Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 41

Unfortunately, Computers & Writing is a title that IUP does not have access to. Our subscription to Web of Science is only a partial one (we can't afford the full service), so it gives us access to only a selection of the journals indexed. Computers & Writing is not one of the over 1000 titles (out of about 10,000 available ) we purchase on that database. As an alternative to paying for the article, you can request a copy of it through Interlibrary Loan. Just request it on the ILLIAD system. To find ILLIAD, go to the Library Home Page (, click on "Articles and More" and then on "ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan)". This will give you othe ILLIAD login page. In order to make requests, you must be a registered user and enter a user name and password. If you don't have an account, just follow 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, fill out the information requested and submit the form. You'll be immediately registered and taken to the ILLIAD main menu. On the ILLIAD main menu, you have several choices. "Request a Photocopy" is used to request articles or individual book chapters. You also have "Request a Book" and "Request a Video". Select the appropriate form and fill in the information about the article you need. When you submit the form, it will go to our Interlibrary Loan staff who will identify a library or libraries that own the material and ask for a copy to be sent here for you to use. Average turnaround time for ILL is about 3-6 working days. Normally, ILL materials are sent here to Stapleton for users to pick up. Since you are working off campus, we do have procedures in place to ship materials directly to you. Once you've set up your ILLIAD account, send an e-mail to Michele Corcoran ( She's our ILL Supervisor and she will annotate your account to reflect that you are an off-campus user. With that annotation, we can ship materials directly to you. In many cases our partner libraries will scan material and send us an electronic copy which we will forward to your e-mail box. But, if we do receive a physical copy, we will ship it directly to you. Another benefit of the off-campus option is that you can also request material that IUP owns in physical form. Normally, students can't request materials owned by IUP through ILL, but we make an exception for our off-campus doctoral students. You can request items that are in Stapleton Library and we will either scan and e-mail or ship the items to you.

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