What is ?
How do I use Get It?
Where do all the links to content go?
Why is the "article" link not always available?
Sometimes there are many options for full text and journal links. Why?
How do I get to the article if there is only a journal or database link?
Why does Get It provides an article-level link even though the full text of the article is not available?
Well, it is not a search engine. Here's how it works: when you find a citation or reference to a specific article or book in an online database, Get It supplies the best available path to the content, anywhere in the library's collection. Get It is a full-featured OpenURL link resolver that seamlessly links most of our libraries resources.
Clicking the button (or clicking on a link) within an OpenURL-enabled database produces the Get It results page with direct links to one or more of the following:
Depending on the content provider, content may be available at the article, journal, or database levels. If we subscribe to the journal in print format only, the link may go to CLICnet, our library catalog, to help you identify which library owns the journal and where it is shelved.
If the article link is absent from the Get It results page it could be due to one of the following reasons:
The same journal is often times available in more than one database. Get It will display the links to all content accessible to the University of St. Thomas community, from the databases to which we subscribe.
In cases where Get It can only take you to the journal's table of contents or a database home page, you will have to browse the table of contents to locate the issue and article you need, or search the database to retrieve the full text article. You can often find the details such as issue and page numbers right in the information on the results page.
This can occur for several reasons:
If you have additional questions about your results, please ask a librarian.