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How to get articles from magazines not owned by the library? You have five options:
- 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.
- 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.
- Check the periodical's Web site. Some offer free full-text archives. Most offer article reprint services and sell selected back issues.
- 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.
- 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