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Using InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

Step 1: Identifying Articles You Will Need To Request

Search result labeled as citation online.

If you see an item in OneSearch where it is listed as "Citation Online" (circled in red above) then you will need to request this via Inter-Library Loan (ILL). Luckily, OneSearch makes this extremely easy to do, provided you've already set up your ILLiad account .

Step 2: Use the Request Function

Accessing an article's request action in OneSearch.

If you click on the title of the item and then look on the right-hand menu, you should see a "Request" option (circled in red above).
Click on this and you will be taken to IILiad.

Step 3: Submit Your Request

Illiad logon screen

ILLiad article request form autofilled but missing four required fields, two of which should have been autofilled.

If necessary, login. You will find most or all the required fields have been filled out. Check them for accuracy and fill out any required fields not automatically filled.

In this example, the fields in pink (Volume and Issue number) were not automatically filled.

The fields in red (Max Cost and Campus Pick-up Location) will always need your input.

For “Max Cost” we advise you select $0.00 for max cost. If there is a cost to get an item (this is pretty rare), then you will be notified for approval first.

And for “Campus Pick-up Location,” it depends what you are requesting. For an article, you can choose any campus as these requests are all done electronically. If you've requested a book or music score, for example, pick the campus you wish to pick it up from.