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Students @ a Distance

Using the Library @ a Distance Guide ...

Welcome to Buswell Library! This guide will help you utilize the materials, people, and other resources available from Buswell Library to support your learning and scholarship.

  • Scholarly Research and Planning
  • Subject Librarian Support
    • One-on-one help (see below) and research guides for your discipline (select program tab on the right)
  • Access Materials
    • Find and access books, articles, databases, and more.

To get started using this guide, select the Getting Started tab from the menu above.

Dr. Terry Huttenlock 

Professor Gregory Morrison 

Professor Steve Oberg 

Professor Christa Strickler 

  • To get full access to the library's catalogs and databases, you will be prompted to log in or authenticate with your college-issued username and password. If you don't know your network credentials or are having problems authenticating, contact AIT at 630-752-4357 or
  • The library provides access to many online full text journals and ebooks. In most cases, however, books will only be available in print, and you will need to request a scan of a chapter or the book to be mailed to you. For this service please use More information...

In addition to the library's databases, we encourage you to try Google Scholar ( when searching by subject .  Google Scholar can also be used if you have a citation and want to obtain the resource.

Using Scholar's "library links" feature, links you directly from your Scholar search results to the library catalog and article databases.  If the item is not available, you are also given the option to place an ILLiad (interlibrary loan) request.

Search library FAQs
Text: 630-426-3432
Phone: 630-752-5169

Accessing Materials

Access databases by discipline or title from the library web site (look for link to “Research Databases” in the Discover tab).

  • Don't see the full text? Look for the "find it" button. "Find it!"...

    • ... searches Wheaton's access to full text in other databases.

    • ... gives you the opportunity to place an ILLiad/interlibrary loan.

Don't see the full text? Use the "find it!" button,

  • The "Find it!" button...

    • ... searches Wheaton's access to full text in other databases.

    • ... gives you the opportunity to place an ILLiad/interlibrary loan request.

      • Add your program and status in the note field, "e.g. Off-campus student in ELIC program."

  • If you have a citation, use the Citation Search, found on the articles tab on the library home page to use "Find it!" to look for full text.

 If you need help, contact


The library collection contains a large number of e-books.  Search using the search box on the library home page.  When your results screen is displayed, use the facets on the left side to limit to ebooks. 

Book Chapters

The library will also scan a book chapter of a print book in our collection. 

If you are in a database:

Use the "Find it" to request the item through ILLiad.  Add your program and status in the note field, "e.g. Off-campus student in ELIC program." 

If you have a citation:

  • Log in to ILLiad
  • Select Book Chapter under "New Request."
  • Input your citation information.
  • Add your program and status in the note field, "e.g. Off-campus student in ELIC program." 

The chapter will then be scanned and sent to you as a digital copy. If you need help contact,

If Buswell does not have a copy of the book with the chapters you need, you can order it through i-Share or ILLiad and then request specific chapters to be scanned and sent as a digital copy.  Additional details and instructions are on the library web site.

Print Books

If a student is more than 50 miles from Buswell or an Illinois i-Share library (Map of i-Share libraries), Buswell will mail books from Buswell's print collection and books obtained from i-Share/ILLiad libraries to a U.S. address at no cost to the student.  The student will be responsible for the cost of mailing books back to the library.  Additional details.

I-Share Books

Buswell Library belongs to a consortia of Illinois academic libraries called i-Share.  As a member you can:

  • Visit any Illinois i-Share library and check out books using your Wheaton ID.  Map of i-Share libraries.

  • Return any books you checked out from Buswell Library at any i-Share library.

  • Request books owned by other i-Share libraries to be delivered to another i-Share library near your location.

    • You will need an i-Share account.  Create an i-Share account.
    • From the library home page select the books tab.
    • Click the "i-Share Catalog" link.
    • When you find the book you want, select "Request this item."  You will be asked to login with your i-Share account.
    • Click the "Choose pick-up location" button to specify where you want to pick the item up.
    • Click "Request."  You will be sent an email when your item is available.


Tutorials are available on basic searching techniques, library resources, and specialized databases.

Wheaton also subscribes to that provides high-quality video tutorials on a variety of topics. When asked to log in - select "Work or School account" and use your email login and password.