Find Journal or Magazine Articles
A good place to start to find articles in journals or magazines is the library's home page.
Go to the library home page and type your search term(s) into the SEARCH box (also found at the top of this page) and then click on Search.
Once those search results come up, you can limit or filter your search using the options along the left-hand side of the screen. NOTE: In order to get to the full text of many of the items retrieved in a SEARCH, click on the login link where it says:
If you are already logged into the campus network, all you have to do is click on the Login link. You won't have to login again.
If you need to have more limits placed on a search, you might want to try one of the library's general databases. Go to the library's Databases by Title page, scroll down, and then choose a general database.(General databases are also listed in the right column of the Databases by Title page.)
A general database contains articles from many disciplines and includes both popular and scholarly articles. The library has four big, general databases:
After you have chosen a database, type in your search term or terms, and click on Search or Start.
If you don't get enough results, try using different vocabulary or broader search terms.
If you get too many results, try using more specific search terms or use the Boolean operator AND to narrow the search. (Find out how to use Boolean operators (or, and, not).)
You can also limit your search to scholarly journals, also called peer reviewed journals or academic journals. These will be the journals that college professors most want to see in serious research papers.
After your result list comes up, if there is a link to the full text of the article in a database, click on that link. You can mark results in the list to be printed out, downloaded, or emailed (click on the Add button or check the box next to the results you want to save; then go to folder has items or click on print/download/email).
If there is no link to full text, you will need find out if the library subscribes to that journal or has access to it full text through one of the library's databases.
If a journal title is found in this list, you will see whether we have the journal in paper, microform, or in any of our databases. If the title of the journal is listed as being in one of our databases, click on the link to that database and then search for the particular volume and issue in which the article you want was published.
Also, you can browse journal titles by broad subject categories. After clicking on Journals List, click on the SUBJECT tab at the top of the page. Select a relevant category and sub-categories, and note the journals listed.
If you in an upper-division class, or need more discipline-specific journal articles, go to the library's databases, scroll down and choose a database for a specific discipline. Examples include ATLA for religious studies, MLA (Modern Language Association) for modern languages and literatures (including English); PsycInfo for psychology; SocIndex for sociology.
If you can't tell from the title of the database what it might contain, click on the ? button next to it on the databases page. That will take you to a brief description of the database.
Print periodicals (journals / magazines) in the library are arranged alphabetically by the title of the journal. Newer journals are found upstairs in the north wing; older journals (before 1984) are found on the east side of the ground floor. See Library Map.
If the title is not listed, we do not own the journal. If Stetson does not own the journal or have access to it full text through one of our databases, you may submit an Interlibrary Loan Request.
If you have problems or questions during this process, you can call the on-call librarian at 386-747-9028 (Reference Desk Hours.) or send an email to Ask a Librarian. A research services librarian will respond to your email during on-call hours.
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