Three Library Tools You Should Know About

Three Library Tools You Should Know About

High Library has many helpful resources to help you with your research. Here are three you might not know about:

 

Journal Finder

Located on the library’s main page, Journal Finder allows you to search or browse for journals from all of the library’s various collections. It is also a handy tool for discovering if you can get free access to an article you found elsewhere. Simply search for the name of the journal, and if it is available, your result will link you to where you can find the full text of the article. You can also use Journal Finder to search within the journal for similar articles.

 

Interlibrary Loan

This is a free service available to the entire Elizabethtown College community. If the library doesn’t have a specific item you are looking for, fill out a request in the Interlibrary Loan System (ILLiad) for the item to be retrieved for you from another library. Most requests are able to be filled within a week. Digital requests, including most articles, are delivered digitally. Print requests, such as books, are delivered to the High Library for you to pick up. To learn more about Interlibrary Loan, click here.

 

Quick Search

Don’t know where to start your research? Try starting with the Quick Search function at the top of the Databases page. This will cross-search most of the databases, digital collections, and the library catalog. It will return a wide range of results, which you can narrow by using the functions on the left sidebar of your results. Using limiters is the key to making Quick Search a useful tool. Try narrowing the date range and selecting both the source types and subjects that are appropriate to your research. Alternatively, if you know exactly what you are searching for, Quick Search can help you discover if we have it in the collection.