Journals: Determining what's available (web or print)

Did you know ... ?

The RefWorks personal bibliographic database program which you can use to organize references to articles, books, web-content, etc, also uses the A-to-Z service to link you the the full-text of articles on the web.


Our journal collection is available through CLIC (the catalog) and A-to-Z, but they don't cover exactly the same journals ...

  • CLIC includes our:
    • web (ejournal) subscriptions
    • print subscriptions
  • A-to-Z includes our:
    • web (ejournal) subscriptions
    • bundled ejournals
      • available via special third-party packages
      • these usually have embargo periods which block access to the most current issues.



Our journal collection is complex. We have journal subscriptions to content that is web based and a few to traditional print journals. We also have access to some journals through bundled agreements that provide access to some of the content but not all of it – usually access to the most current issues are blocked or embargoed for 3 to 12 months. Finally, some journals are freely available on the web.

Currently we are dependent on two systems for identifying our journal holdings:


This is the Library Catalog. I provides information on all our print and ejournal subscriptions.


This is a service provided by our primary subscription agent and is used to identify all our web-based journals (e-journals) whether we have access via a subscription or with limited access as through a third-party package arrangement.

Because both CLIC and A-to-Z include our e-journal subscriptions, there is considerable overlap in their coverage. Both are available on the top toolbar:

A-to-Z: How to read the listing.

A to Z lists all the ejournal sites which provide access to a title:

  • The publisher's web site.
  • Third party web sites
    • Usually the subscription is to a package of ejournals and there may be restrictions on what is available.

Be careful when you select a web site because the years of coverage may vary between sites:

Using CLIC to find journals

Simply select the periodical title option in the search box and enter the significant words from the journal name:

Locate your journal in the results listing ...

  • Click the Details button for exact holdings information.
    • E-journals should include a URL link.

Remember ... both students and faculty may use our pull and copy service.

  • We will copy an article from the print collection, scan it and e-mail it to you. There is a fee for this service. See the link on our Services page for more information