Q. How do I browse the contents of a specific journal?

This questions assumes you know what journal you want to browse.


Option 1: Using the "Journal Finder"

  • Go to https://libraries.missouristate.edu
  • Select the "Journal Finder" tab in the middle of the page.
  • Type a journal title into the search box. Note that for very common titles such as Nature and Science it may be easier to search by ISSN if you have it.
  • Find the title in the search result list. Select one of the "Full Text Access" options under the title.
  • If you cannot find the title of the journal or magazine you are looking for, we may not provide it full text. Use option 2 below.
  • At this point, the journal finder takes you to one of many database provider or journal web pages. You will typically be able to then browse by date and volume/issue. Once you select a specific issue, article titles are presented in page number order.

Option 2: Browse abstracts at the journal web page.

  • If the library does not provide full text for your journal, you can use this method.
  • Most journals provide the ability to read abstracts and find articles you are interested in but not give you full text. If this is the case for your article, you can find the article metadata and then request it via interlibrary loan.


  • Last Updated Apr 27, 2020
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  • Answered By Joshua Lambert

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