Log-in information and passwords are communicated to managing editors through the journal’s liaison librarian.
ILL requests should always be made through these journal-specific accounts, not the individual student's account.
When requesting items, the individual student must provide their name and email address in the notes field of the request form. Without this information, the request cannot be processed.
Check Vanderbilt holdings before placing requests for ILL; if VU has an item requested via ILL, then your request will be canceled.
Required fields for online ILL requests are loan type; title (for periodicals, journal and article titles); page range; publication date/edition; deadline (if relevant). Requests can be sent via email if you experience difficulty.
Include page ranges whenever you only need to see a portion of a publication. Entire volumes must be shipped, but lending libraries can scan and send chapters or passages quickly via email.
Most lenders will loan for < 1 month. Renewal requests must be sent at least one week in advance of due date or item must be returned.
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