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Ordering Articles in Ovid via ILLiad

In the Results Display for a selected search set, click on FintIt@Tufts following the citation of the article you want to order.

If Ovid displays a screen saying click this link to open the document, do so, then check your system tray for another active window. 

Once in the FindIt@Tufts window, click ILLiad to order a PDF version of the article. Please see, Document Delivery Policies & Procedures for information about interlibrary-loan services and fees.

ILLIad@Tufts will then prompt your for your affiliation and request that you login with your Tufts username and password.  First-time users ineligible for a Tufts username and password, may register for an ILLiad account.  

Once you log in, your article request will appear with fields populated by Ovid. Modify any fields you need to (e.g., if you want a rush or to use a different billing account), and then click Submit Request.

ILLiad article request form

A confirmation screen will display the transaction number for your request. 

If you wish to alter fields once your request has been submitted, log into the main menu of ILLiad, click on My Requests,  make the necessary changes, and resubmit the request.

To order multiple articles, do not log out of ILLiad yet. Return to Ovid, click FindIt@Tufts for the next desired citation, and select ILLiad again. The article information will display in a new request form. Click Submit Request again.  Repeat as needed.

Notification and Delivery

Notification: You will be notified by email when your requests are available.

Request Pickup: Hirsh Library Service Desk, except for electronic delivery items.

Electronic Delivery: Items will be available in PDF through your ILLiad acount.

If you have any other questions concerning document delivery,  contact us at:

Document Delivery

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