Using the Electronic Full-Text Search Tool
Don't forget that not everything is available in full text online. The library still owns many paper and microform copies of thousands of journal titles. You must check our online catalog for a title that is not in the electronic full text search tool before you attempt to request an article from Interlibrary Loan.
As always if you need additional help, please contact the Periodicals Department at 508-565-1005 or the reference librarians at 508-565-1203.
|Some Tips for Using the Full-Text Search Tool|
- First, search for your title in our electronic full-text search tool. This page can be reached from the library home page. Click on the Search Full-Text Journals link.
- From this page, you can search for your title, for a specific publisher (i.e. Elsevier or Blackwell) or for a title by ISSN. First, choose which type of search. Remember that you can search within all three of these indexes by choosing the All of the above option. Second, you must choose how you want to search. The three options available are listed below. Also, you may choose to limit your search to Whole words only. If you check this option, when you search for the word math you will not receive journal with the word mathematical in the title.
Use this option to do a title keyword search. Type in "american journal history" and the search tool with return many entries including the Journal of American History.
- Begins with:
Use this default option to search for the beginning of the title. If you search for "journal of american," you will receive all journal titles that begin with this phrase.
- Exact match:
Use this option to search for an exact title. Type in "journal of american history" to search for this specific title.
- Once you execute a search, you will retrieve a list of results. Sometimes, there will be no results. In this case, the library does not own any rights to that particular journal in full text. Please be sure to check our online catalog to see if we own the title in paper or microform.
- If you used the title begins with search to look for journal of american, you will retrieve this results screen.
- The field in bold is the title of the journal to which the library has electronic full-text rights.
- In some cases, the ISSN or International Serials Standard Number is listed in parenthesis following the title. This number is a unique identifier of the journal title.
- The links that follow the title are links to either the title in full text or to the database where this full text title resides. You will find that many links take you right to the actual title. However, there are some database that do not support linking to the title level. In the case of the Journal of American & Comparative Cultures, the full text is in the Expanded Academic ASAP database which is a part of InfoTrac. Click on the link to go directly to this title.
- The coverage date for the full text is on the second line of each individual entry after the link. For the Journal of American & Comparative Cultures, the electronic full-text coverage period is from 2000 through 2002. It is important to note this field. The library does not have electronic full text rights to any issues that are not dated within this time frame. If you are looking for the most recent issue of this journal, you will need to look in our online catalog to see if we have it in paper or microform.
- Many title entries, like Journal of American College Health, are covered in multiple databases. Often times, there will be different coverage dates - although sometimes the coverage dates will be the same. Electronic full text of the Journal of American College Health is available from 1997 to the present in two different databases. Lexis Nexis' Academic Universe does not give the coverage information. You must go directly to this database in order to find out the coverage dates.
- Additionally, the ISSN number (if available), the publisher and the Library of Congress subject category for the title are provided.