Answered By: Paul Landers
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017     Views: 89

Some publishers withhold online access for the newest publication dates (usually 6-18 months) to preserve the value of the advertising in the paper version of the journal.  Embargos are imposed by the publishers, not by the library.

When TTUHSC @ El Paso does not have an embargo-free source for a specific title, the only option to obtain a copy of the article is to purchase an ILL request from TTUHSC @ El Paso InterLibrary Loan. The TTUHSC @ El Paso library may be able to locate a non-TTUHSC library which subscribes to the paper publication and obtain a scanned PDF copy.

In some very rare cases, the publisher does not license the content even to libraries, requiring individual users to make a personal purchase directly from the publisher.

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