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WGS Instructor Guide

This guide was designed to provide a quick reference to library tools and materials that are relevant to WGS research and instruction.

WGS Specific Resources

Women's and Gender Studies Databases

Find WGS Streaming Video

Visit the Library Resources for Online Instruction guide for instructions on how to embed library streaming video content into your Canvas site.

Purchase Recommendation Form

Recommend an item for purchase

We welcome purchase recommendations from UWM faculty, staff and students. There are three ways to recommend an item for purchase:

  1. Fill out the web purchase recommendation form
  2. Send an email to with as much information about the item (title, author, publisher, ISBN/ISSN, etc.) as possible
  3. Send publisher’s catalog or other announcement by mail to:

Explore Trial Databases

Access and Request Library Materials

Instructions for signing in to your library account

Your library account allows you to bookmark search results, view request options, and access materials from off campus.
Signing in requires that your browser accept cookies. (See How to Enable Cookies if you need to restore this setting.)

1. Search for the item in WorldCat. You will use the WorldCat Record details to fill out the Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) form later in the process.

2. Sign into your Interlibrary Loan Account using your ePanther ID and password.

3. Once logged into your account, select a request form from the menu in the upper left.
Main Interlibrary loan menu: Select a New Request.

4. Copy and paste the item details from the WorldCat record or manually enter it from the item's citation into the appropriate ILLiad request form. Fill out all the required fields, this will speed up the process. Please paste the URL of the item in the notes field.

Tip: You can use a DOI number to fill in an Interlibrary loan request form. Paste the full DOI into the top box in the Interlibrary loan article request form, and then click “Resolve DOI." This will auto-fill the form with the details for the item you’re requesting. Screnshot of "resolve doi" field at the top of an Article Request form

​​A screen grab of an autofilled ILLiad form.

In general, interlibrary loan requests take between 2-3 days for articles and 10-14 days to fill books. Some requests may take longer.