Library and Academic Services

How to Search for Electronic Journals

September 24, 2015

Do you want to know if the RRC Library has access to a certain online journal?   Start with the Library’s Full Text Finder!

Just type in the title of a journal and Full Text Finder will tell you if the Library has the journal and where you can find it. In 2015, the Library added new electronic journal databases including ScienceDirect which provides access to many additional full text electronic journals.

If you are searching for articles in Ebscohost it will no longer let you know all the journals the Library subscribes to. If you find an article in Ebscohost you would like and it does not indicate the Library has access to the journal you need to check the Full Text Finder before requesting it through Interlibrary Loan.

Want to learn how to search in Full Text Finder?  Let’s search for the June 2014 issue of the journal Early Human Development to see if we can access the full text of an article.

  • Start at the Library Home page.
  • Click on Find E-Resources (Full Text Finder) link. (Log in using your RRC username and password.)


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  • Type the journal title in the Search Box and click on Search.


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  • Click on the plus sign under the title Early Human Development (or click directly on the title). This journal is available in ScienceDirect College Edition – Health & Life Sciences Journal Collection – 1995 to present.
  • Click on the ScienceDirect link and you will be taken directly to the online journal.
  • Search the Open Access Articles to locate the June 2014 issue and click on it to find the article you want.


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