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How to ask for articles: Requesting Articles

Asking for articles when there is no Full Text

When you cannot find an article online

PubMed, OVID Medline, CINAHL, Discovery and other EBSCOHost products have internal request forms which go to the Medical Library; the forms automatically fill in your selected article citations but not your email information.

OVID’s request form requires your delivery email. 

It is imperative that you supply a delivery email in request forms; otherwise the request is Anonymous and cannot be filled

Here is a form to request articles in other circumstances.  Literature Search or Article Request 

Why ask for an article

The Medical Libraries have electronic access to all or part of over 10,000 journals.  That is still <20% of the healthcare literature. 

We still have a few journals in print due to license or technical issues.  Most content prior to 2000 is not and never will be online but that never means it is unavailable.  Our aim has been to supply as much of the Integris staff's and managers' identified needs as feasible.


What happens to the request?  The Integris Medical Library is a member of DOCLINE, an interlibrary loan system maintained by NLM/NIH.  Only libraries may be part of this service because Libraries have a separate section of the copyright law.

Why can’t I get this online?  Each journal has its own policies on what is available and when.  There are further grant requirements per article. There is a license contract with Integris or one of our suppliers for every single journal of the 10,000+ licensed journals. 

There are free articles on the internet.  No, not really.  Some are open source which means either the sponsoring university, society or association are absorbing the cost, or the author’s grant paid the publisher’s price to release the article to the public.  All NIH grants require release of a copy after 12 months from “publication”, which may be the author’s manuscript and not the published version.  NIH does this by claiming copyright as a work for hire (the grant).  Thank former Sen. Tom Coburn (OK) for sponsoring this rule.  The rule now applies to all federal grants. 

The articles looks “free” in the same way gifts from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny look “free” to a child.  Adults are paying for everything.


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Sonya Palmer
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