Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 24

IUP has electronic access to that journal, but only from 1997 to present. Your article is earlier than that, so you'll need to request it through interlibrary loan (ILL). To find out what journals IUP owns in either physical or electronic form, you can always check the PILOT online catalog. To find PILOT, just go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library)and click on "Online Catalog". Once PILOT opens, click on the "Journal Title Search" option and enter the journal title (not the article title) in the "Search For" box and then click the "Search" button. If IUP owns or has electronic access to content, there will be a record in the catalog. If you get more than one hit on the journal title search, select the appropriate record and click on the title link to get the full record. If we have physical copies of the journal, there will be a note at the bottom of the full record that says "Library Has" and will show what volumes and dates we own and where they are located. If we have electronic access to a journal, there will be a "Linked Resources" note that shows the database that has the content and the years covered. The note is hotlinked so you can click on it and go to that resource. Then follow the menus to get to the specific article you need. In databases like ERIC, you can automatically link to PILOT by using the "Check PILOT for Holdings" link they provide. This will automatically do a search for the title in the catalog. Since your article is not available in physical form or from from a database, you will need to request it through our Interlibrary Loan system. We will get a copy for you from another library. The system you use to request articles from ILL is called ILLIAD. To find it, go to the Library Home Page, click on "Books and More" and then the "ILLIAD" link. In order to use ILLIAD, you must be a registered user. If you don't already have an acount, click on the "First Time Users" link. This will take you to a page that explains the system and that has a "First Time Users Click Here" button at the bottom. Click that button to get the registration page. On the registration page, enter your contact information and specify your user ID and password. When you submit the registration form, you'll be immediately registered and taken to the main menu where you can start making requests. On the main menu, you'll have the choice of "Request a Photocopy" which is used for articles or book chapters or "Request a Book". Select the appropriate form and then enter the information about the item you need. Once you submit the form, our staff will find a library that has the materials and request a copy be sent for you to use. The average time for interlibrary loan is about 3-6 working days. For articles, most of our partner libraries are sending us electronic scans of the material which we forward to your e-mail box. If we do get a physical item, you'll receive e-mail notification when it is available and you can pick it iup at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton.

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