Loansome Doc is a popular service that allows PubMed users to request articles from participating libraries. Loansome Doc is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
Services for ISU faculty, students and staff are provided by the Eli M. Oobler Library Interlibrary Loan department. The Idaho Health Science Library serves ISU health care professionals (physicians, family practice and dental residents).
Registration is required.
If you need assistance registering or using Loansome Doc, please contact the ISU Library Reference Desk, the Idaho Health Sciences Library, ISU Library - Idaho Falls, or ISU Library - Meridian.
For a detailed explanation of the service see Fact Sheet Loansome Doc.
Delivery time depends on the lending library. Most items arrive within a few days. If you have not received your item within 2 weeks, please contact the ILL office. (Some hard-to-get items may take longer than two weeks.)
Your Loansome Doc account is now active, and you can now order materials. You should receive a confirmation email from the ISU Library Interlibrary Loan office within a few days of registering. This email will contain a document containing "tips" for the successful use of the Loansome Doc system.
1) Click ILLiad Account/Request form (from our Home page) or "Request this item through interlibrary loan" (from our databases).
2) Complete the form. Fields with red asterisks (*) are required.
3) Click Submit Information.
You are now registered for ILLiad interlibrary Loan and can place requests.
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.Under certain conditions specified in the Law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of that order would involve violation of the law.