Help Topic: Ask your librarian

You will find this feature in a table of contents or a search results listing if you are a library or institutional user but do not have access to the full text of an article you are interested in. It allows you to email your librarian to ask if they will buy the article on your behalf or take out a subscription to the journal as a whole.

A link to 'Ask Your Librarian' appears beneath the article's title and bibliographic details, next to 'Add to Basket'. Clicking on the link brings up a new page, displaying the article's details at the top.

If we have your librarian's details (based on your IP address) in our database, they will appear in the drop-down list of 'library administrators'. If you click on your library administrator, his/her email address will automatically appear in the 'Email' box below. If your librarian doesn't appear on the list, you can enter a new email address into the 'Email' box. You should then enter your first name, family name, department and email address in the relevant boxes.

'Your request' gives you the option of asking for just this article ('Article request') or for a subscription to the journal. The 'Message' box gives you space to make a case for why the library should make the purchase.

Finally, click 'Submit'.

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