You may have noticed our diminishing display shelves for new issues of magazines? Paper magazines/journals are seeing less use every year for research (and recreation). Some have gone out of business; others are neglected. Then we cancel the subscription. However, our magazine collection is bigger than ever. Aggregators, companies such as EBSCO and Gale, have thousands of full text titles in their databases and the UCC library has dozens of these databases. Our biggest database of magazine/journal articles is EBSCOHost Academic Search Premier but Gale, CQ Researcher, and LexisNexis also provide access to tens of thousands of articles. Meanwhile, both EBSCO and Gale produce many subject databases, some with unique journal titles.
What if you are looking for a specific journal? How are you supposed to know which database includes that title? Well, EBSCO has a database for that:
It's name is A-to-Z Index and it looks just about as plain as its name:
But it does get the job done: type in the name of a journal and the results of your search will give you a list of those databases where your journal is available in full text.
In "advanced search" you can search general subjects like children or crime or music to see a list of journals on that topic and which database provides the full text.
Obviously, it should be said that if one of our database subscriptions does NOT have the full text of the journal you are looking for, then there will be no results for your search. (Check for typos or ask the library staff for help at any time!)