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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2021 Virtual Summer Research Laboratory

A guide for virtual Summer Research Laboratory participants at the University of Illinois Library. It contains information on virtual services, events, access to digital resources, and research technologies.

Using the Library Catalog

The Virtual Summer Research Lab (VSRL) provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Library, including our Library Catalog. For an introduction on how to navigate the catalog, see our Using the Library Catalog LibGuide.

Please note that while this guide instructs users to log in with a library account to request items, VRSL scholars must make their requests through our Duplication Request Form.

Please also note that to Access Databases through the library, you will not need to log in with a library account (shown as My Account in the top right corner of the library homepage) and will instead by prompted to enter your NetID and password before being redirected to the database.