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Master of Urban Design research guide

Resources for students in the Master of Urban Design program.

Finding Books in OneSearch

Getting Started

Search OneSearch for Keywords. Use the title, author, and other information about the book to complete an interlibrary loan request to have the book shipped to your home address or the CAP Indy Center [more instructions on requesting books from campus below]. If you'll be on campus, you may also place a hold on a book and pick it up in the library by signing in and selecting "Request" in the book record.

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Select "Book/eBook" under Content Type to limit your search to books only.

Most libraries assign Library of Congress Subject Headings to items in their catalogs. Look for subjects to use in your searches:

Have University Libraries Books & Articles Delivered to You

University Libraries Interlibrary Loan will deliver books from the Architecture Library or Bracken Library and copies of articles from print journals to your home address or the CAP Indy Center. The library will ship the books to you for free, but you are responsible for the expense of shipping the books back to the library or dropping them off on campus.

To have items delivered to you:

  1. Login to the Ball State University Libraries' Interlibrary Loan system.
  2. If signing up for the first time, be sure to select "Distance Ed Grad" in the Status menu.

    If you're already signed up, you can check your status after logging in by going to Change User Information under Tools on the left side of the screen.

  3. Fill out a New Request for a book or article (see menu on left side of screen).

  4. If you would like the book shipped to the CAP Indy Center instead of your home address, specifiy this in the Note box.

If the book is checked out, you need to hold/recall the book and then have it sent to you via Interlibrary Loan (see below for instructions).