Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 29

Unfortunately, we don't, yet, have a function that will automatically populate an ILLIAD request from a database page. However, you can save yourself a lot of typing by copying and pasting into the ILLIAD form. Have your database open on one window and then open another browser window and log in to ILLIAD and open the appropriate request form. You can switch back and forth with the buttons at the bottom of the screen. When you find a citation that you would like to request, highlight a field (e.g. journal title) with the mouse. You can use the "Edit" menu at the top and select "Copy". Then switch to the ILLIAD form, click in the appropriate field of the form, and use the "Edit" menu again, this time selecting "Paste". This will copy the contents of the field from the database to the ILLIAD form. There are some keyboard shortcuts that make the processes even faster. After you highlight the text you want to copy, hold down the "CTRL" button and type a 'c'. CTRL c is the keyboard equivalent of "Copy". CTRL v is the keyboard equivalent of "Paste". Work back and forth between the two windows and fill in the form. With a ltitle practice it takes very little time to transfer the information. In all cases, you want to be sure to check the PILOT catalog to be sure that IUP doesn't own or have electronic access to a journal before you fill out the ILLIAD form. We are not allowed to request materials that we already own through Interlibrary Loan. If you request material that is available, your ILLIAD request will be rejected.

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