How To's

How to Access Microforms

Proceed to the Multimedia Services of the Main Library.

Step 1: Fill out the call slip. For newspapers, make sure to indicate the title, issue no., and date while for rarebooks, make sure you have the correct call number.

Step 2: Go to the lending counter and ask for the correct microform. The assisting staff will provide you the microform as well as the card where the number of the appropriate reader you will be using is written.

Reminders

  • When using the machine for the first time, the staff will assist you in loading the microform.
  • Microfilms come in two sizes, 16 mm and 35 mm. The microfiche on the other hand is a smaller flat version of the microfilm.
  • Facing the microfilm reader, you will see a switch. Turn the light on. Make sure to insert the end of the microfilm with the square hole on one side of the reader and roll the film into the other side until you reach the beginning of the page. You can then use the focus dial to adjust the resolution of the reader. You can also move the flat handle up, down, left and right to aid you in looking for the content you need.
  • If you are using the microfiche, you just need to insert the film on the flat surface and do the same process of reading as the microfilm.
  • If you find content that you would be needing later on, you can have them saved in a CD or printed. You may ask the staff for assistance.

As of June 2017 the Multimedia Services has been relocated to the Electronic Resources room of the Information Services and Instruction Section (ISaIS), located at the first floor of the Main Library.
 

How to Check Out Reserve Books?

  1. Request book(s) at the Reserve Counter
  2. Fill out the Request Slip with complete bibliographic information
  3. Give the accomplished Request Slip to the library staff
  4. To check out reserved book, you need to reserve the book in advance (before 3:00PM)
  5. Log in using your UP Webmail account at http://ilib.upd.edu.ph
  6. Search the title/author of the Reserve Book
  7. Click the title link to view the record
  8. Click the "Reserve" button and then click the "OK" button
  9. Check out the Reserve Book after 3:00PM
  10. Give book card and reserve charge slip to the library staff
  11. Return book not later than 9:00AM the next school day
     

How to Connect to WiFi?

As of July 2017 the Main Library has deployed additional wi-fi hotspots courtesy of the UP Diliman Network Helpdesk (DilNet).

 

  • DILNET-WIFI - DilNet account login required, research access point (can access electronic databases)
  • WiFi@UPD - open access point (no access to electronic databases)

To connect to the library wi-fi, just select them from the list of wireless networks and follow the instructions that appear on your browser.

 

 

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The legacy Wireless@Mainlib network is still online at the Main Library lobby and north wing (Engineering side). In case the DilNet wi-fi hotspots are loaded, here are the instructions for connecting to it.

 

For Windows OS:

  1. Connect to the Wireless@Mainlib network via the Network tray icon.

  2. Click the Search magnifying glass icon next to the Start button.

  3. Type in ‘configure proxy server’ without the quotes and click the result that appears.

  4. At the lower part of the window, click the LAN settings button.

  5. In the Proxy server section, fill up the following:

    1. Tick the checkbox for ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN’

    2. In Address field, type in - proxy.upd.edu.ph

    3. In Port field, type in - 8080

    4. Click OK in the LAN settings window and OK in the Internet Properties window for the proxy settings to take effect

 

For Mac OS:

  1. Connect to the Wireless@Mainlib network via the Network menu bar icon.

  2. Open the System Preferences app and click the Network icon.

  3. Click the Advanced… button at the bottom and go to the Proxies header.

  4. In the protocols to configure, check and fill up the following:

    1. Web Proxy (HTTP) - proxy.upd.edu.ph, port 8080

    2. Secure Web Proxy (HTTPS) - proxy.upd.edu.ph, port 8080

    3. FTP Proxy - proxy.upd.edu.ph, port 8080

    4. Socks Proxy - proxy.upd.edu.ph, port 8080

    5. Click OK to close the proxy settings window and then Apply in the Network window for the proxy settings to take effect

 

For Android:

  1. Connect to the Wireless@Mainlib network, then tap and hold to Modify network.

  2. Tap the checkbox on Show advanced options

  3. Set the Proxy to Manual and fill up the following:

    1. Proxy hostname - proxy.upd.edu.ph

    2. Proxy port - 8080

    3. Tap Save for the proxy settings to take effect

 

For iOS devices:

  1. Connect to the Wireless@Mainlib network, then after it’s connected tap the network again in Wi-Fi settings to show its properties.

  2. Set the HTTP Proxy to Manual and fill up the following:

    1. Server - proxy.upd.edu.ph

    2. Port - 8080

How to Find Articles from e-Journals and e-Books?

  1. Go to the library website www.mainlib.upd.edu.ph
  2. To find a database, click the “Online Subscriptions” link under the “Electronic Resources” menu
  3. Define your search terms. Translate your enquiry or assignment topic into terms the database can understand. Nouns or noun phrases are best.
  4. Start searching using the basic search or advanced search interface

How to Request for Document Delivery?

Document delivery, a fee-based service for UP and non-UP library users, processes articles and book chapter requests from the journals, books, e-resources and other materials available only in UP Diliman Libraries.
These documents are scanned or photocopied and can be sent electronically or by courier. To request for document delivery:

  1. Go to the library website, www.mainlib.upd.edu.ph
  2. Click the “Request for document delivery” link under the Request Menu on the left side of the website
  3. Read the document delivery policy
  4. Fill out the request web form

How to Request for Extended Reading?

 

EXTENDEND READING allows readers to use the requested item/s beyond 05:00 PM up to 12:00 MN during weekdays at the Information Services and Instruction Section (ISaIS, formerly General Reference Section/GenRef). Books, serials, and theses and dissertations from other sections of the Main Library and the UP School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) Library, all which are closed at 5:00PM, may be requested for extended reading.

To place a request for extended reading, send an email to the ISaIS at libraryinfo.updiliman@up.edu.ph, mentioning information related to the material. For books and theses: title, author, date and place of publication, call number, and location. For serials: title of serial publication, volume and issue number, and date of publication. Please check the iLib WebOPAC at http://ilib.upd.edu.ph to get the bibliographic information of the library materials you wish to borrow.

Requests are processed within the same day. Please submit requests before 04:45 PM to let the staff prepare the material for transfer to ISaIS. Claiming of materials for extended reading are at the ISaIS Reference Desk.

You may also send a phone-in request by calling the Main Library section/SLIS Library (where the material you will be requesting is housed). You may also personally visit the section concerned to place a request.

How to Request for Library Orientation?

  1. Go to the library website, www.mainlib.upd.edu.ph
  2. Click the “Request for library orientation” link under the Request Menu on the left side of the website
  3. Fill out the request web form

OR
You may call the reference librarian at (02)981.8500 local 2861 to schedule library orientation

How to Reserve Books on Loan?

  1. Access http://ilib.upd.edu.ph
  2. Enter username & password
  3. Search the title of the book
  4. When record is displayed, move the cursor on the “on loan” copy
  5. Click the word “Reserve
  6. Click the “OK” button to reserve the book
  7. Log out from iLib
  8. Wait for the iLib System email in your UP WebMail when the book is available for loan
     

How to Search Academic OneFile and GVRL?

  1. Search Types: Choose a search type
    •  BASIC SEARCH: Search using basic criteria, or browse publications
    •  SUBJECT SEARCH: Search and browse a hierarchical list of subjects
    •  ADVANCED SEARCH: Combine search terms for precise searches
  2. Browse Publication: Instead of searching you can also browse publications by clicking on one of the subject groupings below the search box
  3. Search Results: When you conduct a search, you will be taken to a results list
    • To view an article, click on the article title
    • To view information on the publication containing the article, click on the title
  4. Article View: By clicking on one of the articles in the search results, you will be taken to the full entry of that article
  5. Tools: Article tools are available in the Tools box to the upper right of the articles: View PDF Pages, Print Preview, Email, Download, Citation Tools, Download MP3, Translate, Readspeaker. There are also options on the left of the screen: Refine results; Limit to; Limit by; Image results/video results/podcast results
  6. User Account: By creating a user account in the database, you will be able to save marked items, set search alerts and RSS feeds, and save search queries 

How to Search ProQuest?

  1. Select and click on databases on your topic or click the “Continue” button. If you click on the “Continue” button, this will bring you to basic search menu
  2. Using BASIC SEARCH: you can search by keyword or phrase
    • Simply enter your keyword(s) in the search box
    • To search for a phrase of more than two words, use quotation marks
    • You may limit your search by database (single or multiple), date range, full-text documents only and scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed
    • Then, click the “Search” button. Search results page will appear on screen
  3. Using ADVANCED SEARCH,
    • Enter a word or phrase into the search field
    • If you are combining your search with additional search words:
    • Choose the operator (for example, AND or OR) you want to use
    • Add your search word to the search field next to the operator list
    • From the drop-down menu, select the field to search
    • Continue adding words as needed. If you want to add more terms, click Add a row
    • When you finish entering your terms, click the "Search" button

How to Search ScienceDirect?

  1. Select a search mode:
    • QUICK SEARCH - Enter search terms in one or more search boxes and click the “Search ScienceDirect” button
    • ADVANCED SEARCH
      • Click on the “Search” button on the top menu and then choose the type of source you want to search
      • Enter search term(s) in the box and select field(s) to search
      • Select an operator (AND, OR and AND NOT) to combine the search terms in different fields
      • Limit the search to particular document type(s), if desired. Specify a date range. Specify volume, issue and page numbers, if desired
      • Click the “Search” button to start searching
  2. Reviewing the documents
    • Click the “Show preview” link to preview the abstract
    • Click the PDF icon to display the full-text article
    • To download multiple articles, click the “Download multiple PDFs” icon
    • You may send the bibliographic records of the articles to your email by clicking the “e-mail articles” icon
    • To export citation of articles, click the “Export citations” icon
  3. Personalization
    • To create personal account, click the “Register” button. Personal account is limited to saving your search, creating journal alerts and saving search alerts. This is not your remote access account to download article.

How to Search the Index to Philippine Newspapers?

The Index to Philippines Newspapers is a Web-based name-subject index to newspapers published in the Philippines. 

  1. Go to the University Library website
  2. Click the “Index to Philippine Newspaper” link
  3. Click the “Search Index” button to begin your search
  4. Type your keyword and click the “Search” button
  5. You may limit your search by newspaper title and date of publication
  6. Click the “Browse” button to browse the indexed issues by newspaper titles
     

How to Search the Index to Philippine Periodicals?

The Index to Philippines Periodicals is a name-subject index to periodicals published in the Philippines. It is compiled and edited by the Bibliography and Indexing Section, and issued on a quarterly basis every year. The IPP is available in both print and online. NDEX is the computerized version of the IPP in print  using CDS/ISIS. 

  1. Visit the Filipiniana Serials Section and search the IPP terminals
  2. Type S for information retrieval system
  3. Type S for search formulation
  4. Type the keywords, subjects, titles or author you want to search
  5. Use asterisk (*) between keywords to combine search terms
  6. Press the enter key to start retrieving records
  7. Type D to display the search results
  8. To view more results, press the enter or spacebar keys
  9. Do not press any key aside from the said keys or else the computer will go to the previous menu

How to borrow books if you are from other UP Campuses?

Enrolled Students and current Faculty and Staff can borrow books from the different constituent universities and satellite campuses.

Constituent Universities

  1. University of the Philippines Baguio
  2. University of the Philippines Diliman               
  3. University of the Philippines Los Baños
  4. University of the Philippines Manila
  5. University of the Philippines Visayas
  6. University of the Philippines Cebu
  7. University of the Philippines Mindanao
  8. University of the Philippines Open University

Satellite Campuses

  1. University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga
  2. University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Olongapo
  3. University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College
  4. University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences in Leyte
  5. University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences in Aurora
  6. University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences in Koronadal City, South Cotabato
     

For UP Diliman University Library:

  1. Before going to any library in Diliman, go to the Main Library and request for an iLib account from the Information Technology Division (Basement inside Filipiniana Section).
  2. You may also ask your college librarian to request an account for you.
  3. Bring your valid ID and borrower's card issued by your college library.
  4. Search the catalog or WebOPAC at http://ilib.upd.edu.ph
  5. Note the title, author, call number, location and status of the book.
  6. Take note of your Borrowing Privileges. Example: Undergraduate: If you borrowed 2 books from your campus, you are allowed to borrow 3 books from any libraries in Diliman.
  7. You can visit the library and borrow books from Mondays to Saturdays. See the library hours for more information.
  8. To borrow a book, you must fill out the book card.
  9. Present the book card and the book to be borrowed together with your countersigned ID and borrower's card to the Circulation Counter Staff.
  10. The Circulation Counter Staff will check out the books in the iLib database and stamp the due date on the book due date slip.
  11. Always remember to return the book on the due date to avoid any overdue fees.

 

For UP Los Baños Main Library

  1. You can visit the UPLB Main Library and borrow books from  Monday - Saturday, 8:00Am - 5:00 PM.
  2. Take note of your Borrowing Privileges. Example: Undergraduate: If you borrowed 3 books from any library in UP Diliman, you are allowed to borrow 2 books.
  3. Go to the UPLB Main Library website at www.library.uplb.edu.ph
  4. Search the UPLB catalog or WebOPAC at http://ilib.uplb.edu.ph
  5. Note the title, author, call number, location and status of the book.
  6. At the UPLB Main Library, get the book(s), fill up the book card with your full name, student number and college/campus and proceed to the section's circulation counter.
  7. Present the book card and the book to be borrowed together with your countersigned ID to the Circulation Counter Staff.
  8. You will be asked to login to your UPD iLib account to verify the number of books you borrowed. The Circulation Counter Staff will check your iLib E-Library card. Go to http://ilib.upd.edu.ph and login using your UP webmail/CRS account.
  9. The Circulation Counter Staff will asked the Computer Services & Multimedia Collections Section (Basement Extension, UPLB Main Library) to give you a UPLB iLib account. For more information and assistance, look for Mary Ann M. Ingua.
  10. The Circulation Counter Staff will check out the books in the iLib database and stamp the due date on the book due date slip.
  11. Always remember to return the book on the due date to avoid any overdue fees.

Instructions for Internet use card

1. All UP undergraduate students who are covered by the 2007 revised tuition and other fees will be allowed FREE USE of computers for Internet access for the first 20hrs (AO No. PERR 07-86, issued 17 Oct 2007). Beyond that they will be charged Php20 per hour or a fraction thereof.

2. To monitor the 20 hours free Internet access, college and unit libraries shall issue INTERNET USE CARD to all students who are covered by the 2007 revised tuition and other fees.

3. The card is non-transferable and if lost, free Internet access will be forfeited.

4. Write INTERNET USE CARD ISSUED in the Form-5 of the student with staff’s signature and date of issue.

5. For every Internet access transaction, staff shall record the date, time IN and OUT and balance plus his/her initial in the INTERNET USE CARD.

6. Actual time consumed shall be the basis for the remaining balance hours. For example, when the student consumed 1 hour and 15 minutes, write in the fourth column (Balance) 18:45, meaning he/she has a balance of 18 hours and 45 minutes.

7. All UP students will pay printing cost based on the existing rates.

8. Access or use of the CRS is FREE for ALL STUDENTS. No need to record in the INTERNET USE CARD.

9. All students enrolled prior to AY 2007-2008 will continue to pay the existing rates.