Library Tutorials


Interlibrary Loan requests via the "Find It" button

Step 1: You have begun to search for articles related to your topic and come across two that look promising, but each has a "Find It" button where the PDF option would normally be located.

Database results list


Step 2: Click on the title of the article.

Item 3 from the results list


Step 3: This page gives you more information, but still not the full-text article. To find out if the UM Libraries has the full-text article, you need to click on the "Find It" button.

Article detail page


Step 4: If the Libraries had the full-text of the article it would appear after you click on the "Find it" button. If you instead see the blue "Submit ILL request" button, it means you will need to click on the blue request button to request the article.

Please note that it normally takes a minimum of approx. 24-48 hours to receive an electronic article request.

Submit interlibrary loan page


Step 5: Log into your Interlibrary loan account using your WebID and password.

Interlibrary loan login box



Step 6: The form has been automatically populated with the information from the article you want. Now all you need to do is click submit request at the bottom of the form.

Article request form


Step 7: After you click submit request, you will be taken to a page that shows all of your ILL requests.

Outstanding Requests



Step 8: When your article is ready you will receive an email from the Interlibrary Loan department. Log back into your interlibrary loan account and click on Electronically Received Articles to download the PDF of the article. 

Please note that articles posted to the Electronically Received Articles page will remain accessible by the requestor for 30 days from the date of posting.


Navigational menu showing Electronically Received Articles under View

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