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  • Wong Shu Min

LibFetch! Your Companion to Seamless E-Resource Access

Have you ever hit a roadblock in your research process because the journal article or e-book that you need is on a pay-to-access basis? Let our handy LibFetch! tool help you get immediate access to alternatives and link you up with licensed library resources.

It is an extension that can be installed on your browser. Whenever you are doing any research online, if the e-resource is available in NIE Library, a notification like this will pop up to alert you:

So, how does it work? Read on to find out how the extension can help you.

Borrow an e-book today!

If you are thinking of buying a book, why not save yourself a purchase by checking if it is available in the library? If you have LibFetch! installed on your browser, you will see a pop-up notification if the e-book version is available in NIE Library. To access the NIE Library e-book, simply click on the pop-up button, sign in with your NIE account, and start reading!

A pop-up notification alerting you about the e-book available in NIE Library

Only abstracts are available? Get your full-text journal articles elsewhere.

There are many different search ways to locate journal articles. They can be found on journal or publisher websites, or via Google Scholar. However, one will often encounter articles which require payment for full-text access in this process.

With the LibFetch! extension, whenever the full journal article is available in NIE Library, you will be notified with a pop up. No longer do you need to do a separate search in the library system for the article. Just click on "Access Article" to go directly to the full-text!

A pop-up redirects you from a page with only the abstract to the full-text.

No full-text in the library? We will request from other libraries.

If the article that you want is not available in NIE Library, LibFetch! will redirect you to our Document Delivery Service instead. Simply click on the "Submit request" button on the pop-up. Our librarians will source for copies of the requested journal article from other libraries - all for free! Do note that the average turnaround time ranges from 1 to 7 working days and you will need to fill in an online form with your details.

With the LibFetch! browser extension, what you seek, we will find. Download your trusty companion for all your research needs today! Available from the LEAN Library website:

You may also refer to our LibGuide for the steps to install the extension on your browser.

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