The majority of Interlibrary Loans are free, with the cost covered by the SA Health Library Service. If there is a fee, the interlibrary loan team will contact you before purchasing takes place
Blank request forms
Using the "Unavailable through SALUS...request it!" button and submitting a pre-populated form will be the quickest ILL method, but this may not always be possible - a blank request form may still need to be completed and submitted
When filling in a blank request form enter as much detail as possible, but don't worry too much if you cannot complete all fields
Where to find the request button on the SALUS catalogue
From the SALUS library catalogue the only way to see the request button is to click on the title of a journal, article or book, and not the "view now", "availability" or "vew all editions" links
The below screen shot shows where the request button is located on the screen (after clicking on the title of the article). The request button may not always be immediately visible on screen - you may need to scroll down the screen to see it.
Searching the internet...here's a quicker way to submit a request using a pre-populated form
If you locate an article on the internet or on a publishers site (i.e. you can't see the library's request button). Simply copy and paste the entire article title into the library catalogue and search. The library may not have immediate access to the full text, but what you will hopefully see is the request button - click on this to automatically populate the online form. This will save you time, as there will be no need to type all the citation details into a blank form (use the same process for a book)
Why am I seeing a request button when the item is immediately accessible?
You may see the request button next to journals or articles with available access, but don't forget the library might only have access to a journal for a certain number of years - e.g. 1999 to 2011, and you require an article from 2014, so the request button will still need to be visible for all years access is not available
Which database will show an Interlibrary Loan request button?
All the OVID related databases
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