Library Research Guide
Your K-State ID card is your library card.
Search It is home to your library account
Your Interlibrary Loan account manages your requests for materials from other libraries
Your K-State eID and password grant access to
Search It is the search box on the Libraries home page. It is a combination of a library catalog and starting point for finding journal articles and more.
Once in Search It, either when viewing your search results list or by choosing the Advanced Search option next to the search bar, focus your search into four "collections":
Click Sign in at the top right corner of the screen and enter your K-State eID and password.
Signing in allows you to:
Course reserves is when a professor or instructor places a textbook, DVD, or other course materials at a library help desk for students to check out. Items typically have a short check out period, like two hours, to ensure many students can access the materials.
To check what is available on Course Reserves:
In the Search It box in middle of our home page, enter:
Check the Course Reserves box and hit Enter.
If needed, Refine My Results by choosing options from Course Name, Course Code and Section, Course Instructors, Resource Type and/or Academic Department. These options appear on the left side of the screen.
If you don't see what you are looking for contact Library Help and we will double check for you.
Still not sure? Enter the full language (e.g. French or Latin) and look at the abbreviations under the Course Code and Section options on the left side of the screen.
Learn more about K-State Libraries' Textbook Affordability Program.
For assistance, contact Interlibrary Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 532-7440
Use Interlibrary Loan to request a PDF copy of an article or chapter even when the physical copy is available in K-State Libraries. We call this service Document Delivery.
Document Delivery is often used by distance students or if you do not need the article immediately. Document Delivery requests are
Example: requesting the article Another Look at "Students' Right to Their Own Language"
1. In Search It, the information in the Check for physical copy box indicates that we have the volume/issue of the journal that contains the article.
How can you tell? The article record indicates it was published in 1977 in Vol. 57. The Holdings information says we have v.49 (1969) through v.72 (1992/1993). Those years include 1977.
Note that we are missing v.48 (1968), which you can tell because we have v.47 (1967) listed by itself, then pick up with the v.49-v.72 run.
2. Click the Not Available? Request from Interlibrary Loan link above the Location information
3. A new screen will open and you will be prompted to login to your Interlibrary Loan account with your K-State eID and password.
4. Once logged in, you will see a partially completed request form. Use the information from Search It (or the original database) to complete any empty required fields (indicated by a red asterisk *).
5. Click the Submit Request button.
You will be notified by email when your request is available and you can download it from your Interlibrary Loan account.