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Journal Article Delivery Service for Faculty (JADS)


What is JADS?

JADS is a service for faculty that provides for self-service purchase of journal articles.  JADS is entirely funded by Library & Technology Services.

How does it work? 

A JADS account gives you access to IngentaConnect, a leading document supply company.  Using Ingenta, you can search for an article you need, and if it is available you can purchase it through a pre-paid, LTS-funded account, and download a copy. 

JADS is a self-service alternative to Interlibrary Loan services.  Most articles are available in electronic format for immediate download. Interlibrary Loan delivers requested articles usually in under 24 hours, and almost always within 48 hours of requesting. But when you need an article immediately, JADS is a good alternative.

About Ingenta:  Ingenta covers journal literature in the social sciences and humanities in addition to science and technology.

To request a JADS account, contact

Dzintra Lacis, Resource Sharing Coordinator
lacis@brandeis.edu / 781-736-4676

If you already have a JADS account and need assistance in purchasing an article, you may contact
  • InfoPoint at 781-736-4670 for assistance from any reference librarian
  • Science Liaison team at 781-736-4729 for assistance 
  • Dzintra Lacis at 781-736-4676