Our extensive collections of online databases, books, journals, etc. will provide many of the research tools that you need. With very few exceptions, all online resources in our collections are available to students regardless of whether they are on-campus or not.
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.
Also see: Electronic Reference Resources and Health Sciences E-books
See: Research Guides by Subjects
Electronic (Online) Journals and Books
Journal Articles, Book Chapters, etc.
Books, whether from our collection or from another library, will be sent to you via Certified Mail.
- Books owned by Drexel University Libraries: Requests are placed directly from the Library Catalog record -- just click on Request Item, enter your email ID and password, and select "Distance Education Delivery" as your pick up location. When the book is available, it will be mailed to you, due in 28 days. You can renew Drexel-owned books online twice. See more about Borrowing Policies.
- Books not owned by the Drexel University Libraries: Place requests through ILLiad. The lending library sets the due date, which is usually indicated on a slip in the book. Loan periods vary, but are generally two to four weeks. Renewals are allowed only under unusual circumstances.
- Return all books at least five days before the due date to the Drexel University Libraries Interlibrary Loan Office from which the material was received. If it is an Interlibrary Loan book, do NOT return it to the lending library. The cost of shipping and insurance for the return of all material is your responsibility.
Register and Request Books or Articles via ILLiad:
Be sure to indicate in your registration and on every request that you are a Distance Learning Student.
For Interlibrary Loan assistance, contact:
- Hagerty Library 215-895-2769
- Hahnemann Library 215-762-7630
We're always happy to give you any help you need:
- Via email, with response within 24 hours
- Chat/IM via AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Messenger or Gmail
- Call us! The Hagerty Library reference desk (215-895-2755) is staffed until 10 pm most weeknights; the Hahnemann Library reference desk (215-762-7184) until 9 pm.
Most importantly, get to know the subject specialist/reference librarians who work with your program. You can contact them by phone, email, IM -- some may even be connected directly through your online courses.
Content Editor: Shawn Woodson
Last Updated: 10/02/2012