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Finding journals

Can I find all articles the library has access to in WorldCat Discovery?

No. A portion of the articles available in full text are not indexed in WorldCat Discovery. 

So, what to do if the article you want is not included in WCD? You may have an article citation from your textbook, your syllabus, or from the references in another article. Don't give up if you can't find it in WCD.

You can search the A-Z Journal list manually to see if the TiU library holds the journal in which the article is published. If that is the case, you'll need to check if the required volume and issue are covered.

Volumes & Issues

A periodical's volume number [NL: volume = jaargang] refers to the number of years a periodical has been in publication.

The issue number [NL: aflevering] refers to the number of individual publications during the year. For daily newspapers, it's 300+ issues; for monthly magazines, 12 issues; for quarterly journals, 4 issues.

The volume year generally starts in January and ends in December.

Most scholarly journals are published quarterly. They are usually continuously paginated -- page numbers don’t start over with each new issue of the journal published, but continue counting up throughout each volume. For example, when volume 20, issue 1 of a journal ends on page 151, volume 20, issue 2 begins on page 152. The page count is only reset with a new volume (e.g. when volume 20 finishes and volume 21 begins).

How do I search for an article using the A-Z journal list?

Suppose you're looking for the following article:

Author: Gerhart, P. F.
Article title: Employee privacy rights in the United States.
Journal title: Comparative Labor Law Journal 
Volume: 17 (1995-1996)
Issue: 1
Pages: 175-205

The screenshots below will walk you through the whole process. Start from the University library home page.