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Higher Education - Brief Orientation to the ASU Libraries: Overview


Welcome to the ASU Libraries.

This guide provides brief information regarding who to contact for help, key areas of the library homepage and alerts you to the free document delivery services available to you.  Please take a few minutes to explore the library homepage.

When you start working on research papers in the fall, check out the Higher Education Library Guide which has more details about searching for and locating books, articles, and more.


Getting Help -- Subject Liaison to the Higher Education Program
I am your librarian while you are in the Higher Education program.  I am available to assist you with quick questions and in-depth library research consultations.  See my contact information on the left.

I am providing workshops in fall semester which review how to find scholarly literature for your research papers.  Please consider attending one to learn more about searching the education-specific article databases effectively.

I look forward to working with you.  Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you have.

Begin with the Library Homepage

The library homepage is your launching point when you want to:

  • chat with a librarian for a quick question
  • search for detailed information found in a book
  • search for journal article literature on a particular topic via an education database
  • connect to My Library Account to see what you've checked out (and had mailed to you - free - see below)


Screenshot of library homepage

Learn About Document Delivery

Would you like a book mailed to your home?  Or do you need an article that isn't available locally? 

Request ASU, WCU and UNC-Asheville resources - we mail them to your home at no cost to you.

1.  Search ASU's Library Catalog. (Select WNCLN to search ASU, Western Carolina and UNC-A.)
2.  Find something you want?  Click the Request link.
3.  Login and when prompted for Pickup Location, select   ASU Distance Learning/Doctoral
4.  That's it!  It will be mailed to your home with a postage paid return label.
5.  Check My Library Account to see what you've checked out, renew, items and more.

Books and Thesis/Dissertations from Away - we mail them to your home at no cost to you.

1.  Use ILLiad - our interlibrary loan system. 
2.  Select New Request - Book  or  New Request - Thesis. Provide requested information.
3.  That's it!  Check ILLiad - View options to see what you've requested, received, and more.

The article you need is not available electronically?  We will get a copy for you - at no charge to you. 

1.  Request the article via ILLiad - our interlibrary loan system.  
2.  Select New Request - Article.  Complete the form and submit it.
3.  We will find it, scan it, and make it available to you electronically.  At no cost to you.

Learn About - My Library Account

My Library Account is your access to your library account.  You can:

  • see what items you have checked out,
  • what items you have requested be mailed to you,
  • renew materials,
  • create lists, and more!

You can find My Library Account on the library homepage,

1.  Log into My Library Account

2.  Explore the options:  what have you requested, checked out, look at your reading history, create lists and more. 

3.  Select reading historyto turn on your Reading History for a complete list of all the items you check out.

The University Writing Center

Need assistance with your writing? Visit the University Writing Center.
They assist at any stage of the writing process and engage writers from all areas of study and interest.

In person and online consultations available.  Make an appointment.

Examples:  Academic writing and writing in the disciplines.

IMC Librarian

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Margaret Gregor