The University of Kansas Libraries
Finding Periodical Articles in the KU Libraries
1. Identify articles on your topic using an electronic database or printed periodical index. If the full-text is not available electronically in the database you used:
- Write down or print off the citation (author, article title, periodical title, volume, page(s), date) for each article you would like to read.
- Choose the Simple Search option.
- Type the title of the periodical in the Search For: box.
- Highlight Journal Title in the Search By: box.
- Click the Search button.
- From the resulting journal title list, look for your journal title followed by [electronic resource] and look for the date of your issue in the Full Text Coverage information.
- Click the link with the closest coverage (restricted to KU locations or to those with a KU faculty, staff, student ID).
- Laser printing is available from community access workstations in Watson Library. You will need a KU Card or Library Borrower Card to print from the laser printers. Use a cash-to-card machine to add value to your card account. Saving data to disk or emailing data to yourself are other options provided by many databases. Dot matrix printers are available for quick jobs or for those without a KU Card.
- From the resulting journal title list, find a record that lists your issue in the Holdings.
- Write down or print off the LOCATION and entire CALL NUMBER for the volume and issue you need.
- If the periodical location is Watson Periodicals or Microforms or Watson Periodicals Desk, you will need to go to the 4th floor of Watson. If the periodical location is Watson Stacks, consult the stack map. If the location is another library on campus, consult the map of the KU Libraries.
- Photocopiers are located in all KU Libraries locations. You will need a KU Card or Library Borrower Card to use the photocopiers at a reduced cost. Use a cash-to-card machine to add value to your card account.
*KU Libraries do not have local access to all magazines and newspapers listed in the electronic databases or printed periodical indexes. You may also consult our information page on materiaIs not found on KU Libraries' shelves for further options. If you do not find the article you need or have any questions, feel free to ask for help at a Reference Desk or via the Ask a Librarian service.