While many databases and search engines offer links directly to the full text, some only offer citations or abstracts. The eJournal Finder provides access to the full text of thousands of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers available through the Mason Libraries.
This tutorial will guide you in the process of searching the eJournal Finder to find the full text of articles.
Before You Get Started
Gather all relevant citation information for your needed article.
- title of article
- title of journal, magazine, or newspaper
- publication date
- page numbers
Search eJournal Finder
Select ‘Articles & more’ from the library’s homepage
Type in the title of the needed journal, magazine, or newspaper in the third search box (under ‘Electronic journals by title’)
Select a database with the appropriate date coverage from the list of databases
Select the appropriate date, volume, and issue of the needed article
Scroll through the results for the needed article
- The eJournal Finder only indexes the actual title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper. Make sure you are searching with it, not the title of the article.
- All databases look different. Some might not have the option to select the appropriate date, volume, and issue for you to access the needed article. You may need to use a search box and type in the name of the author(s) and/or the title of article to find it.
- If the eJournal Finder did not find the journal, magazine, or newspaper you need, check to see if it is available through the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).
- If the WRLC does not have it or if you're a distance education (DE) student, request your needed article through interlibrary loan (ILL).
Additional Questions and Help
If you have trouble or questions about the eJournal Finder, Ask a Librarian.
eJournal Finderby C. Ferrance is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.