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LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH - MAY
 
Using the Library Over the Summer
 

The campus will be quieter soon, but scholarship never sleeps! Here are some tips for using the Library over the summer.

When you’re away from campus, you can still access our online collections through the Library’s website at www.library.illinois.edu. Access e-content using Virtual Private Networking (VPN), the Library's proxy bookmarklet, or by configuring your Google Scholar settings.

You can use the DocExpress service to request digital copies of articles or chapters from the print collections. This service is free for faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Library hours are reduced during Summer I and Summer II class sessions. Confirm the hours of campus libraries at www.library.illinois.edu/#hoursloc.

Planning to visit a research library elsewhere? We recommend contacting that library ahead of time to ascertain what privileges they’ll extend to you. Some libraries ask for letters of reference from your home library. If you need such a letter, please contact Central Access Services.

Get an early start on planning your classes for fall semester:

Summer is also a great time to get help moving your research forward in the Scholarly Commons. Schedule a consultation with an expert, or stop in to use specialized software and equipment or learn a new tool using the workbooks and manuals in the Scholarly Commons reference collection. See www.library.illinois.edu/sc for hours and services.

The Illinois Open Publishing Network is a network of publications and publishing initiatives hosted and coordinated at the Library that aims to facilitate the dissemination of high-quality, open access scholarship by scholars at Illinois and beyond. Learn more at iopn.library.illinois.edu.

Have a great summer!

 
 
 

We hope you’ve found these monthly messages from the University Library to be useful and informative. Congratulations on completing your first year as a new faculty member.

If you have suggestions for topics to cover with incoming faculty starting next fall, please contact the Office of User Services at (217) 333-0318.