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NGR 6801 - Research Methods: Interlibrary Loan

ILL: Highlights

  • Use ILL to order articles that are not online
  • ILL is free and very fast
  • NEVER pay for articles; use ILL
  • PDFs of articles will be put into your ILL account
  • Use ILL to have books mailed to your house
  • When you set up your ILL account, select Distance Learner under Loan Pickup Location

Borrowing from Other Libraries or Interlibrary Loan

Distance learning students may obtain both UCF and non-UCF library materials such as books, journal articles, etc. using the UCF Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. UCF’s Interlibrary Loan Service uses Illiad. You can sign up and request to borrow books and retrieve electronic versions of journal articles by visiting the ILL website: http://library.ucf.edu/ILL . If it's your first time requesting an item, then click on the link Login to ILLiad to establish your Illiad account.

When setting up your Illiad account, make sure to identify yourself as a Distance Student by selecting UCF-Distance Learner under Loan Pickup Location. This will ensure that all articles will be sent to you electronically whether the library owns them or not. When you log into the system, you will use your NID number and password.

Illiad provides forms for requesting articles, book chapters, conference papers, standards, books, microfilm and dissertations. You also can review each of your requests and track its progress towards completion. Many of the subscription databases provide direct links to the ILL article request form via the “Get Full Text” icon for those articles that are not available full text online.

Articles less than 50 pages will be sent to your ILL account electronically. The Interlibrary Loan Department notifies you by e-mail when your material is available. To pick up an item, log on to the ILL website http://library.ucf.edu/ILL/default.asp and click on ‘Download Articles’.

Requested items such as books, videos and DVDs will be mailed directly to you. Books, videos, and DVDs can be returned to the UCF Orlando Library or a library on one of the area campuses. If you choose to mail back the material, you are responsible for the return postage. There are some restrictions. Refer to the Interlibrary Loan http://library.ucf.edu/services/borrowing-from-other-libraries/ for details regarding the Interlibrary Loan service and their policies, or contact the Interlibrary Loan office email illbor@mail.ucf.edu or, by phone at (407) 823-2383.