Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2017     Views: 2164

The directions for searching within a single journal depend on which database holds the full text of that journal. Below are general guidelines after you've found the journal in full text in a database.

Note: You need to first look up the journal you want to search inside.

Learn how to find a specific journal in the library.


Once you've looked up the journal and have clicked on the database that has full text available for it, you will be looking at the journal information page. From there:

1. Look for a search box and enter your search terms.

It may be labeled Search within this publication:


Or it may have the option to search Within current journal:


2. If no search box exists, look for and click a link labeled Search within this publication, or similar:


3. If you then see multiple search boxes with the journal name in the top box, leave that box as it is and enter your search terms in the next box or boxes: 

Database search with JN "Disability & Rehabilitation" in first search box


4. Click Search. The database will show you articles that match the keywords you typed in that are inside your specific journal only.


Search Tip: If you are trying to find articles on your topic, try searching in a database instead of within a specific journal. In a database you can search thousands or journals at once! Learn how to find articles on your topic. 


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