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  1. Answer by: Ottignon, Sue

    Where can I find out whether the library owns the journals and if they are available in paper or online? I've discovered a lot of the articles related to my topic are not available on-line. Are there other ways I can find and print the articles on the computer?

    To find out whether the library owns the journal in paper or online, while you are within a database [e.g. CINAHL], from the results page you need to click on the FIND IT button. As you probable know already if it available online you have the FULL TEXT option first. If there is no FULL TEXT option ,you have to check our library catalog holdings by clicking on VUCat. If the library does own the title you need to note the following pieces from the journal title record: confirm the library owns the year you need and write down the call number for that specific journal. With this informaiton and your full bibliographic citation you can go into the library's BOUND PERIODICALS located on the 1st floor far left wall entry point. Generally speaking nuring journals are located up one flight of stairs within Bound Peeiodicals in the R's range. Note CURRENT PERIODICALS issues are shelved near elevator on 1st floor and will have 2008 possibly a year or 2 older . Don't avoid using our Interlibrary Loan r [ILLIAD] to have article retrieved for you outside what the library holds. ILL's turn around has improved along with the technological advances within all libraries. I am told it can take a 3-5 business days to fill and they will notify you of its availability. For ILL requests: When you are in databases click on ILLIAD. If you have a citation and not in a database you can retrieve the request form from https://villanova.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html

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