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Research Guides

Journal access

UW Libraries offers access to journals both in print and online. To see how a journal can be accessed, it is easiest if you know the journal title.

1. Start at UW Libraries Search tool on the Libraries' home page. Type the journal's full title, surrounded by quotes into the search bar.

Screenshot of a UW catalog search for "journal of family therapy."


2. Once you locate the correct journal in the result list, you can identify if the journal is available online, in print at UW Libraries, or if the journal is at a Summit (non-UW) library. If the journal is not available through UW, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan services.

Screenshot of three "journal of family therapy" results with the access or request options highlighted by a red square.


3. Click on Online Access, Available at, or Check request options. Tip: You may be prompted to login with your UW NetID and password to view these options.

Online Access:

1. Clicking "Online access" will bring you to "View It", where you can select a database to access the journal from.

2. For each access point, also note the dates of coverage to determine whether the volume or article you are looking for is included in the UW's subscription to the journal.

Screenshot of 'View It' displaying two online access results, with the 'Availability' highlighted by a red box.

Available at / Check request options:

1. To see more information, click on the "Available at" location information. This will take you to "Get It" which includes information on whether the item is available for checkout and where it can be found in the library.

2. You can click on "Request volume/part" to have a specific volume/part delivered to a pickup location of your choice. Alternatively, you can use the shelf location information for the library of your choice and personally retrieve it.

Screenshot of journal request options for print volumes in the library.

Tip: You can use the "Request volume/part via Summit" button if UW Libraries does not have the exact volume/issue you need.


Additional Resources

Browse/Search E-Journals