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Public Health for Public Health Graduate Students: ILLiad Basics

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When to use ILLiad

If you:

  • Need an article from a journal which WVU Libraries does not own and
  • You have already checked to see that an electronic copy is not available by using the Electronic Journals hyperlink,
  • You should use ILLiad.


  • Is free to WVU staff faculty or students (registered for current semester)
  • Requires ILLiad registration
  •  Requires an active WVU e-mail account
  • Uses the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Sends an email message to your account indicating article has arrived
  • Lets you obtain the article from the ILLiad system; no trip to library required

Registering for ILLiad

Follow these steps to register for ILLiad:

  1. From the ILLiad page
  2. Fill out the form (remember that your WVUID is your 700 number).
  3. Click submit. It's that simple!

How do I request an article from PubMed?

First, you can convert the citation into text:


Then copy and paste it into the ILLiad request form: