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The Canon and the Archive (SPAN 5220/7220): Library Services

Library Catalog

OneSearch is a discovery search platform where you can find articles, books, book chapters, films, and other materials in print and digital format. The dashboard has several features that will help you create folders (Projects) to organize your assignments, save materials to your folders and view your older searches.

image of OneSearch's discovery interface showing the search: Margarita Nelken AND condición social mujer España. Two titles are seen in the image: Biología e intelecto: Las intersecciones de Margarita Nelken y Federica Montseny and La condición social de la mujer en España; su estado actual : su posible desarrollo. The image also shows the dashboard: overview, projects, saved, searches, viewed, general search, publications, cancept map, library home link, survey link, and a link to search tips.

Prospector and MOBIUS

Prospector is a group of Colorado and Wyoming Libraries and the quickest way to receive materials not available at CU. Prospector gives you access to 32 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials. Find Prospector on your Dashboard under Supplemental Sources. If what you are looking for is not available in Prospector, you may be able to find it in MOBIUS, a consortium of Missouri libraries that give you access to 27 million materials.

Placing requests
  1. First, check the Library Catalog
  2. If you can’t find what you need, look for the small Prospector icon in the Library Catalog. By clicking on this icon, you can replicate your search in Prospector
  3. When you find what you want, choose the "Request Item" option and follow the instructions on the screen.
  4. If all copies of materials are checked out, a hold may be placed, although books may not be recalled.
  5. Select a pick-up location (Norlin or a branch library, more information below).

Interlibrary Loan

When materials are unavailable in the Library Catalog, Prospector or MOBIUS, it is time to request the item through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). 

Placing requests
  1. You must make an account first if you have never requested an item through ILL. Click on the tab Login to ILLIAD to start and enter your Identikey username and password. It is better to use the first and last name that is associated with your Identikey when signing up. since loans will be delivered to you under that name.
  2. Fill in the form with as much information about the item you need.
  3. If you need multiple chapters within the same book or articles from the same journal, click on Clone Request, select the transaction number you want to clone, make the appropriate edits, and click submit.
  4. You can request books, DVDs, CDs, dissertations, microform and other materials from lenders around the world.
  5. The cost of borrowing materials, including shipping, is paid for by the Library.
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