Research Guides

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Search Library Databases

A Guide to ILL at Wellesley.

Requesting article and chapter requests from Databases

When searching in an A-Z database, and you need an article or book chapter that doesn't have the full-text pdf or html, you can click on find it at wellesley button to search our holdings and request it through ILL. 


You can access the Databases on the LTS homepage under the SuperSearch bar.




From within the databases, use keywords or other information (author, title, etc) to start your search. Some of your results will have a link to the full text pdf or html.  Some may just have find it at wellesley button.  Click it.   

This search was done in Academic Search Complete:


The Article Locator (shown below) will check to see if it is owned by Wellesley and help to request it through ILL if we don't .  



If it is available at Wellesley, it will direct you right to the article.  Since it is not, click let us get it for you - Interlibrary loan to place your ILL request.


Login to your ILL account,  if you haven't already.



The database will import the citation information into the correct fields of the article or book request form.


Click Submit



Your request has been successfully submitted.



Once your request is available, you will receive an email with a direct link to the article.  


An article that you requested:
Title: Violence and Entertainment in The Hunger Games.
Author: Bartlett, Myke

TN: 306558

has been received and processed by the Interlibrary Loan Staff.

You can access your request here by logging on to ILL.

Your request can also be accessed under "Recieved PDFs" on your ILL account homepage.

If you have any questions about this service, please e-mail us at or call us at 781-283-2101.


ILL Staff : Angie Batson & Susan Goodman

For more information about using ILL, please check out our Lib Guide.



Click on the link.   (If you are not already signed into your ILL account, it will bring you to the login page and to the article page afterwards)


The article request is in your ILL account.  Click view pdf and your request will open in a new window.   


(The Clone button will submit a new request for the same item.  The Delete pdf button will delete the request.  Once the request is deleted, it can't be recovered)



Due to copyright, these will only be stored in your ILL account for 30 days (be sure to print or save it right when you open it).