Answered By: Library Reference
Last Updated: May 19, 2020     Views: 301

You can get a copy of a journal article not owned by Georgia State University by placing an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request. The article will be delivered to you digitally as a PDF file. The turnaround time is typically 24-48 hours. Visit this page to learn more about ILL and to place your request.

Often, if you’re searching in a library database and find an article you want you can follow the Find it @ GSU button to full text.  Sometimes though, you’ll see the screen shown below.  Just click the link that says, “Request this item through Interlibrary Loan.”  You’ll be asked to sign in with your Campus ID.

Screenshot of "Request through Interlibrary Loan" link.


You’ll receive an email in your GSU email account from the library that looks like this:


The email will contain a link to login to your ILL account.  Go to View Electronically Received Articles (on the left of the image below).  You’ll see the PDF for the article you requested. Download, save or print the article. Items will be deleted from the system in 30 days.