How can I get an article I found in a database, but isn't available?


If you find a journal article that is relevant to you, but the library doesn't have access to, we can get it for you from another library, through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!

First-time Interlibrary loan (ILL) users will need to create an account here.

Steps to Request:

  1. Search your favorite Library Database for articles
  2. If you find an article with no full-text, click the "find it" button to check for access across all of the Library's holdings
  3. If we do not have access, you will see the message No Access Found
  4. Log into your library account using your MyCalStateLA info
  5. The request link will appear
  6. Log into your ILL account
  7. Review the form and submit
  8. Typical processing time is 5 business days, but may take up to 10 business days


OneSearch view with link to article

OneSearch view with no access to article


Link in OneSearch to request an article

ILL login screen

ILL request form submit button

  • Last Updated Aug 05, 2021
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  • Answered By Kendall Faulkner

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