Training tools

In addition to the sites named below, you should also review the codes and guidelines

for documents pertaining to your library and/or geographic region.


Includes selected English-language articles, books, conference papers, technical reports, unpublished e-prints and other scholarly textual sources that are useful in understanding electronic theses and dissertations.
Created by Georgia Harper at the University of Texas, the crash course provides guidance to university faculty, students and staff concerning a wide range of copyright issues.
DOCLINE is the National Library of Medicine’s automated interlibrary loan request routing and referral system.
NDLTD’s website includes resources for university administrators, librarians, faculty, students, and the general public. Topics include how to find, create, and preserve electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community.
The Glossary is divided into two parts: (1) the Language Table, which presents a list of these terms in six languages, and (2) the Definitions,which give explanations in English for each of the terms. In the Definitions, a few terms have multiple meanings, each of which is indicated by Arabic numerals.
LocatorPlus is the National Library of Medicine’s online catalog.
Maintaining Local Holdings Records (LHR) provides information about your item-specific holdings as well as lending and reproduction policies. This allows other institutions to target resource sharing requests to institutions that can fill them.
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan replaced OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing in 2013. Tutorials and recorded instructor sessions cover migration from WorldCat Resource Sharing as well as WorldShare’s new functionalities.
For members of the SHARES partnership. Provides information for members regarding interlibrary loan requests as well as onsite access to materials. 
Helpful tips from the Sharing and Transforming Access to Resource Sharing (STARS) section of RUSA.
The Toolkit provides best practices that can enhance all aspects of borrowing, lending, and document delivery services through ILLiad customizations, resource sharing strategies, and workflow improvements.

Textbook Resources:

Paperbackswap.com is an online book club in which members can trade their unwanted books for other new or used books, all for the cost of postage. Members post books they are willing to trade to the website and earn credits by sending those books to other members. Credits are in turn used to order other available books.

Textbook Alternative Services:

This website allows you to search thousands of sellers for books and compare prices at a glance. It also includes a specific search for out-of-print books.

BookRenter is a textbook rental website. Rent your textbooks for the semester and then return them when you are finished. Renting is typically cheaper than buying textbooks.

A website where college students can rent textbooks at a huge discount, rather than buy them.

A website that allows users to rent ebooks .