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Student Affairs Research Guide

Recommended Student Affairs Journals

These student affairs journals were identified and are recommended by Curry faculty as excellent journals. Read them. Cite them. Publish in them!

This list is for e-journal issues only. Some of the back issues of these journals may be in print format. To determine if a print issue is available for older materials, use the Journal Finder. Enter the title of the journal in the first search box to find out which if any of the issues are available in print format in one of the UVA libraries. If you need older issues and they are not online or in print, you can fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request and get a free PDF copy emailed to you.

Interlibrary Loan Services

If none of the UVA libraries have the book you need in print or online, use the Library's free Interlibrary Loan Service request form to request it.

First, you must register for an Interlibrary Loan account.

To register, go to the Interlibrary Loan site, click on the button, FIRST TIME USER and fill out the form. Students and faculty in the Curry Off-Grounds program should register by clicking on the "Distance Education/SCPS link. Other students should register using the "Graduate & Undergraduate student" link.

Next, fill out an Interlibrary Loan request. Library staff will borrow a copy of a book for you. If you just need a chapter from the book, we recommend that you fill out an Interlibrary Loan request for a PDF copy as opposed to asking to borrow the book as that process is faster. 

If students are taking classes on-Grounds and they request a book through interlibrary loan, the library  will be send them an email with instructions for picking up and returning the book. If the student requests a book chapter, it will be emailed to them.

If faculty request a book, LEO staff will deliver it to his or her office. Faculty can return Interlibrary Loan books to any of the UVA Library book bins or library circulation desks located at the main entrance of all UVA Libraries.

If a student is in Curry's off-Grounds program requests a book, the book will be mailed to then without charge. The student can mail back the book using the enclosed prepaid postage stamp the library provides, or he or she can drop it off at one of the UVA Libraries. PDF copies of book chapters will be mailed to the off-Grounds student. The due date for the book is included in the mailing envelop. Note that off-Grounds students use interlibrary loan to get books in the UVA book collection as well as books the UVA Library does not have in its collection.