Allen College

Information Request Procedures

This service is available for faculty, staff and team members who are employees of UnityPoint Health — Waterloo.

  • Please provide your name, telephone number, address, and email address so the library staff can contact you with results.
  • When requesting a literature review/information, please be sure to be as specific as possible to assist library staff in providing you with accurate information.
  • Please be sure that words are spelled correctly and avoid using abbreviations. Information requests can be submitted to Barrett Library Staff in the following ways:

Inter-Library Loan Procedures
Journal articles that are needed for course assignments or for personal edification may be secured through the normal Inter-Library Loan process. It is important to become familiar with the Allen College Interlibrary Loan Procedures:

  1.  Go to
  2.  Select Current Students
  3.  Select Library
  4.  Select online E-Form

Electronic Databases
The Barrett Library provides an electronic database that students use to search for journal articles. To explore the electronic databases available through the Barrett Library:

  1. Go to
  2. Select Library, Electronic Databases.
  3. On the Electronic Databases page, note the links to the electronic resources available through the Barrett Library.
  4. Using our databases requires passwords. These passwords will change periodically for security purposes so students may occasionally need to inquire about them at An updated list of passwords can be found in Blackboard.

Mail to:

Allen College
Barrett Library
1825 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

Phone: (319) 226-2005
Fax: (319) 226-2051