Clemson University Libraries


Ingenta can be used to access full-text online articles that the Clemson Libraries do not own. The Libraries have an account to pay for these articles for you. Ingenta has limited coverage and a price cap, but if your article is in there, you can download it in minutes.

BEFORE using Ingenta to order articles, check the catalog and the electronic journals list for the magazine or journal you need.

First Time Users:

Print and read this page BEFORE using the database!

Start Ingenta
(Clemson UserID and password required if you are off campus)

The first time you use the database, you must register and create a user name and password. The fields marked with asterisks are required; if any of these are blank, be sure to fill in the requested information.

After you register, select Payment details under "Manage My Ingenta." Enter the following:

Access account details (requires valid Clemson Username and password)

When ordering faxed articles, you can have them faxed to the public fax machine, located near the Circulation Desk in the Current Periodicals area on Level 4 of Cooper Library. The public fax number is (864) 656-4674.

You will not be notified when your article arrives. Look in the box next to the fax machine for the coversheet with your name on it.


  1. Articles that cost more than $52 cannot be ordered.*
  2. Articles in journals owned by the library cannot be ordered.*
  3. Not every article can be faxed or displayed.

*In special cases, these restrictions can be overridden. Contact Acquisitions at (864) 656-5175 or email

To expand your search to other databases, check the indexes available on the Find Articles page.

For articles not available from Ingenta Library Gateway, in print in the library, or electronically, Clemson students, faculty, and staff may submit an interlibrary loan request.