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Your one-stop-shop for information on the WCM-Q Library SEARCH.

Ordering a Print Book

To order a print book that is not available through the Health Sciences Library collection, we can use the InterLibrary Loan service. The library will borrow the book on our behalf from Education City libraries, Cornell University Libraries, or Weill Cornell New York Library.

Submitting an ILL for a Print Book 

  1. To request a book through interlibrary loan, go to the top menu bar and click on the INTERLIBRARY LOAN tab.

  1. The interlibrary loan (ILL) login page will open, enter your WCM-Q username (CWID) and password.

  1. The ILL Main Menu page will open, under New Request on the left side, click on Book, and a new request form will open.

  2. Fill in the form with the author(s) name(s), the book title, the date of publication and the ISBN which is the International Standard Book Number. This is a unique number that allows us to order the exact book we want as there might be other books with similar titles.

Note that other fields are optional. We might want to change the Not wanted after date field as it is automatically set to one month. We can also choose if we accept the item in a language other than English. Also, it will be helpful to provide the name of the database or website where we found the information about the book we are ordering, for example, Cornell University or Amazon, or Qatar National Library.

  1. Once the form is completed, scroll down and click on Submit Request at the bottom of the page.

  2. Once we submit a new request, we will be redirected to our Interlibrary loan homepage, this is where we can see a list of all the requests we have made. The following message will appear under the Status of the newly requested item: Awaiting Request Processing. This means that the request has been received and will be processed by our staff.

  1. Once the book request is received our interlibrary loan staff will check if the book is available in any of Education City libraries, if not, they will check Cornell University libraries and Weill Cornell New York Library. It can take between one week and 3 weeks to receive the book by mail. We will be notified by email once the book is ready for collection from the Reading Room.

  2. The book will be available for a 4-week loan period and can be renewed for another 4 weeks. However, if the book is recalled by the lending libraries, we will be requested by email to return it immediately.

Note that there may be overdue fines if the book is returned after the due date as other lending libraries have different overdue fines policy that may apply.

Ordering an Online Article

Here are the steps to order an online article that is not available through our collection.

Submitting an ILL for an Online Article

We are looking for articles on cardiovascular risk factor for middle-aged women in a one of our databases: PubMed.

  1. First, let's go to PubMed database through SEARCH: click on DATABASE TITLES from the top menu bar and type PubMed.

  1. The first result takes us to PubMed, click on View OnlineIf you are not already signed in, you might be prompted to log in using your WCM-Q email and password.

  1. Then, click on PubMed link under View Online.

  1. The PubMed homepage will open, type our keywords cardiovascular risk factor for middle-aged women in the search box and click on Search.

  1. Let’s choose the first article Maintenance of cardiovascular risk factor changes among middle-aged women in a lifestyle intervention trial. A new page opens with the information about the article but no full text is available. However, notice on the right side of the screen the Get it@ WCM-Q orange button.

  1. Once we click on the Get it@ WCM-Q orange button, we will be redirected to SEARCH, click on Request from Interlibrary Loan.

  1. This will take us to the Interlibary Loan (ILL) log in screen to enter our WCM-Q username (CWID) and password.

  1. Once we log in, all the information related to the article we are requesting has been automatically populated. Check the details, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on Submit Request.

  1. Once the request is submitted it will take between 3 to 5 business days to receive the article and users will receive an email notification that the article is available for download.