Answered By: Timothy Grasso
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2018     Views: 60

For Fuller-owned journal articles that are only in print, and are only held at the Pasadena campus library, see the first section below.

For journal articles that Fuller Libraries do not own, online and regional campus users are able to make Interlibrary Loan requests. See the second section below for more information.

I. Print Journals Held Only at the Pasadena Campus Library

Within copyright guidelines, the Interlibrary Loan staff is able to scan and send journal articles and book chapters carried exclusively in print at the Pasadena campus library to distance users. This service is called Scan on Demand. Distance users must request these documents through their ILL account.

How to Make Manual Requests of Articles & Book Chapters Owned in Print at the Pasadena Campus

  • First verify that Fuller Libraries do not have electronic access to the journal article or book chapter you need:
    1. Search the library catalog or online databases.
    2. For journal articles: on the item’s catalog record, under Find a Copy Online, click on the link “Check for Access to Full-text.” This will cross-check our databases for this item.
    3. For book chapters: on the book's catalog entry, click on the link to "View all editions and formats," to see if Fuller Libraries own an eBook version of the desired text.
  • If the journal or book is only available in print at the Pasadena campus, you may request a digital copy of an article or book chapter.
  1. Log into your library account using your Fuller ID. Ordinarily, your account is accessed from the Fuller library home page (library.fuller.edu- "my account" in the top right corner).
  2. Select "My ILL requests" from the user links drop down menu (your name in the top right corner).
  3. Click the "Create Request" button, and select either the "Article" or "Book/Book Chapters" tab, as appropriate. 
  4. Complete the form with as much information that will be helpful in fulfilling your request as possible. Be sure to answer "yes" to the question, "Is this a Scan on Demand request."
  5. Submit the form.

How will I receive the scanned article/book chapter?

You will receive a link to the electronic document via e-mail to view, download, or print. As long as the journal or book is available, e-delivery of the requested article or book chapter will take 1-2 business days.

 

II. Print Journals Not Owned by Fuller Libraries

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services for distance users are limited to journal articles and book chapters that Fuller Libraries do not own.

 

How to Request Articles & Book Chapters Via Library Catalog or Selected Databases

  • First verify that Fuller Libraries do not own the article or book chapter you need:

  1. Search the library catalog or online databases.
  2. On the item’s catalog record, under Find a Copy Online, click on the link “Check for Access to Full-text.” This will cross-check our databases for this item.

  • If full-text is not available, under "Libraries Worldwide" click the "Request item through Interlibrary Loan," button.

  1. Log into your library account, if prompted.
  2. Verify that the article information in the required fields is correct, and add additional information that may be helpful in fulfilling your request.
  3. Submit the form.

How to Make Manual Requests of Articles & Book Chapters Not Owned by Fuller Libraries

  1. Log into your library account using your Fuller ID. Ordinarily, your account is accessed from the Fuller library home page (library.fuller.edu- "my account" in the top right corner).
  2. Select "My ILL requests" from the user links drop down menu (your name in the top right corner).
  3. Click the "Create Request" button, and select either the "Article" or "Book/Book Chapters" tab, as appropriate. 
  4. Complete the form with as much information that will be helpful in fulfilling your request as possible. Be sure to answer "no" to the question, "Is this a scan on demand request."
  5. Submit the form.

How will I receive the article/book chapter?

  • Most of the articles/book chapters that we receive through Interlibrary Loan arrive as PDFs. These will be e-mailed to you or uploaded to your ILL account. To access the document if it is uploaded to your account, follow these steps:
    • Log into your library account.
    • Select "My ILL requests" from the user links drop down menu (your name in the top right corner).
    • Click the link to the appropriate article/chapter under "Interlibrary Loan Requests."
    • Documents posted to this page will remain accessible for 30 days or 5 views, whichever comes first.
  • Sometimes, articles/book chapters arrive in the form of paper photocopies. These will be mailed to the primary address on your library account. The Interlibrary Loan department will do its best to get your article/book chapter to you in a timely manner, but it all depends on the lending library's workload and availability of the item. For journal articles and book chapters, delivery typically takes between 1 to 10 days.