This is the last field that is required in an ILL request form.
It's important because it tell us more about what you want, and reduces the liklihood that we will need to email you for clarification later.
The Request Book or Other Loan form asks you if you will accept an alternate edition or format of this item.
ILL staff will try to get you exactly what you requested, but it's not always possible.
Here are a few examples of when it's a good idea to select YES:
Here are a few examples of when it's a good idea to select NO:
Unsure about what editions or formats are available? Search WorldCatUMD, and use the View All Editions/Formats link to see a list of all editions and formats (includes annotations of revised editions, re-printings, etc).
If you are willing to accept more than one edition, but maybe not all, you can use the Special Instructions field to tell us exactly which editions you are willing to accept.
The Request Article or Other Copy form asks you if you will accept an open access version of this article.
Many authors self-archive their work in digital repositories, meaning that a version of the article is freely available online. This version could be:
ILL staff may discover an open access version while processing your request.