3.282 on-line libraries in Illinois (35)

Mon, 24 Jul 89 21:28:55 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 282. Monday, 24 Jul 1989.

Date: MON 24 JUL 1989 16:15:00 CDT
From: Jim McSwain <F0A8@USOUTHAL>
Subject: on-line libraries in Illinois

A recent issue of ILLINOIS LIBRARIES, 71 (#3-4 March/April 1989):
185-88 contains useful information for HUMANIST participants who
wish to gain access to the holdings of major libraries in Illinois
including the facility at Champaign-Urbana. ILLINET Online is a
statewide online union catalogue network in Illinois. Those outside
the state may use it to search for titles and gain bibliographic
information. It includes DePaul University, Northern Illinois Univ.,
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago), in addition to a host of
local county and municipal systems with a total of approximately
3,000,000 entries! If you have a modem, you can access the system by
setting you software parameters to half duplex, 7 data bits, 1 stop
bit, no parity, and either 300, 1200 or 2400 baud (it is autobaud, so
it sets the system to match your settings). The numbers are 312-
996-8844 or 217-333-2494, 0700-2400 hours M-F, 0800-2400 hours on
Sat., and 01200 to 2400 hours on Sun. Once you "connect," hit the
"return" key to call up the ILLINET Online logo, and follow the
prompts from there. I have used the search procedures before, and if
you think you need further instructions call the help desk at 312-
996-7280/217--333-3102 or Kristine Hammerstrand at 312-996-7853/
217-244-7593. If there are other online catalogues you wish to
access, I may have the information you need. Feel free to contact
me at f0a8@usouthal. Regards, JMcSwain