Q. How can I see if the Libraries has online access to a specific journal or magazine?
We have online access to thousands of journals. You can see if we subscribe electronically to a specific magazine or journal using the steps below.
- Go to the Libraries' web site.
- In the search box, change "Discovery Search" to "E-journals," and enter the name of your journal.
- This brings you to a journal list and if we have electronic access to your journal, it will be listed.
- If your journal is listed, click on the name of it. A window will pop up on the right in the same tab.
- In that window, you can see if we have full text for the journal. It will list the databases that have the journal, along with the dates that are available electronically. If we have it from multiple sources, you'll see all of them listed, including the dates available.
- Once you've identified which option has the year you need, click on it. If you're on campus, you'll go straight to the database. If you're off-campus, you'll be prompted to log in using your NetID and password.
- Next, you'll go to the journal's page in the database.
- Once you're on the journal's page, you'll look for the current issue or past issues. Depending on the database, this may be in different areas. Click around and explore to find what you need!
If we do not have online access to your journal, you can submit your request to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and they will work to fulfill your request. If you haven't used ILL before, you can learn more about it using this FAQ.
If you have further questions, please let us know!
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