I need help finding a journal article. The one I want isn't online. How can I get a copy?

Answered By: HSL Ask Us Librarians
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017     Views: view

To find out if a journal is available from the Health Sciences Library or in another campus library, check the campus libraries catalog. Change the "Search for words" drop down option to "in Journal Title". Use the complete title, not abbreviations. Translate PubMed abbreviations into complete titles here.

There are usually separate records for the print and the electronic versions of a journal title, so look closely at your results.

Electronic journals are accessible by anyone from campus computers. Electronic journals are accessible off-campus to UNC-CH students, faculty, and staff, including UNC Hospitals’ staff. Links to licensed resources on library pages will require entry of your ID information when you connect from off campus.

If the journal is only available in print, you can come to the library to copy it (14 cents a page) or to scan it (no charge). UNC-CH students, faculty, and staff, including UNC Hospitals staff, can order an electronic copy of the article for no charge using the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan form.  Non-affiliated users can order copies for a fee through our Request a Copy service.

If a journal is not owned on this campus, UNC-CH students, faculty, and staff, including UNC Hospitals staff, can get an electronic copy of an article from another library for no charge using the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan form. Non-affiliated users can order articles for a fee via the Loansome Doc service.

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