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Research Guides

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

A Guide to ILL at Wellesley.

ILL article & book chapter requests

Have you hit a "pay wall" while looking for the full text or an article or book chapter?  Place an ILL request and we'll try to get it for you!

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Are delivered to your ILL account electronically as PDF's
  • If you only need a limited number of chapters from a book, please try placing a book chapter request for each chapter needed and we'll try to get them electronically (in accordance with copyright law-must not exceed 10% of the book).

  • Usually delivered within 24 hours (depending on availability of request)
  • Emails are sent to your Wellesley address when the PDF is available. 
  • PDFs are only available for 30 days in your ILL account due to copyright.  Please be sure to save or print the articles once you open them.

For help searching databases

For help accessing databases and locating resources, please consider contacting our Research & Instruction Librarians.  

Here are some other resources for research help:

 

Requesting a article, chapter or thesis

Requesting Articles, Book Chapters & Thesis Requests:

  • Check the Wellesley Catalog for journal title before submitting a request

  • Use the Article Locator if you have a citation from a bibliography or reading list.  Article Locator will help you to find online full-text or to pass the search into an ILL request form

  • When you're searching in an A-Z database, you can click on  to request through ILL

  • When using SuperSearch, click on the gray request button which will take you to   to request through ILL.

  • Don't forget to provide a full citation (title, author, year, volume, pages) and to include the ISSN or ISBN number to speed up your request.  

  • If you only need a limited number of chapters from a book, please try placing a book chapter request for each chapter needed and we'll try to get them electronically (in accordance with copyright law-must not exceed 10% of the book).

  • Use the Article ILL form or Book Chapter ILL form or Thesis ILL request form and fill out the request manually with your citation information.