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Several classes of materials may not be available through normal interlibrary loan sources. Some of these items may be unique and available only from a single source. Please read the appropriate section if you are requesting materials in the following classes:

  • Center for Research Libraries

    The Virginia Tech Libraries is one of 230 members of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), which supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences and social sciences by ensuring the survival and availability of the knowledge resources vital to these disciplines. CRL holdings can be for either microfilm/fiche copies or PDF files of the original material.

  • Dissertations and theses

    Dissertations from most universities are indexed in the Dissertations & Theses Global from ProQuest database.

  • ERIC documents

    The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature, containing more than 1.2 million citations going back to 1966. While more than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents issued from 1993 to the present are freely available in the database, many are not.

  • Media materials (Educational/Research)

    Requests for media materials (videos, DVDs, compact discs, etc.) should be for educational/research purposes. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Sharon Gotkiewicz at 540-231-9202.
  • NTIS Reports

    The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) provides an expansive collection of over 3 million government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related documents.

  • Patents

    US and international patents can be found in Summon. Almost all can be accessed freely online.

  • SAE Technical Papers

    All SAE Technical Papers and Ground Vehicle Standards (J standards) can be accessing in SAE Mobilus . You will still need to request aerospace standards and SAE journal articles through ILLiad.
  • Standards

    Interlibrary Loan can purchase technical standards for currently enrolled/employed Virginia Tech faculty and graduate students, with a limit of $1,000 per requester in a calendar year.



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