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Borrow from Other Libraries: How to place Documents2Go requests

Requesting ILL from a Catalog Record

If Himmelfarb does not have access to an article you find in PubMed, you may find this blue Find It @ Himmelfarb button, which will take you to a catalog page for the article, which allows you to request the book via Documents2Go. 

You may have also found this page by searching the Himmelfarb catalog. Either way, the process is the same. From the catalog, click the Documents2Go link (you will be asked to sign in with your GW UserID):


Once on the Documents2Go portal, your citation will automatically be entered into Documents2Go. Click 'submit' at the bottom of the page to complete your request.

Creating an ILL Request

First, make sure that the title is unavailable through either Gelman, or any WRLC library. Once you've determined this, proceed to Documents2Go and login with your GW UserID and password.

To create a new request, click the arrow underneath 'New Request' and select the type of request you are looking for. 


Make sure to add the PubMed ID if making an article request. You can find the PubMed ID of an article just below the title: 

In many, if not most cases, the PubMed ID (PMID) will auto-fill your citation for your request. If you do not have a PubMed ID, please fill out as much of the request with as much citation information as you are able to provide. Once you have filled out all applicable fields, hit the 'submit request' button near the bottom of the page.

Helpful Hints

  • Provide a complete citation, with the PubMed ID, or PMID if possible. 
  • Search PubMed; not that the article may be open access.
  • Check the Himmelfarb catalog first before requesting a book or an article via Documents2Go.
  • If you are requesting books be delivered to the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, please notify us through the Notes field by writing, for example, "PLEASE DELIVER TO VSTC."

How to Place a Request in Documents2Go

Requesting an item from PubMed

Logging into GW Resources

Logging into GW Resources

General Guidelines

You can login to most GW resources (e.g. email, Blackboard, library, GW Box, etc.) with your GW UserID and password. Your UserID will look different depending on if you created your GW account before or after May 22, 2022.

Timetable UserID Email Address
Accounts created before May 22, 2022

An ID you provided when you claimed your account

Example: jdoe3

Your full email address is your UserID followed by "" (students) or "" (faculty/staff).

"" can be used as a short form of your email address.

Example: (faculty/staff), (student)

Accounts created after May 22, 2022

Same as GWID

Example: G12345678

Firstname.Lastname, followed by "" (students) or "" (faculty/staff). In cases where multiple individuals share the same first and last name, a number will be added to the last name.

" /" can be used as a short form of your email address.

Example: (faculty/staff), (student)

Regardless of your UserID/Email Address style, there may be minor variations in login depending on the service. Here are some of the most common setups to be aware of:

Service Login With:
Most resources (using GW single sign-on)

Your UserID followed by ""

Examples: (legacy accounts), (new accounts)

Google resources (GSuite, Gmail)

Your long-form email address: "" (faculty/staff) or "" (students)

Examples: (legacy staff) (new staff) (legacy students) (new students)

Select resources
Himmelfarb Documents2Go

Your UserID

Examples: jdoe3 (legacy accounts), G12345678 (new accounts)

2-Step Authentication

Most GW resources now require you to enable a secondary method of authentication on your account for security. Current options include an authenticator app, text message, or automated phone call. For more information see the GW IT page on Two-Step Authentication.

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