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AMBS Library Response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Document Delivery

Library staff will e-mail journal articles and book chapters found in the AMBS library and partner libraries.  Scan requests will be assessed for compliance with US Copyright Law prior to completion.  For more information, see our guide on Copyright and Fair Use.

Requesting from Article search

The Articles tab on the library home page searches the ATLA Religion Database and Academic Search Premier. These databases list many journal articles and book chapters without online full text. If you see a citation that doesn't have a PDF available, click on the Find It button.

Find it at AMBS, or request a copy

To request a copy, choose the Request Form button. Fill out the form to submit your request to the AMBS Library.

A librarian will correspond with you to make any necessary arrangements. The article will come to you as an email attachment.

Scans from library books

When starting a research paper or sermon, you may need access to high-quality reference books and commentaries that are only available in the library's print collection. Or perhaps you need a chapter from a book that is in the library's circulating collection.

  1. Identify titles of the reference books or commentaries you want to use through the "books" search tab on the library home page.
  2. If you don't know what portion you will need, you may ask for a scan of the table of contents or index.
  3. E-mail or call 574-296-6253 to request a scan from the section of the book you need.

The library normally cannot scan an entire book due to copyright restrictions, but due to exigent circumstances we have a different understanding of fair use, and the amount we can scan depends on a clearly defined academic need. Expect a response to your request within 24 hours on weekdays.