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Graduate Research in Geography

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Interlibrary Loan - Requesting articles not owned by the Rod Library

How to request a research article using Interlibrary Loan

Suppose - using Academic Search Elite - you found the article:
    

Muringai, R. T., Naidoo, D., Mafongoya, P., & Lottering, S. (2020). The impacts of climate change on the livelihood and food security of small-scale fishers in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. Journal of Asian and African Studies55(2), 298-313.

 

After checking Google Scholar, Google, and OneSearch you find you can't access an online copy of this article (OneSearch notes that Rod Library has old print copies of Journal of Asian and African Studies - but nothing newer than 2003).

 

So it's time to request this journal article via interlibrary loan.  Here's how:

 

    

Step 1 - find the "Find, Borrow, & Request" option on the UNI Rod Library website.
    

Rod Library website. The Find, Borrow, Request option for interlibrary loan

 

    

   

Step 2 - Click on the + sign next to "Find, Borrow & Request" ... and then click on "Interlibrary Loan".

  

Finding the interlibrary loan link under Find, Borrow & Request ... on the UNI Rod Library website


     

 

Step 3 - Click on "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan"

Requesting items through interlibrary loan at Rod Library

 

    

Step 4 - Log in with your CATID

 

(Step 4.5 - If you haven't registered for Interlibrary Loan - fill out the registration form first.)

 

   

Step 5 - Click on "Journal Article" under "New Request"

Link in the UNI Rod Library interlibrary loan system for requesting a journal article.

 

 

 

Step 6 - Now you need to fill out the form.  While you're only required to fill out the name of the journal (Journal Title) and the title of the article (Article Title) - filling out additional information may help speed up the return time.  Click on "Submit Request" at the bottom of the page when you have filled out the form.

Filling out the interlibrary loan form - be sure to fill out Journal Title (journal name) and the Article Title

 

 

Step 7 - You will be notified by email when your article is ready. 

Example of an email notification indicating the receipt of an article via interlibrary loan.  To access the article - log into interlibrary loan and then click on Electronically Received Articles.

 

   

Step 8 - Though the email will provide a link to the interlibrary loan system you will still need to click on "Electronically Received Articles" found under "View" to read and download this article and all other articles you've received via interlibrary loan over the past. three months.

Choosing the Electronically Received Articles option in your Interlibrary Loan account.