Finding Journals

Finding Journals and Full-text Articles in MVLS Libraries

Find a journal

On the California Libraries Catalog, under the “Public Libraries” button, go to the “Advanced Search” tab. There you can limit your search to the “Sacramento-No.Central Valley-Mother Lode” area and click the “Serial Publications” icon. Put the journal title in quotation marks and search it as Keyword or Title. For special and academic libraries as well as public, use the “All California Libraries” button.

For University of California Libraries and the California State Library, go to MELVYL

Example:   Type as Title: new england journal of medicine (Click “Words as Phrase”) —> Select Format: Journals —>Press Search

Note: UC Davis and the California State Library are included in MELVYL, but it’s often best to go directly to:

CSL’s Main Catalog

UCD’s Harvest.   Go to the “Journals & Serials” tab

California State University, Sacramento Check the Journal Locator List, a link under Resources & Collections.

The California Newspaper Project (CNP), managed by UC Riverside, offers a public access catalog of historical California newspapers throughout the state in libraries and other collections.

Find a full-text article

NewsBank, a full-text newspaper database at some MVLS libraries

Free Full-text journal resources

PubMed Central, the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature

BioMed Central publishes about 50 online e-journals indexed in PubMed

FreeMedicalJournals.com‘s list of free journals is changeable.

Directory of Open Access Journals ”…covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages.”

Journal Abbreviation Sources also tells where journals are indexed

Last updated July 13, 2006