Answered By: Marissa C. Ball
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2016     Views: 154

As you already know, the library DOES have access to or owns everything that can be found in the catalog.  Unfortunately, with databases this is not the case.  When you are using a database, you will notice that there are articles that will include the full text.  Other articles will only have the citation information or abstract available.  For those articles with only citation information, you must click on the  'Find it @ FIU' button/link  in order to be sure we don't have the article full text in another database or in print. 

After checking to see if the article is not in another database or not available in print through our periodicals, you can be sure that FIU does not own the article.  This does not mean that you cannot obtain it, however.  You can always use InterLibrary Loan to receive an article, book, DVD or other item that the FIU Libraries do not own by requesting that we get it through another institution.  Be sure to Ask Us if you have more questions!

Look for the “Find it @FIU” results screen sidebar on the right:

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