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FOR_LANG 101: Introduction to the World of Languages (Global Campus)

This guide is designed for students in Professor Mark Black's FOR_LANG 101 course. This guide is adapted from from WSU Vancouver Librarian Sam Buechler's library guide.

Using Search It to Find Books and Films

Books at the WSU Libraries

The WSU Libraries provide access to over 3.5 million books, journals, documents, microforms, newspapers, indexes, and full text databases available for research. You can search for print and eBooks using our online catalog Search It.

Search It is a catalog that lists not only WSU material, but also books that may be available through Summit, and Interlibrary Loan.

In addition to books, you can search Search It for journal articles, internet resources, and media. When you log into your Search It account, you can save books, email citations to yourself, and create lists of resources that can be shared with others. Logging into Search It also streamlines the process of requesting books from other libraries through Summit.

When searching, use the filter options on the left side of the screen to narrow down results and help you find the best options for your topic.


Films at the WSU Libraries

Summit borrowing and Inter Library Loan

While researching, you may come across materials that are of interest to you but may not be accessible through the WSU LIbraries. Here are some format-specific options for getting access to those materials:

Accessing Books Outside of the WSU Libraries

If you find a book that you are interested in through using Search It and the title is not available at the WSU Libraries, you can request the item from a Summit Library. Summit refers to a group of libraries in Washington and Oregon that partner with WSU to share resources. 

If the option to request the title through Summit does not display, you can request the item through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, ILLiad.

To make an ILL request you will need to be logged in to Search It - if a book is not available, you will see a "Request through InterLibrary Loan WSU - Pullman" link. This will take you to the WSU Pullman ILLiad site, where you will need to log in with your WSU Network ID again. There is no charge to request library materials through Interlibrary Loan; however, the first time you use ILL you will need to create an account in the system.

Global Campus students: Summit and Interlibrary Loan items will be mailed to the address you have listed in your myWSU account.


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