How to Find Journals
Quick instructions for searching for journals in Our Journal List/e-Book List
1. Access Our Journal List/e-Book List (also located in the Quick Links section which appears on the side of most pages). This tool allows you to search the library’s full text and print journals holdings.
2. Make sure the Journals tab is selected before you search, to ensure you are searching journals and not e-books.
3. Enter all or part of the journal title in the Quick Search box and click Search; Make sure you enter a journal title and not an article title.
4. Titles matching your search will be displayed. Note the Online Coverage column which shows the date range of full text onlineholdings for each title.
5. Online Journals - To see a journal that is available online, click on its checkmark link () under Full Text Access. The link should take you directly to the online journal where you can locate your article. If you are off-campus, you will need a valid username and password to view most online articles. Some online journal articles are not available from off-campus due to vendor or technical barriers.
6. Print Holdings - To see which volumes of a journal title the library holds, click on the checkmark link () under Print Holdings. The link will take you to the title's entry in cataLyst, the library's catalog (Sometimes instead of a single entry, a results list will appear). Scroll down through the entry to find the location of the journal and the library's holdings. Most bound and unbound journals are on the library's second floor.
Or view a video tutorial on basic searching [3:23min]
Search Google Scholar
Google Scholar is Google’s tool for searching scholarly literature.
- Just search using the field below. In your search results, look for the Find Full Text at USciences link next to individual results and click it to access full text via our e-resource subscriptions. (The link should only appear next to full text items in our collection.)
- If you do not see the Find Full Text at USciences link next to an item you would like to read, look beneath the citation for a link that reads All (#) versions. If present, click this link to see all the locations the item is hosted online. In some instances, free access to the item may be available through one of these locations. If not, consider placing a request via ILLiad for the item.
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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Click a title/author link to check availability in the library catalog (cataLyst); A status of Not Charged indicates the book is available.
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