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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)  borrows books for you from libraries outside of University of Michigan (such as other universities or public libraries).  Requires login using Umich password.


  • Use ILL to get articles not available in Flint.  
  • Articles arrive within 1 to 3 days as full text online documents.


  • Login to the ILLIAD system and fill out the citation form for LOAN-BOOK. 
  • Email sent when the item arrives at Thompson Library so you can come pick it up. 
  • Items from other insitutions usually arrive by mail within 3 to 5 weeks from request date. 

This is a different service from GET THIS, which is used to get materials from  UM Libraries for pickup in Flint. 

Use the MIRLYN online catalog to find and request books from Ann Arbor libraries using Get This option.




What is Peer Review?

Peer review is an editing process in which a scholar's work is reviewed by experts in a field before being accepted for publication.   

More credence is given to journal articles that have gone through a peer review process, ensuring accuracy of content.. 

   ALL peer reviewed journals are scholarly journals.
   Not all scholarly journals are peer reviewed.

Journal Finder Subscription Location Tool

Have a citation? Not sure where to find the journal?

Use JOURNAL FINDER  for a list of available journals with links to journal (not articles within a journal)

Different databases may carry a journal as full text or index only.  Check each listing to verify. 

Possible locoations given for full text include: 

  • Alternate list of databases with article online (Journal Finder provides links)
  • Print (on shelf in the library)
  • Microfilm/fiche (in cabinets in library)

NOTE:  This is NOT an article finder.  It only verifies access to specific journal titles and re-directs you to that journal


  • ProQuest Psychology Journals
    Complete full-text coverage from top psychology and related publications, this database meets the needs of both students and mental-health professionals.
  • PsycINFO
    1887-present. Includes journals, books, book chapters, technical reports, & dissertations in psychology. Can be searched together with PsycARTICLES.
    1894-present. Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from journals published by APA & allied organizations. Can be searched together with PsycINFO.
  • Gale Psychology Journals (InfoTrac)
  • PubMed  
    Comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
    Links to login page for Medline via UM-Medsearch. Use uniqname and UMICH password to login to "Authenticated Sign-on." Covers all aspects of medicine and health care administration. Includes some nursing and allied health.
  • Oxford Journals
    Full-text access to recent volumes of scholarly journals in all subject areas published by Oxford University Press. Covers 1996-present (varies by journal).
  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier Science Journals)  
    Contains access to over 2,000 journals, primarily in the life and physical sciences, medicine, and technical fields, but also some social sciences and humanities.
  • Social Sciences Full Text  
    Covers 625 of the most important English-language journals across all the social sciences.
  • Scopus  
    International multidisciplinary indexing & abstracting database for scientific, medical, technical, and social sciences.
  • Web of Science Core Collection  
    Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.
  • Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge)  
    Provides cross-search of multiple databases:
    Web of Science Core Collection (1900-present)
    BIOSIS Previews (1926-present)
    Current Contents Connect (1998-present)
    Data Citation Index (1900-present)
    Zoological Record (1864-present)
    Journal Citation Reports (1997-present)
  • HELP USING - Web of Knowledge
    Short descriptions of how to effectively use Web of Science to:
    - Perform Basic Search
    - Register and SAVE SETTINGS to repeat search later.
    - Search for books and book chapters in core collection.
    - Create CITATION ALERTS to receive email notification
    whenever a new article cites a specified document.

What is a Journal Article?

     Not sure what a "journal" is?  

  •     A journal is simliar to a magazine. 
  •     A journal, unlike a magazine, is dedicated to academic topics.       
  •        Examples
    • Journal of American History
    • New England Journal of Medicine
  •     A journal consists of many issues (sometimes weekly, monthly or quarterly).
  •     A journal issue contains several articles which are NOT necessarily on the same topic.
  •     A journal lists each year since it was first published as a volume.  (One volume equals 1 year)
  •     A journal issue consists of articles written by experts within the discipline.
  •     A journal is intended to be read by someone researching in that discipline.
  •     A journal article contains language (words/jargon) specific to that discipline.
  •     A journal article refers the reader to research sources and statistics used to write the article.
  •     A journal article contains a bibliography (references cited) page at the end.

     See  Help with your Paper  tab for more info about journals v magazines.


Summon Search -- (Summon searches several databases at once)


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