Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services
Many articles, books, papers, and other library and information science resources are not freely available online. When you cannot access a publication online, you should consider obtaining the materials through interlibrary loan (ILL) or a document delivery service (DDS).
Interlibrary Loan Services
Library of Congress Interlibrary Loan Service
For non-U.S. libraries, see the section on Loans to Libraries Outside the U.S.
British Library Loan Service
One of the British Library's Document Supply Services.
Document Delivery Services
British Library Document Supply Services
One of the many document supply services available through the British Library is British Library Direct, which allows users to search the last 5 years' worth of articles from the 20,000 most heavily requested titles at the British Library, covering most subjects, languages and places of publication. All items can be delivered electronically.
Search for scholarly literature in the field of library and information science and other disciplines. Sources include peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Some publications are available for free; others can be purchased online.
A searchable database of more than 4.5 million citations from over 13,500 publications. Electronic, fax, and Ariel document delivery is available for millions of articles. View its library science listings.
Library of Congress Duplication Services
The Library's Duplication Services is a fee-for-service program responsible for copying and duplicating materials from the Library's collections.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
Presents multiple options for researchers to access more than 1.9 million dissertations and theses. If users have a specific title in mind, Dissertation Express will let them look it up by title, author, or publication number, and the place an order immediately via ProQuest's online ordering system.