1. Define your topic
2. Locate background information and identify keywords/terms
3. Translate the topic into a search query
4. Choose the proper search tool
5. Perform your search and evaluate your results
Articles and books can be requested from within most databases for interlibrary loan. It is likely that it will take up to 7 business days for ILL materials to arrive at Holy Spirit Library.
First check to see if your article is available from another database by selecting the “Check for full-text availability” link. If your article is available you will be directed to the article within the other database. If the article is not available, select the “Request through ILL” and complete the request form. If the database does not provide a digital ILL form, email the citation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Use Worldcat to search for books in other libraries. Be sure to limit your search by language, and limit your results to Books. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to fill out an interlibrary loan request.