ENGL 200 - Expository Writing 2

Library Research Guide

Get Started with Search It

Watch this video for a brief introduction to the functions and features of Search It.

Produced by K-State Libraries

Video Transcript

Finding a Book in the Stacks

Lost in the stacks?

Use Search It's "Map it" tool to find the exact location of a title. 

Reading the Map

When you click the blue "Map it" button, a floor map will open with its call number and a marker where you can find the title. You can print the map with the printer symbol in the top right corner.

What is Interlibrary Loan?

When K-State Libraries doesn't own a book, journal article, film or other resource* that you need for your research, we will try to borrow it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan.

First, create an account and then request materials. Most of the time, it's totally free for you!

When you use the Get It button in our databases, the "Not Available? Request from Interlibrary Loan" option will take you to the Interlibrary Loan request screen.

Interlibrary Loan requests can take:

  • 2-5 days for electronically received copies (PDFs of articles, chapters, sections from books 50 pages and under)
  • 3-10 days for books, videos, and anything else we get through the mail

*Sorry, we are unable to borrow textbooks through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Books

If you find a book in Search It, you can use Google Books to search inside the book to make sure it has the information you want. If K-State doesn't have the book, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.