Not what you're looking for?

Answered By: Kerri Vautour
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2018     Views: 20

If you've searched in one of the Library's databases, you've probably seen this button: 

This means that the article you're looking at is not available in full text in that specific database. "Get It" serves as a time-saver, as it will try to locate the article throughout the library and if it's not available, will connect you with our interlibrary loan service so you can request it from another library.

How it works:

  • If the article is available in full text through a different database, it will be listed under the heading Full Text, along with a link to that database. If you click on the link, it should take you to the article you're interested in.
  • If the library has a print subscription to the journal in which the article appears, there will be a link to check the catalog. Just make sure we have the specific year in which the article you're interested in was published.
  • Finally, if the article is not available in full text through another database or in print, it will provide a link to Request the item via interlibrary loan. This will take you to a form that will request the article through another library and it will arrive as a scanned PDF in your email in a matter of days.

NOTE: If you are a student at one of our distance campuses, you can always request the item via interlibrary loan, even if it's available in print. Simply click on the interlibrary loan link and note which campus you attend.