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Social Work Research Guide: Outside Sources

Searching for information from outside the YU Libraries

Are you looking for information and can't find it in our libraries?  

Mail Delivery Service for Online and Ph.D. Students

  • This service is for online graduate students, all Ph.D. students, and faculty members living 25 miles or more away from campus or having physical limitations that prevent traveling to campus.
  • Not for reserve, ILL books or other non-circulating materials.
  • Regular borrowing policies apply.
  • There is a limit of five items borrowed via mail delivery at any one time.
  • A pre-paid UPS return label will be included in the package.

Please submit your request. For questions:  interlibraryloan@yu.edu.

Interlibrary Loan

Are you looking for a book or article and you can't find it in our library?

We can get what you are looking for from other libraries.

For an article:

  • First confirm that we don't have the journal you need by searching in this database:  E-Journals
  • If it is not there, you can request an article here:  Interlibrary Loan - Article Request
  • The library will get it for you, sometimes in less than 24 hours.

For a book:  

  • The library can request any book for you from other libraries around the country.  This is a free service.  Fill out this form: Interlibrary Loan - Book Request
  • This can take from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
  • The loan period varies -- dictated by the lending library.

For a book from Stern delivered to the Wilf Campus, or vice-versa:

  • Fill out this form:  Interlibrary Loan - Book Request
  • You can always go to the other campus in person, but use this form for delivery.
  • This usually takes 2 days.

Accessing E-Reserves from Canvas

* Please note, Canvas no longer supports Internet Explorer. If you are having trouble opening up an E-Reserve item, please try another web browser.

  • Electronic reserve lists are now automatically added to all YU Canvas course pages (https://yu.instructure.com/) Students can directly access the list without a password from the Canvas page.
  • Go to your Canvas course Page
  • Click on “Library Resources and E-Reserves”.
  • Wurzweiler Fully Online Students, at this point you will be prompted for your Off Campus Access Service login and password (YUAD): https://library.yu.edu/OffCampusAccess
  • If you have trouble opening links on the page, please right click the title and open with a new tab.
  • When the article text or book record appears on the screen, you can print, email, or save it to a disk.
  • If you have any problems, please contact - ereserves@yu.edu.

Search Engines

While Google is most often used to search for information on the Internet, there are other search engines that are worth examining.

DuckDuckGo doesn't track your searches.

DogPile gets the best from other search engines.  It is also known as a "metasearch engine."

Bing and Yahoo! are other options.