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How do I get an article that is not available in the library?


Make sure we don't own the journal in print or microfilm

  • First, search in the Journals search (FAQ about that here) and the Library Catalog by the journal title or publication name to determine if we have the article in any format​.
  • Some articles may be freely available on the internet - try searching for the author's last name and the article title in quotation marks. For example, search Doe, "Searching for an article" in Google. Unpaywall, an extension for Google Chrome, can be helpful to find available articles in PDF. For older materials, searching the Internet Archive or the journal/publication website archives may help you find the article.
  • Feel free to have a librarian double-check for you at the Information Desk or through the chat box on the library website.

Request article through interlibrary loan

LMU students, faculty, and staff can request articles not owned by LMU for free.  To request an article, fill out the appropriate request form in ILLiad. If you haven't used ILLiad in the past, you'll need your OneCard to create an account first.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Information Desk.


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