is a feature of Catalog Classic linking catalog records to maps of the Hesburgh Libraries, WorldCat, and area libraries.
The Interlibrary Loan service is available to all members of the Notre Dame community.
To place a request:
For more details, go to More on ILL.
Please note that most libraries will not loan the following items though we can always try.
Delivery of Books
Delivery of Articles
To Make Requests:
Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students but not Undergraduates may also request pdfs or photocopies of articles.
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool that enables you to:
RefWorks has excellent online tutorials to get you started on your own. In addition, the OIT in cooperation with the University Libraries offers two types of training:
Citation Management Software
Increasingly academic databases are including the ability to track citations forward and backward in time to discover who is citing whom including:
See Web of Science
Want to find out which journals in your field have the highest impact? There are several sources you can use to determine the impact factor* of various journals:
* What is an Impact Factor? It is a number assigned to journals based on the average number of times articles from each journal are cited. The more times articles from a given journal are cited, the higher its impact factor. Journal publishers have discovered ways to manipulate this number, so take impact factor information with a grain of salt. For a more complete description, read this article in Wikipedia: Impact Factor.
** What is an article influence score? It calculates the relative importance of a journal on a per-article basis. Learn more.
Use the following resources to calculate an author's h-index:
What's an h-index? An author's h-index gives an indication of the impact of his or her research over time. The h-index is a number that is derived from an author's most cited papers. For a complete description of the h-index, please visit this Wikipedia article: h-index.
Want a good way to track your scholarly output? Create an ORCID ID. "ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized."
Many questions arise every year concerning photocopying and scanning by students and faculty. Since this is a legal question, it is impossible for a lay person (non-attorney) to give meaningful advice beyond stating some of the basic principles behind copyright.
This page, therefore, does not provide legal advice. For legal advice one must contact an attorney.
According to the United States Constitution (Article 1, Section 8) copyright exists "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." Congress has codified this constitutional right into law -- the latest major revision being the Digital Millenium Copright Act of 1998.
The copyright rules vary greatly depending on the type of work and its format, e'g. books, articles, poems, plays, videos, photographs.
In referencing the following websites, it would be helpful to keep three vary different scenarios in mind since context is crucial in determining the legality, appropriateness, or risk of copying all or part of a particular item. They are: