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Library Does Not Have The Article I Need

If you cannot find an article you need in the library's holdings, there are still ways that you can try to access it! If the article is available in a repository or on the author's website, Google Scholar can help you find it. Because Google Scholar and @LL Search have different search algorithms, Google Scholar can sometimes help locate articles that you have access to through Lesley, but did not come up in @LL Search for whatever reason (Google Scholar's spell check can be much more forgiving, for example). If you've added Lesley University Library to your Google Scholar Library Links, look for the Lesley Univ to the right of the article title.


You can also try sites like Unpaywall or the Open Access Button. Both Unpaywall and the Open Access Button search Open Access content from publishers and repositories so you can quickly and easily find openly available research.


If you are looking for a specific article, you may be eligible to get the resource through ILLiad, our interlibrary loan (ILL) service. Please visit our ILL Guide for policies and instructions on how to place a request.

Undergraduate students should Ask Us for assistance in finding similar materials before placing an ILLiad request. Librarians are also happy to assist students of all levels in finding similar materials or related works!


If you need research on a specific topic, but not necessarily a specific article, you can also Ask Us to help you find similar resources that are available to you!