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How to get articles from magazines not owned by the library? You have five options:

  1. Check to see if the article is available from one of our full-text databases or owned in paper/microform by MCL. Librarians can help you with this.

  2. Use the NJ Union List of Serials to determine which libraries in our state (if any) own the periodical you need. You can go to that library and make a copy of the article. Reference librarians can help you with out of state locations.

  3. Check the periodical's Web site. Some offer free full-text archives. Most offer article reprint services and sell selected back issues.

  4. Request photocopies from Inter-library loan. Articles reprints take at least a week or more and will take longer if they are coming from outside New Jersey. Copyright restrictions prohibit the copying of entire issues of magazines and newspapers. You must have a library card issued by one of the public libraries in Morris County to request this service. Fees vary, depending upon the library that provides the copies. Call (973) 285-6969 to place your order.

  5. Purchase copies through a commerical article supplier who can provide articles very quickly; fees vary with publication and delivery format. One of the largest article suppliers is Ingenta.

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9 May 2006