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Faculty & Staff Resources: Research Resources

This LibGuide highlights library resources for Butler's faculty and staff


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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is provided for current Butler University students, faculty, emeriti faculty and staff to obtain materials NOT owned by Butler University Libraries from other libraries or commercial document suppliers in the continental United States. The Interlibrary Loan office is NOT a document delivery or photocopying service for students, staff, or faculty.

Before you submit an Interlibrary Loan request, you must:

Login to ILLiad, our InterLibrary Loan system

  • to submit requests
  • to check the status of your requests
  • to retrieve articles
  • to request renewals for Interlibrary Loans
  • Note: If you have any questions, please contact:

Irwin Library: Sarah Damery, 940-9677,
Science Library: Barb Howes, 940-9401,

Ordering Materials

Before requesting titles to be purchased, please ensure that your request falls within our Collection Development policy [pdf]. 

To request that specific books, DVDs, and other materials be ordered for the collections, please email your requests to your Subject Liaison.  Your liaison will most likely be forwarding on your email or reentering the information in a separate library ordering system, so please avoid sending us catalogs with items circled if possible.

Databases, Journals & Research Tools

Reading eBooks

Did you know that you can read eBooks on your tablet or Kindle?

Check out our step-by-step guides for each of our eBook providers!

Butler eBooks: click to learn more

Citation Management

There are a number of products available that offer different feature sets. We are happy to assist you with getting started with any of these products and have created a comparison chart for the most popular to help you select one.


Want to be notified when a new issue of your favorite journal is released? Interested in finding out what's being published on a particular topic? Our databases offer a number of different ways to be alerted when content that's interesting to you is available! We have a guide to help you FOLLOW THE LITERATURE.

Data Management



Email Butler University Libraries
Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937
CAT: 317-940-8575

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