By the end of this tutorial you will be able to:
Welcome! This tutorial will teach you, the distance learner, how to use the libraries for your assignments, projects and papers. The tutorial is divided into six sections:
The IIT Libraries include:
Most of the library's online resources are available from off-campus. In order to use licensed journals, eBooks and databases from non-IIT locations, patrons must first pass through an authentication system. When you click on a restricted resource located on the library's website, you will automatically be prompted for authorization, Students are required to authenticate by entering their student ID number. Faculty and staff must enter their MyIIT username and password. You will remain logged in until you close your web browser.
However, you can skip the authentication step to access the library's e-resources from off-campus by logging in to MyIIT. Once you have logged in to the IIT portal page, click on the "library e-resources" icon in the upper-right corner. The system will authenticate you and redirect you to the library's Databases page.
If you use Google Scholar be sure to set the Scholar Setting to include Illinois Institute of Technology as your primary library link. This will help link you to IIT-subscribed journal content when you are off campus.
If you have any questions or experience problems logging into library e-resources, go to our help page or call 312-567-3616.