UIUC Online Catalog: This catalog searches for items in the UIUC collection as well as those of the 80 plus members that participate in i-Share. Patrons are able to request materials and have them sent to UIUC.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL): This allows the user to borrow materials on a global scale. If there is an item that is not available through UIUC or the I-Share catalog, a user is able to request it through the ILL.
A user can search by keyword, title, and subject headings. Some suggestions for subject headings are:
WorldCat: This catalog allows the users to request books that are not available through the UIUC Catalog and I-Share. Items take a couple of weeks to arrive, so it would be best to plan ahead.
Library of Congress: The catalog for the Library of Congress. The user will also find additional resources like finding aids or e-resources catalog.
Library of Congress Gateway to Library Catalogs: This provides a list of other library catalogs and links. It is organized by alphabetical order.