Answered By: Nadia Woods
Last Updated: Sep 04, 2018     Views: 6819

ArticleReach is a service offering staff and students of the University a free request for journal articles. 

Note that copies of books, book chapters, theses and conference papers cannot be requested through ArticleReach - these should be requested as an Inter-Library Loan

To use ArticleReach  you must be registered as a University of Liverpool student or staff member, not have any restrictions on your account due to large fines or other reasons and you must have a University of Liverpool email address registered on My Library Account. Every article supplied via ArticleReach, as with Inter-Library Loans, must only be used by the individual who has requested it for their own research or private study. It may not be used for commercial purposes, and copies must not be supplied to any other person.

ArticleReach is not​ available for Online or Laureate students.

How to use Article Reach

  • Search for the journal article you want using DISCOVER on the Library Home Page (simply type the article title in the search box and click 'search')
  • If the library does not have a subscription for the article and therefore it's not available via the University of Liverpool you will see an option to 'Request It' (Note: you may have to uncheck a box on the left of the screen which says 'Library Collections' to get to the page with the option to Request it).
  • Click this and on the next page you will then see an option to request the article via ArticleReach. 
  • Follow the prompts until you come to the ArticleReach request form. (note that when you are asked to log in with a PIN number this is not your MWS password. It is a PIN number you will need to set up in order to manage your online Library Account. Click here for details about how to set your PIN up).
  • Check all details on the form are correct and add any necessary information. It's important to tick the box next to 'Item not on shelf/ejournal not available.' 
  • Click 'Submit', then 'yes'.

ArticleReach is managed by the Inter-Library Loans team, and you should hear within one or two days whether the article you want can be supplied. If it can be supplied (around 40% of requests are successful) you'll get an email to give you a link to retrieve the article. It will only remain available at the URL you are given for 30 days, so it is best to print your article straightaway if you want to keep it.

If ArticleReach cannot provide a copy of the article, you will receive an email to let you know. If this is the case there is the option to submit an Inter-Library Loan request, at a charge. 

My Library Account will keep you up to date with the status of your ArticleReach requests and will also provide the link to any requests waiting for you to pick up.

You can place requests directly on the ArticleReach website, but you still need to be sure first that the article is not already held in the Library.



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