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I tried to get access to a journal via the Ryerson library website and the system directed me to a page about RACER - why is that?

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2015  |  46 Views

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When searching databases for articles, you may encounter situations where a specific journal is not available at the Ryerson University Library.  In these cases, you will be directed to use InterLibrary Loan via RACER, a service which allows you to borrow items and obtain articles from other libraries if materials are not owned by the Ryerson University Library. Hard-copy books are sent by mail from other libraries for patrons to pick up at the Ryerson Library, but e-books and most journal articles from other libraries are delivered electronically. 

Please see these detailed instructions about Using RACER, the Library's InterLibrary Loan system.  If you need further assistance, please drop by the Research Help Desk on the main floor of the library, or chat with us online.

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