Thursday, October 28, 2010

Get It

Look for the new Get It button in databases. It shows up when a search result is only available as a citation. It is currently active in EBSCO and ProQuest databases, and will soon be embedded in others. But what happens when you click on it?

First, it checks to see if the full text for the article in question is available either in other databases that the library subscribes to, or in the library's physical holdings.

If the full text is available, the pop-up screen will say Content is available via the following links:

If the full text is not available elsewhere in the CSP Library's databases, the pop-up screen will say Sorry, no holdings were found for this journal. If your above search was not successful, try InterLibrary Loan:

Now, click on the Journal article request form link. A pop-up will open into CLICnet, asking for your name and barcode. Enter your First and Last names separated by a space (if that gives you trouble, try your last name only). Enter your barcode number as found underneath the barcode on your Concordia ID. It starts with the numbers 205 and is 14 digits long. This is not your L Number.

Interlibrary Loan requests can take anywhere from a handful of days to 2 weeks to be filled, so don't submit a request if you have a short deadline because the material will not arrive in time. ILL is also available for Books and Book chapters, ERIC documents, Theses and Dissertations, and Conference Proceedings which aren't available via the CLICnet Catalog. Those forms are available at the following URL:

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