Get the information you need fast and free

April 27, 2017

Dear faculty, staff and students at URMC:

FreeWe were excited to announce FREE article services a few months ago, but we’re worried you may not have heard.

Did you know we can get you a copy of that print book or journal article you need, even if we don’t own it?

It’s fast, convenient, and FREE through our interlibrary loan service (ILLiad).

Most article or chapter requests can be delivered to you as a PDF within a couple business days.

Need something faster and not sure if we can do it?

Need help signing up for ILLiad?

Just contact our Answer Desk professionals at 275-3361.

We’ve got so much good news we’re gonna bust!

July 6, 2016

We’re working hard to make your work easier.

You’ve told us what you want and we’re making it happen.

Starting noFreew, for faculty, staff and students at URMC:

• Fees for interlibrary loans………………Gone!

• Charges for document delivery………..Eliminated!

• Loan period for books…………………… Extended!

You know we can get you a copy of that print book or journal article you need, even if we don’t own it, through our interlibrary loan service (ILLiad). It’s fast and convenient, BUT…. you’ve told us that the fees get in the way of your research and scholarship.

We agree. Interlibrary loan service now is FREE.

You know if we do have the print book or journal you need, and you need a copy of a chapter or article, you can ask us to scan the information and send it to you electronically through ILLiad. (We call this ourFree “document delivery” service.) It’s fast and convenient, BUT…. (you know the rest).

We agree. Document delivery service now is FREE.

And finally, about that 2-week loan period for books…

Effective immediately, we are changing the loan period for books from 2 weeks to 3 months (No, you don’t have to keep the book that long, but you can if you need to.)

If you’d like more information about any of our services, talk with your librarian or the fabulous people at our Answer Desk.

Let’s keep the conversations going.


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2010 Journal Cancellations

December 7, 2009

As reported on the URMC Fiscal Fitness web site, Miner Library’s materials budget was reduced by 5% in FY 2010.  In order to implement this budget reduction and to add a small number of heavily requested journals, Miner made the difficult decision to cancel the following journals effective January 2010.  Journals were selected for cancellation based on low overall usage, high cost-per-article, low Impact Factor and input from faculty, staff and students.  In most cases University of Rochester users will continue to have access to issues published in 2009 and earlier.  Copies of articles published after 2009 can be ordered through Miner’s ILLiad system for a small charge.  Articles ordered through ILLiad are usually delivered within 48 hours.  Miner thanks all faculty, staff and students who provided input on the proposed journal cancellations.   

Title Publisher 2009 Cost
Acta Neurochirugica Springer $4045
American J of Industrial Medicine Wiley Blackwell $5295
Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Amer. College Allergy… $190
Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology Annals Pub. Co. $360
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Royal College $346
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Springer $2166
Archives of Microbiology Springer $4724
Archives of Toxicology Springer $3422
Archives of Virology Springer $4398
Behavioral Medicine Heldref $232
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic Guilford $395
Cardiology Karger $3768
Clinical Medicine Royal College Physicians $305
Current Medicinal Chemistry Bentham Science $5170
Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews Wiley Blackwell $635
European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience Springer $2173
Growth Factors Informa $1535
Gynecologic & Obstetric Investigation Karger $2444
Inquiry Excellus $175
International Archives of Allergy & Immunology Karger $4032
International J of Biostatistics Berkley Electronic Press $377
International J of Nursing Terminologies & Classifications Wiley Blackwell $179
International J of Psychiatry in Medicine Baywood $364
International J of Radiation Biology Taylor & Francis $3695
Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing Taylor & Francis $340
J of American College Health Heldref $252
J of Analytical Toxicology Preston Publications $630
J of Biochemical & Molecular Toxicology Wiley Blackwell $932
J of Cancer Research & Clinical Oncology Springer $3946
J of Chromatographic Science Preston Publications $505
J of Consumer Health on the Internet Informa $286
J of Immunotherapy Lippincott Williams Wilkins $431
J of Neural Transmission Springer $4268
J of Occupational Rehabilitation Springer $966
J of School Health Wiley Blackwell $357
Lipids Springer $505
Lung Springer $631
Mammalian Genome Springer $1506
Medical Mycology Informa $1730
Methods of Information in Medicine Schattauer $761
Microbiology & Immunology Wiley Blackwell $387
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg’s Archives of Pharmacology Springer $3037
Neuroendocrinology Karger $2740
Neuropsychobiology Karger $2108
New Zealand Medical Journal NZ Medical Association $267
Nutrition Reviews Wiley Blackwell $339
Ophthalmic Research Karger $1564
Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Slack $845
Pharmacogenetics & Genomics Lippincott Williams Wilkins $763
Psychiatry Guilford $485
Reproductive Sciences Sage $960
Scandinavian J of Rheumatology Informa $395
Scandinavian J of Urology & Nephrology Taylor & Francis $520
Synapse Wiley Blackwell $4638

ILLiad receipts coming your way!

November 12, 2009

We need to fess up. We’ve been causing some departments a big headache by not providing invoices or receipts for some library transactions. In fact, one of our customers recently reminded us that “Each charge has to have documentation – even the measliest amount – or [I] will go to Federal prison.” 


So what are we  going to do?

Well, starting in November, if you pay for a transaction in ILLiad with a grant or account number, you will receive a paper copy of the invoice. Please remember to give the invoice (or “back-up documentation” as we say in finance lingo) to your department administrator or accountant…whomever tracks how the money is spent. It will make him/her very happy (as opposed to things like audits, which make him/her very unhappy)!    

Questions? Contact Stacey Ragone, Circulation Services Manager.
(585) 275-3390