DAS 195 - Psychology of Prejudice

A guide for students in the DAS 195 Psychology of Prejudice section

Library Research Guide

Interlibrary Loan Overview

In the course of your research, you will probably discover articles and books that are not immediately available to you either because K-State Libraries do not own them or because they are currently checked out. When this happens, chances are very good that you can still get these items by requesting them through Interlibrary Loan.

Essential Facts about our Interlibrary Loan Service:

  • K-State Libraries will pay the cost of obtaining these items
  • Typical Delivery Times:
    • 2-5 days for PDFs (articles, book chapters, etc.)
    • 3-10 days for other material
  • PDFs are delivered to your ILLiad Account
  • Other materials are delivered and can be picked up at the Library Help desk at the Union during operating hours, or at any of our other library service locations
  • Our Interlibrary Services Unit will send an e-mail to you when your item is available
  • You cannot request textbooks via Interlibrary Loan

Using GetIt to Place ILL Requests

The Get It button:

If you use one of our databases that is powered by Get It (most of them are), you will see a Get It button whenever the database tells you about a resource but that specific database does not have the full item. For example, if you search the database PsycInfo for the words prejudice AND crandall, you would see the following among the results:

Screenshot of the brief view of an article in PsycInfo. The location of the Get It button is outlined.

What happens when you click the Get It button:

When you click a Get It button, you will be connected to Search It, the Libraries' discovery tool. 

If the Libraries' have the item electronically, you will see a menu showing you links you can use to view the item online.

Screenshot showing Search It's information about an article

  • If the Libraries' do not have the item electronically, you will see a menu advising you that you need to check holdings. 
    • Screenshot showing information about an article in Search It

When this happens, use Search It to search for the journal title to see if we own it in print format. If we do not have it in print format (as in the case below), search again for the article and click the Request from Interlibrary Loan link (shown above).

Screenshot of a search in Search It

After clicking that link you will be prompted to login to your ILLiad account. After doing that, you will see an ILLiad request form that is partially complete. Make sure to fill out any required fields that are empty. Also double-check all fields that have been completed. After you complete the form, click the submit button.

ILLiad's article request form


More Information About ILL

For additional information about ILL, please see the following sites