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INF 330: Advanced Research Skills

This guide expands on the topics you've explored in INF 330: Advanced Research Skills

If the Library Doesn't Have What You Need: Interlibrary Loan

If you come across an article or book chapter that is not in our collections, you can still get it! Just use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request that we get you a copy of it. We'll borrow it from another library, and get it to you (usually an electronic copy) in a few business days.

How to Use Interlibrary Loan


Book chapters and articles not available from MCPHS’ print and digital collections can often be obtained from other libraries via our Interlibrary Loan service. Requests for Interlibrary Loans can be made by submitting this form, or by accessing the “Get Full Text” links from citations available from our databases. This service is provided for MCPHS faculty, staff, and students only. 


Communication concerning problems with requests will be conducted through your MCPHS email address. It is essential that we have your MCPHS email address for rapid communication. Barring unusual circumstances, all requests are processed within 48 hours. If you are requesting an article, you will only receive an e-mail if there is a problem filling your request.


Barring unusual circumstances, all articles will be e-mailed to patrons. We receive the majority of articles within three business days.

If you have not received either the article that you requested or an e-mail after three business days, visit or contact Sarah Muellers .


We make every effort to borrow materials free of charge, but sometimes there will be a fee to obtain a particular item. Be sure to indicate whether you are willing pay for an article or loan when filling out the request form.

Tutorial: Interlibrary Loan

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