Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 100


First, identify the Title of the Journal; this is the pathway to the thousands of journals and millions of articles in the library.  In formal bibliographies, the title of the journal is usually italicized. In addition to the year of publication, you might see also a month (e.g., "September 2013") or a season (e.g. "Winter 2012").  The citation will also include a volume number, inclusive page numbers, and (sometimes) an issue number.  I have color-coded a representative journal citation below to identify these parts.

Onorato, M. (2013). Transformational Leadership Style in the Educational Sector: An Empirical Study of Corporate Managers and Educational Leaders.  Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 17(1), 33-47.

On the library homepage (, click on the tab "Journals by Title" in the search box at the top of the page. Then enter the Title of the Journal (in the example above, "Academy of Educational Leadership Journal") in the box and click "Search".

This will give you links to the online databases where you can access that journal and/or to the library catalog for journals that we have in paper or microfilm copies.  Check the dates of coverage to see which one has the issue you need.  Once you've access that journal, either in hard copy or online, you can navigate to the year,  volume, issue, and pages you need. 

If you are off-campus, you will be asked to authenticate as an authorized SHU user. Use the same username and password you use for Blackboard.

See the attached PowerPoint slide set for screen shots of the various tools you can use to get to the journals you need.

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