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MKT 445: International Marketing Fall 2016: Key Sources: Retrieving Articles Not At Salem State

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

  • If you determine that Salem State does not carry the journal you need, consider requesting the article through interlibrary loan.
  • Interlibrary loan is a service by which Salem State requests items online from other libraries (and vice-versa).
  • Books are loaned for a specified period.
  • Periodical articles are photocopied and become the property of the student requester.
  • The time period for interlibrary loan requests to be filled is, on average, 10 days. Please note: this is a conservative figure. Most items arrive sooner.
  • Generally, there is no charge for interlibrary loans. 
  • Sometimes there is a minimal copying fee.
  • You will be asked how much you are willing to pay for possible charges on the interlibrary loan form.
  • I usually advise students to enter "0."
  • SSU will look to libraries that do not charge.

Other Options for Finding Full-Text

  • Google
    • Sometimes, it is possible to find full-text of articles in Google
    • Scholars may post articles on their web pages, or journals may make archives available.
    • Before submitting an interlibrary form, you might want to check to see if you can find an article online.
    • Search by the author's last name and some prominent words in the title of the article.
  • WorldCat
    • WorldCat is a database that Interlibrary Loan librarians use to identify which libraries to send requests to.
    • Students can search WorldCat to see which area libraries own a journal title. 
    • If time is critical, and a library that owns an item is not too far, it might be worthwhile to visit another library and make your own photocopy.

Link for Interlibrary Loan


Contact Nancy Dennis, Business & Economics Librarian,, for further assistance.