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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.

Interlibrary Loan

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.

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UNO Criss Library offers single and group study rooms. Book one today before you even arrive on campus!

Access UNO Criss Library materials anywhere!

You can access thousands of articles and eBooks anytime, anywhere with your UNO Criss Library account login! Don't have your account set up? You can set it up yourself in as little as 5 minutes with your UNOmaha email account.

Just getting started? Hit a research roadblock?

For more help, book an appointment online with a UNO librarian who specializes in your area of research! You can meet for a one-on-one consultation at a Dodge or Scott campus location, depending on the day/time you select.