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Document Delivery Services available:

 

ILLiad

Members of the Tufts community can register with ILLiad in order to:

  • Submit requests electronically for books, articles, theses, patents, and more available at Tufts libraries or from outside of Tufts
  • Order articles directly from databases via FindIt@Tufts
  • Save contact and account information for future use
  • Track current and outstanding requests
  • View and print articles and chapter excerpts (PDF format)
  • Keep a record of titles requested in the past
  • Request rush processing

For more information, see:

 

BLC WorldCat

BLC WorldCat is a single, searchable catalog of books and audiovisuals owned by participating libraries of the Boston Library Consortium. The service is available to Tufts University library patrons at no charge and allows them to do the following:

  • Simultaneously search many Boston Library Consortium catalogs
  • Request books and audiovisual materials that are unavailable from Tufts University libraries

Use ILLiad to request books or audiovisual materials from another Tufts Library or if you are requesting any journal articles.

 

Loansome Doc

Tufts/Tufts Medical Center staff, alumni, associate members, & unaffiliated users can register with Hirsh Health Sciences Library and Loansome Doc in order to:

  • Request copies of articles found on PubMed
  • Order directly through PubMed
  • View and print these articles (PDF format)

For more information, see:

 

Associate Member Document Delivery Services

Associate Members of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library can register with ILLiad in order to:

  • Submit requests electronically for books, articles, theses, patents, and more
  • Save contact and account information for future use
  • Track current and outstanding requests
  • View and print articles and chapter excerpts (PDF format)
  • Keep a record of titles requested in the past
  • Request rush processing

If requesting articles available in PubMed via normal processing (non-rush), use Loansome Doc instead.

For more information, see Associate Member Document Delivery Services.

 

Alumni Document Delivery Services

Alumni of Tufts University may use the following services:

  1. Loansome Doc
    • Request copies of articles found on PubMed
    • Order directly through PubMed
    • View and print these articles (PDF format)
    • Receive a discounted rate - $11 per article requested
  2. Direct Borrow
    • Submit requests electronically for books, theses, and other items owned by Hirsh Health Sciences Library
    • Save account information and request history for future use
    • Track current and outstanding requests
    • View and print pdf fomat journal articles and chapter excerpts
    • Request rush processing

 

Direct Borrow

The general public can register with Direct Borrow in order to:

  • Submit requests electronically for books, theses, and other items owned by Hirsh Health Sciences Library
  • Save account information and request history for future use
  • Track current and outstanding requests
  • View and print pdf fomat journal articles and chapter excerpts
  • Request rush processing

If requesting articles available in PubMed via normal processing (non-rush), use Loansome Doc instead.

For more information, see Direct Borrow - Document Delivery Service for the General Public

 

Getting Help

Please visit the Library Service Desk (617.636.6705; hhsl@tufts.edu), or contact Document Delivery 617.636.3787 (phone); 617.636.4039 (fax); hhsl-docdel@tufts.edu