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Document Delivery: Your Go-To Resource for Article and Book Chapter Retrieval

Now that the print journals and most books have moved off site, it can be a challenge to locate the journal article or chapter that you need. The Dana staff are available to find it for you and send it to you. On weekdays, our Document Delivery office will usually have what you need within 24 hours of your request. Click Document Delivery under ‘Services’ on the website to start your request.

How to get started
Requests are made by filling out the online form, sending an email, phoning (802) 656-4382 or sending a fax to (802) 656-0762. Normal turnaround time is 24 hours. Large requests, inaccurate or incomplete citations may result in the request taking longer. Rush delivery is available with time permitting. Articles may be delivered to you via e-mail, campus mail, fax, or you can ask to be notified to pick them up in print at the library.

Document Delivery Specifics
Document Delivery (Electronic Article Delivery) is a service that locates, scans and emails articles and book chapters from Dana Medical Library’s book and journal collections, both print and electronic.

If you need a chapter from a print textbook that is currently located in off-site storage (e.i. at the LRA or Williston Annex, as indicated in our catalog), you don’t have to wait for the book to be sent here so that you can photocopy/scan the chapter you want. Let us do the work for you! Simply fill out the online Document Delivery request form, and we’ll make sure you get a PDF of the chapter(s) you need sent directly to your email.

Document Delivery is free to UVM health, biomedical, and medical students, and to University of Vermont Medical Center Residents and Fellows for articles requested from our print and electronic collections.

Dana’s Document Delivery department charges $5.00 per article/chapter requested from our electronic collection to UVM faculty and staff, and to University of Vermont Medical Center employees. This fee is waived for 5 requests per month. For requests of more than 5 articles per month, Dana will charge for ALL articles requested in that month.

Who can request Document Delivery? Anyone affiliated with UVM or the University of Vermont Medical Center can use Document Delivery. Others can contact us for specifics. Contact us with any questions or suggestions at 656-4382.

Hear what our patrons are saying about Document Delivery:
“The DD/ILL does an excellent job sleuthing hard-to-find documents, with a short turnaround time. My expectations are high … DD/ILL meets my research needs”
– John McPartland, Family Medicine

“I have been involved in several intensive research projects that require obtaining a large number of articles from the peer reviewed literature. Those that I can’t obtain myself through membership organizations … I request through the Dana Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Department. They offer a very rapid turn around and have yet to not fill one of my many requests – even for articles in very obscure journals! I could not do my work adequately without their help.”
– John Searles, Vermont Department of Health, Health Research Affiliate

UVM Libraries’ CATQuest: Your Print and Electronic Resources Discovery Tool

The library catalog CATQuest makes it easy to find resources while Dana’s book collection is off-site. Whether you are looking for a print book, a chapter from a book, an e-book, or a journal article, CATQuest is the first step to getting what you need.

For books and journals that are stored off-site, we retrieve, scan and send copies of articles and book chapters from our print collection. If you need the entire book, request it through CATQuest and pick it up at the library. Look for the “Request from Annex” button in CATQuest. Over 6,000 print books were checked out from Dana in 2015-2016.

There are over 2,000 electronic books in medical, nursing, and heath professional topics in the CATQuest database. UVM students, staff and faculty and UVM Medical Center employees can access the online collections from anywhere, anytime, no need to request.

Even though there are no book shelves in the library, you can still browse! CATQuest has a special feature that allows you to browse electronically. Click on the ‘Virtual Browse’ tab, when searching the Library Catalog in CATQuest, to see other titles in the same call number range.

Where to look for “Virtual Browse”: Go to the Dana Webpage, click on CATQuest in the top toolbar, type in your subject heading and click on “Virtual Browse”.

So whatever you are looking for, start with CATQuest. For additional help, please contact the Main Desk by phone at 656-2200, email, or in person.

RENOVATIONS UPDATE: Learn What’s Happening Next at Dana


As preparations for library renovations continue, there are some dates that you should keep in mind when using the library.

So far, here is what has happened:
In the Fall 2016, Dana’s book collection was removed from the library but are still available by request.
The compact shelving in the north rear section of the library was taken apart and relocated to Bailey/Howe.
The Brickyard quiet study area is now open as an alternative place for studying.
The new demountable walls have been constructed for the new quiet study area.
NEW! Photocopiers that are located in the back of the library have been relocated outside of this new quiet room.
NEW! Furniture has been moved into the new quiet study area.
NEW! The new quiet study area is now open for use!

Timeline of what is to come:
Jan 30: The furniture in the north rear end of library will be removed in preparation for construction in that area.
Feb 8 – May 5: Primary time of Construction. Renovations will begin at the north end of the library.
End of March: Shelving and furniture to return to north end of library.

Please contact Dana Medical Library Director Marianne Burke at 656-3483 with any questions or concerns regarding the renovations timeline.
Need assistance finding information for your research, classes or patients, or a place to study? Please talk to the wonderful staff at the Main Desk, 656-2200. They are ready to help you any time!