Be sure that the item you need is not held by any CWRU library and is not a circulating book available through Ohiolink.
If the material you need is owned by any CWRU campus library or it can be borrowed through Ohiolink, your Illiad request will be automatically canceled. However, if for any reason the title looks to be available from either of these sources but is not (because it isn’t on the shelf or is non-circulating; for example); indicate this (briefly) in the Note field of your request.
Check the web for articles in full-text pdf format.
Many journal articles can be found in pdf format, using the Library’s Research Databases, Ohiolink's Electronic Journal Center, or the Internet. The eJournal Portal can help you find an article if it is available in a suitable electronic format, such as PDF. (You may need your VPN activated).
When placing your Illiad request, have complete and accurate citation information. Although full titles are helpful, please do not guess at abbreviations. One loan or article title/section/chapter/year per request, please.
All fields allow a limited number of characters and it’s unclear how many characters each will allow. With this in mind, enter the most important information first. For example, in the Author Field, enter the author’s last name first.
Additional information about page numbers. The Page field is very limited so, if you need more than a page range (341-367 for example), use abbreviations. A6-eoa (for “end of article”) or 321-351+TOC (Table of contents) should fit in the field; more information than that will need to be written in the Note field.
Abbreviations of journal titles can be tricky, and although the full journal title can speed up processing time, please don’t guess. This could result in your request for the wrong journal being bounced from library to library for several weeks. A correct abbreviated title is always preferred over an incorrect journal title.
Use Electronic Databases or the Internet to verify citation information before placing your request.
Although electronic databases such as Lexis or Proquest may not be able to be used to verify an author’s citation for a journal article, they can absolutely be used to verify or correct citation information in order to request the hard copy through Interlibrary Loan. These resources may also help you determine if the article that you are requesting is only available on-line. Many wire service articles, for example, are only available on-line.
If you have a reasonable amount of information and the article is too old or obscure to be found on any of our electronic databases, enter what you can and we will do our best to locate it.
Statutes, Codes & Regulations
Don’t have an on-line Illiad account? Login to the Intranet and go to Interlibrary Loan through the Library Services link, or go directly to: http://cwru.hosts.atlas-sys.com/illiad/LAW/logon.html and click on “First Time Users”. Be sure to enter your 7 digit identification number in the appropriate field, but your CWRU ID (abc3) is still preferred as a username.