Answered By: Toby Peterson
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2018     Views: 56

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 ILL (interlibrary loan). Articles are delivered to your ILL account as PDF files. Click here for more information about how to use ILL.

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.

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Note: For complex, technical, and research questions, the librarian may need to follow up with you by email.