Ariel: Ariel is software used in scanning and transmitting materials (usually journal articles) electronically. Library users need only a Web browser and Internet connection to access materials sent using Ariel.
CIC: The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is an academic consortium of thirteen major teaching and research universities in the Midwest. Its programs and activities extend to numerous aspects of university activity including library resource sharing. The thirteen members are as follows:
Michigan State University
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin-Madison
All CIC libraries can be searched through our qUICsearch VEL.
ILLiad: ILLiad is a software suite that the Library's ILL offices use to manage ILL requests. It also enables users to request ILL materials and to track ILL requests. Library users need only a Web browser and Internet connection to perform these functions. UIC has branded the ILLiad Web service "MyILL@UIC."
Desktop delivery: Desktop delivery is the method through which users receive electronic notification of ILL materials. They may then view or download these materials from a server to their computer. UIC Library will use desktop delivery in place of providing paper copies as much as possible.
CARLI: The consortium of (mostly) academic libraries in Illinois
using I-Share for resource-sharing (see CARLI Member Libaries).
is the shared (union) catalog of the sixty-five plus members of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). The CARLI membership includes the libraries of each state-supported university, thirty-six private colleges and universities, thirteen community colleges, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, the Newberry Library, and the Illinois State Library. functions much the same way as UICCAT and includes a MyAccount feature useful for making and tracking requests. Users should checkfor available materials before submitting requests to ILL.
InfoQUIC: InfoQUIC is a fee-based document delivery service available to UIC affiliates and the general public. The service provides for the quick provision of articles from the Library's collection, including through electronic delivery. The request form includes information on pricing.
Loansome Doc: Loansome Doc is a document ordering service that allows users to request copies of articles from citations retrieved in a PubMed search. The user tags the desired articles and electronically uploads this information to a local medical library. The library will then copy the article, if available, or electronically transfer the request to another appropriate network library. Loansome Doc is a fee-based service available to UIC affiliates, unaffiliated health professionals, and the general public. All users must sign a contract with LHS to register for the service.
MyILL@UIC: My Interlibrary Loan information at UIC is a Web-based interlibrary loan (ILL) service for faculty, staff and students on the Chicago, Peoria and Rockford campuses. Through MyILL@UIC, members of the UIC community can initiate ILL transactions with ease. MyILL@UIC also offers a convenient and fast way to track non-I-Share requests.
OCLC: OCLC, the Online Computer Library Center, is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization offering services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, and preserve library materials. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat--the OCLC Online Union Catalog.
- 1. Does any of this cost me anything?
- The typical interlibrary loan transaction costs research
libraries like UIC Library about $30. These costs are generally absorbed by
the Library. In the rare case in which there is an extra charge, you will
be informed of this before the library requests the item for you.
- 2. What's an ISBN and ISSN, and why would I use one?
- ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It's
a unique number assigned to a book. ISSN stands for International Standard
Serial Number. It's a unique number assigned to serial titles.
- Sometimes the title of a book is a common word or name
that multiple books or periodicals share (e.g. Introduction to Economics,
or Nature). Since many items share the same name, an ISBN, ISSN or
OCLC/Accession number can ensure that the correct item is ordered for you.
- 3. How can I find an ISBN or ISSN?
- If the book is in print, you can check Books in Print,
a directory most libraries own. It is located across from the Reference Desk,
on the second floor of the Daley Library.
- Books in Print is also available online through
the UIC Library's homepage. To access it, select 'Online Indexes and Databases
(Electronic Resources)' from the 'QuickLinks/Shortcuts' menu. Scroll down
the 'Alphabetical List of Electronic Resources'. Click on 'Bowkers Books in
- ISSN numbers can be found in Ulrich's International
Periodical Directory located in the Reference Department or online at
- 4. Does this tell me everything I'll ever need to know about
requesting materials from other libraries?
- That depends on how heavily you use these services. If
you're a heavy user, it's likely that you'll at least occasionally need to
ask for assistance at the Reference Desk or Interlibrary Loan Desk.
A print version of this guide is available at both the Interlibrary
Loan Desk (1st floor) and the Reference Desk (2nd floor) of the Daley Library.