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FNDS 3401: Reporting on the Middle East

Why are they useful?

Get This, MeLCat, and ILL (Interlibrary Loan) are incredibly helpful ways to get access to books, journal articles, and other library related material from other libraries in Michigan and across the world.

Get This

"Get This" is a service of the University Libraries in Ann Arbor. Current UM-Dearborn students, faculty and staff can request items from the UM-Ann Arbor and UM-Flint libraries, and have them delivered to the Dearborn library by using the MLibrary catalog.

Complete instructions and some Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the Mardigian Library's website. For additional questions about "Get This," please contact the Circulation Desk at Hatcher Library at (734) 764-0401, by emailing, or chatting with UM-Ann Arbor library staff at

What is MeLCat?

MeLCat allows you to request books & audio/visual materials from participating academic, public, and school libraries in Michigan and have them sent directly to the Mardigian Library!

Steps for Ordering MeLCat Books and Other Items

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the title, author, subject, or keywords of the item(s) you're looking for into the search bar.
  3. Select the "Get this from MeLCat" icon.
  4. Select "University of MI Dearborn" as the MeLCat Library Card/Account
  5. Enter your Uniqname (that first part of your UMICH email address) and UMICH password
  6. Wait for a confirmation email that it's ready to come pick up in the library!
  7. Book a pick-up time to come pick-up your material :)

What is ILL (Interlibrary loan)?

Interlibrary Loan is for requesting:

  • Books, dissertations, and microforms not available in the Mardigian Library.
  • Copies of periodical articles or short sections of books not available through the Mardigian Library's print or online collection.

These will then be delivered right to the Mardigian Library or your email address!

Here's how it works:

  1. Log into your ILLiad account with your Uniqname (first part of your UMICH email) and UMICH password
  2. Select ArticleBook ChapterLoan (book, microform, AV, etc.), or Thesis/Dissertation
  3. Enter all of the required fields such as Title and Author
  4. Select "Submit Request!"
  5. Wait for an email conformation that your item is ready to be picked up at the Mardigian (or if it's an article it will be emailed directly to you)
  6. Book a pick-up time to come pick-up your material :)
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