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Finding a Journal: Using Find a Journal

Learn how to use the library's journals page.

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Please note: if you're searching for articles, it's usually easier to start at the main library search (Smart Search) and search either by topic or article title (if you have it).

How to Use Find a Journal

1) Start your search on the Library's homepage:

Library homepage

2) Click on Journals, type (or copy & paste) the journal title and click the blue search button

3) The results are all our journals that match your search:

4) If we have access to the journal, you will get links (access options) underneath Full Text Access. Be sure to note the dates/years that are available, and click on the one that includes the year of the article you're looking for. 

In the example above, the Library has access to the New England Journal of Medicine from /1/01/1990 to present.

5) If prompted when you click on the link, sign in with your MCPHS username and password.


What do I do if we don't have the journal I want?

1) Check if the article is available through Google Scholar. (Google Scholar works article-by-article, rather than including whole journal issues.) 

If that doesn't work...

2) Next, click on the Interlibrary Loan tab found on the Library's homepage 

Intelibrary Loan

3) Select Request Journal Articles and Book Chapters and fill in all the citation and contact information. 
Barring unusual circumstances, all articles will be e-mailed to patrons. We receive the majority of articles within three BUSINESS days. 

Note: If you need the article sooner, click Ask a Librarian to work with a librarian on additional search strategies and approaches.

What if it says we have the journal, but I cannot get it?

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Get Help - this will bring you our FAQs as well as several ways to get in touch with a librarian for assistance.

"Get Help" link in the "Quick Links" section of the page footer

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