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Online & Distant Students: Study Abroad

Library services and tips for students enrolled in online and off-campus programs.

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Foley Library Abroad

Link to:  Gonzaga's Study Abroad Programs

Many library services are still available to Gonzaga students studying in other countries:

  • Online Databases and Reference sources: article databases, e-books and other resources such as CultureGrams and Global RoadWarrior (see the links on the left).
  • Periodicals @ Foley, your gateway to online full-text articles from the university's electronic journal subscriptions and online databases.
  • PRIMO to search for online articles and e-books.   
  • ILL - If you need an article from a journal that we don't have at Foley or if you need one from the library's physical journal collection, submit a request through our ILL Request System, login with your Gonzaga email address and password. Articles are delivered to your ILL account in PDF form.
  • Research assistance via e-mail or online chat. 

Can I get books sent to me?

  • The cost and time involved to ship books overseas prevents us from offering our usual book loan service while you are abroad.
  • Foley has a growing collection of eBooks which you can find using Library Search. 

How do I get articles?

  • Foley subscribes to a number of databases and journals that provide articles in full-text (PDF or HTML) and if an article isn't available in full-text from the database you're using, look for the link to Check Gonzaga Libraries for full text options. If it isn't there, use ILL to request it.

How long will it take to receive an article once I put in the request?

  • Most articles arrive within a day or so of placing the request.

How will I receive an article I've requested through ILL?

  • A PDF of the article will be posted to your ILL account and you will be notified by e-mail when it is available. Save a copy of the article right away as it will be removed from the ILL server after 30 days or 5 views.

How will you know where I am?

  • If you are requesting articles, it doesn't matter, we will send you a PDF whether you are on campus or abroad. 
  • If you are requesting books, please be aware that we cannot ship books abroad. 

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In addition to our reference desk assistance and our phone, chat, and email services, Foley librarians are available by appointment. You can arrange to meet in person or over the phone to get the help you need!