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UNO Libraries Research Guide

Use this guide to locate library resources from UNO Libraries.

Welcome!

Welcome to the UNO Libraries Research Guide. This guide will help you identify important resources in Criss Library including databases, books, e-books and government documents. It also offers assistance for searching within the databases, reading a scholarly journal, and evaluating your sources. Links to other guides for citation help and library tutorials are also included.

If you need help, please use the "Get Help" box to ask a question through email or to schedule an appointment with a subject librarian.

Library Accounts

These are the two accounts you'll need to set up to successfully use the library throughout your time at UNO.

Library Account

It’s important you set up your library account so you can access databases and e-books from off-campus.

Instructions:

  1. Go to the library homepage
  2. In the upper left hand corner, click on My Account (drop-down option under "My Account" tab).
  3. On the library account login page, click Set/reset password directly underneath the Sign In button.
  4. In the box that opens, enter your NU ID # and click "Request new password." An email with instructions will be sent to your UNO email account.
  5. The link in your email will take you to the screen shown below. Fill in the fields and click "Change Password."

**Please note, your User Name is your NU ID #. Very important!!**

change password box screenshot

You can now login to your library account and access eBooks and databases with your NU ID # and newly created password.

If you have any questions or issues regarding setting up your library login, please call the Service Desk at 402-554-3206.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL allows you to obtain items not owned by Criss Library, including books, articles, and microfilm. Some materials are more difficult to obtain due to lending restrictions determined by the lending library.

Most libraries will not lend entire journal or magazine issues, archival materials, or newspapers in print format. Popular fiction and recently published books are also difficult to obtain. Because textbooks are in high demand and hard to obtain, we will no longer be able to fill ILL requests for them. There are a number of online sites where you can borrow textbooks for an entire semester for a small fee. 

ILL books take on average about 10 days to arrive. Articles usually arrive in less than a week, but typically take two to three days. Turnaround time depends on the material requested.

  • Rare items may take 6 to 12 weeks to obtain.
  • Most Document Delivery requests will be filled within 1 to 2 business days.
  • Books and other physical materials are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Article requests will be delivered to you electronically.
  • Both ILL and Document Delivery articles will remain uploaded to your account for 30 days.

Library Workshops