Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research at CSU-Pueblo

Interlibrary loan

Books typically take a week to ten days to arrive. You will receive an email when your items are ready for pickup at the Circulation Desk. Books may be returned to the Circulation Desk or the Library drop box in the visitor parking lot.


Request Articles

If you are unable to find the full text of an article using library resources, look for a link called "Find It@ CSU-Pueblo" or "CSU-Pueblo Interlibrary Loan." You will be redirected to ClioWeb, the library's Interlibrary Loan system, where you can submit a request for an electronic copy. Online articles generally arrive within one to three days. You will receive an email with the article attached as a PDF from the Interlibrary Loan Department.

Direct borrowing from CSU-Ft. Collins 

Since SuperSearch contains all of the physical materials owned by both Ft. Collins and Pueblo campuses, you can request to borrow books and other returnable items from Morgan Library at Ft. Collins.  Items will arrive at the circulation desk a few days after you've requested them, and can be renewed up to 4 times, unless there is a hold placed by another student. 
Start on the library homepage. Click on Advanced Search under the Super Search box. 
Change Search for  from Everything to CSU-Ft. Collins
Change Material Type from all items to Books, and run your search.


Eliminate books that are also available in the CSU-Pueblo Library stacks: Under Show Only, click on the red X that appears to the right of CSU-Pueblo.


Click on a book title to view the entire record. Scroll down to the section Find It In Print. If you haven't signed in yet, you will see a grey bar prompting you to do so. You MUST log in to access direct borrowing—the ILL links aren't what you're looking for!


Now that you've signed in, you'll see a new option: a link labeled Request. 

Click Request, and fill out the form. Make sure to mark the Pickup Location as Pueblo Library. You don't need to provide a Need By date. Press Request to submit. 


You'll receive an email notification when your book is ready to be picked up from the 1st floor circulation desk. 

Regional Collections: Prospector 

Prospector searches the holdings of libraries in Colorado and Wyoming, and allows you to request materials using your network eAccount credentials. Note: Prospector does not include journal articles and ebooks are generally not lend-able due to licensing. Prospector books are checked out for a 3 week period, with 1 renewal, and DVDs, CDs, and other audiovisual materials, have a 1 week checkout, with generally no renewal. 

Worldwide Collections: WorldCat

WorldCat searches thousands of libraries' collections all over the world (including CSU-Pueblo Library and Prospector libraries), which gives you access to literally millions of  books and other returnable physical items. WorldCat is valuable for extended research projects, and when you need multiple resources not found locally.  Lending periods vary based on the loaning library.  Please note that your article requests are filled through WorldCat, even when you begin your search in SuperSearch or a specialized database, using the FindIt option. 

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