New Full-Text Journal Finder: EBSCO A-to-Z


Users of the Library’s Full-Text Journal Finder (and this should be everyone) have no doubt noticed a new interface. The reason for this change is that we have switched from Serial Solutions to EBSCO A-to-Z. EBSCO A-to-Z offers greater accuracy in identifying periodicals to which the Library has full-text access. It also can be used to locate the e-books the Library subscribes to from EBSCO.

If the Full-Text Journal Finder is not yet one of your essential research tools, this is the perfect time to learn about what is perhaps the best time-saving resource on the Library website.

The Full-Text Journal Finder is a list of the nearly 100,000 periodicals that the Library has print or online access to in full-text. It allows users to search journals, magazines, and newspapers by keyword, title, subject or ISSN. If the Library has full-text access to the publication, the Full-Text Journal Finder links directly to it inside the correct database or Library catalog.

For example, if we needed to find an article in Daedalus, we can search by journal name to see what issues are available in full-text:


Resource Type: Journal
ISSN: 0011-5266 Online ISSN: 1548-6192

Publisher: MIT Press

Hercule Poirot uses the Full Text Journal Finder to find the correct database.

Resource Type: Journal
ISSN: 0011-5266

The results above indicate not only which databases have Daedalus in full-text, but also the years covered as well as a direct link to the journal within each database listed. For readers who prefer hard-copy, a link to the Library catalog entry for Daedalus is also provided. The great value of the Full Text Journal Finder is that it takes the guesswork out of researching whether the Library has a periodical in full text, and if so, where to find it. If the periodical you need does not show up in the Full-Text Journal Finder, you can proceed directly to the Library’s InterLibrary Loan service to request it.

Addendum: Reference librarian Jason Stuart has just created a tutorial on using the Full Text Journal Finder. Click here to watch on YouTube.

Image Credit:, “Poirot”