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University of Portland Clark Library

Distance Education Student Services: Getting Articles

Getting Articles Overview

To get full text articles from the library:

  1. Search one of the library's databases for your subject area (use A-Z Databases or Subject & Course Guides to find the best resource to search)
  2. Many library databases provide immediate access to full text; look for links to PDF Full Text or Linked Full Text.
  3. If immediate access to full text is not available, use the Get it @ UP link to see if access to the full text may be available via a different online resource, or to request a copy of the article via Interlibrary Loan (UP ILLiad).

Creating Your UP ILLiad Account

The first time you log in to UP ILLiad, you will see a New User Registration form, which should already be filled out with your contact information. Choose Submit Information on this page to create your account.

New User Registration for UP ILLiad


More Info About Requesting Articles

After requesting an article from UP ILLiad:

  • You will receive an email from when the items are available for you online.
  • Article requests take 3 days on average.
  • The email will include a link to your UP ILLiad account, where you can view and download PDFs of the items you requested. 
  • Articles will remain in your UP ILLiad account for 30 days.

Finding Full Text from a Database

Many citations provide immediate links to the Full Text of the article.

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Get it @ UP

If full text is not immediately available, use the Get it @ UP link to see if Clark Library has online access to the article, or to request a copy of the article from another library.

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The Get it @ UP link connects to a screen where you can see a "Get it now" link to the full text if it is available, or find a link to request a copy from Interlibrary Loan if it is not:

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