Answered By: Kim Read
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2016     Views: 41

When an article is not available from the CU Library, we suggest first searching for the article on Google Scholar ( because sometimes the article will be freely available online. If it isn't, you can request the article from interlibrary loan (ILL). This is a free service, but we estimate it will take 3-5 days to receive the article. Sometimes it's quicker, sometimes it's longer, but since we are dependent on the lending library to send it to us, we can't say exactly how long that will take.

Occasionally, if it's an education article, the linking to ERIC won't work properly from Search@CULibraries, but the article will be freely available online via ERIC. You can always check for this at

Finally, if you want us to check the status of an article if it looks like we should have access but we don't, please contact us with the article title, and we will double check for you.


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