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CIEC6350: Creativity and Play in Early Childhood: When the article isn't available...

A guide to finding and citing articles

InterLibrary Loan

If an article (or book or media) is not available from the Cheng Library, you may request an InterLibrary Loan (the Cheng Library requests the item for you from another library).

The link below will bring you to the log-in for the InterLibrary Loan & Article Copy service. If you have any questions about how this works, click on the tutorial to the right.

When the article (or book or media) becomes available you will be notified via your WPUNJ email account. Most articles will be available within 24 hours.  You can retrieve the article from the InterLibrary Loan & Article Copy service. The article will remain there for 60 days.

Books and media should be available within two weeks and must be picked up at the library.

Articles available in Microfilm, Microfiche or Print

If the full text of an article is not accessible from the database you are using,

  • go to the Library's web page and select: Journals A-Z list.
  • In the Find Journals box, type the name of the Journal and press, Search.
  • If the title is listed, check dates carefully for the availability of the issue that you need.

If the title is available in a Library database, follow links to the issue date and article.

If the title is available in WPUNJ Film Holdings, WPUNJ Fiche Holdings, or WPUNJ Print Holdings, follow links to log-in as a WPUNJ user.

If you want the article emailed to you, select the box, Click Here and we will email the article to you, and complete the request form.

A copy of the article will be scanned and sent to your WPUNJ email address. Most articles are delivered within 24-48 hours.


Interlibrary Loan & Article Copy Tutorial

Found a Citation?

When reviewing articles and books, you might come across a citation for another article that you'd like to use. 

To find out if the Library has the article, use the Journal Search tab on the Library homepage, and search for the journal name (not the name of the article).

This will tell you if we have the full-text of this article in another database OR in paper or microform (WPUNJ Print, WPUNJ Film, WPUNJ Fiche).

Check your citation to find out the year that the article was published and compare it to the available options.

This short tutorial will walk you through the above steps:

Education Librarian

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Neil Grimes
Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian
Office, Room 114c
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

  Have a Question? Contact a Librarian:

By phone

Call 973-720-2116

The Reference Desk is staffed until 10PM Sunday-Friday and until 5:00pm on Saturday.

By e-mail

Send your question to the Reference Desk via email -   Allow 24 hours for a response. 

Schedule a Research Appointment

Contact the library for an appointment with a Reference Librarian:  Schedule Research Help