The library catalog is an index of everything owned by the library. This includes books, journals, videos, and other forms of media. If you are looking for a specific book to check out, or some other media that you’re pretty sure the library owns, the catalog may be the fastest way to find it. You can search using keywords, author name, title, or any combination of these to find your source.
The catalog is a great way to find specific journal articles, too, whether they are physical or electronic. Take a look at this resource from the library that shows you two ways to use the catalog to find journals in your field.
Finding Journals in Your Field or Discipline
|Method 1: Print and electronic journals
Keyword search: Combine your field and the word “periodicals.”
Note: This method does not work well for elementary education. Use a teaching field such as “math elementary periodicals.”
|Method 2: Electronic journals only:
Advanced Search: umiss.lib.olemiss.edu/search/X
Under “Add Limits,” look at “Material Type.” Then choose “eJournals.”
Use various keywords in the search terms box:
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