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Archive for August, 2009

Important Update for Loansome Doc Users

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Due to upcoming software changes in the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery system, we can no longer process requests placed through Loansome Doc. We want to ensure you that serving your information needs is critical to our mission and we will continue to provide you with ILL and Document Delivery services.

All students, staff and faculty members of Wayne State University are assigned an AccessID by the University. The AccessID is a series of alphanumeric characters, such as zs1254. The AccessID, used in conjunction with your Pipeline (or Wayne e-mail) password, is the prescribed method of access to a host of electronic resources available to University affiliates as well as other services such as Interlibrary Loan.

By visiting and clicking the link to your preferred Article Database or Google Scholar, you will be prompted to log in to EZProxy, and once you login, you will be able to access thousands of resources that you may not have had instant access to before. You will have access to PubMed Full-Text as well as hundreds of other databases encompassing thousands of titles and resources already available in PDF and HTML formats.

Requesting materials that are not instantly available online has never been easier, or faster. By following the ArticleLinker link available in most databases as well as Google Scholar, if you do not locate the full-text content, you will be prompted to “Request Digital Delivery of article if NOT available from INSTANT ACCESS area above”. Following the appropriate steps to request the article will initiate an “ArticleReach” request for digital delivery.

For more instruction, visit:

Once the libraries receive the request, it will be quickly processed using high quality scanning technology. You will be able to access your scans from automatic e-mails sent to you, or you may access them from your library account.

Requests not filled in ArticleReach will automatically pass to the traditional Interlibrary Loan system for request processing.

Thank you for your attention and patience during this streamlining of ILL/DD services.

With best regards,

Wayne State University Library System

Law Library Fall 2009 Orientation

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Follow this link for details of the Fall 2009 Orientation.

Notice: WSULS is streamlining Interlibrary Loan service in August

Friday, August 21st, 2009

In the next few weeks the Wayne State University Library System will update Interlibrary Loan (WILD), the service you use to obtain articles and books that are not available in library collections. This update makes it easier and more convenient for you to order and receive the documents you need.

Here are some of the changes coming your way soon:

  • Faster article and document delivery turnaround;
  • The convenience of fewer IDs and passwords to remember; your WSU AccessID (the same one that you use to login to Pipeline and e-mail) and your ILL login are the same;
  • Current request history at your fingertips; older transactions are automatically removed;
  • A simple single user interface to login to your account.

What can you do?

  • Contact your ILL department with questions:
    • Purdy/Kresge ILL Office: 313-577-4011
    • Neef Law Library ILL Office: 313-577-6170
    • Shiffman Medical Library ILL Office: 313-577-1100
  • Look for future updates.

NOTE: For faster delivery, our Interlibrary Loan customers are encouraged to use the “Search for article AL,” “Get it@WSU,” or “Link to Full text” buttons found in database results displays as a first step in linking to the full text of articles retrieved from a database search.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is my Username and Password?
Starting in mid-August, all logins to the Interlibrary loan (WILD) system will be set to match your WSU AccessID and password. If your old ILL username and password doesn’t work, please try your WSU AccessID and password, the same one that you’d use to login to Pipeline.

I’m not a WSU student, faculty or Staff member, what should I do?
If you are not affiliated with Wayne State University and would like to borrow resources from us, please click here

What happened to my old request history?
Transaction history will be periodically purged.  Try using a reference manager program such as EndNote (freely available to WSU affiliates) to store citations.

My DOCLINE account login doesn’t match my Interlibrary Loan account, what should I do?
WSU affiliates are encouraged to link to full-text resources available in the libraries by choosing the “Search for ARTICLE AL” button found in PubMed search results displays. If no full text holdings are found, try the “request digital delivery” option at the end of the AL search box. You will receive prompt automated notification of the delivery of your articles when they appear in your library account.

New student/public logon system pushed out to Library System computers

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

The Library System’s Computing and Instructional Media Support Team has developed and tested a new student/public logon system which includes the ability to prevent multiple logons from a single AccessID. This has been done to promote equal student access to computing resources, in accordance with the University’s Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy ( testing took place in the UGL and the system will be pushed to the rest of the Library System computers on August 24.

If you are a student and cannot login to a computer, it may be for one of the following reasons:

1. Only one logon at a time is permitted per AccessID so if you have shared your AccessID or WSU credentials, you may not log in to a second computer.

2. You may have unknowingly left a terminal logged on and now another student or non-student is using the machine. In this case, contact someone at a library service desk to assist you.