Requesting Articles

All UC San Diego Library facilities will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015, as part of the campus-wide Winter Holiday Closure. Library facilities will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015. Any requests submitted during the closure period will be processed in the order received starting Monday, January 5, 2015.

Citation Linker

Have your article citation ready? Citation linker is the preferred method to submit an article request. If the item is not available at UC San Diego, it will be requested from another library for you.

Databases A-Z

Search and locate articles in any UC-licensed database and use "Request It" via UC-eLinks to request the item you need.

Requesting UC San Diego–owned Articles

Eligible users may request copies of book chapters or articles from journals held in the UC San Diego Library for a recharge cost of $3.50 per article. Depending on your work location at UC San Diego, this service may be free. Requested materials are delivered electronically to your desktop. Consult Roger before submitting a request, as the article you need may be available in an electronic format from the collection.

Submit your request here.

  • Division of Physical Sciences and SDSC staff: You may request articles for material in the Geisel Library at no charge through the Avanti Document Delivery Service. Click here for details and to register.

  • SIO Academics, Staff and Graduate students: You may request a scan of an article from any of the Library's print collections.  Submit requests to the Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan department at no charge by using this form.
  • Loansome Doc:  Area healthcare providers and other non-affiliates may order articles through the Loansome Doc service.  Contact the ILL staff to see if you qualify for this service.