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Online Library Resources Help Guide: How to Find a Specific Journal

Use this guide to help you access online journal articles, eBooks, and other electronic library resources that are to current Brescia University students, faculty, and staff.

When You Need a Specific Journal

When you know the name of a specific journal, you can search for it through our Journal Finder page. From this page, simply input the journal title in the search bar. If we have access to it, you will be provided with links to the databases that offer it along with the publication dates available. If we do not have access, you have the option of requesting an Interlibrary Loan

When You Need Journals on a Specific Subject

When you need journals for a specific subject, you can choose the advanced search option found on the Journal Finder home page. Here, you will find listings of various subjects such as art, chemistry, history, political science, psychology, and social work. Choosing a subject will direct you to a list of all available journals related to that subject. 

When You Have Only a Citation

Sometimes you have only an article citation and do not know how to access the full article. At the bottom of our Journal Finder page, select the 'Article Finder' link. You will be directed to a page where you can input the citation information. Enter as much information as you can to help narrow the search. If we have access to the article, you will be given a link of where to access it. If access is not found, you will have the opportunity to request the article via Interlibrary Loan.

Searching Journal Finder

When using Journal Finder, you want to first select a journal before entering your search terms. The search box on the Journal Finder home page will only search for journal titles, not the topics covered in an article. Once you have selected a journal, you will be given two search options. You may either search within the entire publication or you may select an individual issue to search within.

Journal Finder Tutorial