Request an article

The article request service provides college fellows, trainees and staff with material that is not available full-text, free-of-charge. This includes copies of journal articles, chapters from books or conference papers required for your research, patient care and learning.

Submit a request

There are 2 options available to submit requests:

  1. Check for full-text access & submit an article request when full-text not available*
  2. Complete a blank request form
*Automatically populates request form with article details

Option 1: I want to check for full-text access and then submit a request* [PDF instructions]

It is possible for you to submit a request for any article located whilst searching the library discovery service:
  1. Click the search & request button below
  2. Enter your article details (search in title to limit to a title-only search)​
  3. Filter the results:
    • Held By Library = Libraries Worldwide (this will allow you to search for any article in PubMed)
    • Item Format = Article
  4. If not available full-text:
    • Select the article title
    • Click the Request article via Library button in "Access & Request Options" box on the right of screen*
    • Enter your personal details, tick the copyright indemnification box and click the Submit button
• See the "How-to Video" accordion below for additional information on how to request articles using this method.
• You can also check for full-text/submit article requests using our DOI/PMID lookup service.

Search & request

Option 2: I just want to complete a blank request form

It is possible to submit a request/s without searching by going direct to the request form:

Submit article request

Submit chapter request

How-to Video: How to request an article (via discovery service)

How-to Video: How to request a BJA article (via BrowZine)

Other requesting options

Delivery times

The library aims to fulfil article requests within 5 working days, however this timeframe may be longer if the article is difficult to source. Normal turnaround times are typically 1-2 working days.

Articles are normally emailed to the requestor in PDF format, however there may be some instances where articles need to be delivered by post (due to copyright restrictions).

Please note: If you require your article/s urgently, please call library staff prior to submitting your request.

Last updated 14:12 25.01.2023