Welcome to the Information and Library Services’ Journal Finder presentation!
Journal Finder is a tool that helps you browse journals 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 Information and Library Services main Web page. Click on the link for “Articles and More.” Journal Finder is available from this page. Enter Journal Finder by clicking on the Journal Finder link.
By choosing from the dropdown 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 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 catalogUSMAI if the resource is available in a physical format.
The message Not available online may mean that UMUC does not subscribe to an electronic version of the journal. You may search the holdings in catalogUSMAI 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 button.
Choose a database from the list of online databases in which the full text of the journal is available. Sometimes you will go directly to the article in that linked database, but 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” from the Information and Library Services main web page.
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