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Library and Information Science

This is a guide for research in Library and Information Science.

How Do I Get In to the Wayne State University Library System's Home Page?

Getting into the Wayne State University Library System's home page:   http://library.wayne.edu/

For optimal results when accessing licensed resources, sign in using the URL above. Do not go through Academica or Blackboard!

 

Academica, Blackboard and Webmail sign-in options:   You can access Academica, Blackboard and Webmail from the Wayne State University Library System's home page. Look at the upper right-hand corner of the screen and click "LOGIN."

What Library Services Can I Access from the Wayne State University Library System's Home Page?

To access pages describing LIBRARY SERVICES, look on the left-hand side of the home page under the words "UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES." Click on "SERVICES" or use this URL:

https://library.wayne.edu/services/

 

BORROWING:   Click on "SERVICES." Click on "BORROWING" or use this URL:

https://library.wayne.edu/services/borrowing/

See "Borrowing from Other Libraries" and "Visiting Other Libraries," and look at the entries for the Michigan eLibrary (MeL), Michicard, INFOPASS, Other Libraries' Catalogs and the Michigan Research Libraries Triangle (MRLT).

 

ASK-A-LIBRARIAN:   Click on "SERVICES." Click on "ASK-A-LIBRARIAN," or click on the "ASK-A-LIBRARIAN" link on the left-hand side of the home page underneath the second green line. You can also use this URL:


https://library.wayne.edu/services/help/

 

INSTRUCTION:   Click on "SERVICES." Click on "INSTRUCTION," or click on the "INSTRUCTION" link on the left-hand side of the home page underneath the first green line. You can also use this URL:  

https://library.wayne.edu/services/instruction/

Once you are in "INSTRUCTION," click on "LEARNING TOOLS." Click on "re:Search." This is a short, self-guided introduction to some of the online research tools available to you. It does not take very long, so have a look!

Also on this page are links to "Citation Management Options," which describes how you can freely download EndNote or Zotero software, and the "Assignment Planner," which is a time management tool for helping students to complete their written paper assignments on time.

 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN:   Click on "SERVICES." Click on "INTERLIBRARY LOAN," or click on the "INTERLIBRARY LOAN" link on the left-hand side of the home page underneath the first green line. You can also use this URL:

https://wayne.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/illiad.dll

Because of the many ways that resources can be accessed locally, the first Interlibrary Loan (ILL) screen offers several options to try BEFORE using the Interlibrary Loan service. These search options are in the large gray-shaded box. If these searches do not locate the required material, then Interlibrary Loan can be used. Interlibrary Loan Services provide a means to access journal articles, books, dissertations and other materials that are not available locally at Wayne State University. Use your Wayne State University access id and password to log in. If you have not used Interlibrary Loan before, you will be prompted after login to register for Interlibrary Loan under the words "Update Information." You only have to do this the first time you use ILL, unless you wish to change your contact information.

 

Additional Research and Learning Tools

Here are some other links that may be of interest to students and faculty in the School of Library and Information Science.

How Do I Do an Online Catalog Search?

The online Catalog can be accessed from the Wayne State University Library System's home page. Click on the tab that says "CATALOG."

How Do I Search for Articles Using Our Licensed Databases?

The "ARTICLE DATABASES" tab on the home page is your gateway to the rich assortment of online databases accessible from the Wayne State University Library System.

How Do I Find Online Journals?

The "ONLINE JOURNALS" tab on the home page is useful for exploring the titles of electronic journals that can be accessed through the Wayne State UNiversity Library System.

Information for Online Degree Students

This document describes several ways that Online Degree students may access materials that are not digital, like physical books. Remember that these options are NOT for students who occasionally take an online class, but only those students who are taking their entire degree online!

Information for Faculty

This section describes some of the available information on the Wayne State University Library System website to help faculty with teaching and research activities.

 

For information on RESEARCH SUPPORT, click on "SERVICES." Click on "FACULTY/GRAD RESEARCH SUPPORT," or click on the "RESEARCH SUPPORT" link on the left-hand side of the home page underneath the first green line. You can also use this URL:

https://library.wayne.edu/services/research/

On the "FACULTY/GRAD RESEARCH SUPPORT" page, you will find (among other subjects) information on Scholarly Communications, copyright information and a list of librarian liaisons.

 

For RESERVES information, click on "SERVICES." Click on "RESERVES," or click on the "RESERVES" tab at the top of the home page. (If you use the "RESERVES" tab at the top of the page, you have a choice to click on two links, "Request Video Media for Class" (https://library.wayne.edu/forms/faculty_media_request.php) and "Course Reserves Information for Students and Faculty" (https://library.wayne.edu/services/reserves/)). The direct URL for "RESERVES" is:  

https://library.wayne.edu/services/reserves/

Here you will find information on permalinks, copyright information and other issues concerning the provision of physical and virtual course material for students.