How long does it take to obtain an article that I have ordered?
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Articles are processed on a daily basis and may take a few days.  You will be notified when your article is available.

Article Request Form/ILLiad Document Delivery:
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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 – either electronic delivery or mailed to your home address.

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Once you log into the system, you are able to request items, view your received articles and look at your request history.

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When I find an article in a database and it says “full text” what do I do?
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When you find a citation that has the words ” HTML full-text” or “PDF full-text,” you can print the article out by clicking on the link.

For the PDF documents, you will need to have Adobe Reader (a free software) on your computer to see and print the article. You can obtain the free download at www.adobe.com.

What does “full-text” mean?
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Electronic, online version of text usually found in a periodical or book. These can be printed out in their entirety.

What are peer reviewed articles?
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An indicator of quality scholarship. An author’s peers evaluate a manuscript and recommend rejection or publication. A peer-reviewed journal is sometimes referred to as “juried,” “academic” or “scholarly.”

Where do I find articles?
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  1. Go to the Off-Campus Library Services homepage found at: http://learn.maine.edu/library/
  2. On the homepage, find the Quick Links on the left-hand side of the page.
  3. Click on “Mariner”
  4. Then, “Indexes and Databases”
  5. You will see a complete alphabetical list.
  6. You will need a valid University of Maine System library card if you are accessing the databases from an off-campus location.