Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 36

You are correct that you weren't able to find the journal in PILOT. That means that IUP does not own or have electronic access to that journal. However, we should be able to get a copy of it from another library through Interlibrary Loan. You need to make the request through the ILLIAD Interlibrary Loan system. To find ILLIAD, go to the Library Home Page (, click on "Books and More" and then on the "ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan)" link. This will take you to the ILLIAD login page. In order to make requests, you must be a registered user of ILLIAD. If you don't already have an account, just follow the "First Time Users" link. This will take you to a page that explains the ILLIAD 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 username and password. Then click the "Submit" button. You will be immediately registered and able to start making requests. Once you've logged in to ILLIAD, you'll see the main menu page. There are two types of requests. Use "Request a Photocopy" for journal articles and individual book chapters. Use "Request a Book" for books. Select the appropriate request form and enter as much information as you can about the item you need. Once you click "Submit", your request will go to our ILL staff. They will locate a library that has the material and request that it be sent here to IUP for you to use. For articles, most of our partner libraries are scanning the item and sending us an electronic copy. We then just forward that copy to your e-mail. If we do receive a physical item, we'll send you an e-mail availablity note and then you'll be able to pick up the material at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton. The ILL process usually takes about 3-6 working days.

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