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How to Find Articles

Having trouble finding articles? Find out where to start, and what to do when the article you need is not available at the STLCOP Library.

Request it!

Need an article we don't have?

Interlibrary Loan is a free service for STLCOP faculty, staff, students, residents, and preceptors. By submitting an Interlibrary Loan request, you can get copies of articles or chapters from titles that are not available in our Library.


What can be requested thru Interlibrary Loan?

  • articles from journals

  • book chapters

Is there a charge to use Interlibrary Loan?

No! Interlibrary Loan is free for current STLCOP faculty, staff, students, and preceptors. The Library does occasionally pay a small fee, but we don't pass that charge on to you.

How long will it take to get the items I requested?

Requests are generally processed the day they are received--please keep in mind requests are only processed Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

After processing, articles are usually filled within 2-7 business days. 

How will I know when my article is available?

When your article is ready, we will send a pdf copy to your STLCOP email address. 

What if I need to cancel a request?

Email with the name of the article you no longer need.


See our Interlibrary Loan guide or email