If the article is not available from the Cheng Library, you may request an InterLibrary Loan and the Cheng Library will request the item for you, from another library!
Books and media may take a week or more to arrive, but articles can often be made available within a matter of days.
Use the Interlibrary Loan & Article Service link on the Library homepage to get started!
The Reference Desk is staffed until 10PM Sunday-Friday and until 8:00pm on Saturday.
Send your question to the Reference Desk via email - email@example.com Allow 24 hours for a response.
Schedule a Research Appointment
Contact the library for an appointment with a Reference Librarian: Schedule Research Help
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:
When reviewing articles and books, or even searching the Internet, you might come across citations for other articles that you'd like to see.
To find out if the Library has the article, use the Journal Search tab on the Library website, and search for the journal name (not the name of the article).
This will tell you whether or not the Library subscribes to the journal, and in what format (paper, microform, or electronically through a different database), and for what years it is available.
If you find that we own the journal you need, compare the year of the article to the options presented, and use the rest of your citation as a guide to locate the full article.
If we don't have an article at all, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (see below).
If, on the other hand, you see that the article is only available in a WPUNJ format (WPUNJ Print, WPUNJ Microfilm, or WPUNJ Microfiche), complete an Article Request Form to have us digitize it for you!.
*** Before using your credit card to pay for articles online, be sure to contact the Library to see if we can get it for you, for free!