First-Year Student Brief ILL Primer

The two most typical scenarios for First-Year students, as to when interlibrary loan services are indicated:

For requesting BOOKS...

* Is there a print copy (preferably circulating) at KSL? Check the Case Catalog.
* If not, is there a print copy (preferably circulating) at any KSL branches (Music, Astronomy, Storage/Depository)? Check the Case Catalog.
* If not, is there a print copy (preferably circulating) at any other CWRU library locations (Cleveland Health Sciences, Law, MSASS)? Check the Case Catalog.
* If not, is there an electronic copy in our e-book collections? Check the Case Catalog or the E-Books page.
* If not, is there a circulating copy available in OhioLINK? Link there from the Case Catalog, or search directly in the OhioLINK Catalog.
* If not, request a copy through ILLiad. Use the "Book" request form, in most cases.
* Complete the form by filling in the required fields & clicking on the "Submit Request" button.
New ILLiad users -- see below for basic instructions on registering your ILL account.
* Pick up item at KSL -- you will be sent an e-mail notification, when ready.

For requesting ARTICLES...

* Is the journal or book available in print at KSL? Check the Case Catalog.
* If not, is it available in print at any KSL branches (Music, Astronomy, Storage/Depository)? Check the Case Catalog.
* If not, is it available in print at any other CWRU library locations (Cleveland Health Sciences, Law, MSASS)? Check the Case Catalog.
* If not, is it available in our electronic journal or e-book collections? Check the Case Catalog, the E-Journals page or the E-Books page.
* If not, request a scan through ILLiad. Use the "Journal Article" form or the "Book Chapter" request form, in most cases.
There is no need to verify availability in OhioLINK, as KSL ILL staff will include this step as part of the holdings location search process.
* Complete the form by filling in the required fields & clicking on the "Submit Request" button.
New ILLiad users -- see below for basic instructions on registering your ILL account.
* Log into yout ILLiad account to download file -- you will be sent an e-mail notification, when ready.

ILLiad sign-up for KSL users...

* Go to the KSL ILLiad website, click on "First Time Users", and read the terms & conditions.
* Then go to the registration page, by clicking on the "First Time Users Click Here" button and complete the form by filling in the required fields -- see the next 10 lines:
First name, last name
Your Case Account Number, which you can look up at this link with your Case Network ID and password
Your e-mail address -- one you check on a regular basis
Your phone or cell number
Your local mailing address information (number & street, city, state, zip)
Your status -- select "Undergraduate", of course.
Your department or major -- select an academic department (e.g., Anthropology, Biology, Civil Engineering), or "UNDECLARED" (if applicable).
Please do NOT select an administrative department (e.g., Accounts Payable, Benefits Administration) or a general college (e.g., Arts & Sciences, Engineering, WSOM).
Your username -- anything you like, but preferably your CASE Network ID (abc123)
Your password (twice) -- make sure it is a secure one. For help with this, see the [U]Tech page for recommendations.
* Click the "Submit Information" button.
* You're good to go!

Questions about interlibrary loan? Call Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or e-mail us at smithill@case.edu.

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