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EGR 565 - Engineering Education (Poly): Not owned at Poly?

What to do if the Poly Library does NOT own the full text


   Is it at another ASU Library?  

Yes -- Click on REQUEST to have the book brought to Poly Library

Yes, but it's checked out ---  Use the REQUEST FROM AN EXTERNAL LIBRARY option under GET IT     

No -- Use Interlibrary Loan to borrow it from another library.   

    I only need a chapter from the book!

Use Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan to request JUST the Chapter not the book. Let the Library worry about who owns the book. We scan chapters and put them in your Interlibrary Loan account.

Journal articles

You cannot borrow or have copied an entire issue of journal. If ASU owns the journal in paper or microfilm, we can bring it to Poly to use in the Library.

Always use the Get It @ ASU button in any of the databases we have. that will automatically fill out an Interilbrary Loan form if we don't have it full text online.

If ASU Library does not own a journal online, we may have it in paper or microfilm formats. Those articles can be requested through Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan. We scan articles and put them in your Interlibrary Loan account.

If ASU Library does not own the journal at all, request the article through Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan  We scan articles and put them in your Interlibrary Loan account.

Conference Proceedings

In most cases, you will only want 1 article, for engineering, many of the proceedings are full text in our professional engineering association digital libraries that we own. If you have trouble finding it, send me an email.

Any proceeding we don't own, you can request individual articles through Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan 

Dissertations & Theses

Most dissertations & theses are now digitized. Please check for PDF files in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global 

Not in ProQuest Dissertations? Get it through Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan 

For those done at ASU check

Dissertations & Theses @ Arizona State University 

Those done before 2010 or so check by author name or title keywords in the ASU Library online catalog 

Those done after about 2010 check the ASU Digital Repository


The largest collection of standards at ASU not found in our online databases are in Noble Library. Email me if we need to bring one over from a Tempe campus library for you to use.

If we don't own it at all, email me the details so I can try ordering it for the Poly Library.


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