Answered By: Sarah Stephens
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2021     Views: 590

How do I know if the Library has the journal I want to read?

To find out if the Library subscribes to a particular journal (print or electronic):  

  • Go to the MRU Library homepage
  • Choose the "Journals" option located under the main search box
  • Enter the journal title or ISSN of the journal you are looking for
  • Browse the results list for the specific title you want
  • You can access print journals by taking note of the call number (this is the physical location of where you can find the journal in the library), or click on the "Available Online" link where you will be directed to access options to online subscription providers
  • To find a particular issue of a journal, check the publication details under the "Access Options" heading.  You should be able to tell what volumes and years are available at specific access points in the library
  • Note: sometimes there is an embargo period, or a delay in when the most recent issue is available.  This is normally determined by how the journal or publisher licenses their content.