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EPID 802: Find the Full-Text of a Citation

Journal Quick Links

Top 5

The Top 5 journals by 2007 Impact Factor in Public, Environmental, and Occupational Health.

Journal Rankings

Finding Journals

There are a couple of ways to search for journals available from the University Libraries.  The sections following will help walk you through the process of locating a specific journal.

Step 1: Searching the Electronic Journals List
Step 2: Searching the Catalog
Step 3: Requesting the Journal from Interlibrary Loan

Step 1: Searching the Electronic Journals List

The Electronic Journals List is accessible by clicking on E-Journals in the grey link bar at the top of any University Libraries webpage.  When searching for health and medical related journals, consider searching the combined TCL and SOM Electronic Journal List by clicking combined list on the right side of the main Electronic Journals List page.

Watch a quick example of how to search for a journal in the electronic journals list by clicking on the image below:

 

Some Tips:

  • Some titles will be available from more than one vendor. The online coverage dates may vary between vendors. Always check to see if the holdings for a particular vendor cover the time frame you need.
  • If a check mark appears next to the holding under Print Holdings you can click on the check to be linked directly to the catalog entry for this journal. Check the print holdings if the time frame you need or full-text is not available electronically.

Step 2: Searching the Catalog

The catalog is accessible by clicking on Catalog in the grey link bar at the top of any University Libraries webpage.

Watch a quick example of how to search for a journal in the electronic journals list by clicking on the image below:

Some Tips:

  • You can limit your search to Journals/Serials in all libraries or to items held at Columbia Thomas Cooper Library.
  • When searching for a title, remember that the catalog searches from the first word of the title (except for the, a, or an). This means that if you do a title search for JAMA, you need to type Journal of the American Medical Association into the search box, not just American Medical Association.
  • Use View additional copies or search for a specific/volume/copy to locate a specific year or volume number.
  • If the volume you need is located at Columbia Annex, fill out the Journal Retrieval Request and an electronic copy of the article will be sent to you.