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Need help finding a specific journal or article from a citation?

Read on for tips and a tutorial to help you find what you need in the library.

Specific Journal

The easiest way to find out if the library has a specific journal is to search Find a specific journal, magazine or newspaper subscription. It provides linked access to electronic magazines, journals, and newspapers, either as stand-alone electronic titles, or as part of article databases.

The list also points to the library's online catalog via the "SDSU Holdings" link for titles in print, microform, or other non-print formats. Take note of the journal's call number(s), format(s), location(s), and years available, to see if we have the issue you need.


To get an article for which you have a citation (in other words, you know the author, article title, journal title, year, volume, and page numbers), go to Find a specific article from the citation and fill in the form to search our collections for that article.  It will let you know if we have it in full text or in print in the library.

If you only have partial information about an article, try searching Google Scholar to obtain more complete details.  You can also ask for help from the Research Services Desk.

Check out this tutorial for additional help.


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