Get It!

What Is Get It!?

Get It! leads researchers from a citation to the full text of an article, book chapter, document, or other published material. Get It! provides links to the appropriate resources—to an online source for the full text, to DELCAT, or to an online Interlibrary Loan form—to make it easier for you to obtain needed material.

How Can I Access Get It!?

Get It!-enabled databases display a Get It! button (  ) (in some cases the words “Get It!”) next to citations in your search results list. Databases which include Get It! are indicated by having the Get It Enabled! icon next to them when they are referenced on Library Web pages and our list of Research Databases.

How Does Get It! Work?

Clicking on the Get It! button searches DELCAT for viewing options. A direct link to an article may be available, or you may find a link to the online journal to search for the article at the publisher’s site. If the item is not available online, you will be offered the option to submit an Interlibrary Loan request.  We will either scan the article from the print volume in the Library or request a copy from another library.

Not every article is available online. Library subscriptions may not cover the issue that you need. Publishers may publish only selected articles from a journal online or may not allow recent articles to be made available online.


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