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Searching for Journals and Periodicals in the Library Catalog

With the end of the semester fast approaching, we’d like to take the opportunity to point out a few new (and old) tips when searching for journals and journal articles in our electronic resources.

List of Journals/Periodicals in the Library Catalog

You can now easily pull up a full list of every periodical the library currently subscribes to as well as those in our bound journals and storage sections. From our library homepage, choose Subject from the search drop-down menu and type periodicals in the search box.


Do a subject search for periodicals to see a full list of the library’s journal holdings.

This will return a list containing the subject term corresponding to periodicals:


Choose ‘periodicals’ to see the full list of journals and magazines.

Clicking on Periodicals will bring up a full, alphabetical list of all the journal titles in the library’s catalog:


Close to three hundred periodical titles are in the library’s holdings

Checking a Journal/Periodical’s Availability Online

Interested to see if any of the library’s journals are indexed and/or are available in Full Text through our electronic periodical databases like EBSCO or JSTOR?

Just click on the journal title to bring up its full record page. If it is indexed in any of our databases there will be a Connect to link underneath the Title and Publication info.


The detailed record page for a journal title in the library’s catalog.

Keep in mind that the detailed record page also shows what physical volumes the library has, as well as the most recent issue we’ve received (if we are currently subscribed).

Clicking on the Connect to link will open up the journal record page for that particular periodical database. (Note: if you’re accessing this page from off campus you may need to sign into the database. See the library’s Moodle page for off-campus login info)


The journal record page in EBSCO’s periodical database.

The Bibliographic Records field indicates what date range this particular journal has been indexed in the database (i.e. information like article title, author, publication, etc. available and searchable).

The Full Text field will indicate what date range the database has the full text of the article available for you to read or download immediately. Please note, not every title has full text availability.


On this page you can check the availability of the title in this database.

To begin searching for your topic within the journal, click on the blue Search within this publication link towards the top of the page, or you can also browse the individual issues by using the All issues menu on the right.

Have questions about searching for journals or journal articles? See our Library Instruction page for additional tutorials, or stop by the library. We can also be contacted via email or by phone: 215-965-4054.


Enjoy Thanksgiving Break

The end of the semester is quickly approaching! If you are planning to do get some work done over Thanksgiving Break, make sure that you know how to access the Library’s electronic resources from home. Visit the Library’s Moodle page for login information and directions (if you haven’t already, you will need to “enroll” to enter our Moodle page).

A few reminders:

  • JSTOR, ARTSTOR, RHIZOME, and Stylesight require you to register for off-campus access. Please visit the Library’s Moodle page for directions.
  • In addition, JSTOR, ARTSTOR, and Stylesight require you to re-activate your account every three months. For instance, if you registered for Stylesight at the beginning of this semester, you will have to re-activate soon. You can do this from the login page, but you must use an on-campus computer. Be sure to do this before you leave for Winter Break!
  • Please note that Connelly Library will close Wednesday November 27 at 5pm, and re-open on Monday December 2 at 8am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving. Doris Lee. 1942. Lithograph. Courtesy Artstor and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Thanksgiving. Doris Lee. 1942. Lithograph.
Courtesy Artstor and the Dallas Museum of Art.

MyJSTOR: New Access Information

JSTOR logo

JSTOR recently updated the registration process for remote access. To use JSTOR off campus, please follow the registration link found on Connelly Library’s Moodle page. You will need to access the registration link even if you have already registered for a MyJSTOR account:

  1. Login to your Moodle account
  2. Click on the “Campus Community” Course Category at the bottom
  3. Connelly Library is on the 2nd page of resources
  4. Click on Connelly Library and “enroll” in the course
  5. You will see the JSTOR Remote Access Token link at the top.
  6. Click on the link and follow the instructions listed:
  • You will be directed to the Login/Register for MyJSTOR page.
  • If you already have a MyJSTOR account, click Login to MyJSTOR under the “Already have a MyJSTOR account?” at the top. This will activate access for your existing MyJSTOR account.
  • If you do not have a MyJSTOR account, complete the required fields to register a unique username and password.
  • A unique email address is also required, please use your Moore email account.
  • Click “Submit” to register your account. You will be redirected to the new JSTOR main page, where you may use JSTOR as usual.
  • For subsequent access, you may go directly to JSTOR and select “Login” at the top of the page. You may access JSTOR via this account from any location.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: 215-965-4054 or

Research Tips for Spring Break

Spring Break is rapidly approaching and the library wishes you a restful or productive week, whichever is needed!

Girl with Ball (1961) by Roy Lichtenstein. Image courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art.

If you will be doing research over Break, be sure to verify that you have access to the library’s many electronic resources before you travel. ARTstor, the premier source for high-quality and hard to find digital images, and JSTOR, an excellent resource for full-text journal articles, are only accessible outside of the library with a personal account. To set up a personal account, use any of the library’s computers to visit the database’s homepage, and sign up for an account using your Moore email address.

The remainder of the library’s databases are accessible off-campus with a universal username and password. This information is available in the library and on our “Electronic Resources” brochures. If you have any questions regarding the library’s resources or your research in general, don’t hesitate to ask a staff member.

Connelly Library will maintain its normal hours of operation during Spring Break.

Happy researching and/or relaxation!

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