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ELI Tutors: Accessing Materials

Accessing Articles

In DELCAT Discovery and library databases, you will often have to use the Get It! link to access electronic full text of an article.

This video gives a brief overview of using Get It. Note that if you reach the screen that says we do not have electronic access, you can always use the Interlibrary Loan link to request a copy. You will receive a pdf of the article, whether we have to get it from another library through Interlibrary Loan, or by scanning the print version that we have in the library. 

Accessing Books

In DELCAT Discovery, you will see records for print books and ebooks. For print books, identify the item's call number to find it in the library. For ebooks, use the View Ebook link. If you find a book that we do not hold, you can use the interlibrary loan button to request a copy. 

Sometimes, you will see books that are checked out or books that are stored in the Library Annex. These forms can help you access these books:

Recall a Book
Library Annex Request Form

Off Campus Proxy Access

ELI students often experience problems with proxy access. If a student has proxy access issues, send Lauren an email with the student's name. 

Using Get It