How To Request

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Articles
If you are in a library database ...

  1. Look first for a PDF or HTML symbol in the library database record.

    An HTML or PDF symbol indicates that the full text of the article is available to you immediately. Click on the link to view the full text or open the PDF file.

  2. No symbol?

    Click on the Check 360 Link for Full Text icon to see if the article is available in another resource.

  3. 360 Link says holdings not available?

    Click on the Create ILL Request link in the library database or 360Link window. Enter all required data and submit your request to ILL.

  4. In a hurry and can't wait for ILL?

    Your article might be available full text on the open Web. Use a search engine like Google Scholar and Google to search for the article title (as a phrase). Another option is to search for the journal's publisher's website. If archives are available, navigate to the proper year, volume number, issue number and article title. Click on any links provided.

    Search the SWAN Catalog for the journal title from your citation to determine if a nearby library owns the journal in print or electronically. Then visit the Library to obtain the article.
If you have a citation from a footnote or reference list ...
  1. Search for the article using the Citation Linker or search for the journal title from the citation using the E-Journal Portal.

  2. No holdings available according to the Citation Linker or the E-Journal Portal?

    Complete the online ILL form to request your article on ILL.
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Book Chapters
  1. If your citation states that the article is "IN" a publication, then it is most likely a book chapter. In this case, you will need to search for the book title that contains the chapter.
  2. Search for the book's title in Forest Library Catalog. Links to Forest e-books are accessible here.
  3. Not in the Forest catalog? Expand your search to View All Collections in SWAN, then search MOBIUS.
  4. If the title is available, request the book through SWAN or MOBIUS.
  5. If the title is NOT available, use the Create ILL request link in the library database or 360Link window.
  6. Otherwise, complete the online ILL form.
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Books or Reports
If available through SWAN or MOBIUS ...
  • Request through the Library Catalog.
If not available through SWAN or MOBIUS ...
  • Use the Create ILL Request link in a library database or 360Link window.
  • Otherwise, complete the online ILL form.
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Video Transfers
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Dissertations
Reminder: Dissertations may only be borrowed one at a time. if you plan on requesting more than one, please submit the requests in priority order to ILL. Keep in mind that a dissertation's loan period is usually short and may not be renewable.
  1. Use the Create ILL Request link in a library database or 360Link window.
  2. Otherwise, complete the online ILL form.
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Videos
In most cases, videos are not requestable through SWAN, MOBIUS, Springfield-Greene County Library or WorldCAT. You may be able to view a video onsite at a local library. More