Is it Online?
If material you need is available in the Library's online collections, you won't need to request delivery of a print copy from the Library. Here's how you can find online versions of material you need:
- check the Library Catalogue: when items are available online, weblinks to the appropriate databases are provided. There are now two Library Catalogues: Classic NEOS and Search the Library (the EBSCO Discovery Service or EDS). EDS has the advantage of retrieving both online books and journal articles in the same search.
- to look for just e-books in the Classic NEOS Catalogue, select Advanced Search; then, under E-Resource Type, select E-Books; or, under Library, select University of Alberta Internet; then enter your search terms
- to look for just e-books or e-journals in the EBSCO Discovery Service, enter search terms; once results are displayed, under Location select University of Alberta Internet; or just browse results and look for e-Book Full Text or a PDF/HTML indicator for online journal articles
- On Library webpage, click on the Subjects tab and scroll all the way down to Browse by Type and click on E-Books - this will take you to a complete list of all the different e-book collections held by the Library
- Databases indicate if an article is available online - look for an HTML or PDF link, or click on the Get It! button If you have citation information for an article, e.g. title of article, ISSN number, enter that information in the GetIt! Citation Linker and it will take you directly to the fulltext for that article if we have it - see box below.
- Journals tab on Library webpage provides a complete list of the Library's online journals. You can go directly to a specific online journal to search or browse articles in that journal and follow the links to fulltext. Remember though that you can search for articles in many online journals at the same time using a database
- Online courses: Your instructor may put weblinks to articles, reserve readings, and other online resources right inside your online course website - these will take you directly to the fulltext of the article online without having to go into a database yourself and to look for it.
Get It Citation Linker
* Requires Journal Title or ISSN