How can I find a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper in the databases?
Last updated: Aug 09, 2023     Views: 329

The library subscribes to dozens of databases, so if you're looking for a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper, try searching by title across all of our databases.

For instance, to find the Journal of Marketing, you can simply search for that title:
Search form headed Find e-journals by title - query is journal of marketing - search options menu shows 'Title begins with' selected

The results page will link to that periodical where it's found in any database:
Search results for journal of marketing, described below

Holdings for Journal of Marketing appear in two different databases, Business Source Premier and JSTOR.  As the date range indicates, only Business Source Premier contains the latest issues ("to present"), so if you need recent articles, choose that result.  The first link will take you to a page inside of the database from which you can browse by issue date or search all issues by keyword (e.g., article title).

If you're off campus, you'll be prompted to log in with your library card number when you select the database link.

Note that these search results contain other periodicals, such as Journal of Marketing Communications. The default search type is Title begins with, which means you'll see all periodical titles that begin with the keywords you used. Other ways to search are:

  • Title equals – limit your results to exact matches (so a search for new york times would not find New York Times Magazine, just the newspaper itself)
  • Title contains all words – search for words within titles if you're not of sure of the exact order. For instance, a search for experimental psychology would find Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • ISSN equals – look up a periodical by its International Standard Serial Number (if known)