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Using the Journal Index

The Journal Index lets you search for specific journals, magazines and periodicals, as well as browse by subject or database. To access the index:

  1. Start on the Library homepage
  2. Click on Journal Index (also known as publication finder or full-text finder)Journal Index link on homepage
  3. If you are not already logged in, log in with your Sullivan username and password


Search for Specific Journals, Magazines, and EBSCO ebooks

  1. Click in the search box and enter the journal title
  2. On the results page, each journal title will have a list of databases under it that will let you access that journal's content and the dates when that content appeared.
  3. Choose a database based on when the information you are looking for was published, ex. look for databases with the label "1994-Present" for current issues. 
    • Example: Newsweek (U.S. Ed.) is available through several databases, but only Gale In Context gives you access to current issues (present).
  4. When you click the database name you will be redirected to the journal.

    Journal index search for Newsweek


Drop-Downs above Search Box

There are two drop-down options above the main search box. The first option defaults to Title searching but you can instead search by Subject, ISSN/ISBN, or Publisher. The other drop down lets you limit the search by clicking "Contains" and changing the search type to Exact Match, Begins With, Proximity, or Exact Phrase.