Can't find what you need at CLU?
Materials unavailable at the Pearson Library may be requested from another library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), usually free of charge to CLU students, staff, faculty, and faculty emeritus.
How long will it take to get the item?
Books: Usually within a week
Articles: 1-2 days
Dissertations: Available full-text online through our ProQuest database Dissertations & Thesis Full-Text
Where to pick up the ILL request:
Books: At the circulation desk
Articles: Sent to your CLUnet account as a PDF
2 ways to make an ILL request:
- When in WorldCat Local, click on the Interlibrary Loan request box. Citation information is populated, please fill out the personal information.
- Fill out the ILL request form. Choose the type of item you are requesting. Provide as much information about the item as possible. Incomplete citations will require more time and may not be available by the date you specify.
For specific titles, check the library's online catalog. If you want to search by topic or subject, browse through these eBooks databases:
ACLS Humanities E-Book Project | Usage HelpHumanities E-Book is a digital collection offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with 20 learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. It is an online, fully-searchable collection of over 3,300 high-quality books in the Humanities, including works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students.
A growing collection of more than 47,000 titles in all academic subject areas. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE. Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be dowloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (reference ebooks collection)This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Search thousands of reference e-books with more than 1.8 million documents. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
History Reference Online--ABC-CLIO eBook Collection | Usage HelpABC CLIO's eBook Collection offers more than 6,000 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited, and Praeger, providing information on a multitude of subjects including history, popular culture, social sciences, and professional materials for teachers.
Oxford Reference Collection
Over 130 subject dictionaries, plus the World Encyclopedia, offer unrivalled coverage of everything from art to accountancy, politics to physics, and computing to classics.
- netLibrary (now EBSCOhost eBook Collection)
- netLibrary eBooks collection is now avalable via EBSCOhost platform. Check Usage Help link above for detailed tutorials on how to find and download eBooks. This collection contains recent eBooks on a variety of subjects. It includes some books in the public domain that have been made available to all subscribing institutions. Searching for eBooks
- Literati by Credo | Usage Help -
- Provides full-text e-reference books available through the Literati collection as well as news, full-text articles, videos, and images available in Pearson Library’s other subscription resources. With Literati Topic Pages, students can find scholarly, authoritative reference information about all major subjects. Tools like the Literati Mind Map help students to navigate from research prompt to A+ research paper. The Literati collection is comprised of everything from subject encyclopedias to primary source materials, including the handbooks of research and dictionaries found in between. The dynamic tables and high quality multimedia found in this authoritative, citable content engages users while providing them with the context that they’ll need to continue their research in your library’s subject-specific resources.