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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Learn how to request articles and books that Central Penn does not own

Full-Text Article Requests - Blank Form

Use the Book and Article Request Form to request the full text of journal articles, when you cannot find the full text elsewhere.

  • Request articles found in EBSCO, Gale, and other library databases
  • Request articles found using Google Scholar and/or mentioned/cited in other articles/books

Please provide as much information as possible about the article on the form.  You can provide an email address other than your school address if you prefer.

The process does take some time, but articles are usually provided within 2-3 business days.

You will receive an email either with instructions for how to access the article (a URL to visit and a password) or with a PDF of the article attached.


If you found the article in either EBSCO or Gale, you can also use the Email function from the Tools menu: see EBSCO Full-Text Articles or Gale Full-Text Articles pages in this Guide.

Here is an example of the Article section of the form, filled out with the needed information.  For "Source Title," please use the name of the journal (e.g. Perspectives in Clinical Research), and for "Where did you find the information..." please use the name of the database (e.g. Gale).