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How do I search beyond Macdonald DeWitt Library's collections?

Last updated on Mar 19, 2021    research interlibrary loan


If you can't find what you need within the library's collections, search even more resources the following ways:

DiscoverDeWitt Expand My Results: Use the Expand My Results checkbox in DiscoverDeWitt to see results from sources outside of what the library owns or subscribes to. Then use the "Request from a different institution" button to initiate an interlibrary loan request. Electronic article requests are often filled within 1 business day. Physical delivery of materials can take up to 7 days.

Google Scholar integration: Search to see academic resources indexed on the web. Much of what you find will be behind a paywall, so be sure to add "SUNY Ulster - Full Text @ SUNY Ulster" to your Settings -> Library Links for direct links to our library's resources in your Google Scholar search results.

SUNY Catalog: Search the physical collections of all SUNY Libraries in one place. Use the "Request from a different institution" link to have the material(s) sent to us. We will notify you via email when the material is ready to be picked up.

Library research databases: Many databases provide citation information for resources that can be requested through interlibrary loan. Checking the "Full Text Only" box will eliminate these resources from your search results.