Answered By: Arlie Sims
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2020     Views: 83

If you are looking for articles from magazines/journals that Columbia Library does not subscribe to, you can submit an interlibrary loan article request, and in most cases you'll get access to a copy of the article in a few days.

To make an interlibrary loan request for an article:

1. See our Interlibrary Loan page.

2. Under Articles and Chapters select TIPASA Account.

3. Set your password if you do not already have one. Enter your Library ID (14-digit number on the back of your Columbia ID, beginning with 22711...) and your password to login to the system.

4. Select Create Request.

5. You will see a form 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 saying the article is available. You'll log in to access the scanned image of the article. 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. Access within the system expires after 30 days due to copyright restrictions.