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Requesting Items

Requesting Items for Purchase

1. Search the Adelphi Libraries' OneSearch to determine if the Library owns a copy.


2. If the Library owns a copy, determine what format it is in.  If you require a different format, such as a print copy or an electronic copy, open the record and under add tags to item choose Purchase Electronic Copy or Purchase Print Copy.  Then send the item to the library or send the entire Reading List to the library when you have finished.



3.. If the Library does not own a copy of the resource you are looking for, open the drop down menu of your account and choose "Cite It!"

4. Drag and Drop the Cite it! button into your browser's bookmarks bar.

5. Find the item you are looking for on a commercial website such as or  Click the Cite It! button on your bookmarks bar.  Add it to your list.

6. Finally, open the item in Reading Lists and choose either Purchase Electronic Copy or Purchase Print Copy under add tags to item.

7. The Library will be notified and begin the process of ordering the resource in either print or electronic format.

8. If you need assistance from the library on purchasing an item, you may communicate directly with us through the "Library Discussion" tab.


9. You may also request items for purchase by using Suggest an Item for Purchase Form.  Additionally, to add resources to course reserve you may use the Course Reserve Request Form