1. To request articles the library doesn't own, first sign up for an interlibrary loan account. Interlibrary loan is a free service for OSU students, faculty and staff.

2. The New User Registration information only needs to be filled out once, and then the system will remember your information the next time you need something. Now you are ready to request articles.

3. If you already have the citation information for the article you need, login to your interlibrary loan account and then enter a new request. Enter as much of the citation information as you can. You will receive an email with a link to the article, typically within 2-3 business days.

4. If you have found the article in an OSU Libraries database, click on the Find it@OSU button:

Find it @ OSU button

5. This will take you to a page where you can access the PDF or HTML full-text of the article,  by clicking on publisher link:

find the full text in 1Search example

 6.  if we don't subscribe to that particular journal, click Request from interlibrary loan. After you request the article, you will receive an email with a link to the article, typically within 2-3 business days.

Click link to request from interlibrary loan

7. If you do not see the request option, make sure you have logged in with your ONID information.