Answered By: Gabe [Research & Writing Studio]
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2018     Views: 85

If you are in an article database look for links to the fulltext article.  If you do not see a fulltext link look for a button that says "Findit!" on it.  Clicking on that will tell you whether and how we have access to an article.  Journal articles, unpublished documents, and books that we don't have may be obtained through the Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Service (ILLiad).  You will first need to go to the ILL web page and set up an account in ILLiad, if you have not already done so.  Books and journal articles can be mailed to the address you specify when you set up your account.

Direct link to set up an Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery (ILLiad) account.

If you need a book that Western libraries does not own, you should see if the item can be ordered directly online from Summit (journal articles are not available through Summit).  Summit is an alliance made up of the major university and college libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Books will be mailed to the address you supplied when you registered for ILLiad.

You can also obtain materials onsite at any of the participating Summit libraries with your current WWU identification card and WWU registration PIN (normally the first six digits of your Social Security Number). You should also bring a picture ID other than your Western ID.