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Occupational Nursing and Medicine: Library Accounts

Requesting Articles through Illiad

ILLIAD - for interlibrary loans. This service brings you electronic copies of articles, which are not automatically available in the LHS full-text holdings. ILLIAD delivery is rapid and you may have an article in 1-2 days! Additionally,  UIC faculty, staff, and students may request electronic copies of articles held in our print collections using the ILLIAD system.

a. Sign up for ILLIAD at:

To register, click on "First Time Users"

Fill out the New User Registration for ILLiad form. Be sure to use your UIC Netid as your username.  This enables us to verify that you are enrolled in a UIC program. Since Distance Ed enrollees are rarely issued I-Cards, the Library ID number is not applicable. Enter N/A in this field.

If you have filled out the first information screen and a second appears asking for account information, please ignore the second screen. Only the first screen needs to be filled out to register.

Once successfully registered, online and distance ed students may request material that can be electronically reproduced and delivered, such as copies of articles and individual book chapters. We will not be able to deliver physical items such as books or media material (DVDs, etc) to distance learners.

b. The "Find It @ UIC" Button - How It Works With ILLIAD


The "Find it @ UIC" button appears on search pages and citation records when you enter these resources via the library. It is important to enter even PubMed and Google Scholar via the library links. This path allows you to be recognized as a part of the UIC organization by links-servers (proxy-servers) that are responsible for delivering materials from our licensed holdings. When you use the Find It @ UIC button to access our electronic full-text holdings, a search of our catalog and holdings is automated. If we do not own the full-text of an article, you will have access to a special link that connects you to the ILLIAD system.

When you search the catalog and receive the message - "Article is not available in electronic format" - please scroll down the page to select a link called - "Library of the Health Sciences Chicago" - select the link and login to the ILLIAD system.

The information required to process the interlibrary loan in ILLIAD  should populate the loan form automatically (if you access ILLIAD from the Find IT=t@ UIC page). Interlibrary loan often takes as little as 1-2 days. A message is sent to your UIC email that your article has arrived. 

To fetch your article after delivery, login to ILLIAD at --  look on the left-sidebar look for the link labeled "Electronically Received Articles", and download your article.pdf.

c. Watch a brief video, in which Rebecca Raszewski demonstrates the use of the "Find it @ UIC" button and ILLIAD in the context of a CINAHL database search



NCBI Account

MYNCBI - PubMed's online bibliographic management system and more - use it to save collections, searches, bibliographies....

a. Sign-up at:

 b. Watch the tutorial on MYNCBI  for an Overview

Additional NCBI Tutorials


MeSH Tutorial -

Using Filters for PubMed Searching -

Saving COLLECTIONS   (Note, if the Favorites icon does not show on the citation page, use the pull-down menu at Save Items).    

Create Alerts (Save SEARCHES for future use as filters) -

Keyword Searching (Details box, Advanced page)  -

Advanced Search Page -



COLLECTIONS in MYNCBI - create a new collection or move new citations to an existing collection -

  1. Click the MYNCBI link to open to your MYNCBI account page (upper right corner of PubMed page)
  2. Select the search you want from the Recent Activity box
  3. On the search results page that appears, check the citations you want to move (or don't check any to capture the first 1000)
  4. Use the Send To pulldown menu to select Collections > press Add to Collections
  5. Either choose a new collection and give it a new name or use an existing one > then Save
  6. Check out the options on the Managing Collections link.

CREATE ALERT / SAVE SEARCH - to save a search string and schedule e-mail updates -

  1. Select the Search from you MYNCBI home page Recent Activity box
  2. On the search results page, select the CREATE ALERT link (immediately under the search box) > name it  & save it>
  3. Confirm its entry into your MYNCBI saved searches box
  4. Check out the options on the Managing Saved Searches link.

CLIPBOARD - to place selected citations on an 8-hour clipboard associated with your IP address. This Clipboard can be edited, sent on to Collections, moved to RefWorks, or emailed.

  1. Simply select individual citations from the PubMed search results page or to send a large batch of all results (select nothing and the first 500 results will be used)
  2. Click the Send To pulldown menu to select Clipboard > press Add to Clipboard


REFWORKS - transfer citations from MYNCBI or PubMed to Refworks

  1. Open your RefWorks account by signing in at
  2. Either select your citations from the PubMed search results page or the Clipboard
  3. Click the Send To pulldown menu to select FILE > Select MEDLINE format (this is the tagged format recognized by RefWorks*) - note that if you do not select the citations, you may create an enormous file!
  4. After selecting Create File, look for the pop-up asking about opening or saving the "pubmed_result.txt file"
  5. Open & save or save the file directly to your Desktop (you may rename it)
  6. Go to RefWorks and select the REFERENCES pulldown menu and choose IMPORT
  7. When the popup window appears, make sure you have NLM PUBMED (Import filter/Data Source) and PUBMED (Database) and the correct FOLDER in Refworks you want to use (name a new one or use one already there)
  8. Browse your desktop for the save pubmed_result.txt file and Open it > then press IMPORT
  9. Verify your citations made it to the FOLDER you wanted (you don't want to keep them in the LAST IMPORTED folder because it is overwritten each time you do an new import)

 Link to the UIC REFWORKS tutorial and citation management guides!