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Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries
If Andersen Library does not have the item you need, the Library can usually borrow the item for you from another library. The lending service you use depends upon the resource you wish to borrow. For assistance, please contact a reference librarian.
- UW Request (available through Research@UWW)
Use to borrow materials such as books, videos, and government documents--if not available at Andersen Library--from other UW System Libraries.
For more information, and for instructions on use, go to our Frequently Asked Questions web page.
- Cannot use to borrow non-circulating items (such as reference books) or articles from periodicals.
- UW Request is free!
- Items ordered generally arrive within 2-5 weekdays.
- Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)
Use to borrow articles from newspapers, journals, and magazines not available at Andersen Library. Also use to borrow books and other materials if not available at Andersen Library or through UW Request.
For more information, and for instructions on use, go to the Interlibrary Loan Service web page.
- Non-circulating items cannot be borrowed.
- Interlibrary Loan is free!
- Approximate turnaround time is 2-4 weekdays for articles and 5-7 weekdays for most other items.
Online Library User Guides
- Citing References: Turabian Style
Examples of citing sources using Turabian citation style, taken from A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, (7th edition), by Kate L. Turabian. Available at the Andersen Library Reference Desk, call number LB2369 .T8 2007.
- Finding Primary Sources for Historical Research
A guide for finding primary source materials (books, articles, government documents, laws, etc.) in Andersen Library on historical topics. Information is also provided about resources in the Library's Area Research Center and borrowing materials from the State Historical Society Archives, as well as print and online periodical indexes and databases related to history.
- Finding Secondary Sources for Historical Research
A guide for finding secondary source materials in Andersen Library on historical topics: using subject bibliographies, finding subject encyclopedias and dictionaries, and examples of history journals and library online article indexes and databases related to history.
- Scholarly Journal vs. Popular Magazine Articles
How to tell the difference between a scholarly and a popular (i.e., non-scholarly) periodical article.