If you have never used the service before, create an InterLibrary Loan account using this form.
If you have found the article through a database and used the "Article Linker" button to determine that you will need to request it from another library, click on the "Submit an InterLibrary Loan" link on the "Article Linker" results page.
When prompted, log into your ILL account. The request form should have been filled out automatically by the system. If some spaces have been left empty - that's okay! Scroll down and click on "Submit Request."
You will receive an email with your article arrives, usually within 1-3 business days. You will be able to download and save the file from your ILLiad account page.
There is a television with capability to watch a DVD or VHS in Group Study Room #310 on the third floor of the library. Additionally, a region-free Blu-ray player is connected to the television in Group Study Room #125 on the first floor of the library.
Generally, the library does not collect textbooks.
However, we would be happy to check our collections for you. Additionally, it's possible that your instructor placed a copy of your textbook on reserve, which means that it can be borrowed for short periods of time for in-library use. Check with the Front Desk to find out if an item has been placed on reserve for your course.
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In order to download an e-book, you must sign in with your Assumption Email address and Password, have (or create) an Adobe ID, and install an additional software program/app, depending on your device. You can find detailed instructions for downloading to the most common devices on our E-book Help page.
If you are searching for a book through the main search bar on the Library's homepage, you will see a call number included for each print book in your search results.
Here is an example of a call number: PR6062 .I89 H69 2012
On the spine of the book, it will look like this:
All of the books are arranged on the shelves alphabetically. So this book is shelved after the A's, B's, etc. and after the PA's, PB's, etc, until you get to PR.
Then start the PR 1's, 2's, etc. until you get to number 6062. If there are a lot of PR 6062's, then we look at the third line down (.N89) and start again. It's easy to get confused, so please visit the Front Desk for help.
All current students, faculty, and staff of Assumption College can use all of our library resources both on and off campus. When selecting a database from the Library website, you'll be prompted to enter your Assumption College email address and password.
After you click "Search", the system will bring you a list of databases that provide full-text access to your title. Next to each database name, you can find the dates that are available for your title (for example, 01/01/1990 to 01/01/1998 in Academic Search Premier).
Additionally, "Our Library's Print Journals" may be listed with the databases, which informs you that the Library has copies of your title available in print on our shelves. Follow the link and scroll to the bottom of the next page to see which dates are available in print.
Many of these books are shelved on the first floor of the library. They are part of the reference collection and are available for in-library use only. You may scan the sections you need.
There are additional copies shelved on the third floor and available to be checked out from the library. To find a specific title and location information (call number) you can use the main search bar on the Library homepage or ask us!
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Use our free scanner to send files directly to HoundPrint.
We have an easy to use, touch-screen scanner located on the first floor of the Library. You can send files directly to HoundPrint, or email them to any email address. You can also save your scans as audio files or PDFs to your USB device.
You may reset your password by clicking the "Forgot Password?" link on the ILLiad login screen. You will receive an email message with a link to a page that will allow you to reset your password. The d'Alzon Library ILL Department staff can also assist you. Please contact us at 508-767-7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
All electronic reserves, such as articles and book chapters, are posted to the Brightspace course page. To access the readings, click on e-Reserves under Content when logged in to your course page in Brightspace.
Print books, textbooks, and movies on reserve are kept at the Front Desk of the Library. They can be used for 3 hours within the Library building. To view a list of reserves for your course, please see our Course Reserves search page and use the Instructor dropdown menu to search for your professor's last name.
If you have received an electronic item, such as a .PDF copy of an article, there is no need to return the item.
If you have requested and received a print book, which was checked out to you from our Library Front Desk, you will need to return the book to our Front Desk or to any other library in the state of Massachusetts. If you live outside of the state, you must use your local post office or FED-EX service to return the item to our address:
Emmanuel d'Alzon Library
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
You can view a complete list of our available databases by clicking the grey Article Databases button on the Library homepage. Use the drop-down menu option to filter the list according to a specific subject.
Another method would be to use a Research Guide. Select a Research Guide that applies to your course or your subject area. Within the Guide, you should find a brief list of recommended databases.
If you are still unsure, try searching a generalized database like Academic Search Premier, or ask a librarian for help!
There are a couple different ways to find peer reviewed articles. You can use the main search bar on the Library's homepage. Use the filters on the left side of the search result screen to limit your results to Peer Reviewed under Content, and Article/Chapter under Format.
Additionally, you could use the Article Databases button on the Library's homepage and start your search in one of our specific databases. Most of the databases include filters to limit your results. Look carefully for a check box option for Peer Reviewed. Can't seem to find it? Ask a librarian for help!