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BIO 493 - Biology Senior Capstone

Key Resources for doing a Literature Review in Biology Senior Capstone

Interlibrary Loan

 Interlibrary loan is a service through which the Library obtains for you copies of articles, books, etc. from other libraries.  Articles are delivered to you electronically, usually within 2-6 days.

To generate an interlibrary loan request, create your personal account via ILLiad:

ILLiad Logon Page

Note that you can create an interlibrary loan request from the WorldCat Research Station. 

   1) Go to the WorldCat Research Station.

   2) Search the article you've identified.  (E.g., do a title search like this ti:Exploiting cell surface thiols to enhance cellular uptake. Such a search will take you to this record:

   3) From there, scroll down to the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" tab.  After you log in, this will populate the interlibrary loan request form.  Review the information, then "Submit."

Here's a tip.  Before making an interlibrary loan request, see if the article may be available through linked full-text via Google Scholar (in the right margin of the citation). Of course, if you've found the article through a Google Scholar search you should  already know that.