FREE book loans and articles from all over the U.S.!

FREE book loans and articles from all over the U.S.!

Posted by: on October 28, 2015   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

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You need a book.  ONE SPECIFIC BOOK for your paper.  It’s not at PC or in HELIN and you have a couple of weeks before the paper’s due.  You don’t want to buy it on Amazon, so WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Try in INTERLIBRARY LOAN.  Articles come within a couple of days and books usually with a week.  Here’s how:

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Go to the library homepage

Scroll down to GET IT

Click on “Interlibrary Loan Books” or “Interlibrary Loan Articles”

This takes you to the ILL form to fill out

Put in as much info as you can

Put in your name and barcode # from your PC ID

Click on “Submit”

THAT’S IT, CONGRATULATIONS!!!  You will receive an email when your book arrives or you will get the article as a pdf in your email.

Wow, that was easy.  If you have a question or problem, call me:

Carol,  ill@providence.edu or 865-1994

You need a book.  ONE SPECIFIC BOOK for your paper.  It’s not at PC or in HELIN and you have a couple of weeks before the paper’s due.  You don’t want to buy it on Amazon, so WHAT CAN YOU DO? Try in INTERLIBRARY LOAN.  Articles come within a couple of days and books usually […]MORE

But just what is EBL?

Posted by: on October 6, 2015   |Comments (0)|online resources

In all the time that you’ve spent at the library, have you ever heard of “EBL”? Do you know what it is? Do you know what “EBL” stands for?

I’m not entirely sure what “EBL” stands for, but I do know it’s a way you can access over 500,000 E-Books. (To put that in perspective, in the entire Club Phil Library, there are only around 400,000 physical books!)

It’s a little bit tricky to start using EBL, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find that it’s one of the best—and easiest—ways to find and read material for your research.

To access EBL, you first click its link below the “Get It!” column on the library homepage.

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Next, you enter the username and password that you use for Sakai.

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Finally, you can search EBL for titles or topics that you’re interested in. 

EBL

 

But what, really, does “EBL” mean? Electronic Book Library? Excellent Bibliotheque Luau? Exclusively Bookish Lunatics?

In all the time that you’ve spent at the library, have you ever heard of “EBL”? Do you know what it is? Do you know what “EBL” stands for? I’m not entirely sure what “EBL” stands for, but I do know it’s a way you can access over 500,000 E-Books. (To put that in perspective, […]MORE

Providence College Digital Commons

Posted by: on February 24, 2015   |Comments (0)|online resources

Imagine one million downloads of scholarly publications.  Well it is now a reality at PC.  But what is the “Digital Commons”?

Watch this great video to find out more 

 

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Imagine one million downloads of scholarly publications.  Well it is now a reality at PC.  But what is the “Digital Commons”? Watch this great video to find out more   MORE

BUT I NEED THAT BOOK!!!

Posted by: on February 21, 2015   |Comments (0)|Tips and Tools

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It’s not in the HELIN catalog.  It’s not at Brown.  But I really really really need that book.  OR that article.

Did you know that you can get books and articles from all over the

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FOR FREE?

Go to the library homepage and under “Get it” click on “Interlibrary Loan books” or “Interlibrary Loan articles” and VOILA!

These are the forms for requesting a book or an article that is not in the HELIN or BROWN catalog.

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DON’T FORGET TO PUT YOUR NAME AND BARCODE AT THE BOTTOM AND CLICK “SUBMIT”

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THEN…

How long does it take?

Articles usually come in within a couple of days.  Books take at least a week or more.

How long can I keep it?

Books usually for a month and then another month renewal.  Articles are yours to keep.

How will I know when it comes in?

You will get an email if it’s a book.  Articles will be sent directly to you as a pdf.

 

Well, how cool is that?

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It’s not in the HELIN catalog.  It’s not at Brown.  But I really really really need that book.  OR that article. Did you know that you can get books and articles from all over the FOR FREE? Go to the library homepage and under “Get it” click on “Interlibrary Loan books” or “Interlibrary Loan articles” […]MORE

Help Us Test and Trial New Databases!

Posted by: on February 12, 2015   |Comments (0)|online resources

Looking for a way to forget the piles of snow and encroaching ice? Why not shovel your worries away by helping us test and trial new and intriguing databases?

From now until almost daffodil weather (March 31st), you can experiment with databases the HELIN consortium of libraries is considering. Just follow this link to find a list of trials:

http://library.uri.edu/search/y=helin

 

Please note that, in some cases, you might have to enter a username and password in order to access a database. Those usernames and passwords appear in the manner below:

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Enjoy! And if there’s a particular database you’d like us to subscribe to, please fill out this online form.

Looking for a way to forget the piles of snow and encroaching ice? Why not shovel your worries away by helping us test and trial new and intriguing databases? From now until almost daffodil weather (March 31st), you can experiment with databases the HELIN consortium of libraries is considering. Just follow this link to find […]MORE