Answered By: Moira Davidson
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015     Views: 54

The Get It button checks to see if the online article, journal or ebook you have found in a database matches the resources that Lakehead University has licensed for your use.  If there is a match, then the Get It button gives you a link to get to the article, journal or ebook.

If there in no match, then the Get It menu provides a link to the Library's catalogue so you can check to see if we have the journal or ebook in our print collection.  The catalogue doesn't include article or chapter titles so make sure you search for the journal or ebook title.

Of course, like all of us, sometimes the Get It system messes up - in that case, there is a link on the menu to report a problem to us.  Please let us know if something isn't working correctly.

If you are off-campus, you will have to log in to Lakehead's system so the Get It service knows what you are entitled to see as a Lakehead user.

A couple of other things to know - sometimes you have to use peer-reviewed articles for assignments - the Get It service will tell you via a green image beside the journal title if that journal is peer-reviewed.  This is based on information provided by the journal publisher.

Sometimes you will get a list of related articles under the links to your desired article.  The Get It service is used by lots of libraries around the world and it also gathers information on other users (anonymously) to see what other articles they looked at during the same session that they viewed your desired article.

Finally, for faculty, the Get It menu also includes a brief summary of the licence terms for that journal - whether you can use it in a coursepack or in D2L.  For more detail, you can click on those licence terms.