We request all alumni use their local institution as the primary source for interlibrary loan material. In some cases this is not possible so as a service to our alumni, RichLyn library will provide interlibrary loan service for articles as long as there is not a charge from the lending library. We do not provide interlibrary loans of books and other monographic material (such as videos).
Many states offer access to various databases for their citizens such as INSPIRE for the citizens of Indiana. Linked below is a document that lists each state and the link to access the states list of research databases.
"PubMed comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books." PubMed also provides an interlibrary loans service called Loansome Doc. This service will connect you with a institution that will help you access articles that are not provided as full text in the PubMed database. Loansome Doc users must create an account and and attach their account to a provider institution. RichLyn Library acts as a provider institution for our Alumni and friends.
Individuals can signup for Loansome Doc either at the time of order or separately.
To register for Loansome Doc click on the link above. You will be taken to the following sign up page where you should click on the yellow Sign up! text.
The Loansome Doc registration page will guide you through your account setup. Here are some tips on how to setup you account.
Step 2. Find a Library to Serve You
3. Select a Library
4. Contact the Library
6. My Info
7. Verify Your Information
If an article that you find in PubMed is not available as free full text you may request it as an ILL from RichLyn Library.
1. After locating the article(s) you would like to request either click on the selection box in the list or click on the title to go to the full bibliographic entry.
2. Send to Order
3. Login to your Loansome Doc account (or sign up if you don't have one, see instructions elsewhere on this libguide)
4. Place Order
Orders will be sent to the Interlibrary Loan Office of RichLyn Library. You will be contacted when the material is available. Please allow 48 hours to 1 week for delivery.
Loansome Doc also provides for the opportunity to check on your order status or to update your account.