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Form for Articles in Journals and Book Chapters

for SISSA users only

Document delivery is a service for SISSA faculty, staff and students. This document delivery form allows SISSA Library users to receive physical material and obtain scans of articles or book chapters from other libraries and universities. The service is provided in compliance with the Italian copyright law, European Union directives on copyright as appears in the document exchange network NILDE. We control the precision of bibliographic information inserted into this online form and guarantee the privacy. We are protecting privacy of data and security. The service also supplies copies of materials owned by the SISSA library to other libraries in Italy, within reciprocal exchange agreements. All documents provided to internal users respects copyrigths and license aggreements with Publishers and for not-profit or commercial purposes. This service is provided at no cost to current memebrs of the SISSA community.

The internal regulation for this service is linked here :  SISSA rules for document delivery service.

How to request an article/book chapter not available in SISSA

1. Check SISSA Library collections first - it's likely we have it!

  • search SISSA catalog to check our printed holdings ( for printed books and journals, DVD, CD-ROM, printed SISSA theses, and for e-books);
  • search SISSA Discovery Service (for full-text access to articles, reports, preprints, e-books across hundreds of licensed, open access databases and articles not accessible). If you want to search with this tool in SISSA digital collection Limit the search to SISSA Catalog or SISSA repositories (IRIS-SISSA Digital Library and SISSA Preprint Archive). It's usually quicker to request these articles using the "SISSA Library DD" form selecting  NOT in SISSA collection - ask for articles/books directly from the the list of articles you are looking for. It will give you an option to go directly to this service.and the system (SISSA Discovery Service) will copy and paste the basic citation information automatically into the form (but please add any additional information you have about the item into the form).
  • search UNITYFVG : United Universities of Friuli Venezia Giulia database (federated institutional research digital archives of the University of Trieste, University of Udine and SISSA)

2. If isn't available at SISSA, place a request using this online form.

If you are filling out this form manually, be as complete and careful as possible so there aren't unnecessary delays. Please submit only 1 request per form. All request must be submitted using this online form in order to comply with Italian and European Copyright  regulations and license agreements of the SISSA with publishers and  through Rector’s Conference - CRUI.  Please enter your request using the following form and the Library will manage it as soon as possible. The rapidity of the service depends on the provider library.


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Acceptance of delivery conditions

I herewith declare that, according to the general rules for the Copyright, the requested article is only for personal use and purposes of study or research.

PLEASE NOTE: PDF copies may be provided by the SISSA Library ONLY if the material HAS NOT LICENCE RESTRICTIONS. Generally the Library is obliged to provide ONLY a PAPER COPY due to publisher’s licence of use.

The D.D. Service will contact you when the document will be available for you at the Loandesk of the Library 

The SISSA library is processing personal data according to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Italian legislative decrees 196/2003, 101/2018. See also https://www.sissa.it/it/privacy