There are a few reasons why you might not be able to find a book:
- The book is checked out
This tutorial will show you how to recall a book using the Library Catalog. The person who has it checked out must return the book within 10 days. You may also place an interlibrary loan request for it if you don't want to wait for the recall.
- The book is missing
Request a search at the Hodges Circulation Desk if UT owns the book and it is not where it should be on the shelf.
- The book is not owned by UT
You may use interlibrary loan (ILL) to get a book from another library, free of charge. If you're not in a hurry, you can ask me to buy the book. This is slower than using ILL, but good if you think the Library should own the book. See below for ILL.
- Interlibrary Loan (ILLIAD)
This tutorial provides an interactive lesson on using Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the primary articles database in Architecture and Design, but you may also want to see the other Art and Architecture databases at http://www.lib.utk.edu/databases
The tutorial above shows finding architecture books by using the BooksPlus box on the library home page at http://www.lib.utk.edu
See this tutorial on limiting your search in the library catalog (BooksPlus) to media.
- Request Article/Book Chapter Scans
Article and Book Chapter scans are free. To request a scan, click on the Items tab in BooksPlus and then "Article or Chapter Scan" and fill out the form.
If your class needs materials that always seem to be checked out, you may want to put these materials on Reserve at the beginning of the semester so that they will be accessible.
- Scholarly Communication
Copyright, publishing models, putting your Selected Works into the Institutional Repository (TRACE), etc.