Requesting Articles

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.

Reprints Desk

Reprints Desk is an expedited article delivery service available to current UCSD staff, faculty and students.  This is a pilot project paid for with innovation money from Library Administration.  The pilot project will run through April, 2015 or when the appropriated funds for the project have been spent. 

This service offers UCSD faculty, staff and students a quick and easy way to request and obtain documents through Interlibrary Loan.  A UCSD email is required to complete the request form.   Reprints Desk can provide articles from 14,000+ journals (from publishers like Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, Nature, IEEE, Bentham, etc.) Reprints Desk can also provide access to 10,000+ books and dissertations.

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.