Bailey Library subscribes to over 400 print journals and over 20,000 e-journals. All journals, whether print or electronic, have a record in the library catalog. If you already have a citation and/or know the title of the journal for which you are looking, please use the following directions. If you only have a topic and are trying to find journal articles on that subject, please refer to the Find Articles link.
Search the Library Catalog (includes both print & electronic) -
- Click on Search Our Catalog.
- Choose Journal Title in the "Search By" menu.
- Type the title of the journal (NOT the article title) in the "Search For" box.
- Skip any initial articles, such as the, a, or an, that are part of the title. For example, if your journal title is "The ABC Journal," you will type "ABC Journal" in the search box.
- Hit enter or click on the Search button.
- You may see multiple records. more...
- To see what is available in print, click on the journal title for the print record. Available materials will be listed in the "Library Has" field of the record.
- To see what is available electronically, click on the journal title for the [electronic resource] record. Beside the "Web Link" field, there will be one or more hyperlinks with the name of a database and a date range representing what is available as full-text in that database.
Search the E-Journal Portal (only electronic) -
- Go to the library's E-Journal Portal.
- Perform a search using the journal title (NOT the article title)
- You will see the journal title with a date range under it. This date range represents what is available to you as full-text.
- Click on the hyperlinked database name.
There are two reasons for seeing multiple records when doing a journal title search in the library catalog:
- Print and electronic journals are given separate catalog records. Therefore, if the library receives the same journal in both print and electronic formats, there will be two records. You can easily tell these apart because [electronic resource] appears after the journal title in the electronic format records.
- Journals have a tendency to change their name over time. Each time a journal changes its name, a new catalog record is created and is linked to the former record(s). For example, the Journal of the American Medical Association is now JAMA. When searching for either name variation, both records will appear.