About Get it! @ Waterloo

When searching many of the Library's databases, you'll notice the “Get it @ Waterloo” symbol that appears beside articles' citation information.

Get it! @ Waterloo logo

This button is a link that checks if the Library has the article in its ejournal 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.

Use Get it! @ Waterloo from databases

1. Once you found an article in a database, look for the Get it! @ Waterloo button. sample database entry with Get It! icon circled

2. Click on this button; a new window will open.

sample list of results with top item circled

3. The Get it! @ Waterloo menu lists up to three different link options, depending on how the item is available:

  • Full text:
    Link directly to the full-text article. In some cases, you will be linked to the journal's table of contents or the journal website.
  • Check our catalogue:
    Search in the library catalogue to see if the item is available in print
  • If we don't have it online or in print:
    Ask for the article through Interlibrary loan (ILL)

If you have any questions, Ask us.