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Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enables UC students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other libraries that are not available at the UCI Library. Please check Library Search before requesting an ILL.

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Finding Books and eBooks

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FINDING BOOKS and EBOOKS: You will search in Library Holdings Catalogs such as the following Online Public Access Catalogs (opacs) and by collections, and by individual titles or authors to locate specific books.  Some collections are publisher specific.  

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings – the authority that offers the structured vocabulary for relevant output for searching Library Search & Melvyl by Subject Headings. Keyword searching may retrieve more output but may not be as relevant. Keyword also searches the author, title, source fields and elements in an abstract when searching in a database, as well as the Subject Headings.  One easy way to establish the Subject Headings is to search Library Search by Subject (use pull-down tabs) and then when you find a relevant book, scroll down to the list of subject headings and click on one of them and other books in the collection will be retrieved.  Corresponding classification schemes mapped to call numbers are found in this outline.

E-Books - there are an increasing number of eBooks to which you have access. They are all listed in Library Search and MELVYL and by individual title and by series. There are many collections of such resources and the collections can be searched collectively

There are many ways in which to identify the availability of a book an whether it is in print. the order of this recommendation includes priorities for UCI users. Increasingly, books are becoming available electronically and there may be multiple records for the different formats. The UCI Library is quickly expanding its electronic resources.

Finding book chapters is increasingly important and available in the digital arena. Many e-book platforms allow one to search at the chapter or full text level and those will be noted in each subject area.

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971