How to Find Journals in the Catalog
Search within a Journal
In an EBSCO Database
EBSCO makes it possible to search inside an individual journal.
However, doing so requires some basic understanding of how the databases function. Follow these instructions to conduct your search:
Begin by finding a journal using the instructions above.
On the journal’s page, select the link entitled Search within this publication.
This will return you to the Basic Search screen. The letters JN, followed by the name of the journal in quotation marks, should be present in the search bar.
Now select Advanced Search.
On the Advanced Search screen, the journal title will be in the first search bar. Type your search terms into the subsequent search bars.
Conduct your search. The results should only display articles from your selected journal.
JSTOR is not designed for searching individual journals, but it is still possible.
From the menu, select Advanced Search.
Under the Journal Filter, find your subject of interest and select the chevron () to its left. This will open a list of relevant journals.
Select the checkbox next to the journal you wish to search.
Enter your search terms in the search bar labeled Keyword and conduct your search as usual.
Note: Attempts to search within individual journals in JSTOR have been largely unsuccessful. You will probably get better results limiting only by subject instead of by journal title.
In Gale Literature Resource Center
Searching in specific publications is easy, but finding which publications are available is more difficult.
To find out if a title is available, select Title List.
This will take you to the Gale Support site. Find Literature Resource Center on the list of Gale products and open the Excel file for Journals and Magazines. This file contains a list of the publications in the database.
When you know the title you want to search, return to the Gale Literature Resource Center and select Advanced Search.
In the input window labeled by publication title, type the name of the journal you wish to search. The journal’s name should then appear in a dropdown list. Select it.
Using the search bar labeled Search for, enter your search terms and select Search. The results should all be from your chosen journal.