The Libraries may have online access to the item, but e-Link just may not have been able to find it. Try these options:
If you're looking for an article...
- First check CLIO, the Columbia University Libraries catalog
Do a title search for the journal or magazine (for example "Modern Language Quarterly" or "Harvard Business Review"). If you find a listing for either the print or the online, compare the dates the Libraries has with the date of the article you need.
- Search Ingenta for the full-text of the article
Ingenta is both a document delivery service and an e-journal provider. Columbia students, faculty, and staff can order copies of articles from journals that the Libraries do not own as long as the cost does not exceed $30.
For books, or essays and articles in books:
- Search CLIO for the book title
Use the link at the bottom of the e-Link menu. If you're looking for an essay or book chapter you may need to double-check the title from the full citation. e-Link has trouble finding essays in books.
- Check Borrow Direct
Borrow Direct is an interlibrary borrowing service offered by the university libraries of Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth College, Penn, Princeton, and Yale. It allows students, faculty, and staff at these institutions to request books from each other's collections.