*Service Restored* 9:40am 1/7/19
The Libraries’ ILLiad ILL system will be down for an upgrade beginning at 9am on Monday, January 7th. The window for the outage is 2 hours.
Thanks for your patience during this time.
*Edit* 1 pm 8/15/2014
Email notifications are now working as well. ILLiad is back online. Thanks for your patience.
*Edit* 10 am 8/15/2014
All links from the Library webpages to ILLiad should be working. However, email notifications are still down. Hopefully these will be working soon.
*Edit* 5 pm 8/14/2014
Patrons may once again enter ILL requests via the ILL page. The ILL links from the Full-Text button will not work at this moment, however.
ILLiad (the ILL system) will be offline for most of Thursday, August 14th for a system upgrade. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The ILLiad server will be offline from 5:30 pm on Monday, February 24th until approximately 8 am on Tuesday, February 25th.
We apologize for this necessary inconvenience.
*Edit* All services are back online.
If the Libraries do not have a specific article or book that youÔÇÖre interested in, try getting it through our Inter-library loan service. The ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) link is conveniently located on the right-hand side of the libraryÔÇÖs homepage. For first time users, simply fill out the First Time Users info and then fill in the specifics of the article or book of interest. Very often, items are free but depending on certain restrictions a charge might be associated with the item you requested. Email the ILL department for more info.
Since late December, if you’ve ordered an article via ILLiad, the Library’s Interlibrary Loan service, you were in for a pleasant surprise…Electronic Delivery!
Articles are delivered as an PDF, which can then be saved or printed by the requestor. Posted articles are only available for 30 days and then are automatically deleted from the server.
The ILL staff is changing everyone’s preferred delivery method to electronic as they receive requests, but users can change their own by using the “Change User Information” link in the menu on the left hand side of the ILLiad Main Menu.
Remember not all materials may be delivered electronically: books, articles requiring a cash payment, materials with publisher restrictions.
Because of maintenance in RCB, ILLiad will be offline from 5 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on Monday, February 16th.
The ILLiad email service has been restored. Thanks for your patience.
1. We’re cheap
Everyone knows, you get what you pay for. As an LSUHSC member, all of our resources are available to you for free – from articles to books to exam preparation. Who cares if our interlibrary loan service can get you that $35 article you found online for free. If you want to refinance your condo to pay for that Kaplan prep course instead of exploring ExamMaster or USMLEasy, that’s your call. It’s your money: spend it on what you want.
2. We’re too nice
We hear it all the time. We’re so nice, so helpful, so timely. We understand that if you’re used to pulling teeth and dealing with attitude to get a service to which you are entitled, it’s hard to deal with friendly, helpful people. Here’s a kleenex, it’ll be okay.
3. It’s all online
Actually, we’re surprised to even see you in here. With over 12,000 journals and 400 books available to you online, for free, through our library catalog , and more than 400 specialty databases as well, it’s flattering to us that you even made the trip.
4. You’ve adjusted to mediocrity.
Why settle for excellence when you just need to pass? It doesn’t matter that your sloppy references in that paper cost you an entire letter grade. Who cares that you could have let RefWorks do that bibliography for you, in APA style like you needed, in about 2 seconds. It’s fine, really, that you searched Google for those drug interaction references instead of something authoritative like MicroMedex. It’s not like you’re going to hurt anybody…yet.
5. No one likes a smarty-pants
We understand. We know too much. Whether it’s who to talk to about your transcripts, where to start researching your dissertation, or how to set up your mobile phone for campus wireless access, it’s hard to ask a question when you feel you should know the answer. If you can swallow your pride, we’d be happy to help (see point #2). You can even ask us online, if face-to-face interaction is too cringeworthy for you.
So there you have it. 5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T use our library. Can you think of any more?