This page describes how to locate electronic or print journals by title or subject. If you are interested in finding articles using keywords you are on the wrong page and can find information on that here. To access the Journal Locator and skip the tutorial, take me there now.
From the library's homepage, select the Journals/eJournals box within the grid on the right:
This brings you to the main interface for finding journals. You can search for a journal by title or subject. Alternatively, you can use Citation Linker if you know the DOI or the title of the article, journal title, volume and issue.
As you begin to type words in, the Journal Locator will begin suggesting titles. Note, the default setting is "Title Contains All Words" Choosing one of the options indicated, type in keywords from the journal title, the exact title or the 8 digit issn number. You may also browse for titles using the A-Z list.
As an example, if you were looking for "The Atlantic Monthly", as you begin typing you would begin to see a list of suggestions. If you had just entered Atlantic, since you are searching "Title Contains all words" it would appear in alphabetical order several results down. TIP: If you know the precise name, change the initial search from "Title Contains All Words" to "Title Begins With" or "Title Equals"
So, results appear in alphabetical order - be sure you select the right one!
Note: If you are off campus, after selecting a database you will be prompted to enter your network or Canvas username and password. If you require additional assistance with this, please see Accessing Off Campus Resources.
Circled in green below, note that there are sometimes multiple databases to choose from, and that the dates of coverage can vary substantially.
If accessing a journal electronically, once you click on the database of choice you can begin searching for articles. Get help on searching for articles. Also note, that if the library has the journal in print it will tell you that also. A nice feature is that you can also leap into our Search Everything system by entering keywords in the area circled in yellow.
You may also browse by subject to isolate journals within a specific category or even a specific medical category:
Using Art, Architecture & Applied Arts as an example, take note that journals are now broken into various subcategories:
The number in parenthesis indicates how many journals are in each subcategory.
From here, the procedure is the same as searching by title, choose your database or visit the Library's periodical department to view the print copy of the journal.
If you find an article that has a PMID or a DOI and aren't sure if we have it - just wing it into Citation Linker to find out! If we have it in any format it'll connect you to it and if we don't you will be seamlessly directly to Interlibrary Loan and your form will be prepopulated with all relevant information.
Once inside of Molloy's Journal Locator, you can easily see what is peer reviewed or open access. Simply enter the Journal Locator from the Library Homepage or just follow this link. The example below is for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Note the graduation cap icon, this is an indicator that the journal is peer-reviewed.
Also, in the upper left you can sort your results by either peer-reviewed or open access. Next, by selecting the down arrow to the right of Journal Details, you'll get much more information about the journal provided by Molloy's Ulrich's subscription.
If you require more information, such as title changes, year/location/frequency of publication, reviews or indexing information, select the link "More from Ulrichsweb.com." Note, if you are off campus, you will be asked to authenticate in order to access this subscription.