Answered By: Paul Landers
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018     Views: 21

Healthcare research databases help you determine which articles you wish to read. But most databases do not know if any specific library has immediate access to the articles. GoldRush helps you determine if TTUHSC has immediate access, or if you'll need to order the article using Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

For analogy, think in terms of (The Internet Movie Database). IMDB knows everything about movies, including a summary of the plot, and it helps you determine what movie you want to watch. But IMDB does not usually know where you can watch the movie. You must leave IMDB and search various other sources individually (local theaters, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Roku, RedBox, etc.) to locate the movie itself.

NOTE - some databases have a convenience icon "CHECK TTUHSC" to check for immediate access. Some publishers do not support this lookup method, so the lookup is never 100% accurate. A manual search in GoldRush will give you the authoritative answer.

NOTE - even if TTUHSC does not have immediate access, we can usually still obtain the article from Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for far less cost to you than you making a personal purchase directly from the publisher.