Journals are a good resource for current scholarship on topics since they are published regularly throughout the year. Journal articles are much shorter than books whose longer format is often better suited to a thorough explanation and discussion of a subject.
The journal search allows you to determine if the library subscribes to a journal, and if so, in what formats. For example, you may find a citation in your research for a journal article that the library doesn't have full text access to online. However, we may have full text access in the library in print.
Go to the journal search and enter the name of a journal. This example uses Horizons in Biblical Theology.
If the library has access in print, you will see information in the Available section; if the library has access online, you will see information in the Online access section about which years are covered:
Clicking the Available at Ambrose Library or Online access links brings you into the record where you can see more details on where the library houses various back issues.
The View Online section shows that the library has:
The Locations section shows that the library has:
If you want to access an article in Horizons in Biblical Theology from the last 5 years, you will need to look for it in bound periodicals. Consult the library map to learn where different collections are located in the library, or ask a library staff member for help!
Let's take a closer look at the links in the View Online section.
The library has full text access to this journal through 2 databases, although ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS has far more coverage (1979-5 years ago). Click either of the links to view the journal on the EBSCO platform.
This is the page you'll be brought to when you click the ATLA link in the View Online section. There are some useful tools and information to note:
If you don't have a journal title in mind, you can instead browse journal titles by category or topic. Click a category in the left-hand menu to see everything there, or click the arrows beside them to see the narrower categories. Results are shown alphabetically by journal title: