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Is it okay to ask professor to forward article(s)?


Hopefulgrad87

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I am trying to get access to the POI's recent articles, but the last 5 or so are all still too new to view through my current research engine means (using campus tools). I'd need to pay $40 to read each. Is it okay if I ask to read it from the POI? Or is this frowned upon?

 

Thanks!

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You could. Or, you could make sure they aren't available via Google and then request them using your library's Interlibrary Loan service.

 

Thanks for your quick reply!

 

I've made very sure there's no means of obtaining them through Google. As for requesting through the library, I am using my ex's login for access, as my previous school has disabled my account since graduating. At least one of the journals does not appear to be one this library subscribes to. I'm not exactly sure how this would be handled in this case.

 

If I did request it from the POI, you don't think it would appear like brown-nosing or anything?  

 

Thanks again!     

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I've made very sure there's no means of obtaining them through Google. As for requesting through the library, I am using my ex's login for access, as my previous school has disabled my account since graduating. At least one of the journals does not appear to be one this library subscribes to. I'm not exactly sure how this would be handled in this case.

 

Using your ex's login is probably unethical and a violation of the university's policy. Aside from that, the situation you described is precisely when ILL is used. Why would anyone need to have an article loaned if the school's library already subscribed to that journal?

 

And yes, it will probably seem like brown-nosing at this stage in the game.

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Using your ex's login is probably unethical and a violation of the university's policy. Aside from that, the situation you described is precisely when ILL is used. Why would anyone need to have an article loaned if the school's library already subscribed to that journal?

 

And yes, it will probably seem like brown-nosing at this stage in the game.

 

Alright, thanks for the input! 

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