If you come across an article citation in a journal, newspaper or magazine that is not available in full-text within the Empire State College library collection, you may be able to with the following steps:
- Determine if a nearby local library has the journal on its shelves that you can read or photocopy
- If available, use a local library’s inter-library loan service to have them obtain the article for you (this usually takes at least a week and often longer) [note: faculty and graduate students also have our pilot ILL service available as an option].
- Use a commercial document delivery service and pay for access.
- When you locate the article citation within one of the library research databases, if available, click on the “Article Linker” icon there to see if the article might be available somewhere else within our collection. If not, copy or write down the full article citation (author, title, journal name, volume, date, etc.).
- Use the WorldCat database to see if a library near you has the journal:
- Go to WorldCat.
- Login with your MyESC login and password.
- In the “Title” field, type in the title of the journal and click “Search.”
- Ideally, the journal will be listed first. If so, click on the “Libraries Worldwide” link displayed under that journal in the results list to see a list of libraries that subscribe to it.
- The library record will also show years of coverage for the journal. NY libraries are automatically listed first.
- For details on using other libraries and identifying nearby libraries, go to the Using SUNY, CUNY Libraries page.