Unaffiliated users may photocopy from any journal or book located in the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) collections. To determine if a journal or book is located in the HSLS print collections, search PITTCat for the Health Sciences.

If the information is not in the print collections, the following options are available:

  1. Check DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals or PMC for listings of free medical journals on the Web.
  2. Check the full-text databases available from a local public library. Many health-related journals are available through public library databases.
  3. Inquire about interlibrary loan services from a local public library. Many public libraries are able to order copies of articles or books from other libraries in their interlibrary loan networks. Fees may apply.
  4. Order from a commercial document delivery service. These services provide copies of articles in a timely manner. Typically, fees range from $12-$35 per article depending on the copyright fee. HSLS recommends the following services for health-related information: