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EDLP6160: Curriculum Design: Integrating Technology Across Disciplines: When the article or book isn't available...

InterLibrary Loan

If the Cheng Library doesn't have the book or article that you need, you can request an InterLibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan is the process of one library requesting an item from another library. You may request an InterLibrary Loan for books, media and articles if the item is not available from the Cheng Library.

Articles requested through Interlibrary Loan will be emailed to your WPUNJ email account. Most articles arrive within two days.

If you request a book or media through Interlibrary Loan, please allow two weeks for delivery (most items arrive within one week). You must come to the Library to pick it up and return it.

ERIC documents (ED)

In August 2012 ERIC discovered that some "sensitive personally identifiable information" appeared in a number of ERIC documents (ED's). As a result a number of ED's are NOT available while ERIC checks these documents to protect the privacy of the individuals involved.

If the full text of the ED that you want is not available we recommend the following:

First, look at the full citation for the item to see the Publication Type.

If the Publication Type is a book, search the Cheng Library's online catalog for the title. Books not available from the Cheng Library may be requested through InterLibrary Loan (the item will be requested for you from another library). To request an InterLibrary Loan, use this link:  Allow a minimum of two weeks for delivery.

If the Publication Type is not a book, get the ED#, e.g. ED432100. Many ED's published before 2002 are available in microfiche. Use this link,  If you select the box, Click Here and we will email the article to you, you must provide the ED# and all other required information. If the document is no more than 50 pages, it will be emailed to your WPUNJ email address. Allow one week for delivery, though most documents will be sent within 24 to 48 hours.

Many of the ERIC documents are freely available on the web. We recommend using a search engine, such as Google, to seek these documents.

Contact the Reference Desk, 973-720-2116, or, if you need additional assistance.


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).

Watch our Does the Library Have this Article? tutorial!

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 HoldingsWPUNJ 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.


  Have a Question? Contact a Librarian:

By phone

Call 973-720-2116

The Reference Desk is staffed until 10PM Sunday-Friday and until 8:00pm 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