Friday, May 20, 2005

Where's my favorite journal indexed?

If you've ever wondered how to find out where a particular journal is indexed, the perfect tool for that job is Ulrichs Periodical Directory (ulrichsweb.com).

There are two reasons why this information can be helpful:

1. You don't want to submit an article to a journal that isn't indexed anywhere. No one will ever find your article. Check Ulrichs to make sure that the journal is indexed and that the databases that it is indexed in make sense.

2. You're searching in your favorite database and realize that there aren't any articles from a particular journal that you know covers the topic. Check in Ulrichs to see if that journal is indexed in the database you're using. If it isn't, find another database where that journal is covered.

You can find Ulrichsweb.com on the Library's homepage under 'All Major Resources A-Z'
Once you get to Ulrichs, type the journal name in the query box. Then click on the correct journal title. At the next screen, click on the tab 'Abstracting/Indexing and Article Access' and that's where you'll find the list of database services that index the journal.

Try it out!

2 Comments:

At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 5:03 AM, Anonymous Eva said...

Great tip, thanks so much!

 

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