The J.W. England Library maintains both print and electronic subscriptions to many journals. The best way to determine if we subscribe to a specific journal (and to look up articles within it) is to search Our Journal List/e-Book List. Here's how to proceed:
1. Make sure the Journals tab is selected (maroon) before you search, to ensure you are searching journals and not e-books.
2. Enter all or part of the journal title in the Search box and click Search. Make sure you enter a journal title and not an article title.
3. Titles matching your search will be displayed. A summary of the Online Coverage available will appear beneath the journal's title.
4. Look for the journal title you need and note whether the title is available through online access and/or if the library has print holdings. Print holdings will be noted by the words Print Holdings Available.
5. Online Journals - To view a journal that is available online, click on an available link under Access Information. In cases where two or more links appear, choose the one with the best coverage dates to meet your needs. The link should take you directly to the online journal located within a database or collection. Once inside, you can navigate to your article. If you are off-campus, you will need a valid USciences username and password to view most articles. Some online journal articles are not available from off-campus due to vendor or technical restrictions.
6. Print Holdings - To see which volumes of a journal the library holds in print, click on the Print Holdings Available link. The link will take you to the journal's entry in the Library Catalog (cataLyst). Scroll down through the entry to find the location of the journal and the library's holdings at the bottom of the page. Most bound and unbound journals are shelved on the library's second floor.
What if the Library Doesn't Have a Journal?
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.
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