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Get Articles Quickly with Get It Now

When you need an article that isn't in the UAB electronic journal collection, we know you need it fast. We'll continue to provide traditional ILL at a subsidized rate (free or $3), but as you know that typically takes 24-72 hours. Get It Now is a BETA service that allows our UAB users to purchase articles from an online vendor to be delivered to them by email quickly and for only $6. It is new and we're one of the first institutions to experiment with this model.

To use it, select the Get It Now option on the ArticleLinker page, and use PayPal to request and pay for the item. You'll get a confirmation for both the order and the payment and then you will receive your article shortly. Because the system is in BETA the time varies. In our tests it has ranged from a few minutes to a couple of hours. The article prices vary but the library is paying most of the cost. Your cost is only $6 per article.

Again this is a new experimental model, we'll see how things go and decide about the service going forward. Check out the FAQ for more information. If you have any comments about it, please send them to

Posted on October 17, 2012@ 8:56 AM by Peggy