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Learn how to use the Journal Finder to determine whether the Mundt Library has a specific magazine, journal, or newspaper online in a research database or in print in the library.

Finding an Article

Do you need to find an article but only have the citation or abstract?

To find the full article, start with Journal Finder!

Searching Journal Finder will tell you if the Mundt Library has access to the journal / magazine you seek.

The journal will be available in two formats:

  • online in a research database


  • in print, through the library

Here's how to use Journal Finder

  • Step 1 - Go to Journal Finder.  (A link to Journal Finder can also be found on the Library's home page).

  • Step 2 - Enter and search for the title of the magazine, journal, or newspaper you want. 


QUICK TIP - enter the title of the journal in which the article appears, not the title of the article itself

How to interpret Find a Journal search results

Interpreting Find a Journal search results


In Find a Journal, type the journal's name in the top search box (or browse title instead).  

For example, a search for Rolling Stone magazine in Journal Finder produced these results:  

journal finder results

Click on the hyperlinked title of the journal to get the following page.



1. If the journal is available online, the search results will display a list of the databases that contain the journal's articles.

Each database link will take you into the database to get the article you need.


In the example above, Rolling Stone is available in these three (3) online databases:

Proquest Research Library

Academic Search Premier in Ebscohost

MasterFILE Premier in Ebscohost. 


2. Note the dates for which we have issues of the journal! 

Proquest Research Library issues are available from 1992 to the present


Academic Search Premier has issues of Rolling Stone from 1990 to the present


3) Click the link to one of the databases that has the date range of the magazine you need


b.  If the journal is in print or microfilm in the library, there will be a link to the item labeled "Check Holdings at Dakota State University".

Note the dates for which we have issues of the journal!


c. If zero (0) results are returned from a search of Journal Finder, the Mundt Library does not have the magazine or journal you searched.

Here, you will need to request the article you need through Interlibrary Loan.