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DIY Research Guide: Use the Request It Service

Find answers to frequently asked questions.

Use the Request It Service- Options

There are two main ways you place a request for an item:

Use the Request It Service- Step 1

When in a Library search tool, you can use the Request It and Find It buttons to access our ILLiad Request It system. 

In our library databases, look for this button: Find It button. The button will take you directly to the Request It system.

When using the Find It button, you will be given multiple options to finding an item.  Click on the Request It link to access the Request It system.

 

Request options for an article

 

Check out the Use the Find It Button page for more details.

Use the Request It Service- Step 2

Once you click on the appropriate button or link, you will see the ILLiad Request It login page

 

 

 

Use your MSU ID# and password to log in.  The password is the same one you use to access MyMoreheadState and Blackboard.  If you have never used the system, it will ask you to register.  Jump to the registration step below for details.

Use the Request It Service- Step 3- Books/Media

When requesting books or media, you will see a request form partially filled out with the item's citation information.  Here's an example of a book/media request form:

 

ILLiad book request form

 

Some portions of the form require your response.  With book and media requests, be sure to let us know if the Library owns the item.  Everyone can request books the Library doesn't own, but not media.  Distance students, staff, and faculty may request delivery of items the Library does own, including media. 

 

ILLiad book request form options

Once you have completed the form, click on the Submit Request button.  Our staff will work to get you the item as quickly as possible and will inform you with the item is available.

Use the Request It Service- Step 3- Articles

Once in the system, you will see a request form partially filled out with the item's citation information.  Here's an example of an article request form:

 

ILLiad article request form

 

Some portions of the form require your response.  With article requests, be sure to let us know if the Library owns the article.  Everyone can request articles the Library doesn't own.  Distance students, staff, and faculty may request scans of items the Library does own. 

 

ILLiad article request form

 

Once you have completed the form, click on the Submit Request button.  Our staff will work to get you the item as quickly as possible and will inform you with the item is available.

Use the Request It Service- Homepage Access- Step 1

You can jump directly into the ILLiad Request It system by clicking on the Request It link on the right-hand side of the Library's homepage.  This will take you to the Request It Services page, which provides more details about the service. Click on Request Items to jump into the ILLiad Request It system.

 

Request Services link

Use the Request It Service- Homepage Access- Step 2

Once you click on the Request Items link, you will see the ILLiad Request It login page

 

 

 

Use your MSU ID# and password to log in.  The password is the same one you use to access MyMoreheadState and Blackboard. 

Use the Request It Service- Homepage Access- Step 3

If you have never used the ILLiad Request It service before, the system will ask you to register when you login for the first time.  Fill out the registration form.  Be sure to use your MSU email address and to include your preferred mailing address.

 

ILLiad Registration form

 

Be sure to pick the appropriate status.  Then click on the Submit Information Button.

Distance Education Students: Be sure to change your status so we'll know you are a regional campus/distance learning student.  Choose either DL/Ext. Campus Graduate or DL/Ext. CampusUndergrad.

 

Use the Request It Service- Homepage Access- Step 4

Once in ILLiad, you'll land on the Outstanding Requests page, but you can use the left-hand menu to see blank Article and Book/Media New Request forms, Electronically Received Articles, and other options.

 

ILLiad menu options

 

Feel free to explore ILLiad as needed.

Next Steps

If you trouble using the ILLiad Request It service, you may want to: