In addition to the library's databases, we encourage you to try Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com) when searching by subject. Using Scholar's "library links" feature, you can link directly from Scholar search results to the library catalog and to some full text online journal articles. Read more...
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You can access databases from the library web site under the "Databases" tab. You can find databases by discipline or by title. Contact your subject librarian if you need help selecting appropriate resources.
When searching in a database if full text is not available, use the "find it!" button,
If you need help, contact email@example.com.
The library collection contains a large number of e-books. Search using the search box on the library home page. When your results screen is displayed, use the facets on the left side to limit to ebooks.
The library will also scan a book chapter of a print book in our collection.
If you are in a database:
Use the "Find it" to request the item through ILLiad. Add your program and status in the note field, "e.g. Off-campus student in ELIC program."
If you have a citation:
The chapter will then be scanned and sent to you as a digital copy. If you need help contact firstname.lastname@example.org,
If Buswell does not have a copy of the book with the chapters you need, you can order it through i-Share or ILLiad and then request specific chapters to be scanned and sent as a digital copy. Additional details and instructions are on the library web site.
If a student is more than 50 miles from Buswell or an Illinois i-Share library (Map of i-Share libraries), Buswell will mail books from Buswell's print collection and books obtained from i-Share/ILLiad libraries to a U.S. address at no cost to the student. The student will be responsible for the cost of mailing books back to the library. Additional details and instructions are on the library web site.
Busell Library belongs to a consortia of Illinois academic libraries called i-Share. As a member you can:
Visit any Illinois i-Share library and check out books using your Wheaton ID. Map of i-Share libraries.
Return any books you checked out from Buswell Library at any i-Share library.
Request books owned by other i-Share libraries to be delivered to another i-Share library near your location.
If a student is more than 50 miles from any Illinois i-Share campus, books obtained from i-Share/ILLiad libraries can be mailed to a U.S. address at no cost to the student. The student will be responsible for the cost of mailing books back to the library. Additional details and instructions are on the library web site.
Tutorials are available on basic searching techniques, library resources, and specialized databases.
Wheaton also subscribes to Lynda.com that provides high-quality video tutorials on a variety of topics. When asked to log in - select "Work or School account" and use your email@example.com email login and password.
Free citation managers like Zotero can help you manage and organize your information resources. They also have features for note-taking and citation formatting as you write.
Library Resources and Support
Resource guides specific to many of our graduate academic programs have been created by subject librarians. Visit your program resource guide linked below which also contains the contact information of the subject librarian. Subject librarians are available for research consultation by appointment or you can drop by their offices.
Want to learn more about a specific topic such as Zotero, resources for theological studies, or writing a literature review. Request a workshop on-demand.