Accessing Library Resources from Off Campus
The Mabee Library uses EZProxy to allow access to its databases and electronic resources off campus. EZProxy allows your off-campus computer to be identified as part of the UIW network. When prompted, log in with your UIW email username and password. More information click here. For best results in database searching from off campus, use Internet Explorer.
RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool used to create and manage research bibliographies and citations. It offers more than 400 formatting styles, including many specific styles required by journals for publication of your research. You may add citations manually or import them from UIW-owned resources or from Google Scholar. Content may be shared with others who have RefWorks accounts. Accounts must be created on campus with a UIW email address, but once your account is created, you may access the content from anywhere with an Internet connection. You may not save articles to RefWorks, but there is unlimited space for citations and abstracts. To learn more, consult the RefWorks LibGuide. Look for the RefWorks link on the library’s homepage.
Book(s) Not on Shelf
The Audiovisual (AV) Collection contains a variety of materials in many formats acquired to meet the curriculum and enrichment needs of faculty and students. Formats include DVDs, VHS tapes and audio CDs.
All AV materials are cataloged in Primo.
Learn more about searching for AV in Primo – Audiovisuals Search Tips
Audiovisual Circulation Policy:
Users with a valid UIW ID Card, who are free of library fines or charges, can check out items.
AV cannot be lent to Alumni or visitors using TexShare cards.
Three items can be checked out for 7 days (multi-part titles are counted separately).
There is no limit on the number of items UIW faculty may check out.
AV items can be renewed only in person with items on hand.
You can access subscribed online video collections. This content is available to current UIW students and faculty only. UIW users will need to authenticate using their UIW credentials.
You can also access a selection of free audiovisual materials online by following this link. These items can be used by our affiliates and our guests. No log in is required.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that allows UIW users to borrow books and obtain copies of articles not available in the UIW Library from other libraries throughout the United States. Our interlibrary loan service is meant to provide UIW users with the necessary materials for their education and research.
The UIW Library has a reciprocal service that lends books and provides copies of articles to users at other U.S. libraries. The loan period is three weeks. The provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law and individual library policies regulate both lending and borrowing of library materials.
TexShare Cards - Students may obtain a TexShare card from the Reference Desk. The TexShare card, along with your UIW ID, allows you to borrow books from other Texas libraries (public and academic). TexShare differs from interlibrary loan in that with TexShare, the borrower is responsible for returning the materials directly to the lending library. TexShare cards must be renewed each semester. Learn more about the program at TexShare Card Program.