Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2018     Views: 112

You can request journal articles through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The procedure depends on two different situations:

A. If you have the bibliographic information and have searched for the journal title in the catalog:

Link to Interlibrary Loan. Enter your BC username and password.  Fill out the online form ("Copy Request") and click "Submit Request." (You can also get to ILL through any page on the library website: from the Services menu, click "Requesting & Interlibrary Loan.")

B. If you have found the article in a database, there is no full-text link, and you have clicked a FindIt@BC button and been re-directed to a page that says no copies were found:

screenshot of article in catalog, with arrows pointing to "not found online" and "Request Article" link

Just click "Request Article," sign in, make sure required fields are filled out, and click "submit."

In either case, you will get an email notification when the article arrives, usually within a few days.