How to Find Journals
Instructions for searching Our
- Enter all or part of the journal title in the search box, and
click on 'GO'. Make sure you enter the journal title and not
the article title.
- Titles matching your search will be displayed.
- Look for the journal title you need and note whether the title
is through full text (online) access and/or if the library has
print holdings. This will be indicated if there is a checkbox
for that journal under the appropriate column
- Online Journals - To see a journal that is
available online, click on its checkmark link under Full Text
Access. The link should take you directly to the online journal
where you can locate your article. If you are off-campus, you
will need a valid username and password to view most online articles.
Some online journal articles are not available from off-campus
due to vendor or technical barriers.
- Print Holdings - To see which volumes of a
journal title the library holds, click on the checkmark link under
‘Print Holdings’. The link will take you to the title’s entry
in the library’s catalog. (Sometimes instead of a single entry,
a results list will appear. Choose your title from the results
list.) Scroll down through the entry to find the location of the
journal and the library’s holdings. Most bound and unbound journals
are on the library’s second floor.
*View the "Basic Searching" and "More on Using the Search Button" video tutorials.*
*See other features demonstrated under "Using Our Journal List"*
What to do if you can’t find a particular journal?
- If you need an article from a journal that we do not subscribe
to, the J.W. England Library provides interlibrary loan services
The library does not charge for this service. See our interlibrary
- Alternatively, you can check with some local libraries to see
if they will grant you access to their journal collections. The
Philadelphia region has many medical and university libraries.
Several of which are located close to USciences.
- One of the closest is the University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical
Library at 36th Street and Hamilton Walk. You can search their
online catalog here.
Visitors with photo ID may use the Biomedical Library from 8 am
to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Drexel University’s
Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets) is open
to USciences users with identification. Drexel’s catalog is also
- For information about the holdings and access policies of other
local libraries, call the Information Desk at 215.596.8967, use
or contact the other library.
Page last updated: 5/3/2012