Answered By: Library Staff Last Updated: Mar 22, 2016 Views: 5924
Journals or Magazines by Title
Journal or Magazine ArticlesTo find articles on a particular subject, search one or more of the databases on our Databases Page. You can get to it via the Library Home Page in the "Featured Links" section to the right of the page.
|Once at the databases page: if you need guidance in choosing a database, click on appropriate subject category.
Otherwise, if you know the name of the database, then click on the first letter of its name in the alphabetical listing towards the top.
(The image at right only shows the top of half of the page; there are more subject categories).
At right is an example of the products available from a single subject category (here it is Animal Science). Click on the "I" icon next to the name of a product to read a description of it.
If you feel daring, the "Quicksearch" option on the upper right will allow you to search multiple products at a time.
A database product will have one or more search boxes where you can type your search term(s), An advanced search screen will usually have multiple boxes with the and / or operators.
There may also be specialized filters for particular types of subject matter.
After you do a search in the database, look at the results screen very carefully. Full Text icons and notations are very important. If there is any full text icon or notation (as in number 23) near an item you want, click on that to get a copy of the article that you can read right on the screen.
You will then get a Find It! services screen; first look for indications that there is full text. If you use this option, full text may be one click or many clicks away.
If there are no indications of full text, then click on check for holdings in the Library Catalog- you will then get an automatic search for that title in the Library catalog. If we have the title in the catalog, you may find link to an electronic version there or you have to use hard copies of items here in the building. Click here to see a sample of a library catalog record for a journal.
|If there are no full text links, there will be a link to Document Delivery. Use it to get a copy of the item.|
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