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Search Discover Local for Journals (Primary Sources)

To search for Journals using Discover Local, enter search terms for topic or title in top search box; narrow to Materials field to Journals.

 

EXAMPLE SEARCH  (for a journal on the topic of Eugenics)

 

 

SEARCH RESULTS

 

Tips for Searching for Journals (Primary Sources)

WHY SEARCH FOR PRIMARY SOURCE JOURNALS USING DISCOVER LOCAL? 

  • You may want to learn about available publications  
  • You may want to browse multiple issues of an early scientific journal to get a sense of how science was practiced in a particular place and time.
  • You may want to view a known article (and go directly to the the journal volume/issue to view it)

For additional tips see Finding Journals by History Librarian Laurie Scrivener

NOTE: If you want to SEARCH FOR A TOPIC over a wide range of periodicals, you should search DATABASES and NOT DISCOVER LOCAL (See "Find Articles" tab at left)

Search Using Journals Search Page

You can also search for journals using the Journal Search Page on the OU Libraries web site.

EXAMPLE SEARCH (journals with "Mechanics Journal" in title)