Request Articles

Find and Request Articles That Are Not Full Text:Stack of magazines

For off-campus users, a variety of electronic indexes and databases are available via Mariner.

Students taking classes through University College may obtain photocopies of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles through the Off-Campus Library Services office. Articles may be ordered online using the Article Request Form/ILLiad Document Delivery link.

You will need to create an account the first time you use the ILLiad service.  When setting up your account, your library barcode is your password.  You also select the delivery method for your articles when registering; electronic delivery is preferred.

Articles not available full-text will be requested from other libraries and delivered electronically via ILLiad (.pdf) to your email address.  There is no cost for this service. Many Universities share holdings for no cost; however, if there is a fee we are currently unable to fill these requests.

Obtain An Article That Is Not Full Text:

ArticleLinker provides access to the full-text of articles available in any of the library’s databases.  If the complete article is not available in the database you are searching in, ArticleLinker will tell you if full-text might be available in any of the other online resources.  No more searching different databases to see if an article is available full-text somewhere else!

When do you use it?  Whenever you are searching in a database and the full-text is not available in that database.  Look for the following:

Article Linker ButtonClick on the Article Linker icon, then the link for your campus.  If the full-text is available, click on the link to get the full-text.

If there is no full-text available, you can request the article through the “Distance Learners submit an Interlibrary Loan request to Off-Campus Library Services” link or submit your request using the online Article Request Form/ILLiad link from our homepage.

Full-text Articles:

Some articles may be available full-text through the online databases in Mariner. You can print these from your workstation or computer.  Look for the words “HTML Full Text” or “PDF Full Text” to see the text of the article.  You will need Adobe Acrobat (a free download found at adobe.com) loaded on your computer to view the PDF full text.

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