How do I find journals?
Finding a specific journal
Step 1 — check for online copies
Type the journal’s title into the journal search on the library home page and click Go. The search will check the library’s databases to find out which carry that journal.
There may be multiple results; each one will list how far back the electronic copies go. If one or more databases has the journal, use the Go button by its listing to get to that database’s listing for the journal.
Step 2 — check for print copies
If none of the databases have it, or if you are interested in journal issues older than the databases carry, check for print copies. The last entry in the journal search will always be a button offering to check the UND catalog for the journal.
Printed journals are found on floors 1 and 2 of the Chester Fritz Library. Some journals are only available in microform or microfilm; to get these, go to the service desk on the first floor with the call number and the volume you are interested in.
Finding a journal on a subject
Method 1 — advanced journal search
The advanced journal search allows you to browse journals by subject. Click the “Subject” tab, select a subject, then a sub-topic, and click the Go button.
Method 2 — Ulrich’s Periodical Directory
Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory allows you to search for both academic journals and trade publications. It can help you identify journals of interest.
Method 3 — Ask
The reference librarians at the reference desk (floor 2) can help you find journals. Also, your professors know which journals are used in their fields, and can direct you to reputable ones.
Once you have found a particular journal (by any of these three methods) check whether UND has it, as discussed above.