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Learn how to research at the library and on the Web.

How to Find Journals at the Library

Quick Steps to Find Journals

If you're searching for articles on a specific topic or are looking for a specific article and already know the title, see the Find Articles page. However, if you would like to browse to find articles in issues of a specific journal, then this page is for you.

Note: Journals are like magazines -- they're published on a regular basis and contain many articles in each issue. This tutorial will teach you how to find specific journals so that you can browse through their issues to find articles of interest. 


1. To find ejournals at the library, click eJournals under the Library Search Box on the library's website

Click ejournals under the library search box.


2. Enter the journal title and click the search button. Find the journal in your search results and click on the title of the journal to access it. If you don't see the journal, it's likely that we don't have access to it and so you should request it through Interlibrary Loan or contact the library for help

Enter the journal's title and click the search button. Click on the journal's title in your search results.


3. After you click on the journal's title, you'll be brought to a page with options for accessing the full text of the journal. Each option will include the access dates. For example, the first option in the screenshot below shows that this journal, the American Indian Quarterly, is available through the EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier database from January 1, 1990 to the present. That means that if I would like to read any issues of this journal that were published since January 1, 1990, I can access them by clicking that link. Notice how you can get the journal's citation and the permalink (permanent link) back to this page. If this is a journal that you would like to read frequently, you could bookmark the permalink. The next step is to click on the access option that will get you to the issue that you wish to read. 

Find the full text access option that provides access to time period that you need.


4. Next you'll be brought to the journal's page within the database that you selected. You then want to click on the issue that you wish to browse through. In the example below, it appears that the most recent issue that we have access to through this database was the Fall 2021 issue (Volume 45, Issue 4 of the American Indian Quarterly). We would then click on that issue to access it. 

Click the volume and issue that you wish to access.


5. Now you'll be brought to a list of articles that were published in that volume and issue of the journal you selected. In the example below, we're seeing the articles published in Volume 45, Issue 4 of the American Indian Quarterly. We can click on any articles that we wish to read to see the full text. Of course, if you have any access issues or questions, contact the library or request the article through Interlibrary Loan

Click the title of any articles you wish to read.


Print Journals

Most of Pacific's journals are ejournals. However, we do have a small number of journals in print. If you're searching for journals in print, you can search for the journal's title in the Library Search Box.  You should see the title of the journal in your search results. Click on the title and then you should see options to access it in print at the library or to request it through Interlibrary Loan. 

How to Access Resources from Off Campus

How to Get an Article That We Don't Have

Are you looking for an article that we don't have a Pacific University Libraries?

Need a Scan of an Article?

Do you need a digital scan of an article? 

  • Request a scan of an article through Interlibrary Loan. 
  • Learn how to request an article through Summit or Interlibrary Loan. 

Having Trouble Accessing a Library Resource?

If you run into trouble accessing any library resource such as an ebook, article, or any of the library's databases, here are some tips to help you troubleshoot access. Please always feel free to ask us for help by chat, phone, email, or in-person.