Answered By: Jan Uhde Last Updated: Jan 11, 2018 Views: 6
When searching many of the Library's databases, you'll notice the “Get it @ Waterloo” symbol that appears beside articles' citation information.
This button is a link that checks if the Library has the article in its e-journal collection or in the library catalogue.
Note: The “Get it @ Waterloo” symbol doesn’t mean that Waterloo always has access to the item — it's just your link for checking for access.
All University of Waterloo faculty, staff and students may access Get it! @ Waterloo. Get it! @ Waterloo is available on and off-campus.
Most, but not all, of the library subscription databases use this feature.
The most likely reasons are:
- there is no full-text version available
- the library does not subscribe to that journal online
Click on the catalogue link in Get it! @ Waterloo to see if the library has a print subscription.
Get it! @ Waterloo opens 3 new windows or tabs for each article:
- clicking on the button opens a menu screen
- selecting a "service" associated with that article opens a second window
- and the third window appears for the resource that you choose
Remember to close the windows once your search is completed.
Generally, the library has one subscription to a journal, resulting in only one link. However, some packages result in duplication. Also, sometimes multiple full-text providers offer different coverage.
This means there is an error in a field, such as title or article year. Unfortunately, if there's an error in the citation Get it! @ Waterloo will be unable to retrieve the article. Try searching just the author or title. If it still doesn't work it's possible that the source has changed, so try another link or request an interlibrary loan.
Sometimes I only get to the journal or the publisher site instead of the full-text. Why does this happen?
Unfortunately, it's not always possible to configure a link to go directly to the full-text article or abstract. Some publishers only allow linking to the journal's main site or table of contents, from there you'll have to navigate to the full-text article.
Pop-ups must be enabled on your browser for Get it! @ Waterloo to function properly.
This message indicates one of two things:
- the article is recent and has yet to be loaded on the site, or
- the Get it! @ Waterloo links are incorrect and need to be updated.
Please contact us to report the problem.
For technical information, visit the Ex Libris Get it! overview page.