Article Express

Email:  Phone: 614-292-9077

Journal articles from OSU and non-OSU collections

Interlibrary Services provides electronic delivery of journal articles through our Article Express service to faculty and staff employed by the university as well as to our graduate and undergraduate students in degree-granting programs.  The online request form can be used to obtain articles from both OSU and non-OSU collections.

Making a Request

Before making your request, check our Online Journals List first for immediate full text availability.

First time user registration. Or if already registered, log on to ILLiad (the interlibrary loan request management site) on this page. Click the Article Express link, and fill out the online request form. Provide a complete, accurate citation without abbreviations. Provide an OCLC or ISSN number whenever possible.


Request articles directly from our research databases using the Find Itbutton. If online access does not already exist, a new browser window will open, and you can use the 'Request via Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)' link to log on to ILLiad where our request form will already be filled out for you.

When you have completed providing your request information, click the 'Submit Request' button. Please fill out a separate request form for each article that you want. Do not submit several items on one request.

Delivery and Timeframe

Scans made from the OSU print collections are usually filled within 1 to 2 business days; however, scans obtained from non-OSU collections may take longer. Users will receive an email message with a link to ILLiad where they can log into their account and view or print the article PDF. Users can access their articles on our server from any computer with internet access, a browser, and Adobe Acrobat reader.

Rarely, we will need to mail articles to the primary address in a patron's ILLiad account. Please keep your address up-to-date by logging into ILLiad and selecting the "Change User Information" link.

Limits on Requests

Please be as judicious as possible in submitting requests.

Our office may refuse to accept a request if, in our judgment, fulfillment of the request would exceed Fair Use standards or involve a violation of Copyright law (Title 17, United States Code).

National copyright guidelines limit our office to obtaining per year only 5 articles published in the last 5 years from each journal not in the OSU Libraries collections. After the fifth article, a copyright fee (as much as $103) must be paid to the journal publisher. Our office will subsidize up to $60 in copyright fees per patron each year. If your requests will involve any co-payment of copyright fees, we will contact you prior to obtaining the articles.