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How do I find the full text?: FAQ

There are multiple ways to access the full text of resources owned by the library. This guide will help you to identify the steps you should take to find the full text of an article, e-books, or other electronic library resource.


  • Can I access the full text of an electronic resource from off-campus?

Yes, you will be prompted to enter your Loyola or Notre Dame sign-in credentials in order to access library resources off-campus. Your username is your school e-mail (full e-mail address:;; Notre Dame Students: Your password is your Network\Campus password (also used for Webadvisor and PCs in campus labs) NOT your Gatormail password. If you reach the Notre Dame login screen and are unable to login with your Notre Dame email address and password, please contact the Notre Dame Help Desk at 410-532-5200.

  • What if the library doesn't have the full text of a resource I need?

You can request a copy of an article, book chapter, or book through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Once you've placed a request, articles and book chapters are typically delivered to your ILL account within 24 hours and books are available within 1 week for pick-up. The first time you use ILL, you'll need to create an account: ILL is a free service for Loyola and Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff. For more help with ILL, please view our tutorials.

  • What if the resource is available in print at the library?

If the resource is available in print at the library, you can visit the building to check out the book, make copies, or scan. Making a copy cost the same as printing at the library. Scanning is free, and you can send the file to a jump drive or e-mail address. If you are a distance student enrolled in an online class, please contact the library at 410-617-6802 or about requesting a copy.

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