Interlibrary Loan Service Tips
Posted: Nov 23, 2016
Before a request can be forwarded to another library or supplier Interlibrary Loan protocol requires that the Rensselaer Libraries provide information confirming that the publication you need, i.e. your citation or reference, is accurately identified.
Citations from research databases such as Web of Science, Medline or WorldCat as well as references from refereed journals or carefully edited books are almost always accurate. However, citations appearing in trade publications, masters' theses, technical reports or conference papers sometimes are incomplete. If bibliographic information of your request cannot be verified in a standard library resource, you will be advised of the problem and asked to help by providing additional information. If you have difficulty locating information about a publication, contact the Libraries' Reference Staff for assistance.
Most service delays can be avoided by reviewing your interlibrary loan requests to make sure that you have: