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How do I obtain full papers from the Proceedings of the SPIE and other conferences that are not available in the library?

Example:
How do I obtain an article titled 'Laser welding of biological tissue: Experimental studies in ophthalmology' published in the Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, v 6191, Biophotonics and New Therapy Frontiers, 2006, p 619103?

Use the following steps in obtaining papers from Proceedings of the SPIE or any other conference papers not available in the library.

1. Use Library's online catalog to check whether the desired SPIE volume with the article needed is available in Print in the Library. Use 'Advanced Keyword' Searching using keywords 'SPIE' and the volume number. In our case, we use 'SPIE' and '6191' as keywords. No record for this search is found in our Library catalog.

2. The Library does not have electronic subscription to the Proceedings of the SPIE at present although SPIE Web provides access to over 90,000 SPIE abstracts from major SPIE publications.

3. Use 'Borrowing from other libraries' link to request any articles you need (that we do not have in print or electronic form). Click on 'Hagerty Library' and if you are the First Time User, fill up one time form at First Time User Registration for Interlibrary Loan and then start requesting articles. You will receive your articles in the electronic form as soon as possible.

4. Many times you will find citations to SPIE and other conference papers when searching in Engineering Village2 or Ei Compendex. For example, using keywords 'SPIE' and 'Biomechanics' in Engineering Village2 finds our citation to the above example, Laser welding of biological tissue: Experimental studies in ophthalmology. Source: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, v 6191, Biophotonics and New Therapy Frontiers, 2006, p 619103. Clicking on the 'Full Text' link in Engineering Village2 prompts for the 'Username' and 'Password'. Click on' SFX' link and select If 'Drexel Does Not Own' go to 'InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad)' option.

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