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Request Articles: Home

When will I get it?

Articles usually take 3 days to 1 week.

Where do I pick it up?

Typically, the article will be sent to your Lander email address. However, you may need to pick it up at the Library Service Desk.

1. Check our databases

Have you checked for an article on Bearcat Search? Search our research databases using Bearcat Search.

Bearcat Search: Articles



Create your OpenAthens account: The way you log into our digital resources has changed! To access, follow this simple two-step process to register for your new OpenAthens account using your Lander email address (Note: a confirmation link will be emailed to you).
Using Bearcat Search: Not every database will appear in your search results. Be sure to check out our standalone databases too. Learn more about how to use our new system, Bearcat Search.

2. Check Bearcat Journal Search

Looking for an article in a specific journal? Search for the publication name or ISSN on Bearcat Journal Search.

3. Check Google Scholar

Does Lander not have access to an article? Check Google Scholar! Use the link below.
Search your article title in Google Scholar.

4. Request through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Still can't find the article you are looking for or found one we don't have full text access to? Try Interlibrary Loan. Use the link below.
Request an article through ILL

Don't pay for it

If you come across an article online that asks you to pay for it, don't do it. Follow the steps on this page to find access at Lander or request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).


You will not get articles overnight. When you request from ILL, it will take time. The Library only fills requests during normal business hours (no weekends), so it will take time to get your article. So if you need it for an assignment due the next day, look for another article instead of waiting on one through ILL. If you need help finding articles, schedule an appointment with a librarian.