Answered By: Doug Bolden
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2015     Views: 62

You just need to go to the journal finder link here: http://lib.uah.edu/journals/index.html and type in the names of the journals. If you only see Salmon Library (print only) that means we only have issues in print (check for the years available). Print journals are located on the first floor, north building (very back of library) and they are organized alphabetically by title.

If you see any other links, that means we have access to some years of that journal online via one or more databases. Each database lists the years available so make your selection based on the year you are looking for.  If all the databases have the year you are looking for, then just click on any of the database links or pick your favorite. Once you click on the database link you can either search within that publication using the article title (usually the first few words are enough) or you can browse by volume/issue number to find the article. 

Please note that some journals have an embargo of six months to one year. This will be noted next to the database link. This means that the most recent six months or year of issues are not available full-text. You will have to Interlibrary Loan these articles if you are looking for very recent issues.

Another option is to search for the article title at http://scholar.google.com.  If you are off campus, be sure to set your scholar preferences for University of Alabama in Huntsville under the Library Links section.  If you see E-Resources @ UAH over on the right hand side next to the article, then chances are pretty good that we have it. If you click on that link it should take you to the full-text via one of the databases that UAH subscribes to.  If off campus, you should be prompted to login (use your Angel credentials).  If you do not see anything along these lines, we do not have it.  I usually try this after I've confirmed using the journal finder that we do not have it, just to be sure that I did not get the journal name wrong.  I would not rely solely on Google Scholar to find my citations, though. It's a good place to start, though, and definitely a good source for double checking what you find. 

 

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