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The Sofia Discovery tool is designed to find physical and digital items such as books, journals, journal articles, dissertations/theses, audiovisual and audio material, microforms, etc.

Users may select one of three levels to narrow their search results with Sofia:

  • Local (home institution, default level)
  • Consortial (academic libraries in Quebec)
  • International (academic libraries around the world)

You may therefore search for items beyond your library’s physical and digital collections.

When you sign in however, immediate access is limited to your own library’s licenced digital content.

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Accessing items beyond Concordia's collection

In the near future, you will be able to request digital or physical items from other Quebec academic libraries by clicking on the "Request via Sofia" button. Physical items will be sent to the pick-up location selected, and digital items (articles or book chapters) will be sent to your institutional email. Various delivery times will apply. Also in the near future, you will be able to request an interlibrary loan with Sofia.

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Updated: Thursday 9 July 2020
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