Using DocumentExpress for Articles

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Librarian:

Welcome to this Information & Library Services Tutorial, "Using DocumentExpress for Articles." This tutorial will take approximately 4 1/2 minutes to view.

Studentia:

Wow! Look at this article, it's perfect for my paper! But this isn't the article, this is only the abstract! What am I supposed to do?

BibLeo:

Greetings! I am your library guide, BibLeo. I am here to help you get your article. First, click the FindIt Button to make it is not available in other databases before we proceed.

Studentia:

I don't understand…It can be available in more than one database?

BibLeo:

Yes, and the FindIt Button will automatically search many of the library databases for you to see if the article might be available.

Studentia:

No full text available. See, I told you we couldn't get it.

BibLeo:

Ah, but what is this…it says DocumentExpress!

Studentia:

DocumentExpress? Seriously dude, I don't have a clue what you're talking about.

BibLeo:

DocumentExpress provides access to articles and books not available at UMUC.

Studentia:

Ok, so I need this article and it's not available at UMUC. Can DocumentExpress help me?

What does all of this mean?

BibLeo:

It is an opportunity for you to learn more about DocumentExpress. It allows you to meditate upon whether you really need the article or book you have found.

Studentia:

That's easy! Of course I need it.

BibLeo:

But wait…if you read the page it tells you it might take 2 weeks to get the article. If you can't wait that long, you should continue searching. Or, contact a library to help you find useful information for your research.

Studentia:

Well, based on the information in the citation and abstract, this article would be excellent for my paper; and, I do have time before the paper is due.

BibLeo:

Enter your last name and library barcode.

Studentia:

Library barcode? Where do I find this barcode?

BibLeo:

Oh, it's easy! The library has created a page to answer all your barcode questions. You can find it here, or click on "How Do I? from the library homepage and then select the link for Library Barcode and ID Cards.

Studentia:

Great, got it. Ok, I'm logged into my DocumentExpress account. What's next?

BibLeo:

From here, you'll see that the information from the database has been entered for you already.

Studentia:

Cool. How easy!

BibLeo:

All you need to do is make sure the fields with a star are filled in and hit "Submit Request"

Studentia:

Ok, all done. Now I can just sit back and wait for it to arrive?

BibLeo:

Actually, yes!

THREE DAYS LATER

BibLeo:

Wait, what is that in your inbox?

Studentia:

It looks like…it is! It's a notification from the DocumentExpress Team telling me the article is available in my DocumentExpress account! But wait, where is my DocumentExpress account? And how do I get my article?

BibLeo:

You can use the link from your e-mail to get there.

From here, we can do a number things, like put in a new request for an article or a book or a conference paper…

Studentia:

Wait, look! Is that my article?

BibLeo:

Look at the requests you have pending, and you can see where they are in the process.

Studentia:

Can't we just click on my article?

BibLeo:

You can look at your request history, or even look at the notifications you've received. And you can see the articles that have been uploaded for you and are ready to be viewed.

Studentia:

The article?

BibLeo:

Well, if you'd stop interrupting me…you can open your article by clicking on "View Your Documents" or you can just click on "View" from this page.

Studentia:

Excellent. So I just click--

BibLeo:

Wait! Let me warn you that you only have 21 days to get this article from the server or it disappears forever!

Studentia:

So what do I do if I need it longer?

BibLeo:

Print it out or save it, of course! You can do it from the Adobe menu at the top of the page.

Studentia:

What if I have a problem? If the article isn't clear, or I can't open it?

BibLeo:

Well, try the FAQ first. You might find that your question is addressed there. Otherwise, contact the library using the "Contact Us" button. They are there to help!

Studentia:

This is terrific! I will never fear not finding the perfect article again!

Librarian:

Thank you for listening to this presentation. Visit us often for all your library and information needs.

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