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Interlibrary Loan: Finding Articles

This guide will help you to navigate Lakeland University's Interlibrary Loan services

What is a scholarly article?

This 3 minute video from Vanderbilt University's Peabody Library defines scholarly journal and explains how to find scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.

This is a short video from the Lincoln Memorial University which explains the difference between Scholarly and Popular Sources.


Lakeland's online library contains over 45 databases to help you locate articles.  Use the handy links below to immediately connect to multi-disciplinary databases.  Unsure which database to use?  Check this list of databases arranged by subject area(s) covered.

Password required:  When prompted, use the same credentials you use to access your Lakeland email account and Blackboard. 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar contains a variety of materials designated as scholarly by Google such as: scholarly, peer-reviewed articles, articles that are not peer-reviewed, court decisions, patent information, chapters from books and more.  Google Scholar results often include items without the complete document.  Google Scholar settings can be configured to link to John Esch library database contents.

Follow these step-by-step directions for adjusting settings.

Linking Your School Library to Google Scholar

  1. Access the Google Scholar Settings by clicking on the hamburger in the upper left hand corner.
  2. Click Library links on the left-hand menu.
  3. Type Lakeland University in the search box.
  4. Select the checkboxes next to your Lakeland's name and click Save.

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