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How do I search for a specific journal?

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You can see if we have access to a specific journal by using our Search It tool. From the middle of the Libraries' home page, click on "Search It Advanced." This displays a search box.

To demonstrate this concept, we've searched for "Journal of Family Therapy." This video shows the steps below. 

  1. In the first drop down box, change Any to "in the title"
  2. If you are certain of the title, in the second drop down box, change contains to "is (exact)" -- if you are not certain, leave the default; there will be more results
  3. Type in the name of the journal
    * if you are not certain of the title, type in a few of the keywords
    * to narrow your results, use quotations around the words you know are side-by-side - "journal of family"
  4. Beside Material Type: field, choose Journals
  5. Click the Search button

 Here are the results of the demonstrated search:

The first title looks promising. Notice it says "Multiple Versions." If I click on this icon, it will display various formats and locations. See image below.

The View It link will display the electronic journal or if the journal is available from more than one vendor, a list of links and the years the journal is available.

If you see a link to Find it at the Library, we have the journal in paper format and clicking on this link will display holdings and locations. 

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