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PRST 3995:Interdisciplinary Research and Project Planning: Finding an Article from a Citation

Journals at Walker Library

Most of the journals at Walker Library are now available in online databases. We still have a few current journals and older issues of some journals in print on the 1st floor of the library. We also have some journals on microfilm or microfiche. 

To find out whether the journal you want is online, in print, or on microfilm, use "Journals A-Z."  Searching "Journals A-Z" for the title will tell you where to find the journal that you want.

Using Journals A-Z

To find a journal at Walker Library, click on "Journals A-Z" on the library's home page and type the title of the journal in the search box. A search for "American Journal of Sociology" retrieved these results. The results indicate which databases have the full text of the journal and the years of coverage.

From these results, you can see that the best place to find an article in this journal would be the database, "University of Chicago Press Journals," which has all the issues of this journal from 1895 to the present. If you want to use the journal in print or on microfilm, click the last result (Walker Library Building) to see what issues of the journal are available in the library.

If you enter the journal title correctly and receive no results, MTSU does not subscribe to the journal. However, be sure to conduct a Google search in this case. Open-access journals that do not charge for a subscription do not appear in Journals A-Z, even though you can read their contents for free on the internet.

Journals A-Z

           This search will not find articles by topic.