Answered By: Dana Clark
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017     Views: 68

How do I make an Interlibrary Loan request from the catalog or a database?

Making an Interlibrary Loan Request?

  • For assistance making a request either check this Interlibrary Loan request tutorial below or contact Reference@keene.edu  or the ILL office directly.
    • The method described below is the most accurate, and will be the fastest. If your request is not from a library database and you have a full citation, go here for instructions.

Students, Faculty, and Staff

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

Step 1: Begin your search. Choose a database. Academic Search Complete is a good general starting point. Click A, then Academic Search Complete.

OR Browse by subject from the drop-down menu, in this example, Biology.

Subjects will be listed with the number of databases specializing in each subject in parentheses. Click your subject. There are 6 for Biology. Pick one that looks as if it will have your specific research topic.
Ours is not Birds, so we'll click Biological Abstracts and then enter "Monkey" into its search box.

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:

Notice the link to PDF Full Text?

 

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

Example article WITHOUT Full Text available:

Notice the Find It link?

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.

..and you see a screen similar to this:

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

If there are, they will be listed with links to them. You must use them rather than requesting an article via ILL. However, in this case full text is not available to KSC via any of our resources except Interlibrary Loan.

Step 5: Request article through Interlibrary Loan.

Simply do this by clicking the link (in step 3) that reads "Request this 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: Faculty & staff will enter their current NetID and current computer login password.  Students will enter their current NetID and current MyKSC password.

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

Making a request.

Log in at ILL Request page, which can also be found at the Library homepage - http://www.keene.edu/academics/library/. Click 'Interlibrary Loan', then 'ILL Request page'. Faculty & staff will enter their current NetID and current computer login password.  Students will enter their current NetID and current MyKSC password.

Contact

ill@keene.edu
ILL Office: 603-358-2715
ILL Fax: 603-358-2743