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Journal Editor Resources: Cite-Checking

This guide is intended to capture essential information for journal cite-checkers and incorporate library policies started in 2021.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Using Interlibrary Loans for Journal Cite-Checking

If you have looked for a book, article, or other item and were unable to find it at either Biddle or Van Pelt, you may need to request it through Interlibrary Loan(ILL). 

**Remember that ONLY Research Editors should place ILL requests for your Journal**

To assist your Research Editor in placing the request correctly, please provide as much information as possible about the source. If it is a book, you will want to be sure to include the correct edition and publisher (if known and relevant) to avoid accidentally obtaining the wrong copy.

Additionally, if it is possible to narrow the request to a specific set of pages or page ranges, it may be easier (and faster) to request delivery as a scan of pages from the book rather than having the physical copy shipped to Biddle. 

When physical books or other items are received via ILL, they will be held at the Circulation Desk on Closed Reserve as described below.

RESEARCH EDITORS: Please use this form to request a Biddle Interlibrary Loan.

ILL Circulation Policies

Interlibrary Loan Circulation Policies

Materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan will not circulate, but will instead be held at the Biddle Law Library's Circulation Desk in Closed Reserve. They will be available for cite-checkers to view and scan in the library, but must be returned to the Circulation Desk after use. This ensures that your journal does not accrue extensive overdue fees for late or lost ILL materials.