Answered By: Marta Ambroziak
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2019     Views: 392

In order to get access to articles the library doesn't own, you can order them via our interlibrary loan (ILL) service.  You can find a link to the ILL system on the library homepage by going to the Services tab of the main navigation bar and selecting InterLibrary Loan from the drop-down menu. Please note that if you are off-campus, you should log in via the library proxy server before going to the ILL system.

If this is the first time that you're ordering an article from the library, you will need to create an ILLiad account using the First Time Users link at the bottom of the login box.  This service is free for students, residents, faculty, and staff, so if the system tries to ask for financial information, skip that part.

Once you've created your account, you can order an article in one of two ways:

  • Automatically via the NYMC Article Linker Button
    1. ​​When you find an article that you like on PubMed (or any of the NYMC databases), click on the NYMC Article Linker button.
      • If we don't own the article, the system will prompt you to order it via interlibrary loan. 
    2. Click on the blue Order Article button.
    3. ILLiad will prompt you to log into your account if you are not already logged in.
    4. The system will use the database's information to fill out your request form.
    5. Click the Submit Information button.
    6. You should now see your request when you click on the Outstanding Requests link in the View section of the left sidebar.
  • Manually via the Appropriate ILLiad Form
    1. Log into your ILLiad account.
    2. Choose the appropriate form for the type of resource you want to request (i.e. book, article, other) under the New Request section of the left sidebar.
    3. Fill out the form with the information in the required fields.  Required fields will be denoted by a red asterisk (*).
      • NOTE: If you have more information than just the required fields, put that information in as well.  The more information we have about your request, the quicker we can fulfill it.
    4. Click the Submit Request button.
    5. You should now see your request when you click on the Outstanding Requests link in the View section of the left sidebar.

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