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How do I request a book in Seeker?

Follow these steps to request an item from another library:

  1. Check that the item’s status says “On Shelf” at one of the listed locations.
  2. Click on the "Request item" link.
  3. Choose your school (Loyola University or Notre Dame of Maryland University) and log in with your library login information.
  4. Choose your pick-up location.
  5. Select “Send”.
  6. Items take about a week to arrive, and you’ll receive an e-mail when it’s available for pick-up.

Watch a Video about Requesting an Item from Another Library:

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Where is the citation information?

Find Citation Information

All of the information you need to write citations is available with the source in Seeker. On the results page, click on the source's title. On the next page, look for the "Authors", "Source", "Publisher information", or "Publication Year" fields. If the article has a DOI, it will be listed in the "DOI" or "URL" field below the abstract.

How do I filter my results in Seeker?

Filter Your Results

On the Seeker results page, you have a few options for limiting the types of results you see. On the left side of the screen, locate the "Refine Results" menu.


Check the box beside these limiters to apply them to your results page:

  • Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
  • Catalog Only - view only books and some media
  • Available in Library Collection - remove items only available through Interlibrary Loan. Note: this will include books available through other USMAI libraries.
  • Loyola Catalog Only - view only books and media available at Loyola Notre Dame Library


Publication Date

  • Slide the toggles in either direction to view items published in a specific year range


Source Type

  • Seeker includes multiple types of sources. Select "Source Types" to expand the section and limit to a specific type, such as Books. Select "Show More" to view all available source types.

Clear Your Filters

The "Current Search" section shows you the search terms, expanders, and limiters currently applied to your search. To take a limiter or expander off your search, click the "X" beside it.



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