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BER 632: Qualitative Research II: Books

A course guide for BER 632 students.

Borrowing Rules

What kind of materials can be requested?

Books, dissertations and theses, monographs, newspapers, materials reproduced on microfilm, and older volumes of periodicals can usually be borrowed. Photocopies of journal articles or of short sections of books can generally be obtained. For questions about other types of items, check the policies or contact the Interlibrary Loan Department.

How long can I keep the books I borrow?

Books from UA's collection have the same loan period that on-campus users receive. The length of the loan depends on your status (undergraduate, graduate) and the type of material being loaned. Non-circulating materials, such as reference books, cannot be borrowed by distance learning students.

Books from other institutions will generally have a loan period between 2-4 weeks. Interlibrary loan materials are subject to recall by the lending library at any time. In the event this should happen, please return recalled items immediately.

Can I renew my books?

You can renew books from UA's collection by using the Libraries' Catalog or contacting the Circulation Department.

To renew books from other institutions, you must request a renewal through the Interlibrary Loan Office at least one week before the due date by telephone, e-mail, or in person. If a renewal is possible, you will be contacted by phone or e-mail and informed of the new due date. If the ILL band is marked "Not Renewable," the lending library has already indicated a renewal is not possible.

Contact McLure Library

Locating Print & E-books

There are multiple options to locate print & e-books relevant for your research.

  1. Scout: Discovery service--not database--that includes print books, ebooks, journal articles, etc.
  2. Library Catalog:  Best for known items at UA Libraries
  3. E-book Databases: UA Libraries subscribes to multiple databases that contain ebooks. Searching may vary depending on search interface. Ask V for assistance.

Locating Theoretical Readings

Like any other research, searching for theoretical readings can be an exhausting rabbit without flexible parameters. If you are not seeking a particular title or author, use the subject and/or abstract limiters in your search query.

Examples:

  • Subject: education, research & methodology 
  • Abstract: theoretical framework

Reminder: If UA Libraries doesn't have the book, use ILLiad to request it from another library.