Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 37

The title you gave me is for an entire journal, not a specific article. Do you have a particular reference you are trying to find in that journal? To find out if the Library owns or has access to any journal, you need to use the PILOT online catalog. You can find PILOT by going to the Library Home Page ( clicking on "Online Catalog". Once connected to PILOT, select the "Journal Title Search" option and then enter the journal title you need (not the article title), in the "Search For" box and click the "Search" button. If IUP owns physical copies of the journal or has electronic access to any journal content, there will be an entry in PILOT. If you get more that one hit in the catalog, just select the appropriate item from the title list and click on the title to get the full record. For materials we own in physical copy (paper copies or on microform), the full record for the title will have a "Library Has" note that shows the volumes and years we own and were the material is located. Most of the locations are in the Serials Department, located on the ground floor of the Stapleton Library. You can visit that department to find the items you need. There are student assistants available to help you locate material, if necessary. For materials available electronically, the record will have a "Linked Resources" note that shows the database holding that content and what years are covered. The note is hotlinked so that you can just click on it to be taken to that resource. Then just follow the menus on the screen to find the specific article you need. In many cases, you'll also have the ability to search for articles just in that journal. Online full text is usually either .pdf (Portable Document Format) or .html (Hypertext Markup Language), so you'll be able read the document online, print it, save it to local disk space or e-mail it. If you are accessing electronic journals from off-campus, the system might give you the Keystone Library Network PASS page in order to log in. This is how the system will know that you are a valid IUP user. If you get the PASS page, use the block on the left and enter the 16-digit number at the bottom of your I-Card (the one that starts 60083901...) as your library barcode number and then your last name. The system will check to see if you are a valid user and then pass you on to the database. If you have any problems at this point, contact the library and we can correct any problems.

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