Portuguese 4630 Spring 2014 -- Literatura brasileira: Other library resources
Marriott Library Databases
The Marriott Library's paper journals are housed in the ARC [Automated Retrieval Center], and in most cases can be accessed within ten to fifteen minutes from the time they are requested. We also have online subscriptions to about 6,500 individual journals or journal packages, which can be accessed both through USearch (the library's catalog) and through the Online Journals list. While the vast majority of our journals now come to us only electronically, in many cases the online holdings don't go back much more than fifteen or twenty years; earlier issues, if we have them, are often available only on paper and will have to be requested individually from the ARC.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
In general, books and journal articles we don't own or to which we don't have online access can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan (often referred to as ILL). The turnaround time for an article request is on the order of two days (though same-day service is not unheard of), since they are supplied electronically. Requests for other materials (books, microforms, media) can take longer, potentially as long as two weeks. There are some categories of materials, such as rare books, manuscripts and other unique items, that won't be available through Interlibrary Loan.
Suggest a Purchase
Interlibrary Loan is the way to go if what you're after is an article, conference paper, chapter in a book or microform. But if you've identified a book that we don't own and you think it is something that is likely to be of use to others as well as to you, consider using the Suggest a Purchase form (there is also a link on our home page). If the book is commercially available and not prohibitively priced, we'll probably purchase it. You can also send suggestions directly to me: firstname.lastname@example.org.