Requesting Articles through Interlibrary Loan

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This tutorial will show you how to use Interlibrary Loan when you need to request a book or an article that our library does not have.

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Follow these steps to request a book or an article:

  • On the Library's home page, go to Doing Research in the horizontal menu.
  • Click Interlibrary Loan (ILL) in the dropdown menu.

Under Submitting an ILL Request, you will see links to request books, articles and other materials.

NOTE: Clicking on any of these links will open a request form in a new tab or window. Before you click on any of the links, please read through the rest of this tutorial.

Let's say you need this article:

Hounmenou, Charles. "Human Services Professionals' Awareness Of Human Trafficking." Journal Of Policy Practice 11.3 (2012): 192-206. 

Clicking on the Article Request link will open a form that looks like this:

Enter each citation element in the proper box:

Last Name: Hounmenou
First Name: Charles
Article Title: Human Services Professionals'     Awareness of Human Trafficking
Journal Title: Journal of Policy Practice
Date: 2012
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 192-206

When you click Continue, the UC-eLinks window will open to a page that looks like this:

UC-eLinks request page

Click on the link to Request this from another library.

Follow the prompts to request your article. When prompted to enter your library account number, use your UCMnetID, which is the first part of your email address, (jdoe17).

The same process is used to request books and other materials.

ILL requests are typically delivered within 3-5 business days. Articles usually come in electronic format. Books are picked up at the Services Desk on the 2nd floor of the library. You will receive an email when your item is ready for pick up or online access.

Now you are ready to request your own article or book. Click on the appropriate request link and complete the form with the citation information for your item.

If you need further assistance requesting books, articles, or other materials from outside of our library, contact

Please enter your name and email address to retrieve a copy of your completed quiz.

You can enter multiple email addresses separated by commas. If you are doing this for a class, you may need to enter your instructor's email address also.

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