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GEOG 4550 and 6550 - Senior Seminar - Water Resources

Best databases and tutorials for locating research on water resources, drinking water, groundwater or ground water, aquifers, hydrology, water pollution, and water rights.

Interlibrary Loan - Requesting articles not owned by the Rod Library

How to request a research article using Interlibrary Loan

Suppose - using Google Scholar - you found the article:
    

"Distributions of Arsenic and other Heavy Metals, and Health Risk Assessments for Groundwater in the Guanzhong Plain Region of China" by authors Jiangbo Qiao, Yuanjun Zhu, Xiaoxu Jia, Ming'an Shao, Xiaoqian Niu, and Jinyue Liu - publiished in 2020 in the journal Environmental Research  

 

After checking Google Scholar, Google, and OneSearch you find you can't access an online copy of this article.

 

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

 

Step 1 - find the interlibrary loan option on the UNI Rod Library website and click on the interlibrary loan option - which will take you to the Interlibrary Loan website.

Creating an interlibrary loan account.  First step - finding the interlibrary loan button on the Rod Library website.

 

Step 2 - Click on the "Request a Loan Through Illiad" option on the right-hand side of the Interlibrary Loan website.

Creating an interlibrary loan account. Step 2 - Click on the "Request a Loan Through Illiad" option.

 

Step 3 - Log in with your CATID

 

(Step 3.5 - If you haven't registered for Interlibrary Loan - fill out the registration form first.)

 

Step 4 - Click on "Journal Article" under "New Request"

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

 

 

Step 5 - 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.

 

Example of an interlibrary loan request for a journal article (water research)

 

Step 6 - 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 7 - 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.