This page helps you discover where a specific journal is kept so you can browse full issues, or allow you to locate specific articles if you already have citations.
[If you need to search for any available articles on a topic, see the section on the home page under “Help” on How to – Find a Journal Article.]
The application that locates full issues of journals is called “Find E-Journal. “Find E-Journal” is something of a misnomer, since this service will also find print journal locations in the MSU Libraries. It can be also be accessed on the home page under “Find” on Journal Availability.
Here is a description of its various sections:
By Journal Title:
- Type the title in the box. Note that you can search by exact title (if you are sure) or by looking for every title that contains your search terms.
- When the list pops up, click on the title to discover where the issues are located.
- If available electronically, a link will appear under this heading – “Open electronic copy of the item”
- Click there, choose a year and issue.
- The issue link will provide a list of citations that represents the complete issue chosen.
- Browse and read
- If available in print, a link to RacerTrac will appear under this heading – “Locate print items at the library”
- While the years available are listed in the pop-up window, a complete list of issues available and their location can be seen by clicking on the RacerTrac link.
- Come into the library to browse the print journal
- If you are unable to find the journal title for which you are searching, you may still get access to the article via Interlibrary Loan.
- If you need assistance, please contact your subject librarian.
By Journal Category:
Click on this tab and you can browse a full list of electronic journals in a specific discipline.
This tab helps you discover what electronic journals we receive by vendor and discipline. For example, it answers questions like -- how many Elsevier e-journals do we have for Chemistry?
If you have ever used to locate an article, this is essentially the do-it-yourself . Fill in all the information you know about a specific article. Click search to see if we have access to that article electronically. Please note: if the article is available in print, this service will not tell you that! It locates only electronic copies.