Answered By: Aimee Gee Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017 Views: 30
If you find an article online but are prompted to pay for access to the full text, you should check to see if the article is available through the library. If the article is not available through Hood, you can request it through interlibrary loan.
1. Use the library's Journal Finder to find out if Hood has access to the article. Search by the name of the journal (not the article title). If Hood subscribes to the journal, the results will show the available dates and format. If the journal is available in an online database, click the name of the database to search for the specific article you need. If the journal is available in print or microforms, it can be found on the second floor of the library.
2. If the journal you need is not listed in the Journal Finder, or if the date you need is not available, request the article through ILLiad (interlibrary loan). Articles are delivered to your ILLiad account as PDF files. Click here for more information about how to use ILLiad.
Make sure you start your research early; most items requested through interlibrary loan arrive in 3-10 business days.
If you need help searching for or requesting articles, just ask a librarian.