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Finding Full Text Articles

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that gets articles, books, etc. that UVM does not own from other libraries. For example, if you need an article and the library does not own the full text, you can submit an ILL request and we will get a copy of the article for you from another library.

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How to Submit an Interlibrary Loan Request

There may be times when the library doesn't have access to the full text of the article you need. When that happens, we can still get the article for you from another library using a process called Interlibrary Loan. All you need to do is fill out a quick form to let us know what you need. Just follow these steps:


Step 1. Go to the Dana Medical Library homepage

Step 2. Click on the green DD/ILL Request button

Step 3. Click on the link that matches your affiliation e.g. students would click the first one - UVM Health and Biomedical Sciences Student, or University of Vermont Medical Center Resident or Fellow

Step 4. Fill in the "Information About You" boxes with your name, department, and email address

Step 5. Be sure to select the Email it to me option under "Delivery Options"

Step 6. Enter information about the item you are requesting in the "Item Information" box. Please include as much information as you can.

Step 7. Select the I agree to abide by US Copyright Law option

Step 8. Click on the Submit button

You will be notified when your item has arrived.  If you ordered an article, there will be instructions in the email about how to download a copy of it.  If you ordered a book, you can pick it up at the Circulation Desk in the library.

If you have more questions about Interlibrary Loan, please refer to the Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Policy page.  You can also contact the Interlibrary Loan department directly by emailing or calling 802-656-4382.