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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Extension: Books, Articles, and Search Strategies

A research guide for people in Extension at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Finding Books

U of I Collection Search

Search for materials among the University Library's over 14 million items. 

Request Items

Information on how to request and renew materials in the University Library.

Finding E-Books Guide

Find books that are specifically available on virtual platforms. 

Request I-Share Books

If you live in or near Illinois, borrow items onsite or order books and have them sent to another library free of charge. 

Search Strategies

Search Strategies Guide

Learn how to search for articles, books, and other scholarly works through citation and keyword searching.

Information Literacy Guide 

Information about finding print and online sources using the Library Catalog, as well as information about how to evaluate and cite them.

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Finding Articles

Finding Articles Guide

How and where to find articles on the library website.

A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases containing articles for your research.