We realize that the Duke libraries may not have all the journals that we need to support your learning at Duke so we are providing interlibrary loans to Medical Students. Since there is a direct cost to interlibrary loans (library fees and staff time), each request will be screened before being processed to ensure that high quality information is accessible and being requested by our students.
The number and type of articles will also be analyzed and shared with the Vice Dean on a regular basis to determine appropriateness of requests as well as costs.
Medical Students should NOT be requesting on behalf of faculty, staff, housestaff, or other Duke students. Those individuals must make their own requests and pay the standard fees.
Students who need to make bulk requests should contact the Library first.
When you make an interlibrary loan article or chapter request, you will need to select “Medical Student” from the dropdown on the form in answer to the question, “Are you willing to pay a fee ($11) if the item is not available at Duke?”
Guidelines for Reviewing ILL Requests from Medical Students
Purpose: Provide access to external content to medical students and help the students make good decisions about the citations being requested for research, patient care and learning.
Approvals: Most requests from high quality journals not available at Duke University will be approved. The number and type of articles will be weighed against the stated purpose and importance of the request, as provided by a medical student in the Qualtrics form.