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SOWK 320/620: Practice I: Find Books


  • Electronic Books  
    Access thousands of full-text electronic book titles via Ebsco's eBooks Collection. Other full-text electronic books are available through the library catalog.

    Follow the instructions for downloading an eBook. Remember, you have to create an account in EBSCOHost as well as in Adobe.

Intercampus Borrowing

After checking the library catalog if you find out that we don't have the book that you are looking for, we can still get it from one of the other USMAI libraries.

Here's a handout explaining how you would request a book directly from the libvrary catalog.

Here's also a brief tutorial that explains the process.

Interlibrary Loan Borrowing

In case you cannot find a book from one of the USMAI libraries, no worries. We can get it from libraries outside the University of Maryland system. You will need to request it through ILLiad. 

Here's a handout that explains ILLiad and Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Here's also a brief tutorial that explains the process.

If you are a distance student, make sure to note that in the ILLiad form. If you have any questions while filling out the form, feel free to contact me or one of the library staff members. You can also contact the ILL department directly if you have questions about your ILL request at


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