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Nutrition 210: Getting Articles

Using Journals & Periodicals Search

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Interlibrary Loan

When you run across articles that Pepperdine does not have electronic or print access to, you will need to request the article through ILLiad (our Interlibrary Loan software). 

  • it does not cost you anything to do an Interlibrary Loan
  • it is usually quite quick (2-5 days)
  • the article is scanned and made available to you electronically

 Your ILLiad account uses your Wavenet username and password.  You will need to create an account in ILLiad the first time you use Interlibrary Loan.

Finding the Full Text of Articles

Strategies for Finding Full Text Articles

  1. It’s available in full-text, download the pdf or view html version
  2. If it is not in full-text in the database you are searching, it might be in full-text in other Pepperdine databases and/or in print - click on the  button
  3. If it is not available full-text at Pepperdine,
    1. Try searching Google Scholar to see if a copy is posted somewhere online
    2. Request it via interlibrary loan using the Interlibrary Loan button in database you were searchiing- it probably looks like this 
      1. If this does not work, or you are unable to find an ILLiad button, options include:
        1. Complete the required info yourself in the ILLiad Journal Request Form
        2. Copy and paste the article info into WorldCat Local (e.g., article title and author) – if it is there, click on the blue Interlibrary Loan Button 

If you are spending more than 10-15 minutes trying to ascertain if the article is available to you full-text, please contact me or another librarian for help!  We are here to help you with things like this!