Encounter an article or chapter you can't get access to?
If the Library doesn't own it, below are the steps to ordering it via InterLibrary Loan (ILL) & more about the PA Program's support to cover the fees.
Note: Items we own only in print will be scanned and emailed. Other items we don’t own (print or electronically) we have to get from another library and there is a charge of $11/article that the PA Program will cover for its faculty & students. (see more below)
We realize that the Duke libraries may not have all the journals that we need to support your learning at Duke. The PA program wants to ensure its faculty and students have what they need for research and education. The PA Program has agreed to cover the costs for InterLibrary Loans (library fees/staff time) of $11 per article. There is a cap on the budget for this service, so only order what you truly need. The sustainability of this service will be determined yearly.
When you make an interlibrary loan article or chapter request, you will need to select “PA Program - Student" or "PA Program - Faculty" from the dropdown in answer to the question, “Are you willing to pay a fee ($11) if the item is not available at Duke?”
PA Faculty: All requests will be processed without further review or delay.
PA Students: All requests will be screened before being processed to ensure that high quality information is being requested. Part of the screening process involves a brief survey that is sent to the requesting student. This survey (asking why the article/chapter is needed) must be filled out for the request to be processed. The faster the survey is completed, the faster your request will be handled. Faculty requests will be processed without this step.
General Guidelines for Reviewing ILL Requests from PA Students
Most requests from high quality journals not available at Duke University will be approved. The PA Librarian reviews all requests. The number and type of articles will be weighed against the stated purpose and importance of the request, as provided by the student in the survey. If it is for EBM2, please state that in the survey.