Answered By: Scott Kaihoi
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014     Views: 86

There are several possible reasons that a specific article or issue of a journal to which we have access might not be available:

  1. Most of the electronic journals available through our article databases have a limited amount of full text--many only have full text going back 20-30 years.  Articles that appear in issues from before that time will not be available online.
  2. Many publishers pace an embargo, or a limit on the availability of full text, on the electronic journals available through vendors like EBSCO and ProQuest.  This means that the most current issues of the journal (usually the most recent 12-18 months) are not available.

To see which issues of a journal are available through the library, use the Lookup Journal Title search (click the Journal button on the library homepage to find this) to find the journal you're looking for.  The dates to which the library has access are listed under the journal title on the results page.

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