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Your Best Request

Learn how to request items through the University Libraries in order to obtain them as quickly as possible.

Tip #1: Use the citation fields completely and correctly.

Only the Title field for Loans and the Title and Year fields for Articles are required, but we recommend using as many of the citation fields as possible. 

 Screenshot of book request form  Screenshot of article request form

It also helps if you enter the citation information into the correct field.  Entering the citation as a single line of text will slow down the processing of your request!    

Finally, we recommend that you not add extra information into the fields, such as typing the words “ISSN: …”  before the number.  Such extra information throws our system off, so you won’t be able to take advantage of expedited processes like RapidILL and Direct Request.