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Last Updated: Nov 03, 2023     Views: 88

You can find what database a journal, magazine, or newspaper (all periodicals) is available in by searching in the Discovery catalog from the library homepage, as this video demos (no audio): 

This is the Discovery catalog, where you can search: 

 Discovery catalog from homepage

A good strategy is to put the title in quotation marks, so the catalog knows to search for those words together as a phrase. 

Once you find the journal, click on the title.

click on title in catalog 

You can either click on the blue button that says "Access Journal" for the default database or scroll down to "Access Options" to see all the databases (sometimes there is more than one!) which provide access to the periodical and the years of coverage it has access to (coverage can differ, depending on the agreement the publisher has with the database): 

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Clicking on the default access button will take you to here, where you can use the "search within this publication" feature to search within this specific journal for your topic to find an article: 

search within link

Here is an example search that gets results to articles within that specific periodical:

example search

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