Answered By: Sandy Marinaro
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2016     Views: 367

Journal Finder

What does it do?

The Journal Finder lets you know if:

  • Any of the library’s research databases offers full- text coverage of a particular periodical.
  • The SU Library has a print subscription to a particular periodical.
  • The SU Library has a microfiche or microfilm subscription to a particular periodical.
  • The SU Library has an e-journal subscription to a particular periodical.
  • You will need to consider another means of accessing an article, such as through Interlibrary Loan or by visiting another library.
When do I use it?
Anytime you need to find the full text of an article (complete article) when you only have a bibliographic citation or an abstract of an article.
  • A citation generally includes the author and title of the article, the name of the journal, magazine or newspaper in which the article appeared and the date of publication.
  • Here is an example of a bibliographic citation. Note the title of the journal is shown in boldface type:
Felson, R. B., Ackerman, J., & Yeon, S. J. (2003). The infrequency of family violence. Journal of Marriage and Family, 65, 622-634.

How do I use it?

  • Type in title of the journal or magazine.
  • Using the example from the citation shown above, enter Journal of Marriage and Family.This is what you should see:

After determining which option will include the desired date range for the article you want, click the blue hyperlink to the appropriate database or to the SU Library catalog. If you are using this service from off-campus, when you click on the link for the specific database, you will see a login screen. Login using your SU account and password.