Quick Links are searches already made in WorldCat Local on a specific topic about the War. The results include articles, books, and videos owned by the SXU Library, as materials owned by other libraries worldwide. It's a fast and easy way to find information on your topic.
The SXU Library can obtain many books, journal articles and other materials from libraries around the country at no charge. You must submit requests through the WorldCat Local interface. Once you find the items you want, just click on the request buttons and follow the simple instructions for creating an account and logging in. You will order items either through I-Share or Borrow from other Libraries.
The SXU Library (like most academic libraries) uses two similar, but different systems to get materials for you. I-Share and Borrow from Other Libraries use two similar, but different login procedures.
I-Share is a network of over 75 academic libraries throughout Illinois (and includes SXU). These libraries collaborate by using their own borrowing and mailing system. If books are available in I-Share, you will use the network to order. It usually takes no more than two business days to get the book ordered through I-Share.
Borrow from Other Libraries (also called Interlibrary Loan) links to a network of over 10,000 libraries nationwide. It is through this network that you get any books not available through I-Share as well as all journal articles. The book ordering process uses the U.S. Postal Service, which is why items take five to ten days to arrive. Journal articles are now copied and delivered electronically, so they usually take one to five days.
Please Note: The lending library, not the SXU Library, determines what may be lent. Due to cost, high demand, or rarity, many libraries will not lend out textbooks, audio-visual materials (including DVDs), materials for reserve, group, or extended use, and archival or rare materials, theses or dissertations.
Need Help? Call 773-298-3353 or e-mail the Interlibrary Loan staff if you have questions about the borrowing process or your order.