Answered By: askalibrarian askalibrarian
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016     Views: 10

Hi Declan ~

   For articles the library does not own in full-text, you can request them via InterLibrary Loan (ILL).  There are two ways to access ILL, or the system known as ILLiad.  

First, you can use the "check availability" link located within the database you were searching.  For the URL you included, the check availability link is located on the right side of the screen, at the bottom of the list titled "TOOLS".  Once you click this link, you want to select option 3:  InterLibrary Loan Form.  This will direct you to ILLiad, the interface we use to order materials from other institutions.   *NOTE:  If you do NOT have an ILLiad account, you simply use your full SRU email and password to login and will be directed to a registration page.  It will ask you a few simple questions and you will be on your way to accessing ILLiad.  The perk of using the article linker/ check availability link is that once you select the Interlibrary Loan Form and have an ILLiad account, the linker will populate the form for your request so you will simply need to scroll to the bottom and click the submit button.  

Another option is to access ILLiad via the InterLibrary Loan page on the Bailey Library website.  This is found under the Services tab -  InterLibrary Loan -  Illiad.   To save you time,  I have included a direct link for you here. 

In going this route, you will need to ensure you have the author, title, journal information, publication date, etc. so that you can complete the ILLiad form yourself.  

**Once you have submitted your request and it is processed by the lending institution,  the article will be sent to your ILLiad account.  You will recieve an email from our InterLibrary Loan staff that your article is available.   You will need to access ILLiad via the Services page (as mentioned above) to access your article.  To access your article, you will select the  "electronic articles recived" link located on the left side of the ILLIad page.  While many articles are returned quickly, it can take up to 10 days to receive articles and at times, some articles may not be available.  All communication from the InterLibrary Loan Department will occur via your SRU email.  

If you have any trouble or need additional help feel free to contact Mr. Joe Drobney, RSS Technician, at  724.738.4457 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.  You can also follow-up here at Askalibrarian.   


Jessica Jordan

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