Finding Journals, Magazines & Newspapers
Searching for known title
- Check the Cornette Library Author/Title/Subject Search of the catalog for the title -- use the "Journal Title Keyword" search for important words in the title. Use the "Journal Title Starts With" if you know the EXACT title -- don't use A, An or The at the beginning.
- If found, note the location (bound, current, microfilm, atrium area or electronic access) for the date needed.
- Bound, current and microfilm are all on the second floor of the library.
- Atrium is on the first floor.
- Check our alphabetical list of journals available online (also in the "Quick Links" dropdown menu).
- If found, click the journal title link for the SFX menu that lists the database(s) with full-text of the publication.
- Then click the database link and begin searching the publication contents.
- If journal is not in either location, and you have a citation for a specific article in a specific issue, request it through Interlibrary Loan. Allow up to 2 weeks for material to arrive.
Searching for Subject Information
- To list the journals, magazines, newspapers, and government publications that cover a topic, use the Cornette Library online catalog:
- Enter "(Subject) Periodicals" and specify a Subject Keyword Search
- Examples: "Education Periodicals" or "Social Work Periodicals"
- Find a database by subject to research a specific topic.
Physically Locating a Print Journal
- Journals are shelved alphabetically by title:
- Initial articles such as A, An or The are not considered.
- Articles are considered when anywhere else in the title.
- Within a title, journals are by date or volume number, from earliest to most recent.
- If a journal has changed title, the catalog record will indicate where it is shelved.