The GIAL Library can serve GIAL card holders working away from the campus by mailing articles or chapters from journals, conference proceedings or books on the Web.
If the GIAL Library does not have the item you want, we can try to obtain it for you through Interlibrary loan. (Local patrons should use the First Search ILL request form.)
To request a copy of a book chapter, conference proceeding paper or journal article
- Send an e-mail to with "article request" in the subject line.
- Include as much bibliographic information as possible re: the journal article (article title, author date, journal title, volume number, issue number, pages, ISSN number if available) or book chapter (chapter title, book title, editor, publisher, date, edition, page numbers, ISBN if known).
- Include your mailing address for photocopies. Charges may include ten cents per page for photocopying (depending on how long the work is) and postage.
- To receive electronic files, you must obtain permission from the publisher/copyright holder. See sample letter below.
I request your written permission to have the following selections scanned into .tif files and emailed to me. I have need of them for my research (name university if applicable). I reside in (City/ Country) and lack access to these materials through a university library. An academic library in Dallas, Texas, at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, is willing to scan and send the materials if I provide them with written copyright permission from you as publisher.
The pages that I request permission for GIAL Library to scan and send are as follows:
1. (List citations of articles you want from this publisher)
In advance I agree to use these materials for my personal research purposes only and not distribute them to anyone else. Thank you for your prompt attention to this request.