Services for Distance Students
OFF CAMPUS USERS
Remote access is provided to current University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, faculty and staff through a proxy server. After linking to one of our online subscription resources, you will be prompted to log into the proxy server with your username and password. To see an example Login Screen, go to Guide for Off-Campus Users.
Use this link as your primary access point to everything that the Karrmann Library has available for your research needs. There are also helpful tutorials that explain essential searching functions. As you become more familiar with this important page your library experience and research success will greatly increase.
UW-Platteville distance education students may request books from our collection. Be sure to select Books and Media UW-Platteville on the dropdown menu from the results list. Requested books from our library will be mailed to you. Please be aware that regular loan periods are in effect and that you are responsible for the cost of shipping for both borrowing from and returning books to Karrmann Library.
If the Karrmann Library does not own a book that you need, please check with your local public library about requesting it through their interlibrary loan service. Working with your local library may result in faster and more direct service.
UW-Platteville distance education students have access to over 100 electronic databases to which the Karrmann Library currently subscribes. Many of these databases are in full text for your convenience. Due to certain licensing agreements, a few databases have restricted their access to the local campus or library proper. If the articles are not available, you may utilize our ILL service. If you encounter a broken article link, please notify us via Ask A Librarian.
Read the FAQs about our Find It! service.
This link groups our electronic resources together by subject or academic discipline. An individual database may be selected from these subject areas. Searching a single database will result in fewer and more relevant hits. Ask your course instructor for recommended databases to meet your assignment or course objectives.
If the journal article is not available in full text, UW-Platteville distance education students may request the article to be sent or e-mailed directly to their home. It is possible for you to use the electronic request forms via the Interlibrary Loan's ILLiad software. You will need your username and password to login to your ILLiad account. For this essential login information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608.342.1400.
This ILL service may take anywhere from 7 to 21 days, depending on the availability of the article and location of the holding library. Journal articles are photocopied and mailed (or scanned and e-mailed). They are yours to keep.
Ask A Librarian
For assistance in finding relevant books, articles and other types of research assistance, please contact a reference librarian. Call toll free: 1.888.450.4632 or use Ask A Librarian to send an email inquiry.
Service to non-UW-Platteville Distance Education Students
If you are attending an institution other than UW-Platteville, you are encouraged to contact your institution's library first to find out what services and resources are available to you. It is the Karrmann Library's mission to select and build collections supporting the curriculum and research interests at UW-Platteville. We may not necessarily have access to the kinds of materials you need for courses taken at other institutions.