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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

Help?

Contact Nancy Dennis, Business & Economics Librarian, ndennis@salemstate.edu, for further assistance.