If you have a specific citation to an article, it may be available through one of the following:
Step 1: Check Online Journals and Databases
Use Easy Search to see if the journal is available electronically.
Need some more help with the Online Journals & Databases? Check out our guide on how to use the Online Journals & Databases tool and refer to The Undergraduate Library's Articles Guide to find databases in your field of research.
Step 2: DocExpress
If an article/book chapter is not available in an electronic journal but the library owns a print copy, you may use DocExpress to order a scanned copy of the article to be sent to you. To do so:
Verify that the library owns the journal in print by following these steps:
Then, place a DocExpress request for the article.
Note: This service is free to graduate students, faculty, and staff. Undergraduate students are charged $5 per citation to use this service.
Step 3: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Use ILL if you determine that the article/book chapter you are looking for is not available electronically or in print from the University of Illinois Library. To do so, follow these steps:
If you have any questions about DocExpress or Interlibrary Loan requests, please contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 217-333-0832 or 217-333-1958.