Article Express provides electronic delivery of journal articles 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 the Online Journals List first for immediate full text availability.
Log in to ILLiad (the interlibrary loan request management site) below. 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. When you have completed 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.
**NOTE**: ILLiad now accepts the same Ohio State login used for other university services. You no longer need to use a separate username and password to access your ILLiad account.
Requesting Through Find It!
Request articles directly from our research databases using the Find It! button. 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 citation information will already be filled in for you. To complete your request, click the "Submit Request" button.
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.
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).
Federal Copyright Law limits the amount of articles we can obtain from a particular journal title not in the OSU Libraries collection before a copyright royalty 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.