The J.W. England Library maintains both print and electronic subscriptions to many journals. The best way to determine if we have access to a specific journal or article is to look it up in Primo, the library's discovery system.
Finding a Journal:
1. Navigate to the Journal Search page in Primo.
2. Enter all or part of the journal title in the search box and run a search, or click on a letter to browse the list of journals alphabetically.
3. Titles matching your search will be displayed. If you see the title you are interested in, click on the title to see more information, including the coverage options and the years available.
4. Most journals are available electronically. To access the journal online, click on "Online access" or select one of the specific vendor platforms listed in blue in the "View It" section.
5. A select number of journals are available in print+electronic, or print only. Print journals are shelved on the second floor of the library and are denoted in Primo by the following label:
Finding an Article:
What if the Library Doesn't Have a Journal or Article You Need?
Google Scholar is Google’s tool for searching scholarly literature.
Important Note: Google Scholar's search results are not exhaustive, so do not assume that you have found "everything" on your topic via Scholar. It is just one tool to employ in your searches.
There are several ways to search for books and e-books in the library collection:
Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 2nd ed.
This style guide provides rules and examples for creating references for sources. It does not discuss creating superscript citations or writing style. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) created and maintains this guide. It is available free and no log in is required. This is the reference style used by the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
AMA Manual of Style. 10th ed.
This style guide from the American Medical Association (AMA) provides guidance on creating superscript citations and other aspects of writing in the health and medical fields. USciences username and password are required to use this link. Note: the AMA Manual of Style reference format is NOT the same as that from Citing Medicine and should not be used by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy students.