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Your library account

Visit your library account to see what you have checked out, requests, and fines.  Need help accessing library resources?  Visit our guide on how to use OneSearch and BrowZine.

Network access

Get easy access to our collections on or off campus.  Troubleshoot or report access problems.

Scan on demand

Request digitized copies of articles or book chapters in our collection, and we’ll email them to you.

Library express

Faculty can have books delivered between Hodges Library and branch libraries and to their departmental offices.

Interlibrary loan

Set up an account with Interlibrary Loan Services to access material from other libraries.

Suggest a purchase

Submit this online form to suggest a book, journal, or other item for our collection.

Research Support

Subject librarians

Meet with our subject librarians for assistance at any stage of the research process.  Subject librarians can help you identify and locate reliable sources, develop effective search strategies for drawing additional information from sources you have found, or assist you in evaluating the reliability of those sources.  Visit the Research Cycle to see how a librarian can help you.

Statistical consultations

Need help with project planning, data sampling, data analysis, testing, software, or presentation?  OIT Research Support offers statistical consultations in Pendergrass Library weekdays by appointment.  Call the OIT Helpdesk at (865) 974-9900 to schedule an appointment.  The first 15 hours each semester are free!

Writing help

Check out the Libraries’ Citation Guide for help citing sources, and Endnote or Zotero or Mendeley for managing your citations.  Please tell your students about these resources.  Students can also visit the Writing Center for free and individualized help throughout the writing process.

Open access publishing

Open access publishing has many benefits for you and your research.  Subject librarians are available to consult with you about open access publishing options.  More information about open access publishing is available on this page and in the Libraries’ open access guide.  Visit this page for questions about copyright and retaining your copyrights.  Pendergrass Library has an Institutional Arrangement with PeerJ to support the cost of publishing in this bioscience journal.

Help videos

Access the Libraries’ online help videos 24/7!  Also visit Pendergrass Library’s YouTube channel for tutorials on library resources, research tips, and more.

Instruction Support

Course reserves

Pendergrass Library provides course reserve services so that classes can share access to required and supplementary materials. Click here to submit a course reserve request.

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Pendergrass Library offers customized instruction sessions to classes, departmental orientations, and other groups. We can also help you build meaningful library assignments that teach students to locate, evaluate, and cite research sources.  Click here to submit an instruction request.

Link generator

Use the link generator tool to generate a link that is accessible to anyone with a valid UT NetID and password.  For example, you can give students access to an article within your Blackboard site.  To use this tool, JavaScript must be enabled in your browser, and the link must be a “persistent” link.

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