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Social Work Resources: Library Services

Guide to Social Work research.

Using Library Resources from Your Home

Pfau Library subscribes to many online research tools, including 150 databases with full-text access to magazine, journal, and newspaper titles. We have a robust--and growing--ebook collection of more than150,000.

Take a look at the complete database list, below. At home, log-in with your Coyote ID number and MyCoyote password when prompted by the database.

Understanding Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service which enables CSU users to request books, articles, and other material that Pfau Library might not have available. Just ask us for the item you need, and we'll find a library that will loan it to us (in the case of books) or even provide an electronic copy (in the case of articles). 

Login to ILLiad to make a request:

The first time you enter ILLiad, you'll be asked to fill out your personal information.

Choose the book request form from the main menu of ILLiad.

After you submit your request, allow 5-7 days for a book to arrive. Please keep in mind that books must be mailed from other libraries.

When your book arrives, ILLiad will send you an email notifying you, and telling you to pick up the item at Pfau Library's Check-Out (or Circulation) desk. Bring your Coyote OneCard (campus ID card) to check out books.

  • Check-out period for ILL books is usually 3 weeks. ILL books cannot be renewed, so plan accordingly.
  • There is normally no charge for ILL services. If the only source for a book is a library that charges a fee, we will check with you first.
  • Books that are listed in the library catalog but are checked out, lost, or missing may be requested through ILL.
  • Sorry, we cannot ILL required textbooks for a course.