautious of the age range in the gray bubble.  It’s best to read a book first so you can gauge for yourself whether that title is appropriate for the audience you’re using it for.
  • You may be wondering “How do I know if a book is good?”  On the page for the book, scroll down to the Reviews tab to see reviews for the book.  All the reviews are from reputable sources, and you can easily read and compare them right here.
  • Click the More About This Book tab to view a list of linked information that describes the book. 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 below in the Search for More section to combine these different links.  Click the boxes you want, and click Search, 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, 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 other years.
  • Going back to the Lists & Articles tab, you can see that Last Stop on Market Street is on a  number of different Grab and Go book lists, and there’s also a Recommended Reads list.  If you click on this link, you’d get other books about grandparents. 
  • You may have a child who really likes a particular book, and you want to know “How do I find other books like this one?” On the right side of the book’s screen is a list of Read-Alikes, which are books similar to the book you are looking at.  In this case, these Read-Alikes are 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 tab and look to see if we have the book.  If Milner Library does have the book, check to see if it’s available, and note the Location and Call Number to use to find the book on the shelves.

NoveList Advanced Searching
https://www.screencast.com/t/vRUxFoQ0T

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

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 advanced search features.
  • You can sort your results in a variety of ways, including by award winners, forthcoming books that haven't been published yet, books that have reviews, or by Audience including Adults, Teen, Ages 9-12 and Ages 0-8.
  • Other helpful ways to sort your results include Document Type, Author’s Nationality, and Author’s Cultural Identity. Document Type is particularly helpful if you want a specific type of resource, such as read-alike books similar to a book you know is good, Book Discussion Guides, Curricular Connections, Grab and Go Book Lists, and Picture Book Extenders.
  • Grade Level and Lexile Range may be helpful for limiting to books for your child’s grade or reading level.  View the Determining Readability of a Text/Lexile Levels help video for more information about determining Lexile levels in NoveList. 
  • I’m going to look for books about soccer for Ages 9-12.  I’ll go to Audience and click Ages 9-12, 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.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page to look at other pages of results. 
  • Use the tabs at the top to look specifically for audiobooks, books in a series, authors, or book lists and teacher resources for books.
  • I’m going to look at Lists & Articles.  I can see that there is a recommended reading list for books on soccer for Ages 9-12. When I click it, I can see who it was contributed by, and I can find out more about each book on the list by either hovering over the title or clicking on it.
  • On the right side of the screen, there are lists of related books on other similar topics.
  • I can copy the Persistent Link to send these results to someone else, or to view these results again later on.
  • I’m going to click Results List and then Books to get back to my original search results.
  • I can limit my search further using the Refine Results menu to the right limiter and clicking the links underneath.  For this search, I want to limit my publication date to books published from 2002 to the present, and I want fiction books, then Update Results.
  • The results are currently sorted by relevance, but I want to see the newest books, so I’ll click the Sort by dropdown and choose Date Newest.
  • I now have a list of fiction books that about soccer for children ages 9-12, with publication dates from 2000-2017, and the newest books are at the top of the list.  I can now see what book I would like.
  • When you find a book you want, make sure you to click the Check Library Catalog link to see if Milner Library has the book.  If we do, check that it’s available, and if it is, note the Location and Call Number to find the book on the shelves.

Determining Readability of a Text/Lexile Levels
https://www.screencast.com/t/IssgA3yhr6oS

NOTES:

  • Although Milner Library has now transitioned to appointment only and virtual services, physical items may still be requested using curbside pickup.
  • Please see the How to Request a Book for Curbside Pickup help video for a video tutorial showing how to request a Milner book for curbside pickup and explanations of curbside pickup for Milner, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan books.

Many books available at bookstores and libraries do not list their Lexile levels.  This video will show you how to find the Lexile level for a book on NoveList Plus and use it to check if the book is in an appropriate grade range for the child you are working with.

  • Let’s say I’m working with a child in fourth grade, and I want to see if the book Charlotte’s Web would be an appropriate reading level for the child.
  • On the NoveList home page, I’ll do a basic title search for Charlotte’s Web.  Change the dropdown to Title, enter the title in the search box, and click Search.
  • On  the results page, click on the title to view more information.
  • On the page for Charlotte’s Web, I can see a Lexile of 680.  To find out how that Lexile relates to grade level, I can click the Lexile number.
  • A separate window will appear with the Lexiles help page, which provides an overview of Lexiles, instructions for searching for books by Lexile, and a chart showing Reader Measures, Text Measures, and Common Core Standards Text Measures for each grade level.  You can also find a Reading Grade-Level Comparison Chart in the TMC on top of the shelf of leveled readers, or on the Milner Library Leveled Books guide.
  • Unless you have given a child a Lexile test, you should use the middle Text Measures column on the chart.  The Text Measures ranges are broad, but they help you determine if you are close to the right range for your child.
  • Looking at the Text Measures column for the Lexile of 680 for Charlotte’s Web, I can see that it is listed for both third and fourth grade, I can see that there’s a range of 640-780.
  • Charlotte’s Web has a Lexile of 680, which falls within this range, so this book would most likely be in the reading level range for the fourth grade child I’m working with.
  • Keep in mind that Lexile levels are a good way to double-check that your book is likely to be the right reading level for your child, but that the best way to make sure is to read the book yourself to see if it meets your child’s needs.

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How to Print Tab


How to Print from a Milner Library Computer Workstation
https://www.screencast.com/t/laFQmWf4JlgA

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 Laptop or Other Mobile Device
https://www.screencast.com/t/f5G5cc2L

This video explains how to print from your laptop, smartphone, or other mobile device from on or off campus.  This is only available to current ISU students, faculty, and staff, since it requires an active ISU ULID and password.

NOTE: You no longer need to download the uPrint Pharos software to print from your laptop.

  1. Go to uprint.illinoisstate.edu.
  2. Login with your ULID and password.
  3. Click Upload and upload a document to print.
  4. Print job should appear on a list in the middle of the page.  Check box next to the print job.
  5. Use dropdowns at bottom right to choose print settings for document, including: color/black and white, 1-sided/2-sided, page range, and number of copies.  By default, it will print 1-sided in black in white.  Print settings may also be chosen or changed at the Print Station, but it will save time at the Print Station if you select them here.
  6. Check your Redbird Dollar balance on the bottom left of the screen to make sure you have enough money to pay for your print job.
  7. Go to any black and white Print Station in Milner to complete single sided black and white print jobs, or to 2-sided color Print Stations behind the Reference Desk or in computer lab to complete color and double sided print jobs.
  8. At Print Station, enter your ULID and password in login screen, the same as entered in step 2. 
  9. Check box next to print job on list and click Print.
  10. Redbird card is no longer required to pay for printing, as the price of prints is deducted directly from your Redbird Dollars upon login and print job submission ($.08/side for black and white printing and $.40/side for color printing).
    • To add money to account, use dollar bills at Card Machine on Floor 2 to load money on card, or go to Redbird Card Office or Cashier’s Office.

How to Print from Milner Library Guest Computer Workstation
https://www.screencast.com/t/xNJhGcs81q

This video shows how visitors to Illinois State University can print from Milner Library guest computer workstations.

  1. Click File tab.
  2. Click Print.
  3. Select one of four printers from Printer dropdown menu: Milner Black and White 1-Sided, Milner Black and White 2-Sided (for double sided black and white printing), Milner Color 1-Sided, and Milner Color 2-Sided (for double sided color printing).
  4. Click Print button to launch Print Job Details box.
  5. Enter last name in top box and name for print job (optional) in bottom box, then click Print.
  6. Go to designated Guest Print Station at Floor 2 Reference Desk to pay for and release print job.
  7. At Guest Print Station, enter last name, the same as entered in step 4.
  8.  Swipe Guest Copy Card in card reader to pay ($.08/side for black and white printing and $.40/side for color printing) for print job with Redbird Dollars.
    • Guest Copy Card can be purchased for $1 from Card machine on Floor 2, and money added to card to cover the cost of prints.  Card Machine only accepts bills.
  9. Check box next to print job on list and click Print.
  10. Pick up print job from printer on the left behind Floor 2 Reference Desk.

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How to Save Your Work Tab


How to Save Your Work in Microsoft Word on Library Computers
https://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 - ILState University in menu on the right.
  4. Click OneDrive - IL 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
https://www.screencast.com/t/VcDfPYhE4PBg

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

  1. Newly created Word documents in Office365 save automatically with title "Document" followed by a number.  File > Save As is not recommended, as it creates a second copy of your document in addition to the automatically saved one.
  2. To rename automatically saved new document, click title of document.
  3. Enter new title and click outside of title to save changes.  Your document will now be saved under the new title in Office365 under Files.

NOTE: After you rename your document, Office 365 will automatically save your document under the new title every time you modify it.

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