Off-Campus Access to Library Collections and Services

May 18th, 2007

While you are away from campus during the summer, you can still access most library resources you use regularly. Below, you will find links to information about book and journal collections, delivery services, and assistance you can obtain from the libraries via email, IM or phone.

Journal Databases
Access databases by following the database link from Steenbock’s Journal Database page or the E-Resources menu. When you select a link to a particular database, you will be prompted to enter your NetID; once entered, you will have access to the contents of the database.

Full-text Journals Online
Access online editions of journals by using the Find It menu to determine whether full-text is available (with a link) or browse and follow links from the EJournals List. Supply your NetID when prompted, and you will have full access to available online journal content.

Print Journals
Request scanned copies of articles from the journals the libraries have only in a print-format. The cost is $2.00 per article with payment made using a campus UDDS fund account or personal WisCard account. Place the request using Library Express, where you will enter your 11-digit ID number. To enable payment, log in to Library Express, then enter your billing information on the Edit WisCard and Fund Accounts page.

Journals Not on Campus
Use the Library Express service to request scanned copies of journal articles that are not available by journal subscription in our campus libraries. There is no charge to you for this service request.

Books from Campus (and other) Libraries
If you are outside of Dane County, but in the United States, you can have library books shipped to you at no charge. Return shipping will also be paid. Requests for books by mail must be submitted using Library Express. Additional information about how to request books by mail from UW-Madison libraries and from other libraries can be found at the Distance Library Services page, “Obtaining Material“.

For more additional information, see the Distance Library Services page.

Individual Help and Consultation
Contact Steenbock Library (or your Liaison Librarian) by phone, email, or IM for reference assistance or other individual help about collections and services.

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