Answered By: Jim Shaw
Last Updated: May 06, 2015     Views: 5

The Get Item facility may indeed fail to work properly while the library transitions through the launch of the new catalog and the e-journal management platform. 

When you  identify an article that interests you, you can always search for the title of the journal (not the article, but the journal) in the All Journals A-Z directory, which is linked from the Research Tools column on the left side of the library homepage.  The title of the journal will be searched against all our databases, and the search will retrieve records linking to the database(s) in which the journal is available.  You still need to check the dates of coverage in a database against the publication information of the article to confirm that the journal was included in the database at the time the article was published.

If the All Journals A-Z directory fails to find database access to a journal, you can search the title of the journal in the library catalog.  That is how you check to see if we have the journal available in the Periodicals Collection in the library.  A record in the catalog will include call number and location information (Periodicals, Microfilm, Microfiche).

When there is no access to the journal at all, either in a database or in the library, you may submit an Interlibrary Loan request for a specific article.  We will contact another library that claims access to the journal and request that it provide a copy of the article.  In most cases, we can obtain articles in 3-5 days.  Typically, you will receive an e-mail instructing you to log into your Interlibrary Loan account to retrieve a PDF copy.

Regards,

James Shaw, Government Documents Librarian, Criss Library, UNO; jshaw@unomaha.edu

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