What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services allow FIU students, faculty, staff, and staff to request articles and books that we do not have in our collection. This service is also available to clinical affiliates if they have registered for library access.
How to Create An Interlibrary Loan (aka ILLiad) Account
a. Choose your status. If you are a community-based faculty member or medical resident, select “Faculty”
b. When you create your account, make sure to set your Department as “COLLEGE OF MEDICINE” and Pickup Location as “Medical Library – Help Desk). It will not default to the correct department, so you must be sure to select the correct option. The options are available from a drop-down menu (see screenshot below).
c. If you lack a 14-digit Barcode (which is on the back of your OneCard that you may or may not have chosen to get), use your PantherID.
Learn the difference between your 7-Digit PantherID and your 14-Digit FIU OneCard. No matter what, you will have a PantherID. But you will not have 14-digit OneCard number unless you actually applied for a OneCard.
Automatically Generate an Article Request with Find It @ FIU
Sometimes, the "Find It @ FIU" (Citation Linker) will be embedded in the the record of the article you are attempting to access. It often appears in PubMed and Google Scholar.
If it does not, or fails to work, you can go through the library website and find the "Find It @ FIU" (Citation Linker) itself.
1. Go to "Research and Resources"
2. Click on the "Find It @ FIU (Citation Linker)"
3. Fill out the form with either just the PMID (PubMed ID) if the article has one, or simply the Journal Title + Article Title + Authors. Usually this is sufficient to find the article you are looking for. If the search fails, you may have to fill our more fields (i.e. ISSN, Volume, Issue, etc...)
4. The citation linker will indicate whether or not we have the article. If we do not, the option to click "Interlibrary Loan will be there"
5. Upon doing so, you will be prompted to log into you Interlibrary Loan (aka ILLiad) account.
6. Upon logging in, you should be re-directed to an article request that the computer has already filled out.