Using Find It Through NMU Olson Library Databases

All of the Olson Library databases have a Find It link.

findit100x16.gifWhile most of the time the link looks like this:
it may also appear as hot-linked text: Find It

Presence of the link does not imply that we own the article online, nor even that we subscribe to the journal. Instead, Find It is a tool to help you quickly locate the item, or if it is not held, to help you submit a request through interlibrary loan.

When you click on the Find It link, one of two actions will occur:
1. If the library provides online access to the article, it will load automatically, the link will take you to the database that holds the article online, or a window will open showing links to full-text.

OR


2. If the library does not subscribe to the journal online for that specific year, then the link will open a window showing a web page with three steps.
Note: Since these are numbered steps, you must proceed through them in order. Explanations of these steps (which do not appear on the web page) appear in brackets.

Step 1 Sorry, no full text was found. Go to Step 2.
[This means we do not own the article online, so move to the next step.]

Step 2 Search the library catalog for a print copy
by journal ISSN (suggested)
by journal title
by title


[Clicking on these links will automatically search the library's online catalog by the unique number or title. As suggested, use the first choice (by ISSN).]

[ If you are not an LDES student and we have the journal issue you need in print, then close the window & visit the library to copy the article. If the library does not hold the journal issue you need, proceed to Step 3 to request the article through interlibrary loan using a Need by Date of at least 10 days from today. The library will acquire a copy and provide it at no charge.]

[ If you are an LDES student and we have the journal issue you need in print, proceed to Step 3 to request it through interlibrary loan using a Need by Date 7 days from today. The library will then send you a copy at no charge. If the library does not own the issue you need, proceed to Step 3 to request the article through interlibrary loan using a Need by Date of at least 10 days from today. The library will acquire a copy and provide it at no charge.]

Step 3 If no catalog results
Submit an interlibrary loan request (1-2 weeks) Request form About interlibrary loan