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Veterinary Science: Interlending

Interlending

Interlending is a service that can be used to obtain books and articles that are not available at the home library, from national and international libraries. If the item you need to get hold of is not in our library catalogueGoogle or Google Scholar, you can request the item from another South African or international library. Material from the Merensky library or any other branch library can also be requested through interlending. The contact person for interlending at the Jotello F Soga library is Maria Mtsweni (x8009) / maria.mtsweni@up.ac.za

To be able to make use of the interlending facility at the library, please do the following:

Procedure for requesting items from branch libraries or other SA and international libraries

Books

Search for your title in the Department of Library Services (DLS) Catalogue, using the Discovery tool (http://www.library.up.ac.za/).

Note: For more efficient retrieval, it is recommended to do an Advanced Search, using all available information (e.g. title, author(s), year of publication).

The system automatically searches for availability in the DLS collection.

If the book is not in the DLS collection, you will be prompted to expand your search to libraries worldwide.

Click on the specific title you’re looking for in the retrieved list of search results.

Scroll down.

Click on the blue link, “Interlending Request (Pre-ReQuest)”

If you are off-campus or connected to the wi-fi, please enter your student / staff number.

Confirm the information regarding your specific title.

Complete the form with your detail.

Submit the request.

Please save the request id for future reference.

Once the requested book is received, you will be informed by email to collect it at the Circulation Desk at your home library.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: International material can only be requested if permission and cost codes have been obtained from users' department(s).

 

Journal articles

First check the following for availability (On these platforms you can use the article title as search term):

  • Google Scholar
  • Google

If unavailable, search for your article title in the Department of Library Services (DLS) Catalogue, using the Discovery tool (http://www.library.up.ac.za/). Use the article title as search term, searching under “Everything”.

If unavailable, repeat the search, but select “Journals” and search for the title of the journal in which the article was published.

Look at the availability of the specific year of publication in the holdings of the list of available journals retrieved.

Select the option which holds the specific year of publication of your article.

Scroll down.

Availability of the specific journal will display.

Click on the blue link, “Interlending Request (Pre-ReQuest)”

If you are off-campus or connected to the wi-fi, please enter your student / staff number.

Confirm the information regarding your specific title.

Complete the form with your detail.

In the block provided for “Additional information for articles”, please provide information regarding the article you need, including the article title, author(s), volume, pagination (or paste the complete citation here).

Submit the request.

Please save the request id for future reference.

Once the requested article is received, it will be emailed to you.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: International material can only be requested if permission and cost codes have been obtained from users' department(s).