Answered By: Julie Freeston
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2017     Views: 94

Due to copyright law, you are only allowed ONE article from ONE journal or ONE journal issue. If you request 4 articles, they must be from four separate issues/journals and each request will be deducted from your quota. You can see what your annual quota is here, Quotas and Charges

Your annual quota can be affected by different factors, for instance, depending on the type of user you are, whether you are an Undergraduate, Distance Learning student, Research Postgraduate, Academic Staff etc. The details below briefly outline how this might affect your annual quota. If you have any further queries or need more information you can find details on how to contact us here.

If you are a Distance Learner and the journal is in stock in the Library, you can have ONE article from ONE issue after providing a signed Copyright Declaration form This will be deducted from your annual quota.

If you are a Distance Learner and are able to visit the Library, you can request one article per journal/issue, which will be deducted from your annual quota and view the remaining 3 articles or you can view all articles/whole journal. Viewing articles does not affect your quota.

If you are a Distance Learner and the journal is not in stock at the library, you can request an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) via the Document Supply Team. The same restrictions apply, you can have one article per journal/issue and this will be deducted from your quota.

If you request an ILL and are able to visit the Library, we can try to request the WHOLE journal from the British Library and you can view the whole journal in the Library. In this instance, your quota will be reduced by one.

It is not possible to post out Inter-Library Loans.

If you are a campus-based student, and the Journal/Issue is in stock at the Library, you can view and/or photocopy the articles yourself. There is no reduction from your quota if you photocopy an article(s) yourself.

If the journal/issue is not in stock in the Library, you can submit a request via Document Supply, with a signed Copyright Declaration Form. This will be deducted from your quota. You can only request one article from one journal/issue.

If the journal is not in stock in the Library, you can submit a request and we can try and obtain the journal/issue from the British Library. This will be deducted from your annual quota.

Please note: Once a request for an item has been processed your quota will be reduced, even if we are unable to locate the materials. This reflects the staff time expended in processing, searching and attempting to obtain the items for you.

If the articles you are requesting are only available electronically you can find more details on Electronic article delivery here


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