Finding a Specific Journal at the Library
There are three ways to determine if a particular periodical (journal, magazine, or newspaper) is available online or in print at the Library.
Identifying Journals Owned by Other Libraries
While the University of Chicago Library subscribes to many periodicals (journals, newspapers, and magazines), it may not have every publication that you may need for your research. Below are several different resources that can help you locate periodicals at other libraries.
If you would like to obtain an item not owned by the Library, you can request what you need through the Library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. Interlibrary loan is free and there is no limit to the amount of materials you request. Most items are delivered directly to the Library and held for you at the circulation desk. Articles and book chapters may be sent to you directly via e-mail.
Please Note: Many libraries do not loan out entire issues of periodicals, but will only provide copies of articles. As a result, you many need a citation to make a request. If you need help identifying a specific article, Ask a Librarian or view our guide to finding articles.
You can request items though interlibrary loan in three ways:
When you locate an item you want to obtain via interlibrary loan in WorldCat or article databases, you can select the Find It! icon to place an interlibrary loan request. Find It! will fill out the form for you.
- Logging into your interlibrary loan account.
You can log into your Intelibrary Loan Account to place requests, view or change oustanding request, and manage your account.
For complicated requests, you can also contact interlibrary loan by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available on the Interlibrary Loan FAQs.