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There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:
When attempting to access Rutgers-restricted sources off-campus, you will be prompted to LOGIN with your NetID and password.
(a) How do I request an article?
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As a Rutgers student, you generally do not have to pay to get the full-text of an article. If Rutgers does not own or subscribe to it, you can request the article through interlibrary loan (see step #D below), but just be sure to try steps #A-C first...
A. Within many of our library databases, you may find that the full-text of articles is available either in PDF format or HTML format. In that case, simply click on the Adobe Acrobat PDF icon or HTML link.
B. If the full-text of an article is not available through that particular database,
- click on the and our link resolver may take you directly to the full-text of the article within another Rutgers-subscribed database.
- If you see an intermediary screen instead, click on the first link (likely to be "Search the library catalog by Periodical Title") and take a look at the catalog record of the periodical (i.e., journal/magazine/newspaper/etc.). If you do not see the periodical listed, go to step #C below.
- If the coverage dates listed next to the Electronic Access line(s) are within the date of when your article was published, click on that link.
- If the coverage dates listed next to the Electronic Access line(s) are outside of when your article was published, take a look at the print holdings. If the Dana Library has a print copy, check the shelves on our lower level for your article.
- If one of the other Rutgers University Libraries has a print copy, click on the "Article Delivery" button along the right side of the page and follow the directions in step #D below.
C. If you receive no results when looking up the periodical title in the library catalog, consult our "Full A - Z List" of Electronic Journals (see the link below)...
- If the coverage dates listed next to the names of our online resources are within the date of when your article was published, click on that link.
- Otherwise, follow the directions in step #D below to request an Interlibrary loan.
D. For Article Delivery or Interlibary Loan, click on the link below, then log in with your NetID and password:
- Along the left panel, under the New Request section, click on Article Request.
- Although only the areas marked with an asterisk(*) are required, it is recommended that you fill in as much information as possible. Click the Submit Request button.
- Remember to Logoff (see the upper-left corner) when you are finished.
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