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UW Colleges Instructor Library Resources: Supporting Research

Here is a short introduction to library resources for faculty.

Local Print and Online Resources

Here are a few general resources that the libraries offer.  Check with your local librarian for assistance in using these resources or to request a resource you don't see here.

Browzine App

Other Library Resources and Grants

The UW-Colleges Libraries have many resources available for faculty.  Including:

Grants: Getting Funded

The office of Academic Affairs maintains a Grants office, which can assist faculty in searching for funding sources and partnering with other researchers.  For more information on grants, visit the site below.

UW-System Universal Borrowing

The UW-System allows faculty and students to borrow items from any UW institution.  Faculty can check out books for a semester, other media such as CDs, and DVDs vary campus to campus. The borrowing process is called UB or Universal Borrowing. 

To place a UB request:

  •    Go to the Search@UW
  •    Click Sign in, in the upper right hand corner to login into your patron account.
  •    Enter your network username and password.
  •    Conduct your search
  •    Once you have found what you need, click on the request tab below the item. 
  •    You will see a screen like the one below.  You will need to select the campus you would like the book to come from and the library you would like it delivered too.  UWC Online and Flex users select UWC Online for delivery.

Interlibrary Loan

You can also request resources from other libraries through our Interlibrary Loan Service, ILLiad.  You can request books, articles and media.  Articles will be delivered to your email either as an attachment or a link.  Books and media will be delivered to your campus library.  In some cases rare archival material or microfilm are allowed to be requested via Interlibrary loan; however these materials usually come with a in-library use only stipulation. 

To use the Interlibrary loan service you can click on the link below and enter in the citation of the item you would like to receive.  Our databases also have the link embeded in the "Find IT" button, so if full text is not available you can request it just by clicking Interlibrary Loan and entering in your barcode, last name, and select your home campus.