Answered By: Kim Read Last Updated: Apr 24, 2020 Views: 52
Please note: As of April 25th, 2020, you will not be able to request materials through interlibrary loan at the Concordia University - Portland libraries. Please contact your local public library about requesting materials or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help locating full text sources on your research topic.
When an article is not available from the CU Library, we suggest first searching for the article on Google Scholar (scholar.google.com) 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 OneSearch, but the article will be freely available online via ERIC. You can always check for this at https://eric.ed.gov/
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 author, and we will double check for you.