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Request print books and journal articles from the library

How to Find a Journal Article When You Know the Citation Information

If you have a journal article citation, but don't know if we have that specific journal, or don't know where the journal is online or in print, search the Journal Titles A-Z list.


Summary of Library Services for ADP Students

Reference Assistance

  • Chat (reference library on duty): chat bar at bottom of most library pgaes
  • Zoom video conferencing (by appointment)

Journal Articles

  • Most articles are available full-text through library databases. Select a database such as CINAHL. Search. If available full-text simply download article in pdf or html format.
  • Print articles: if the article is only available through a print journal, request the article through interlibrary loan form (ILLIAD). Clarify that you are an online student in the Notes field. We will scan the print article and email it to you.
  • Articles not available in the library collection: request the article through interlibrary loan (ILLIAD)


  • E-books: Search for e-books in our ebrary collection. Most books can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device for two weeks.
  • Print books: Request print books from Messiah's library collection through the Book Request form. We will mail the book to your home. You are responsible for mailing the book back; we recommend that you insure the package in case it gets lost in the mail.
  • Books not in the library collection: Request books through interlibrary loan (ILLIAD). We will mail the books to you. You are responsible for mailing the book back to our library; we recommend that you insure the package.
  • You might be able to use a local library. If you live in Pennsylvania, you can use libraries within a cooperative group as a Messiah student by showing your student ID card. Check with your local public, academic or medical library for their guest policies.


Ask a Librarian

Contact Us Directly

Liz Kielley
Technical Services Coordinator
e-mail address:
Telephone: 717-691-6006 ext.3850

Liaison librarian for:

  • Communication
  • Counseling (Graduate)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Development & Family Science
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Theater & Dance

Sarah Myers
Public Services Librarian
e-mail address:
Telephone: 717-691-6006 ext.3590

Liaison librarian for:

  • Cocurricular and External Programs
  • Education
  • English
  • Engineering
  • Graduate Education, Graduate Higher Education
  • History

Michael Rice
Digital Resources Librarian
e-mail address:
Telephone: 717-691-6006 ext.7069

Liaison librarian for:

  • Art & Design
  • Biblical & Religious Studies
  • Business
  • Computing, Mathematics & Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations

Beth Transue
Instruction Coordinator
e-mail address:
Telephone: 717-691-6006 ext.3810

Liaison librarian for:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Health, Nutrition & Exercise Science
  • Nursing
  • Modern Languages
  • Dietetic Internship
  • Graduate Nursing Education
  • Graduate Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Occupational Therapy
  • Graduate Physical Therapy
  • Engle Center

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