Journal Finder Overview

Run time: 02:38 | Transcript | Last updated: 7/24/2012

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Welcome to the Library's Journal Finder presentation!

Journal Finder is a tool that helps you browse journals to find full text articles within UMUC's library resources quickly when you know the journal for which you are looking.

To get to Journal Finder, start from the Library's main Web page. Journal Finder is available from this page.

By choosing from the menu options you may enter either some words contained in the journal title, the beginning of the journal title, or the exact journal title in the first search box. You may also search using the ISSN (The International Standard Serial Number). If known, enter the year or date of the issue for which you are looking. Then click the FindIt button.

If UMUC subscribes to the electronic version of the resource, another window will open and you'll see a list of options including online databases in which the full text of the journal is available, and a link to holdings in catalog if the resource is available in a physical format.

The message Not available online means that UMUC does not subscribe to an electronic version of the journal. You may search the holdings in catalog if the resource is available in physical format or request the resource through Document Express.

You can also use Journal Finder to browse journals. To browse a journal enter either some words contained in the journal title, the beginning of the journal title, or the exact journal title and click on the FindIt button.

Choose a database from the list of online databases in which the full text of the journal is available. Sometimes you may need to search again in that database.  Select the desired year and issue number which you wish to browse.  You can then scroll through the contents of that particular journal. 

If you need more help with Journal Finder, there are instructions on how to use Journal Finder.

There is also a link to frequently asked questions.

You can also contact library staff by clicking on "Ask a Librarian."

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