Question: Do you have these journals?

Question: Do you have these journals?
Tim Siftar
October 14, 2009
[This is part of an occasional series where I post my responses to typical questions I receive in the hopes that it may be useful to others.]


Hi Mr. Siftar,
Thank you for following up with me. I'm wondering if the library subscribes to Education Week, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Teacher's College Record and Educational Administration Quarterly journals - in print and online?
I ask only because I did not see them listed independently under 'Databases' but they may be folded into EBSCO or ERIC, for example.
I look forward to meeting you.
Best, Jen



Hi Jennifer –

Good to hear from you. Yes we have all of the publications you mention in electronic format. And yes, they are usually folded into one of the literature databases we carry, and not listed individually on the databases page.  For some titles we also have print copy for the older issues. You can check the holdings for each of them using the library catalog – the main search box on the front page of the library website.

We treat each journal as an individual title in the same way we treat a book in the catalog. Going through the catalog, sometimes you'll see separate records for electronic and print versions of the journal. After you select the record for the electronic version of your journal title you will be dropped into one of our many literature databases (such as Proquest or Education Research Complete on the EBSCO platform).

Notice that coming into the database by this path you will be lead to just the contents of the one journal you selected in the catalog - it won't be the full contents of that database as you might be accustomed to seeing. Then you’ll be able to browse the contents of just that one journal, either by the date or volume.

There is also typically a search box that says "search within this journal" that is restricted to just  the holdings for that journal. That single-journal search option can be a handy way to narrow the universe of articles in which you are searching your topic.