Q. Hi, There are a few articles I'm really struggling to find. I have the titles and authors and will pay for them if I have to. I'd just like help
As you may already have seen, our collection does not include these items. However, we have two free, easy-to use services which you can use to place orders from other libraries for items that we do not own: ILLiad (used mainly to order articles) and E-ZBorrow (used to order books). You can can place requests for these 3 items, although I don't expect that all of them will be available. Here's what I found:
- Your first citation, although published online in 2007, is from 1959. This doesn't mean that some other library won't have it, but the age of the article limits that chance. Also, it is possible that this article was not published in English (not sure if this is a concern or not for you).
- Your second citation is for a book. This suggests that you should try ordering it via E-ZBorrow, but I already checked for you and none of our many E-ZBorrow partner libraries has this book. This link to Worldcat shows libraries that DO have this book, and they are relatively few. The bottom line here: since E-ZBorrow doesn't have this book, you can try ordering it via ILLiad, but there is no guarantee that the request will be fulfilled due to lack of availability (if available, the fulfillment process may take some time). If you DO choose to order it via ILLiad, make sure to include a note in the order form saying "This book is not available via E-ZBorrow."
- Your third citation is another candidate for an ILLiad request. Again, though, there is no guarantee the request will be fulfilled. From my experience, this citation looks as though it is for a paper that was presented at a conference (in 2004) and which may not have subsequently published in a journal. Further confusing things is that there are at least two "Plant Biologies" out there. One is a title we subscribe to called "Plant Biology" by the German Botanical Society and the Royal Botanical Society of the Netherlands. This appears to be distinct from the conference which references your citation: "Plant Biology 2004 (American Society of Plant Biologists), Florida, USA, July 24-28, 2004. Abstract 731".
I hope this information is useful. Please let us know if you have any other questions about these citations, or any others about your research.