CMAT 297 Tutorial Table of
Find It Button/ILL
Citing Your Work
Find It Button/ILL
Sometimes the article you want is not available in its
entirety (we call that "full text" in the biz) in the database
you're in. Well, then what? Nearly all of our
databases that don't have complete full-text have Find-It
What does that cute little
Find-It Button do, anyway?
First off, this is what
you're looking for:
It's a bit like magic,
really. The Find It button does three things:
Looks in all of our
databases to see if the document you want is available
full-text in another of our databases. If so, it links you
Links you to the library
catalog when we have the item you want in print or
Links you to
(interlibrary loan) so you can borrow the item from another
library if we don't have access electronically or in print.
The Find It button is YOUR
this tutorial to see the magic in action!
Another bit of magic...
You can also use the Citation
Linker, another fabulously cool tool. It is useful when you
are reading an article and it cites another article that looks
like it would be super useful for your research. You plug in
the citation information for that article and can find out how
to access it, whether it be electronically, physically in the
library, or through Interlibrary Loan. It works the same way as
Find It, but you don't have to be in a database.
Watch this tutorial on how to use the Citation Linker!
This link takes you directly to the Citation Linker.
affectionately known as ILL
Interlibrary loan is for when
we don't have an article available in print or electronically,
meaning we just don't subscribe to it here at Blackwell.
The good news is that we're usually able to get the article for
you from another library, either in print or electronically.
You do have to register to use the service. Please visit
Interlibrary Loan website for more information and to get an
account. You won't be sorry! My guess is that
you are GOING TO HAVE TO USE ILL to get the resources you
need for CMAT297. My best advice is to start early so you
have time to get the resources in and use them for your project.
Interlibrary Loan tutorial.
Come on, you know you want to!
This tutorial was created by the liaison
Krista Knapp. Please let me know if you have questions
or comments. (updated 5/2010)