How do I get a copy of an article?

If you've found the citation of an article in any of the online databases:

  1. Locate the record for the article in the appropriate online database (ATLA Religion Database, Old Testament Abstracts, New Testament Abstracts, Academic Search Complete, etc.).
  2. If the full text of the article is not available in .pdf format in the database, a Click here to request a scanned copy of an article or essay/chapter link will appear.


     

  3. If the article is not available online, click on the Click here to request a scanned copy of an article or essay/chapter link, and a document delivery/interlibrary loan request form will appear.
  4. Complete the form, filling in all required fields (those marked with a red *). Note that the database has already copied the citation information into the Item Details portion of the request.
  5. If you have not done so before, read the Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions to ensure that your request falls within the "fair use" provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code.
  6. Click on the Submit button to place your request.
  7. The request will be sent to library staff, who will determine whether or not JKM owns the journal and volume in which the article is located, or the book in which the essay/chapter is located.
  8. If JKM owns the particular title and volume of the journal, library staff will retrieve the volume from the stacks, scan the article, and email a .pdf copy to you. If JKM owns the book in which the essay/chapter appears, library staff will retrieve the volume, scan the essay/chapter, and email a .pdf copy to you. Article/essay/chapter requests are usually filled within 36-48 working hours of receipt of the request.
  9. If JKM does not own the particular title and volume of the journal, library staff will automatically place an interlibrary loan request for you, and will forward a copy of the article (usually in .pdf format) upon arrival. If the lending library charges to fill the request, library staff will contact you to determine if you're willing to pay. Please note that interlibrary loan is a privilege restricted to only those individuals currently affiliated with LSTC or McCormick. If JKM does not own the particular book in which a chapter appears, JKM staff will either refer you to where the book is available from another I-Share library; or, if is not available from another I-Share library, staff will place an interlibrary loan request for the book.

If you've found the citation of the article someplace other than any of the online databases:

  1. Send an email to infocommons@jkmlibrary.org and provide as bibliographic information (author, title of article, title of journal, volume, issue, date and pagination) as you know.
  2. If JKM owns the particular title and volume of the journal, library staff will retrieve the volume from the stacks, scan the article, and email a .pdf copy to you (usually within 2-3 working days of the request).
  3. If JKM does not own the particular title and volume of the journal, library staff will automatically place an interlibrary loan request for the article. If the lending library charges to fill the request, library staff will contact you to determine if you're willing to pay. Please note that interlibrary loan is a privilege restricted to only those individuals currently affiliated with LSTC or McCormick.