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Making an Interlibrary Loan Request?

Students, Faculty, and Staff

Instructions for finding an article and making an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request. For this example we’ll be using OneSearch to access Academic Search Complete and search the term "Monkeys".

Step 1: Begin your search.

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Step 2: Browse the results until you find an article that meets your research needs and see if Full Text is available to you.

Example article WITH Full Text available:

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Notice the link to PDF Full Text?

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That means that you can simply download the article by clicking that link.

Example article WITHOUT Full Text available:

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Notice the Find It link?

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This means that this database does not provide Full Text access to the article but it does provide you with the opportunity to search other KSC resources.

Step 3: Click the Find It link.

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..and you see a screen similar to this:

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Step 4: See if there are other ways to obtain the journal.

If there are, then you must use them rather than requesting an article via ILL. Notice the text that states, "Sorry, no holdings were found for this journal." in the image above? This means that the particular article is unavailable to KSC via any of our resources except Interlibrary Loan. If there were other resources, they’d be listed with links to them instead.

Step 5: Request article through Interlibrary Loan.

Simply do this by clicking the link (in step 3) that reads "Request an article through Interlibrary Loan" and you will then be presented with either a log-in request or the ILL request form.

Step 6: Log into the Interlibrary Loan service

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Step 7: Review the citation and your personal information to confirm accuracy and submit your request.

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Making a request.

Go to the Interlibrary Loan request page.


Linda Madden, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor
ILL Office: 603-358-2715
ILL Fax: 603-358-2743