Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Ask A Librarian

Scholarly Publishing and Libraries

Current information on scholarly communication and issues impacting library collections and budget constraints

Google Scholar and Find it @WVU

Google Scholar is linked to the WVU Library holdings with Find it@ WVU

  • WVU computers automatically link to WVU Library holdings
  • If you are not using a WVU computer (your own device or off-campus):
    • Use the settings (the gear) in Google Scholar
    • Edit Library links to include 
      • Open WorldCat - Library Search
      • West Virginia University Libraries - Find it @ WVU
  • If Full Text is not available
    • Use the Request: ILLiad button under "Request a copy of this item"
    • Login to ILLiad with your WVUID credentials
    • Enter submit at the foot of the pre-populated form to forward your request to Interlibrary Loan
    • Articles are normally provided in 24-48 hours of workdays 
  • Use the same technique using the Find It @ WVU link in any Library database

Locate a known article

  • To locate a known article, use the form here:
  • If you have a DOI or PMID, that is all that you need to fill out
  • If you are unable to view the content from the search results, use the link to ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) to generate a pre-populated request form
  • Login with your WVUID credentials and submit the request to receive the article in PDF format to your ILLiad account in 24-48 hours workdays 

Find journals by title

Locate and request books

Google Book Search

​When you locate a book in Google Books, select Find in a Library to enter the WorldCat catalog. From there, you can determine if the book is already in the WVU Libraries system. If it is not, you can use the Interlibrary Loan request button to generate a prepopulated request form.

Subject databases and research guides

Getting help