Answered By: Laura Marek
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2018     Views: 447

Just like in a physical library, you can browse issues of a journal, magazine, newspaper, or other type of periodical. Below are steps detailing how to do that:

On the right hand side of the Library homepage, click on Publication Finder. 

In the search box, type the title of the journal, magazine, newspaper (or other kind of periodical that you are looking to find).  For this example, Leader to Leader is used as an example.

Type the name of the desired periodical and click Search.

If the Library has access to the title, you will see a link to it on the results page.  Along with the journal title, you will see which database the publication is located in (outlined in red) and the date range available (highlighted in yellow).  The Full Text Delay (highlighted in pink) means that the publisher will not release access to the journal articles for the time period indicated.  In this case, it is one year.

Click on the name of the database where the journal is located.  Sometimes there are multiple databases listed for a journal.  You can choose whichever one you wish in those instances.

Below is a picture of what the journal's main page looks like if access is provided by an EBSCO database like Business Source Complete.  Here you will find information about the available full text date range as well as the bibliographic date range. The bibliographic information contains only citation information; it does not include the full text article.  If you only see Bibliographic Records and you do not see Full Text just below it, then we do not have access to the publication's full text articles. In this example, the Library does have access to the full text articles.

Here you can also see a short description of what kind of information the articles in the journal contain (underlined in red in the screen grab below):

To browse through the journal, look to the right side of the screen for the list of years.  Click on a year to see what volume and issues were published that year.  For this example, 2003  was selected.

Below you can see the volume and issues that were published in 2003.  Click on one of the issue to "open" it.

Once the issue is "open" you can scroll through and look at the articles that published in that issue.  To access an article, click on PDF Full Text

This is just one example.  If you are having difficult finding a periodical or article, contact the PG Library.

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