How do I Request - Articles
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How do I Request - Articles

You can request articles from other libraries using the library's interlibrary loan services. There are no fees for UM-Dearborn students, faculty, or staff to place these requests.

Step-by-Step Instructions for requesting articles through ILLiad

Article Requests are single articles from a journal, usually received electronically through ILLIAD, the library's Interlibrary loan request system. To place a request:

  1. Log into ILLiad at
  2. Click on the Article link next to Place a Request at the top of the ILLiad Form
  3. Fill out the form as completely as possible. Make sure to fill out required fields.
    • Use DOI Finder at the top of the form and then click Autofill if you know the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for the article you want. This will fill out most of the required form fields for you.
    • Including an ISSN number will increase the speed with which your request is filled.
  4. When you have completed the form, click the "Submit Request" button.
    • Click on All Requests in the left sidebar to check the status of your request.
  5. You will be notified by email when your article is available.
    • Click on Completed Requests in the left sidebar to access the article.

Questions about requesting articles through ILLIAD?
Reach out to the ILLIAD service in Ann Arbor.

Did you know?

  • Newspaper Subscriptions
  • Currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff are eligible for a free digital subscription to the New York Times (NYT) (some limitations apply) and Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

  • Access requires creation of accounts for each site. Full details and setup instructions are available on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal setup pages.