Ways to Access Electronic Journals
American Periodicals Series (APS)
(1740-1900; updated quarterly; all full-text;
; title list
) covers the development of American culture,
politics and society across 150 years. It is arranged in three series: 1740 to 1800, the period of
transition from British colony to emerging nation; 1800 to 1850, pre-Civil War and the era of debate over
slavery; and 1850 to 1900, Civil War and Reconstruction. It covers 1,100 historic American journals
including Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, Independent Reflector, Medical Repository, Liberator,
North American Review, Harper's Bazar, Vanity Fair,
and Ladies Home Journal
. Magazines of
these periods cover the literature, science, religion, arts, and history of the time. It is produced by
and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.
Annual Reviews cancelled, but returning soon.
China Online Journals cancelled.
Directory of Open Access Journals
(all full-text) contains over 700 multidisciplinary, scholarly full-text journals
that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for
access. Journals included must exercise peer-review or editorial quality control
and report primary results of research or overviews of research results to a scholarly
community. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Lunds Universitets Bibliotek.
(about 1995-present; updates dependent upon publisher;
all full-text; RefWorks help
; saving searches
) is a multidisciplinary
collection of about 5,000 journals published by Academic Press, American Chemical
Society, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Psychological
Association (PsycARTICLES), Association of Computing Machinery, Berkeley Electronic
Press, BioOne, Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Emerald (MCB University
Press), Ingenta, Institute of Physics, Kluwer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Optical Society
of America, Oxford University Press, Project MUSE, Royal Society of Chemistry,
Springer-Verlag, Thieme and Wiley. Scholars can be notified
about new relevant articles according to subject, author or journal
title. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by OhioLINK.
(all full-text) provides access to more than 1,099 high impact, peer-reviewed journals from oveer 130 scholarly publishers. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by HighWire Press, a division of Stanford University Libraries.
(1st issue of 1st volume to 3 years from present; all full-text; Video tutorial
; Handout tutorial
; RefWorks help
) provides online
access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in a variety of academic
disciplines including the arts, business, demographic studies, humanities, social sciences,
and science. The multidisciplinary arts & sciences collection was updated in June 2009 with an additional 120 titles
, bringing the total number of journals in this collection to 749. JSTOR also includes 8,200 19th Century British pamphlets. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization that serves
and is supported by the scholarly community. NOTE:
journal content published prior to 1923 in the US and prior to 1870 elsewhere is freely available to the public for reading and downloading (nearly 500.000 articles from more than 200 journals).
LWW Nursing Collection
(coverage beginning in 1995 to 2006-present; all full-text; RefWorks help
) indexes and abstracts 193 nursing periodicals with links to the full-text for all article in the journals. Users can search by keyword(s), enter a citation, or browse journals by subject category or by name from an A-Z list. In the browse mode, users can set up an RSS feed of the table of contents for any journal in the collection. Search results provide view abstract, find similar, find citing articles, TOC of the journal, and view the complete reference. The complete reference includes references cited by the author(s). It is produced by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and the
user interface is provided by Wolters Klluwer | OVID. To begin searching, click the Continue button and then Your Journals@Ovid
. This database permits only one concurrent user per journal within the database.
Periodicals Archive Online
(most from first issue to 1995; RefWorks help
) provides the backfiles of periodicals in ancient civilizations, history, humanities, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, and general studies. This collection was updated in June 2009 with an additional 400 titles. Users can search for articles by keyword, author, article title, journal title, language, journal subject, and year. Users can browse journals by title or journal subject. It is produced by Chadwyck-Healey and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
(Formerly ProQuest Nursing Journals; 1986-present; all full-text;
; title list
) offers the full-text of 444 nursing
and related publications. Special resource links on the home page includes Evidence Summaries, Systematic Reviews, and Best Practice Information Sheets from the Joanna Briggs Institute. There are also cultural competency briefs by religion and ethnicity as well as 75 video training programs. Study paths permit users to view full-text articles recommended by a board of experienced nurse educators on topics relevant to the typical nursing curriculum in practical and registered nursing. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.
(all full-text) is a free digital archive of
biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of
Journals Not at Xavier
Use ILLiad to request an article from a journal the library does not have in electronic format. New ILLiad users will need to set up an account. Articles may take 1-14 days to arrive. You will be notified of their arrival in your Xavier email account.
Resources for evaluating Journals
provides full-text directory information for business, education, psychology/psychiatry, and computer science/information systems journal publications. Each journal entry includes submission information (editor’s name, address, phone, fax, email, web address); publication guidelines (manuscript length, copies required, format, fees, style, computer submission); circulation data (reader type, frequency, number of subscribers, publisher, price); review information (type of reveiws, number of in-house and external reviewers, acceptance rate, time it takes to review, percent of invited articles, reviewers coments, publishing fees); manuscript topics included; and manuscript guidelines. To begin searching click Member Area
in the menubar. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Cabell Publishing, Inc.
ranks the most influential journals using citations in the academic
literature as tallied by JCR (Journal Citation Reports). Users can search by journal name or subject category and limit their searches to a particular year from 1995-2006. There is a subject category mapping tool and top ten lists for major categores (science, social science, university theses). There is also a journal cost-effectiveness seach by subject category. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the Bergstrom Lab, Department of Biology, University of Washington.
Journal Citation Reports
; 2006-present) is one of the databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Select a Database
to search it separately. This databases permits users to evaluate and compare journals using 2006 citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals form more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. The science edition contains data from over 5,900 journals and the social science edition over 1,700 journals. It can show you the most frequently cited journals in a field, the highest impact journals in a field and the largest journals in a field. Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. It is produced by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) and the user interface is provided by Thomson.
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
(full-text directory information) contains information on
currently published as well as discontinued periodicals. It includes magazines, journals,
newsletters, newspapers, conference proceedings, and electronic publications. Each entry includes
a description, publisher, country of publication, ISSN, start year, status (active or
inactive), price, frequency, ending issue, if refereed, format (print or electronic), if
abstracted or indexed, where abstracted or indexed, language, editor, URL, and reviews. It is
produced by and the user interface is provided by R.R. Bowker.
Criteria for Evaluating Scholarly vs. Popular Journals