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Graduate, Online, and Distance Research

Research information and resources for VCSU graduate, online, and distance students.

Articles that aren't available in the library's database subscriptions can usually be obtained through an interlibrary loan (ILL) request. This page describes how to request articles found in an Articles+ or Google Scholar search.

Find and Request Additional Articles with Articles+

To find additional articles beyond those included in the library's subscriptions, conduct an Articles+ search. Then, click the box next to Expand My Results.

Click Expand My Results, on the left side of the screen, to see additional results.

 

This will expand the search to include articles to which the library doesn't have full-text access. However, you can still request these articles via interlibrary loan. Just click the Services link under the article, then choose the link to request the article via VCSU interlibrary loan. Find ILL login instructions in the box below.

Want an article with no full-text available? Click services, then click the link to request the article via interlibrary loan.

How to Request Articles Found on Google Scholar in 4 Steps

Articles or books that don't have a link to the right can still be requested using interlibrary loan - don't ever pay for articles from the journal's website!

How to Request Articles Discovered in Google Scholar

1.) To request an article or book in Google Scholar through interlibrary loan, click the two arrows >> below the article title and description, then click No Full text - get help.

Google Scholar result with arrows highlighted.

Google Scholar result with No Full text -- get help highlighted.


2.) From here, choose the link to Request document via VCSU Interlibrary Loan.

Screenshot displaying the Request document via VCSU Interlibrary Loan option.


3.) On the next page, log in using your NDUS username & password.

ODIN login screen.


4.) Finally, on the article request form, choose a date in the calendar area (please choose a date at least 2 weeks in the future to provide us time to obtain the article - though it often takes only 1-2 business days), click the confirmation box at the bottom of the screen, and click the Go button to submit your request. The article will be emailed to you when it arrives.

Delivery Information screen in article request form.

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