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How do I find the full text?

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 log in with your university email username and email password.

  • 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 costs the same as printing at the library. Scanning is free. You can request a scan of an article or book chapter that we own in print via the Interlibrary Loan request form (see above).