Having trouble with access to library resources? Here are a few ideas:
We share our library catalog with 37 institutions in the Orbis-Cascade Alliance, and the WSU library collection is dispersed throughout our campuses around the state. This means you might need to order some items through Summit Request or Interlibrary Loan. If you need something right away, limit your search in SearchIt on the WSU Libraries home page to a specific WSU campus.
To locate a print or online journal in SearchIT : Enter the title of the journal in the search box. Do NOT use abbreviations. Limit to Type Journals in the left side bar.
To locate a print or online journal article in SearchIT : Enter keywords in the search box and limit to Type Articles. Many articles we have access to cannot be found by title in SearchIT. Find them in a database (PubMed, Web of Science, etc.) and click on the FindIt@WSU button.
To find journal articles via databases: From the WSU Libraries home page Find Journal Articles>Databases A to Z. Click on the FindIt@WSU icons in the database to open full-text or to order through interlibrary loan after logging in to SearchIT. You will be directed to ILLiad. Notices are sent to your WSU (not vetmed) email when articles arrive.
To find books: After you search, limit to Type Print Books and eBooks. Note the library location and call number. Physical books not owned by WSU will offer you the option to Request through Interlibrary Loan or Request through Summit after you click on the title and login to SearchIT. Ebooks cannot be interlibrary loaned from other institutions. Designate the Animal Health Library as your pick-up location for print books. Notices are sent to your WSU (not vetmed) email when articles arrive.
Note: When you click on the hotlink for a book that is part of the Orbis-Cascade’s Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) program, you will be taken to the Summit EBL screen. Select your institution and sign in with your WSU Network ID. These e-books are temporarily available but have not been purchased. If there is significant use, the consortium will purchase access. Use them or lose them!
1. Journal Authority
2. Article Authority – Times Cited
3. Author Authority
*Citation statistics can vary with self-citing, type of article, discipline, etc.
Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE) - Looking for a journal to publish in, related articles or reviewers? Just enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find articles'. JANE will compare your document to millions of documents in Medline to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.
Open Access Button - Search for free open access articles or data with URL, doi, PMID, PMC ID, title, citation or request a copy from the author
Beall's List of Predatory Open-Access Publishers no longer updated, archived at Internet Archive Wayback Machine
ThinkCheckSubmit.org provides a simple checklist for evaluating open-access journals