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Interlibrary Loan Guide: A Summary

For UWB Nursing and Health Studies Students


Requesting Articles – What does it mean? 

If the article is not available online in full text you can request a copy of it through the UW Interlibrary Loan & Scanning Services.

 What are the Interlibrary Loan & Scanning Services? 

Key phrases: Article scan, Scan Request, Document Delivery, Interlibrary Loan, Electronic Delivery, Ordering Articles/Books, Requesting Articles/Books. Interlibrary loan of books, book chapters, media, and electronic delivery of articles are all part of Interlibrary Loan & Scanning Services. 

How can I tell if I need to do this?

If the UW Libraries Search system indicates that there is no “view full text” or “content available” link available you may request it via our Interlibrary Loan system. 

Interlibrary Loan services web page located online at:

Most article requests should be available to you within 1 to 2 weekdays.

Optional – view the CINAHL Tutorial web page titled, “Request this Item" Link, located online at This page illustrates a citation found in the CINAHL database that leads to a link to the UW Interlibrary Loan services links.