Q. I have a specific article that I am looking for, but I can’t find it. What do I do?


If you have the journal name, the year of publication, and the volume and issue you can save yourself a lot of time by using E-Journal Finder.

For example:

Bekinschtein, Tristan A, Matthew H Davis, Jennifer M Rodd, and Adrian M Owen. "Why Clowns Taste Funny: The Relationship between Humor and Semantic Ambiguity." The Journal of Neuroscience : The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience 31.26 (2011): 9665-671. Web.

To find if we own this item, follow these steps:

1. Go to our main web page at Library.pfw.edu.

Front Page of the Library's website. The search bar is in the middle of the page.











2. Click on the E-journals tab.

A close up on the three tabs on the search bar. They are labeled Search Everything, Catalog, and E-Journals. E-Journals is currently selected.

3. In the search bar, type in the name of the journal. Click Search.  Be sure to use the title of the journal, not the article. 

The Search bar. It has the name of the journal that we are searching for loaded in.


4. A list of possible journals come up. Click on the journal you are looking for.

The results page, showing all of our holdings for the journal that we are searching for



5. This will take you to a pop up that will list our holdings for the journal. Be sure to check the dates. Sometimes we may have the journal you are looking for, but we may not have access to articles before a certain date.

The holdings page for the journal that we are looking for. There are two holdings, each from 1981 with the last six months not available.


6. When you click on the link it will take you to the journal. Depending on the full-text provider, the display will look different but there will be an option to find the volume and year you need, or a search box in which to put the article title.

If we do not have the journal, or we do not have the volume or issue that you are looking for, you can always request the item through Document Delivery Services.

  • Last Updated Sep 09, 2021
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  • Answered By Jacob Slone

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