Answered By: Arlie Sims
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2015     Views: 61

If you are looking for articles from magazines/journals that Columbia Library does not subscribe to, you can do an article request for them, and we should be able to obtain electronic copies of the articles for you.

To make the article request through our Interlibrary Loan service, do the following:

1. Go to the Interlibrary Loan link below.

2. Enter your Library ID (14-digit number on the back of your Columbia ID, beginning with 22711...) and your last name to log in to the system.

3. If you have not made a request through this system before, you may be asked to enter some information about you, like your address and phone number.

4. Once that information is in place, click the link on the left to request an article

5. You will see a form where you will need to enter the information (article title, author, magazine/journal title, pages, year, volume and issue number, ISSN, etc.) about each article you want. Fill in the information and click Submit for each article.

6. Usually within a few days, you will receive an email message once the article is available that directs you to login to the system. The article(s) will be accessible as PDFs for about 30 days, during which time you can print and/or save them for your own use. The access within the system expires after 30 days due to copyright restrictions.

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