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#ResearchProTips - Past Library Workshops: Get It Free

Library Drop-In Workshops Offered in the Past - Useful Notes and Links


Learn how to use ILLiad Interlibrary Loan and access Full Text resources.

1. Use the Journal Finder

Learn how to use the Libraries' Journal Finder to locate and get copies of journal articles.

2. Use ILLiad

When you can't locate a copy of an article via our Journal Finder or a book via CONSORT/OhioLINK, learn how to request it via our ILLiad interlibrary loan system.

Journal Finder

Here are examples of some articles found by students.  When you go to view the full-text they ask you for a login or to purchase the article.   DON'T DO IT!  You shouldn't need to pay for most articles you find.  For many articles we likely have access to them electronically or in print.  If not, you can request that we get you a copy of an article, usually delivered to you electronically.


When you come across an article at a site that wants you to login or pay for an article check to see if you can access it via another source.  To do that, go to the Libraries home page and click the Journal Finder tab.  

Type in the title of the journal.  See what coverage the Libraries provide for the journal.


In the last example above we don't have access to the journal "Sport, Business, and Management."  However, we can likely get you a copy of it via Interlibrary Loan.  We provide this service through ILLiad, found in the right-hand navigation of the Libraries web site.

If you don't already have an ILLiad account you can set one up.  When you come across a journal article that isn't accessible via the Journal Finder, you can log into ILLiad, fill out the form, and submit it.  You will need all of the citation information in order to make your request.  When the article arrives (usually electronically), you will be able to log into ILLiad and view it.  

Books, Videos, and More...

Can't find a book, video, government document, or dissertation in CONSORT or OhioLINK?  You can also request these types of materials via ILLiad.  Simply select the appropriate form under New Request and provide the necessary information.


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Elys Kettling Law
Research & Info Services Librarian

Andrews Library CoRE, Room 158 B

330.263.2443 (office phone)