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Summer Bridge Academic Journal Club: Discovering & Finding Journals

Summer Bridge Academic Journal Club is a graduate student club led by Tashelle Wright, Public Health Ph.D student. This research guide serves as a resource for some of the club's activities.

Finding Journals

Learn whether or not the library subscribes to a specific journal by using the eJournal finder or Ulrich's Global Serials Directory. These tools will also tell you which database houses the journal, along with the dates covered.

  • Can't find the journal you need? If you have a specific article you are looking for, & the library doesn't subscribe to the journal, request the article through Interlibrary Loan.

Discovering Important Journals

Journal impact measurements can help you discover some your discipline's most influential journals. These measurements include the number of articles a journal publishes per year and the number of citations to articles published in that journal. Use the tools below to help you discover important journals.

How to Discover Important Journals in Your Discipline Using JCR

Use this tutorial to learn how to discover the top journals in a specific discipline. Just ignore the instructions below if they don't apply, such as adding your professor's email for the quiz.

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1. Connect to the campus network via the VPN if you are off-campus. You'll need this connection to access library databases while taking the tutorial.

2. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial. Enter your email address & your professor's email address. Afterwards, locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your spam folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on this link to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen & complete activities in the main screen on the right.